§ 41-1-1. Division of gaming and athletics licensing Duties.
Within the department of business regulation there shall be a division of gaming and athletics licensing. The division shall supervise the enforcement of all laws relating to the regulation and control of racing and athletics, and may in the first instance make decisions and issue orders, subject to appeal to the racing and athletics hearing board. The division shall exercise all powers and duties prescribed by chapters 3, 3.1, 4, 5, 7, and 11 of this title, and all other acts relative to the regulation and supervision of horse racing, dog racing, and athletics, heretofore performed by the commission on horse racing and athletics. The division shall comply with § 42-14-14 in the conduct of any investigation related to any license application, permit and/or registration related to chapters 3, 3.1, 4, 7 and 11 of this title. The division may comply with § 42-14-14 in the conduct of any investigation related to any license application, permit and/or registration related to chapters 5 and 5.2 of this title. Such investigation shall require the applicant to apply to the bureau of criminal identification of the Rhode Island state police or the Rhode Island department of the attorney general for a nationwide criminal records check with fingerprinting. The applicant shall be responsible for payment of the costs of said criminal records check. The Rhode Island state police or the Rhode Island department of the attorney general, as applicable, shall send the results of such criminal records check to the division. Once said results are sent to and received by the Rhode Island lottery, the Rhode Island state police and the Rhode Island department of attorney general shall promptly destroy said fingerprint record(s). On or before February 1, 2011, the agency shall adopt rules and regulations establishing criteria to be used in determining whether, based upon a criminal records check, an application will be approved.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 118, art. 25, § 2; P.L. 2010, ch. 252, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 528, § 2.)