Currently, an applicant for a bingo-raffle license may request administrative review when a license application is denied. The bill requires this request to take place within 60 days after the denial. The bill clarifies that license discipline includes, after a hearing, refusing to grant or renew a license.
The bill repeals a prohibition on managing more than 5 bingo-raffle licensees simultaneously.
Currently, a licensee may use leased equipment only on premises that are the licensee's principal place of business and limited to members only. The bill allows a licensee to operate equipment leased by a licensed landlord of a bingo hall.
Currently, a licensee that fails to report net proceeds is automatically required to show cause for why the license should not be suspended. The bill authorizes the secretary of state to promulgate rules setting the conditions under which a licensee is required to show cause.
Current law allows a licensee to award a consolation prize in a game of progressive bingo only when a progressive prize is not won. The bill authorizes a licensee to also award a consolation prize when the progressive prize is won.