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  • Jul02

    MGC Regulations Hearing

    Posted: July 02, 2020

  • Location
    Remote Collaboration Technology
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  • Date
    Thursday, July 02, 2020
  • Time
    9:30 AM

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby provided that in accordance with G.L. c. 30A § 2, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”) will convene a public hearing for purposes of gathering comments, ideas, and information relative to proposed regulations in 205 CMR.  The proposal was developed pursuant to G.L. c. 23K § 5, as part of the Commission’s regulation promulgation process, and concerns the following new regulation:

205 CMR 109.00: Authority of Commission to Act in Emergency SituationThis regulation, currently adopted by emergency, enables the Commission and the IEB to issue orders and/or establish procedures to be followed by the gaming licensees immediately, in the event of an emergency situation.

205 CMR 138.68: Expiration of Gaming-related Obligations Owed to Patrons; Payment to the Gaming Revenue FundThis amended regulation, currently adopted by emergency, clarifies that the one-year period a casino patron has to claim winnings shall not include any period of time that a casino is not in operation.

Scheduled hearing date and time: Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Given the unprecedented circumstances, Governor Charles Baker issued an order to provide limited relief from certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law to protect the health and safety of the public and individuals interested in attending public meetings during the global Coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with the guidance provided, the Commission will conduct this hearing utilizing remote collaboration technology.

CONFERENCE CALL NUMBER:  1-646-741-5292

PARTICIPANT CODE:  111 655 5890

Anybody wishing to offer comments on this regulation can email shara.n.bedard@state.ma.us and request the virtual hearing link to appear and speak.  Alternatively, written comments may also be submitted to that same email address with ‘Emergency Regulation Comment’ in the subject line. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

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