The act also repeals a prohibition on acting as games manager for more than 5 bingo-raffle licensees simultaneously and allows the licensing authority to establish the circumstances when a person may act as games manager for more than 3 licensees simultaneously.
The act specifies that, in addition to leasing bingo-raffle equipment from a landlord licensee, a bingo-raffle licensee may lease bingo-raffle equipment from a manufacturer licensee or a supplier licensee on premises that are the bingo-raffle licensee's principal place of business and limited to members only.
Currently, a licensee that fails to report net proceeds is automatically required to show cause for why the license should not be suspended. The act 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 act authorizes a licensee to also award a consolation prize when the progressive prize is won.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)