Section 7b: Definitions; person considered to have interest in licensee or casino; contributions; exception

432.207b Definitions; person considered to have interest in licensee or casino; contributions; exception.
Sec. 7b. (1) As used in this section:

(a) "Candidate" means both of the following:

(i) That term as defined in section 3 of the Michigan campaign finance act, 1976 PA 388, MCL 169.203.

(ii) The holder of any state, legislative, or local elective office.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (6), "committee" means any of the following:

(i) A candidate committee as that term is defined in section 3 of the Michigan campaign finance act, 1976 PA 388, MCL 169.203.

(ii) A political party committee as that term is defined in section 11 of the Michigan campaign finance act, 1976 PA 388, MCL 169.211.

(iii) An independent committee as that term is defined in section 8 of the Michigan campaign finance act, 1976 PA 388, MCL 169.208.

(iv) A committee organized by a legislative caucus of a chamber of the legislature.

(c) "License" means either a casino license issued under this act or a supplier's license issued under this act.

(d) "Licensee" means a person who holds a license as defined in subdivision (c).

(e) "Officer" means either of the following:

(i) An individual listed as an officer of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited liability partnership.

(ii) An individual who is a successor to an individual described in subparagraph (i).

(2) For purposes of this section, a person is considered to have an interest in a licensee or casino enterprise if any of the following circumstances exist:

(a) The person holds at least a 1% interest in the licensee or casino enterprise.

(b) The person is an officer or a managerial employee of the licensee or casino enterprise as defined by rules promulgated by the board.

(c) The person is an officer of the person who holds at least a 1% interest in the licensee or casino enterprise.

(d) The person is an independent committee of the licensee or casino enterprise.

(3) A licensee is considered to have made a contribution if a contribution is made by a person who has an interest in the licensee.

(4) A licensee or person who has an interest in a licensee or casino enterprise, or the spouse, parent, child, or spouse of a child of a licensee or person who has an interest in a licensee or casino enterprise, shall not make a contribution to a candidate or a committee during the following periods:

(a) The time period during which a casino licensee or development agreement is being considered by a city or the board.

(b) The term during which the licensee holds a license.

(c) The 3 years following the final expiration or termination of the licensee's license.

(d) During either of the following, whichever is shorter:

(i) The period beginning on or after the effective date of this amendatory act.

(ii) The period beginning 1 year prior to applying for a license.

(5) A licensee or person who has an interest in a licensee or casino enterprise, or the spouse, parent, child, or spouse of a child of a licensee or a person who has an interest in a licensee or casino enterprise, shall not make a contribution to a candidate or committee through a legal entity that is established, directed, or controlled by any of the persons described in this subsection during the time period described in subsection (4).

(6) This section does not apply to a ballot question committee as that term is defined in section 2 of the Michigan campaign finance act, 1976 PA 388, MCL 169.202.