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 two proposed regulation amendments in 205 CMR.  The proposals were developed pursuant to G.L. c. 23K § 5, as part of the Commission’s regulation promulgation process, and concern the following regulations:

205 CMR 134.01: Key Gaming EmployeesThis proposed amendment will allow a gaming licensee to temporarily bring in staff from a sister property for a limited time to assist with employee training and other similar purposes without requiring licensure.

205 CMR 134.02: Gaming EmployeesThis proposed amendment will allow a gaming licensee to temporarily bring in staff from a sister property for a limited time to assist with employee training and other similar purposes without requiring licensure.

Scheduled hearing date and time: Thursday, December 16, 2021 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:  111 737 8800

A complete copy of the draft regulation referenced above may be downloaded by visiting www.massgaming.com, clicking on ‘Regulations and Compliance’ and selecting the ‘Proposed Rulemaking’ section. Anyone wishing to offer comments on this regulation can email caroline.torrisi@massgaming.gov and request the virtual hearing link to appear and speak.  Alternatively, written comments may also be submitted to that same email address with ‘Regulation Comment’ in the subject line. Comments must be received by 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

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