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 March 23, 2016:
Brief Explanation of the Rules
This package is the first of our state-mandated five-year review rules. Ohio law mandates that agencies review all existing rules to determine if the rules would benefit from modification or repeal. This review must occur within five years of the rule’s effective date. This first batch includes rules relating to licensing casino owners, operators, management companies, and holding companies; the insurance certain licensees must carry; approval of third-party engineering and accounting firms for casino operators; and approval for debt transactions for casino operators. Many of these amendments are aimed towards providing flexibility to and removing undue burdens from the Commission, in addition to a multitude of small housekeeping changes to tighten up and clarify rule language.
In addition to the items specifically listed below, many of the amendments to 3772-4 include adding “initial or new” before “applicant” in certain circumstances. This change is intended to specify that a renewal applicant need not resubmit certain material to the Commission when it has already submitted that information in its initial application. This change is intended to remove the need for unnecessary and unduly burdensome submissions, while streamlining the renewal application process.