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 rule to the CSI office for review on March 13, 2020:
Brief Explanation of the Rule
OAC 3772-50-08, titled “Type-C Skill-based amusement machine location licensure” is part of the Commission’s regulation of skill-based amusement machines. Presently, this rule establishes the licensing factors used by the Commission to evaluate the suitability for licensure of type-C skill-based amusement machine locations, as well as describes the process for obtaining a license as a type-C skill-based amusement machine location, including both an application and license fee of twenty-five dollars each. The proposed amendments to this rule would waive the application and license fee for type-C skill-based amusement machine locations that also seek or hold a type-C skill-based amusement machine operator license. The amendments mirror similar waivers available under Commission rules. Currently, the rules allow for a waiver of application and licensing fees for skill-based amusement machine vendors who seek or hold a type-C skill-based amusement machine operator license. Essentially, while the Commission mandates those individuals and entities who both sell and operate skill games to obtain both the vendor and operator licenses, the Commission only charges the application and licensing fees once. This same arrangement is not available for locations that may be required to also seek an operator license if they own one or more Type-C games, which is what this amendment seeks to accomplish.
Associated CSI Documents
Business Impact Analysis
Contact Information for Comments
The Commission welcomes comments regarding these proposed rules. To ensure your comments are considered as part of the Common Sense Initiative (“CSI”) review period, the Commission should receive them no later than March 27.
Any questions or comments with respect to these rules may be directed to Caty Abbott via email at Caty.Abbott@casinocontrol.ohio.gov or U.S. Mail at 100 East Broad Street, 20th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Comments may also be directed to the CSI Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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