§47-23-11. Administration; rulemaking; required verification.

(a) The commissioner shall propose for promulgation, rules to administer the provisions of this article in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code: Provided, That the initial promulgation of rules to administer the provisions of this article shall be by emergency rule. Additionally, the commissioner shall promulgate a rule which requires that every charitable raffle board or game shall each bear verification, as defined by section two of this article, printed by a manufacturer on each ticket in a game unless, upon application by the taxpayer showing undue hardship, the tax commissioner consents to waive this requirement in favor of some other form of verification.

(b) The commissioner shall deny an application for a license if he or she finds that the issuance thereof would be in violation of the provisions of this article.

(c) The commissioner may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew any license issued hereunder for a material failure to maintain the records or file the reports required by this article or administrative rule if the commissioner finds that said failure will substantially impair the commissioner's ability to administer the provisions of this article with regard to said licensee.

(d) The burden of proof in any administrative or court proceeding is on the applicant to show cause why a charitable raffle boards or games wholesaler's or distributor's license should be issued or renewed and on the licensee to show cause why its license should not be revoked or suspended.