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H. B. 2715

         (By Delegates Ellem, Anderson, Border,

            Carmichael, C. Miller, Sumner, Andes

                      and Azinger)

         [Introduced January 21, 2011; referred to the

         Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]


A BILL to amend and reenact §29-22B-508 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to video lottery licensing suspension.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §29-22B-508 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:


§29-22B-508. Commission action on applications.

    (a) The commission may not issue any new license until after the background investigations are concluded expressly authorized by the West Virginia Legislature. This provision shall does not apply to an application for renewal of a license except to the extent background investigations are required of an applicant for renewal of a license in legislative rules of the commission.

    (b) The commission shall make an affirmative determination that the applicant is qualified and that the applicable renewal license fees have been paid prior to issuing any renewal license.


    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to suspend the future issuing of new video lottery licenses; no new licenses may be issued unless expressly authorized by the Legislature.

    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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