(a) Licenses. -- The commission shall issue a license to be employed in the operation of racetrack table games to a person who meets the requirements of this section.
(b) License qualifications. -- To qualify for a license to be employed in the operation of West Virginia Lottery table games, the applicant shall be an individual of good moral character, honesty and integrity, and have been offered employment by the racetrack table games licensee contingent upon licensure pursuant to the provisions of this section. The commission by rule may establish different specific requirements for each job classification that may be created by the commission to recognize the extent to which a particular job classification has the ability to impact the proper operation of West Virginia Lottery table games.
(c) License application requirements. -- An applicant for a license to be employed by a racetrack with West Virginia Lottery table games in a position or to perform duties for which a license is required under this article or rules of the commission shall:
(1) Submit an application to the commission in the form required by the commission for each job classification including adequate information to serve as a basis for a thorough background check;
(2) Submit fingerprints for a national criminal records check by the Criminal Identification Bureau of the West Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fingerprints shall be furnished by all persons required to be named in the application and shall be accompanied by a signed authorization for the release of information by the Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The commission may require any applicant seeking the renewal of a license or permit to furnish fingerprints for a national criminal records check by the Criminal Identification Bureau of the West Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and
(3) Pay to the commission a nonrefundable application fee for deposit into the Racetrack Table Games Fund in the amount of one hundred dollars. The fee may be paid on behalf of an applicant by the employer.
(d) Authorization. -- A license to be employed by a racetrack with West Virginia Lottery table games permits the licensee to be employed in the capacity designated by the commission with respect to the license while the license is still active.
(e) Renewal fee and form. -- Each licensed employee shall pay to the commission an annual license fee set by the commission by rule by the thirtieth day of June of each year. The fee may vary based on the job classification of the applicant, but in no event shall it exceed one hundred dollars. The fee may be paid on behalf of the licensed employee by the employer. In addition to a renewal fee, each licensed employee shall submit a renewal application on the form required by the commission.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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