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2017 House Bill 4926: Permit, regulate and tax internet gambling
Introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on September 12, 2017
To repeal a state ban on internet gambling. House Bill 4927 repeals the ban, and this bill establishes a comprehensive regulatory and licensure regime for internet gambling companies, with a 15 percent tax on their gross revenue, a $200,000 application fee and a $100,000 annual license fee.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on September 12, 2017
Reported in the House on December 13, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on June 12, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Donna Lasinski (D) on June 12, 2018
To require licensed internet gambling providers to display license information on their website.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Curt VanderWall (R) on June 12, 2018
To revise details of the allocation of internet gambling fee and tax revenue.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Triston Cole (R) on June 12, 2018
To earmark 5 percent of internet gambling tax revenue to roads.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2018
Passed 68 to 40 in the House on June 12, 2018.
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To repeal a state ban on internet gambling. House Bill 4927 repeals the ban, and this bill establishes a comprehensive regulatory and licensure regime for internet gambling companies, with a 10 percent tax on their gross revenue, a $200,000 application fee and a $100,000 annual license fee .
Received in the Senate on September 5, 2018
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on September 5, 2018
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 20, 2018
To limit the use of gambling tax revenue for subsidies to developers and other "economic development" programs in Detroit, by specifying that the these must have "a focus on blighted neighborhoods".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 20, 2018
Passed 33 to 5 in the Senate on December 20, 2018.
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To repeal a state ban on internet gambling. House Bill 4927 repeals the ban, and this bill establishes a comprehensive regulatory and licensure regime that allows the Detroit and Michigan Indian casinos to enter the business. An 8 percent tax would be levied on the gross internet gambling revenue, and the city of Detroit would be guaranteed a specified minimum amount of the tax revenue.
Received in the House on December 20, 2018
Passed 71 to 35 in the House on December 21, 2018.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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