Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
611 W. Ottawa Street  
Lansing, MI 48909  
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512  
AGENCY REPORT TO THE  
JOINT COMMITEE ON ADMNINISTRATIVE RULES (JCAR)  
1. Agency Information  
Agency name:  
Treasury  
Division/Bureau/Office:  
Bureau of State Lottery  
Name of person completing this form:  
Michael Gallagher  
Phone number of person completing this form:  
15173736669  
E-mail of person completing this form:  
Name of Department Regulatory Affairs Officer reviewing this form:  
Sarah Rowley  
2. Rule Set Information  
MOAHR assigned rule set number:  
2020-84 TY  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Charitable Gaming  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
These rules allow bingos to be conducted with a random number generator; allow the use of an  
alternative method for players to declare a bingo; allow unclaimed raffle prizes for in-house raffles  
conducted using a method approved by the bureau to be disbursed to a charitable organization; amend  
the compensation a licensee may provide its workers; amend the financial reporting requirements of  
licensees; and amend the advertising requirements of licensees.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
The amended rules will allow the following practices, which are not permitted under the current rules.  
Conducting bingos using a random number generator instead of physical bingo balls. Permitting an  
alternative method for players to declare a bingo (e.g. the use of honking a car horn to conduct  
socially distanced games of bingo by players in their cars). Permitting in-house raffles to disburse  
unclaimed prizes to a charitable organization under certain conditions. The desired outcome of  
promulgating these rules is to allow licensees more flexibility when conducting charitable gaming in  
Michigan and to reduce current regulatory burdens.  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 2  
5. List names of newspapers in which the notice of public hearing was published and  
publication dates:  
The Notice of Public Hearing was published in The Mining Journal on May 12, 2021, The Muskegon  
Chronicle on May 11, 2021 and The Flint Journal on May 11, 2021.  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
5/1/2021  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
5/28/2021 09:00 AM at The public hearing will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams from 9:00 a.m.  
until 11:00 a.m. to receive public comments while complying with measures designed to help prevent  
the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) and Ingham County Resolution #21-138. , Web  
Link: https://bit.ly/3moeJEC Phone Number: 248-509-0316 When prompted, please enter the  
following conference ID: 984 413 042#.  
8. Provide the link the agency used to post the regulatory impact statement and cost-benefit  
analysis on its website:  
9. List of the name and title of agency representative(s) attending public hearing:  
Michael J. Gallagher, Director of Government Affairs Legislative Liaison, Bureau of State Lottery,  
Michigan Department of Treasury and Ronald K. Wells, Inspection manager, Charitable Gaming,  
Michigan Department of Treasury attended the Public Hearing.  
10. Persons submitting comments of support:  
No persons participated in the public hearing held virtually via Microsoft Teams. No persons  
submitted written comments by mail or electronically.  
11. Persons submitting comments of opposition:  
No persons participated in the public hearing held virtually via Microsoft Teams. No persons  
submitted written comments by mail or electronically.  
12. Identify any changes made to the proposed rules based on comments received during the  
public comment period:  
Name &  
Organization public hearing  
Comments made at Written  
Comments  
Agency Rationale Rule number  
for change  
& citation  
changed  
None  
1
None  
None  
None  
13.Date report completed:  
6/14/2021  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245