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2019 House Bill 4311: Permit, regulate and tax internet gambling

Public Act 152 of 2019

Introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on March 7, 2019
To establish a comprehensive regulatory and licensure regime that allows the Detroit and Michigan Indian casinos to enter the internet gambling business. Operators would have to pay $200,000 to get a license with a $100,000 application fee and a $100,000 annual renewal fee.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on March 7, 2019
Reported in the House on March 19, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on March 19, 2019
Reported in the House on October 29, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 62 to 46 in the House on October 30, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish a comprehensive regulatory and licensure regime that allows the Detroit and Michigan Indian casinos to enter the internet gambling business. Operators would have to pay $100,000 to get a license with a $50,000 application fee and a $50,000 annual renewal fee, and would be subject to a complex state and local tax regime with rates ranging from 4% to 23% on the gross internet gambling revenue.
Received in the Senate on November 5, 2019
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on November 5, 2019
Reported in the Senate on December 11, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 11, 2019
To remove a ban on licensing an operator with previous state gambling license violations, and instead permit this to be "considered" in regulators' licensing decisions.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2019
Received in the House on December 11, 2019
Passed 96 to 12 in the House on December 11, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 20, 2019

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