Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
Administrative Rules Division (ARD)  
611 W. Ottawa Street  
Lansing, MI 48909  
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512  
REQUEST FOR RULEMAKING (RFR)  
1. Department:  
Treasury  
2. Bureau:  
Bureau of State Lottery  
3. Promulgation type:  
Full Process  
4. Title of proposed rule set:  
Charitable Gaming  
5. Rule numbers or rule set range of numbers:  
R 432.21301, R 432.21312, R 432.21313, R 432.21314, R 432.21317, R 432.21321, R 432.21322,  
R 432.213  
6. Estimated time frame:  
6 months  
Name of person filling out RFR:  
Mike Gallagher  
E-mail of person filling out RFR:  
Phone number of person filling out RFR:  
517-373-6669  
Address of person filling out RFR:  
1011 East Hillsdale, PO Box 30023, Lansing, MI. 48909  
7. Describe the general purpose of these rules, including any problems the changes are intended  
to address.  
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.  
8. Please cite the specific promulgation authority for the rules (i.e. department director,  
commission, board, etc.).  
Section 13 of the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman bingo act, MCL 432.113 states: “The  
commissioner shall promulgate rules pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969  
PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, to implement this article.” Section 2(h) MCL 432.102(h) defines  
the commissioner as “the commissioner of state lottery appointed under section 7 of the McCauley  
-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely lottery act, 1972 PA 239, MCL 432.7.”  
A. Please list all applicable statutory references (MCLs, Executive Orders, etc.).  
MCL 24.201 to 24.328; MCL 432.113  
MCL 24.239  
RFR-Page 2  
B. Are the rules mandated by any applicable constitutional or statutory provision? If so, please  
explain.  
As indicated in number 8, the Bingo Act at section 13, MCL 432.113, states that the  
Commissioner shall promulgate rules to implement the Bingo Act.  
9. Please describe the extent to which the rules conflict with or duplicate similar rules,  
compliance requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.  
These rules do not conflict with or duplicate similar rules or regulations.  
10. Is the subject matter of the rules currently contained in any guideline, handbook, manual,  
instructional bulletin, form with instructions, or operational memoranda?  
The subject matter of these rules is not contained in any guideline, handbook, manual,  
instructional bulletin, or operational memoranda.  
11. Are the rules listed on the department’s annual regulatory plan as rules to be processed  
for the current year?  
No  
12. Will the proposed rules be promulgated under Section 44 of the Administrative Procedures  
Act, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.244, or under the full rulemaking process?  
Full Process  
13. Please describe the extent to which the rules exceed similar regulations, compliance  
requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.  
These rules are intended to be consistent with, but not exceed, any applicable state, regional, or  
federal requirements.  
14. Do the rules incorporate the recommendations received from the public regarding any  
complaints or comments regarding the rules? If yes, please explain.  
During the drafting of these rules, the public will be given opportunity to comment and  
recommendations will be considered.  
15. If amending an existing rule set, please provide the date of the last evaluation of the rules  
and the degree, if any, to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed  
the regulatory activity covered by the rules since the last evaluation.  
The Charitable Gaming Rules were most recently amended in 2018. Random Number Generators  
(RNG) and the use of an alternative method for players to declare bingo, will provide additional  
options to licensees for revenue. Moreover, the onset of COVID-19 and compliance with existing  
Executive Orders currently places unforeseen restrictions on offerings under the current rules.  
These proposed amendments will provide licensees with additional options to tailor charitable  
gaming events consistent with social distancing, and other important health and safety practices.  
16. Are there any changes or developments since implementation that demonstrate there is no  
continued need for the rules, or any portion of the rules?  
No, there have not been any changes or developments since implementation that demonstrate that  
there is no continued need for these rules, or for any portion of these rules.  
17. Is there an applicable decision record (as defined in MCL 24.203(6) and required by MCL  
24.239(2))? If so, please attach the decision record.  
No  
MCL 24.239