Proposed Rule Changes
AGENCY: 16-633 – Department of Public Safety (DPS), Gambling Control Board
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 27, Rules of Practice and Procedure of Gaming Conduct
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2014-P140 (re-proposal of 2013-P319)
BRIEF SUMMARY: This rule establishes procedures for the investigation and resolution of complaints received by the Gambling Control Board. This rule should be read in conjunction with the statutory provisions for adjudicatory proceedings in the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. The rule helps to ensure that the investigation and resolution of complaints is handled in an expeditious and procedurally fair manner.
DETAILED BASIS STATEMENT / SUMMARY: This rule establishes procedures for the investigation and resolution of complaints received by the Gambling Control Board. Complaints must be submitted in writing and the Department of Public Safety may initiate a complaint. Complaints will be investigated by the Department or its designee. A licensee must be notified of the content of the complaint and must respond to the Board in writing to contest the complaint or dispute the information forming the basis of the complaint. Complaints will be reviewed by a complaint committee, and then that committee will make a recommendation to the Board for further action. The licensee may be present for the complaint committee’s recommendation to the Board, but may not participate. The committee may recommend any action authorized by statute. If the Board determines that a notice of violation and proposed sanction should be sent to the licensee, the licensee will have the opportunity to request a hearing. Hearings will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.
PUBLIC HEARING: n/a
COMMENT DEADLINE: July 30, 2014
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION / AGENCY RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Patrick J. Fleming, Gambling Control Board, 87 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0087. Telephone: (207) 626–3901. E-mail: Patrick.J.Fleming@Maine.gov .
IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES (if any):
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 8 MRSA ch. 31 §1003
SUBSTANTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED (if different):
WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dps/GambBoard/ .
RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Christopher.Parr@Maine.gov .