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HB 4926 - Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses - Michigan Key Vote

Adam Zemke voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (71-35) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes internet gaming in accordance with licensing requirements and location restrictions.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the Division of Internet Gaming to administer, regulate, and enforce a system of internet gaming in Michigan (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the Division to issue permits to casinos and Indian tribes to conduct internet wagering on amateur or professional sporting events or contests so long as the wagering is not prohibited by federal law (Sec. 5).

  • Requires a licensee’s primary gaming operation, including equipment and personnel, to be located in a restricted area on the premises of the casino (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes a statewide gaming database to identify individuals who are prohibited from establishing an internet wagering account or participating in internet gaming (Sec. 12).

  • Authorizes an individual to be placed in the database if they’ve been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony, a crime of moral turpitude, or a crime involving gaming (Sec. 12).

  • Requires a licensee to pay an 8 percent tax on revenue from internet gaming (Sec. 14).

  • Specifies that 55 percent of the tax would be allocated to the city in which the licensee’s casino is located and 45 percent to the state to be deposited into the Internet Gaming Fund (Sec. 14).

  • Prohibits internet gaming until 1 year after the bill’s effective date (Sec. 6).

  • Specifies that this bill does not apply to a fantasy sports game (Sec. 8).

  • Specifies that the Division would not have jurisdiction over internet gaming conducted by an Indian tribe (Sec. 9).

  • Requires that tax imposed under this act shall be allocated as follows, including, but not limited to (Sec. 15):

    • 30 percent to the city where the internet gaming licensee’s casino is located;

    • The hiring, training, and deployment of street patrol officers in that city;

    • Anti-gang and youth development programs in that city;

    • Neighborhood development programs designed to create jobs in that city;

    • Road repairs and improvements to that city; and

    • Public safety programs such as emergency medical services or fire department programs.

  • Requires the State Treasurer and Michigan Control Board appropriate a minimum of $1 million per year out of the total amount generated by this act to the Compulsive Gaming Prevention fund (Sec. 16).

  • Establishes that this act does not authorize the construction or operation of a casino that was not constructed or operating before the effective date of this act (Sec. 17).

  • Specifies that this act shall go into effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law (Sec. 17).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-40) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes internet gaming in accordance with licensing requirements and location restrictions.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the Division of Internet Gaming to administer, regulate, and enforce a system of internet gaming in Michigan (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the Division to issue permits to casinos and Indian tribes to conduct internet wagering on amateur or professional sporting events or contests so long as the wagering is not prohibited by federal law (Sec. 5).

  • Requires a licensee’s primary gaming operation, including equipment and personnel, to be located in a restricted area on the premises of the casino (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes a statewide gaming database to identify individuals who are prohibited from establishing an internet wagering account or participating in internet gaming (Sec. 12).

  • Authorizes an individual to be placed in the database if they’ve been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony, a crime of moral turpitude, or a crime involving gaming (Sec. 12).

  • Requires a licensee to pay an 8% tax on revenue from internet gaming (Sec. 14).

  • Specifies that 55% of the tax would be allocated to the city in which the licensee’s casino is located and 45% to the state to be deposited into the Internet Gaming Fund (Sec. 14).

  • Prohibits internet gaming until 1 year after the bill’s effective date (Sec. 6).

  • Specifies that this bill does not apply to a fantasy sports game (Sec. 8).

  • Specifies that the Division would not have jurisdiction over internet gaming conducted by an Indian tribe (Sec. 9).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses

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