CHAPTER 226
GAMING POLICY, REGULATION AND REVENUE

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Sec. 12-557b. Definitions.
Sec. 12-557c. Department of Consumer Protection to work in cooperation with Gaming Policy Board.
Sec. 12-557d. Gaming Policy Board: Members; staff support.
Sec. 12-557e. Gaming Policy Board: Powers and duties.
Sec. 12-559. Employees.
Sec. 12-561. Conflict of interest.
Sec. 12-562. Enforcement. Regulations.
Sec. 12-563. Adoption and publication of regulations.
Sec. 12-565. Power to administer oaths and take testimony. Subpoena.
Sec. 12-567. Organizational units.
Sec. 12-569. Breach of fiduciary responsibility by lottery sales agent.
Sec. 12-569b. Settlement initiative program for delinquent lottery sales agents.
Sec. 12-571a. Eighteen off-track betting branch facilities authorized. Simulcasting of off-track betting race programs or jai alai games. Location of facilities. Report.
Sec. 12-575c. Combination of pari-mutuel betting into single pool.
Sec. 12-577. Audit of licensees.

      Sec. 12-557b. Definitions. As used in this chapter, sections 12-579 and 12-580 and chapter 226b, unless the context otherwise requires:

      (1) "Board" means the Gaming Policy Board established under section 12-557d;

      (2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection;

      (3) "Department" means the Department of Consumer Protection;

      (4) "Business organization" means a partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, firm, corporation, trust or other form of business or legal entity, other than a financial institution regulated by a state or federal agency which is not exercising control over an association licensee; and

      (5) "Control" means the power to exercise authority over or direct the management and policies of a person or business organization.

      (P.A. 79-404, S. 5, 45; P.A. 80-133, S. 1, 10; 80-482, S. 342, 348; P.A. 11-51, S. 186.)

      History: P.A. 80-133 defined "business organization" and "control" in new Subdivs. (d) and (e); P.A. 80-482 substituted department of revenue services for department of business regulation; P.A. 11-51 added definitions of "commissioner" and "department", deleted definitions of "executive director" and "division" and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-557c. Department of Consumer Protection to work in cooperation with Gaming Policy Board. The Department of Consumer Protection shall work in cooperation with the Gaming Policy Board to implement and administer the provisions of sections 7-169 to 7-186, inclusive, this chapter and chapters 226b and 229a.

      (P.A. 79-404, S. 6, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 343, 348; P.A. 83-435, S. 1, 3; P.A. 08-70, S. 1.; P.A. 09-7, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 187.)

      History: P.A. 80-482 substituted department of revenue services for department of business regulation and moved provisions re appointment of executive director from Subsec. (a) to Subsec. (b), deleting provision exempting executive director from classified service; P.A. 83-435 amended Subsec. (b), authorizing the executive director to appoint a deputy and an executive assistant and providing that such deputy shall not participate in political management and campaigns; P.A. 08-70 inserted references to Secs. 7-169 to 7-186 and Ch. 229a in Subsec. (a), effective May 27, 2008; P.A. 09-7 made a technical change in Subsec. (c), effective May 4, 2009; P.A. 11-51 replaced former provisions re Division of Special Revenue with provision requiring Department of Consumer Protection to work in cooperation with Gaming Policy Board, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-557d. Gaming Policy Board: Members; staff support. (a) There shall be a Gaming Policy Board within the Department of Consumer Protection. Said board shall consist of five members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of both houses of the General Assembly. Not more than three members of said board in office at any one time shall be members of the same political party. Members shall serve for a term of four years and the procedure prescribed by section 4-7 shall apply to such appointments, except that the Governor shall submit such nominations on or before May first, and both houses shall confirm or reject the nominations before adjournment sine die. Members shall receive fifty dollars per day for each day they are engaged in the business of the board and shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The commissioner shall serve on the board ex officio without voting rights.

      (b) To insure the highest standard of legalized gambling regulation, at least four of the board members shall have training or experience in at least one of the following fields: Corporate finance, economics, law, accounting, law enforcement, computer science or the pari-mutuel industry. At least two of these fields shall be represented on the board at any one time.

