Created by Executive Order 2011-01K, the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, require state agencies, including the Casino Control Commission, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by Senate Bill 2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission submitted the following proposed rules to the CSI office for review on August 23, 2016:
Brief Explanation of the Rules
This package is the third containing rules subject to the five-year review for 2016. Ohio law mandates that agencies review all existing rules to determine if the rules would benefit from modification or repeal. The review must occur within five years of the rule’s effective date. This batch includes rules relating to records retention; qualification of institutional investors; and licensure of key employees, gaming-related vendors, and casino gaming employees. Many of these amendments are small housekeeping changes to tighten up and clarify rule language.
In addition to the items specifically listed below, many of the amendments remove the terms “applicant or licensee” and instead use the name of the entity in an effort to streamline and clarify Ohio Adm. Code 3772 in its entirety. Another consistent change made to streamline these rules is the removal of the term “management company,” where appropriate. In Ohio Adm. Code 3772-1-01(B)(2), the term “casino operator” is defined to include “management company,” unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, allowing for this change. Further, several amendments are made to Ohio Adm. Code Chapters -3, -5, -6, and -8 for consistency with previous amendments.