CRANE & REDEMPTION GAMES                                                         S.B. 1065:

                                                                            REVISED SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                         REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bill 1065 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Senator Dan Lauwers

Committee:  Regulatory Reform




The bill would amend Chapter 44 (Gambling) of the Michigan Penal Code to do the following:


 --   Delete provisions governing the use and operation of crane games.

 --   Modify provisions governing the use and operation of, and value of prizes from, redemption game machines.

 --   Prohibit a person from offering for play more than eight redemption game machines that awarded gift cards as a prize, at any one location.

 --   Prescribe penalties for a violation of the bill.

 --   Allow the Attorney General to commence and maintain a civil action for ongoing, past, or future violations of the bill.

 --   Allow a person to commence and maintain a private civil action to enforce the bill.


MCL 750.303 & 750.310b                                  Legislative Analyst:  Eleni Lionas




The bill would have an indeterminate negative fiscal impact on State and local government. New misdemeanor arrests and convictions under the bill could increase resource demands on law enforcement, court systems, community supervision, and jails. However, it is unknown how many people would be prosecuted under bill's provisions. Local jail costs vary by jurisdiction and thus costs for local governments would vary. Any additional revenue from imposed fines would go to local libraries.


Date Completed:  7-29-22                                 Fiscal Analyst:  Joe Carrasco, Jr.




This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.