      (c) No board member shall accept any form of employment by a business organization regulated under this chapter for a period of two years following the termination of his service as a board member.

      (d) No board member shall engage in any oral ex parte communications with any representative, agent, officer or employee of any business organization regulated under this chapter concerning any matter pending or impending before the board.

      (e) The members of the board shall not participate actively in political management and campaigns. Such activity includes holding office in a political party, political organization or political club, campaigning for a candidate in a partisan election by making speeches, writing on behalf of a candidate, soliciting votes in support of or in opposition to a candidate and making contributions of time and money to political parties.

      (f) The Department of Consumer Protection shall provide staff support for the board.

      (P.A. 79-404, S. 7, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 344, 348; P.A. 84-546, S. 34, 173; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 164; P.A. 11-51, S. 188.)

      History: P.A. 80-482 substituted department of revenue services for department of business regulation; P.A. 84-546 made technical changes in Subsec. (a), substituting "article third of the amendments to the constitution" for "section two of article third of the constitution"; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7 amended Subsec. (a) to move board from Department of Revenue Services to Division of Special Revenue and added Subsec. (f) to require division to provide staff support, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsecs. (a) and (f) by replacing "Division of Special Revenue" with "Department of Consumer Protection" and further amended Subsec. (a) by deleting nomination provisions applicable on or before July 1, 1979, and replacing "executive director" with "commissioner", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-557e. Gaming Policy Board: Powers and duties. The Gaming Policy Board shall work in cooperation with the Department of Consumer Protection to implement and administer the provisions of this chapter and chapters 226b and 229a and sections 7-169 to 7-186, inclusive. In carrying out its duties, the board shall be responsible for: (1) Approving, suspending or revoking licenses issued under subsection (a) of section 12-574; (2) approving contracts for facilities, goods, components or services necessary to carry out the provisions of section 12-572; (3) setting racing and jai alai meeting dates, except that the board may delegate to designated staff the authority for setting make-up performance dates within the period of a meeting set by the board; (4) imposing fines on licensees under subsection (j) of section 12-574; (5) approving the types of pari-mutuel betting to be permitted; (6) advising the commissioner concerning the conduct of off-track betting facilities; (7) assisting the commissioner in developing regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter and chapters 226b and 229a and sections 7-169 to 7-186, inclusive, and approving such regulations prior to their adoption; (8) hearing all appeals taken under subsection (k) of section 7-169, subsection (h) of section 7-169h, subsection (c) of section 7-181, subsection (j) of section 12-574 and section 12-815a; and (9) advising the Governor on state-wide plans and goals for legalized gambling.

      (P.A. 79-404, S. 8, 45; P.A. 80-133, S. 2, 10; P.A. 85-11, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-212, S. 24, 32; P.A. 97-277, S. 7, 13; P.A. 04-256, S. 4; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 39; P.A. 11-51, S. 189.)

      History: P.A. 80-133 changed references to Subsecs. in Sec. 12-574, Substituting "(a)" for "(b)" and "(j)" for "(d)" and "(e)"; P.A. 85-11 amended Subdiv. (3), permitting the board to delegate to the executive director the authority for setting make-up performance dates; P.A. 96-212 deleted reference to Sec. 12-568 in Subdiv. (2), repealed elsewhere in the act, and to the conduct of state lotteries in Subdiv. (6), effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 97-277 made technical changes in Subdiv. (7) and inserted reference to new Sec. 12-802b in Subdiv. (8), effective June 26, 1997; P.A. 04-256 required board to implement and administer provisions of chapter 229a and Secs. 7-169 to 7-186, inclusive, and assist executive director in developing regulations to carry out provisions of said chapter and sections and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 replaced reference to Sec. 12-802b with reference to Sec. 12-815a in Subdiv. (8), effective June 30, 2005; P.A. 11-51 replaced "Division of Special Revenue" with "Department of Consumer Protection", replaced "executive director" with "designated staff" and "commissioner" and made a technical change, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-559. Employees. The commissioner may employ stewards for thoroughbred racing, judges for harness racing, greyhound racing and jai alai, and veterinarians who shall be exempt from classified service, and may employ, subject to the provisions of chapter 67, such other employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The commissioner shall require such persons to submit to state and national criminal history records checks before being employed. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this section shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a. All persons employed pursuant to this section, with the exception of any steward, judge or veterinarian, shall be residents of the state at the time of and during the full term of their employment.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 3; P.A. 73-652, S. 1, 2; P.A. 75-172, S. 1, 2; P.A. 79-404, S. 10, 45; P.A. 01-175, S. 3, 32; P.A. 11-61, S. 116.)

