MCCAULEY-TRAXLER-LAW-BOWMAN-MCNEELY LOTTERY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 239 of 1972
432.9 State lottery; establishment and operation; maximum revenues; bids and contracts for equipment and services; prohibited activity; joint enterprises; education and treatment of compulsive gamblers.
(1) The commissioner shall initiate, establish, and operate a state lottery at the earliest feasible and practicable time. The lottery shall produce the maximum amount of net revenues for the state consonant with the general welfare of the people. The commissioner shall solicit bids from financially responsible vendors of data processing equipment and services for the operation of the lottery and may contract with the approval of the state administrative board.
(2) The commissioner shall not conduct a lottery based upon an activity that utilizes the mechanical, physical, or mental skills of the participant and that is traditionally regarded as a sporting event.
(3) The commissioner may participate in joint enterprises with other sovereignties so long as the commissioner determines that the joint enterprise is designed to produce the maximum amount of net revenues for the state consonant with the general welfare of the people. The commissioner shall only participate in a joint enterprise agreement that provides that the commissioner may discontinue participation in the agreement if he or she determines it to be necessary. The commissioner shall report to the legislature every 6 months on the progress of the joint enterprise agreement.
(4) The commissioner shall submit a proposal to develop a program for the education and treatment of compulsive gamblers to the legislature within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory act.
History: 1972, Act 239, Imd. Eff. Aug. 1, 1972
Am. 1987, Act 62, Imd. Eff. June 25, 1987
Am. 1991, Act 165, Imd. Eff. Dec. 19, 1991
Am. 1996, Act 95, Eff. Mar. 31, 1997
Am. 1996, Act 167, Imd. Eff. Apr. 17, 1996
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of the Bureau of State Lottery from the Department of Management and Budget to be an autonomous entity within the Department of Treasury, see E.R.O. No. 1991-2, compiled at MCL 12.161 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Popular Name: Lottery Act
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