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2019 House Bill 4308: Permit and regulate fantasy sports games
Introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on March 7, 2019
To establish a permissive licensure and regulatory regime on fantasy sports games and contests that offer money prizes, with games subject to specified restrictions and requirements, and an initial license fee of up to $50,000 for would-be vendors. Game outcomes would have to be the result of player skill and knowledge and not just chance, with prize amounts specified in advance. Individuals who run small scale fantasy sport games from their home would be exempt from licensure.   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-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 69 to 39 in the House on October 30, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish a permissive licensure and regulatory regime on fantasy sports games and contests that offer money prizes, with games subject to specified restrictions and requirements, under rules the Michigan Gaming Control Board would promulgate. The bill establishes an initial license fee of up to $50,000 for would-be vendors with $20,000 annual renewal fees.Individuals who run small scale fantasy sport games from their home would be exempt from licensure, and information obtained from a licensee’s records would be exempt from disclosure under the state's Freedom Of Information Act.
Received in the Senate on November 5, 2019
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on November 5, 2019

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