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58 Pa. Code § 421a.1. General requirements.

§ 421a.1. General requirements.

 (a)  A license, permit, certification, registration or authorization issued by the Board is a revocable privilege. No person holding a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization is deemed to have any property rights related to the license, permit, certification, registration or authorization.

 (b)  By filing an application with the Board, an applicant consents to an investigation, to the extent deemed appropriate by the Bureau, of the applicant’s general suitability, financial suitability, character, integrity and ability to engage in, or be associated with, gaming activity in this Commonwealth.

 (c)  By filing an application for a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization from the Board, an applicant agrees to:

   (1)  Abide by the provisions of the act and this part.

   (2)  Waive liability as to the Board, its members, its employees, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Commonwealth and its instrumentalities for damages resulting from disclosure or publication in any manner, other than a willfully unlawful disclosure or publication of material or information acquired during an investigation of the applicant.

   (3)  Execute all releases requested by Board staff, including releases whereby the applicant consents to the release of information that may be requested by the individual under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C.A. §  552).

 (d)  An applicant for or holder of a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization may not give, or offer to give, compensation or reward or a percentage or share of the money or property played or received through gaming to a public official or public employee in consideration for or in exchange for obtaining a license, permit, certification registration or authorization issued pursuant to this part.

 (e)  An applicant for or holder of a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization shall have a continuing duty to inform the Bureau of:

   (1)  An action which the applicant for or holder of a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization believes would constitute a violation of the act or the Board’s regulations. A person who so informs the Bureau may not be discriminated against by an applicant for or holder of a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization for supplying the information.

   (2)  A change in circumstances that may render the applicant for or holder of a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization ineligible, unqualified or unsuitable to hold a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization under the act and this part including an arrest, charge, indictment or conviction for:

     (i)   An offense involving moral turpitude.

     (ii)   An offense under 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to Crimes Code).

     (iii)   An offense under 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to Vehicle Code) which is punishable by 1 year or more.

     (iv)   An offense under section 13(a) of The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act (35 P.S. §  780-113(a)), regarding prohibited acts and penalties.

     (v)   A felony offense.

     (vi)   A comparable offense in other states or foreign jurisdictions.

 (f)  An applicant for or holder of a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization shall have a continuing duty to inform the Bureau of Licensing of changes in the information supplied to the Bureau of Licensing in or in conjunction with the original or renewal application.

 (g)  An applicant for or holder of a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization shall have a continuing duty to promptly provide information requested by Board staff relating to its application and cooperate with Board staff in investigations, hearings, and enforcement and disciplinary actions.

 (h)  An applicant shall at all times have the burden of proof. It shall be the applicant’s affirmative responsibility to establish the facts supporting its suitability under the act and this part by clear and convincing evidence, including why a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization should be issued or renewed by the Board.

 (i)  A person holding a license, permit, certification, registration or authorization issued by the Board shall have a continuing duty to maintain suitability and eligibility in accordance with the act and this part.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  421a.1 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(9)—(23) and (30), 1205, 1206(f) and (g), 1207(1) and (2), 1208(1)(iii), 1209(b), 1212, 1213, 1311, 1311.1, 1311.2, 1317, 1317.1, 1318, 13A11, 13A12—13A14, 13A15, 1517 and 1802 and Chapter 13.

Source

   The provisions of this §  421a.1 amended November 7, 2008, effective November 8, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 6150; amended June 12, 2015, effective June 13, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 2829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (375079) to (375080) and (339579).



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