Request for Public Comment: Cost Assessment Plan and Proposal
On November 7th the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) requested a proposal concerning how the Commission will assess its annual costs to licensees. On November 21st, a memorandum and attachment were presented to the Commission outlining Section 56 of MGL Ch. 23K and 205 CMR 121.00 and a summary draft of an assessment proposal. In addition to the statutorily required initial fees of $85M and $25M for category 1 and Category 2 , 205 CMR 121 allows the MGC to assess operating costs to any category 1 and/or category 2 licensees in proportion to each licensee’s share of gaming positions. The draft proposal establishes an annual process for charging fees and assessing costs on licensee’s for regulating and maintaining control over gaming establishments. The proposal presented on the 21st would require the MGC to develop and approve an annual budget, project revenues based on anticipated fees and determine the gap between anticipated spending and projected revenues. The gap would be assessed on each licensee in proportion to their share of total gaming positions. This amount would be billed to licensees so that the revenue is received prior to July 1 of each year. Those who wish to submit written comments may do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Cost Assessment’ in the subject line. Please submit your comments no later than December 12, 2013 at 10:00am.
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Request Seeking Public Comment: Draft regulations pertaining to the licensing of gaming employees and vendors
On November 7, 2013, the Commission approved a set of draft regulations for purposes of commencing the process towards final promulgation. There are two parts that comprise the draft: 1. An update to the existing regulations, and 2. New regulations governing the licensing and registration process. The new regulations cover the licensing of key gaming employees, gaming employees, and gaming vendors and the registration of gaming service employees, non-gaming vendors, and labor organizations.
Prior to the public hearing, the Commission welcomes written comment on the drafts. Please submit your comments no later than Monday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m. Those who wish to submit written comments on the draft regulations may do so by sending an email to email@example.com with ‘draft regulations comment’ in the subject line. Please be certain to identify in your comments the section number of the regulation for which you are commenting.
Download Draft Regulations (PDF):
- Update To Existing Regs DRAFT 11-18-13
- 205 CMR 134 – Employees Vendors and Labor Organizations DRAFT 11-18-13 DRAFT
Request Seeking Public Comment: Suitability for Resort-Casino Applicants
Pursuant to the Commission’s regulations, 205 CMR 115.04 (4), the Commission is hereby requesting written comments on suitability for resort-casino applicants, MGM Springfield and Wynn Massachusetts LLC. The commission also continues to welcome public comment regarding suitability for all current gaming applicants. Those who wish to submit written comments may do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Applicant Suitability’ in the subject line. Please submit your comments no later than December 12, 2013 at 10:00am.
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