Bill Text: MI HB4431 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Chaptered

Bill Title: Gaming: bingo and charitable gaming; definition of occasion; modify. Amends sec. 3 of 1972 PA 382 (MCL 432.103).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-11-02 - Assigned Pa 92'21 With Immediate Effect [HB4431 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-HB4431-Chaptered.html

Act No. 92

Public Acts of 2021

Approved by the Governor

October 29, 2021

Filed with the Secretary of State

October 29, 2021

EFFECTIVE DATE:  October 29, 2021


state of michigan

101st Legislature

Regular session of 2021

Introduced by Reps. Hertel, Shannon, Tyrone Carter, Steenland, Scott, Brixie, Manoogian, Hope, Liberati, Haadsma, Cherry, Kuppa, Anthony, Sowerby and Yancey


AN ACT to amend 1972 PA 382, entitled “An act to license and regulate the conducting of bingo, millionaire parties, and certain other forms of gambling; to provide for the conducting of charity games, raffles, and numeral games; to provide for exemptions from licensing requirements under certain circumstances; to impose certain duties and authority upon certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide a tax exemption; and to provide penalties,” by amending section 3 (MCL 432.103), as amended by 2019 PA 159.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 3. As used in this act:

(a) “Large bingo” means a series of bingo occasions that occur on a regular basis during which the total value of all prizes awarded for bingo games at a single occasion does not exceed $3,500.00 and the total value of all prizes awarded for 1 bingo game does not exceed $1,100.00, except that a prize awarded through a Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game is not subject to these limitations.

(b) “Large raffle” means an event at which the total value of all prizes awarded through raffle drawings exceeds $500.00 per occasion.

(c) “Licensee” means a person, including a qualified organization, licensed under this act.

(d) “Location” means a building, enclosure, part of a building or enclosure, or a distinct portion of real property that is used for the purpose of conducting an event. Location includes all components or buildings that compose 1 architectural entity or that serve a unified functional purpose.

(e) “Manufacturer” means a person licensed under section 11c that manufactures numeral game tickets for sale to suppliers for use in an event.

(f) “Member” means an individual who qualified for membership in a qualified organization under its bylaws, articles of incorporation, charter, rules, or other written statement.

(g) “Michigan national guard” and “military” mean those terms as defined in section 105 of the Michigan military act, 1967 PA 150, MCL 32.505.

(h) “Michigan progressive jackpot” means a bingo game conducted in conjunction with a licensed large bingo occasion in which the value of the prize is carried forward to the next bingo occasion if no player wins in a predetermined number of allowable calls. Michigan progressive jackpot may include bingo games conducted by more than 1 licensee that are linked together for the purpose of a common jackpot prize and consolation prize as prescribed by the commissioner.

(i) “Millionaire party” means an event at which wagers are placed on games of chance customarily associated with a gambling casino through the use of imitation money or chips that have a nominal value equal to or greater than the value of the currency for which they can be exchanged.

(j) “Numeral game” means the random resale of a series of numeral game tickets.

(k) “Numeral game ticket” means a paper strip on which preprinted numerals are covered by folding the strip and banding the folded strip with a separate piece of paper, so that on breaking the paper that bands the folded strip the purchaser discovers whether the ticket is a winning ticket.

(l) “Occasion” means the hours of the day for which a license is issued.

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This act is ordered to take immediate effect.


Clerk of the House of Representatives


Secretary of the Senate