      History: P.A. 73-652 made appointment of clerks, stenographers, inspectors, agents etc. subject to the provisions of chapter 67 but exempted others from classified service, increased personnel to include assistant directors, assistants to executive secretary and chiefs of thoroughbred racing, harness racing, greyhound racing and jai alai, required fingerprinting of all personnel and exempted stewards, judges and veterinarians from residency requirement; P.A. 75-172 included stewards, judges and veterinarians in employment provision and exempted them from classified service; P.A. 79-404 gave power to employ personnel to executive director with advice and consent of gaming policy board, substituted references to division of special revenue for references to commission on special revenue where appropriate, replaced references to divisions with "units" to avoid confusion with division of special revenue and deleted provisions re powers of executive secretary; P.A. 01-175 made technical changes for the purposes of gender neutrality and replaced provisions re fingerprinting with provisions re criminal history records checks pursuant to Sec. 29-17a, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 11-61 deleted provisions re unit heads, replaced "executive director" with "commissioner", deleted "division" and "clerks, stenographers, inspectors, agents and" and made a technical change, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-561. Conflict of interest. No commissioner or unit head or employee of the department or member of the Gaming Policy Board shall directly or indirectly, individually or as a member of a partnership or as a shareholder of a corporation, have any interest whatsoever in dealing in any lottery, racing, fronton or betting enterprise or in the ownership or leasing of any property or premises used by or for any lottery, racing, fronton or betting enterprise. No commissioner, unit head or member of the Gaming Policy Board shall, directly or indirectly, wager at any off-track betting facility, race track or fronton authorized under this chapter or purchase lottery tickets issued under this chapter. The commissioner may, by regulation adopted in consultation with the board, prohibit any employee of the department from engaging, directly or indirectly, in any form of legalized gambling activity in which such employee is involved because of his employment with the department. For purposes of this section, "unit head" means a managerial employee with direct oversight of a legalized gambling activity.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 5; 1972, P.A. 187, S. 2; P.A. 79-404, S. 12, 45; P.A. 80-27; P.A. 11-51, S. 182; 11-61, S. 117.)

      History: 1972 act included references to frontons; P.A. 79-404 substituted "executive director or unit head" for "commissioner" and "division" for "commission", included gaming policy board members in prohibition against having interest in enterprise regulated by division and added prohibition against wagering or purchasing lottery tickets; P.A. 80-27 included employees of board in prohibition against having interest in regulated enterprises and added provision for prohibition against participation in any other form of legalized gambling; P.A. 11-61 replaced "executive director" with "commissioner", replaced "division or member or employee" with "department or member", removed provision prohibiting employees from purchasing lottery tickets, replaced "with the advice and consent of" with "in consultation with", replaced "division" with "department", and added definition of "unit head", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-562. Enforcement. Regulations. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the commissioner shall have power to enforce the provisions of this chapter and chapter 226b, and with the advice and consent of the board, shall adopt all necessary regulations for that purpose and for carrying out, enforcing and preventing violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, for the inspection of licensed premises or enterprises, for insuring proper, safe and orderly conduct of licensed premises or enterprises and for protecting the public against fraud or overcharge. The commissioner shall have power generally to do whatever is reasonably necessary for the carrying out of the intent of this chapter; and may call upon other administrative departments of the state government and of municipal governments for such information and assistance as he or she deems necessary to the performance of his or her duties.

      (b) The special policemen in the Department of Consumer Protection and the legalized gambling investigative unit in the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall be responsible for the criminal enforcement of the provisions of sections 7-169 to 7-186, inclusive, this chapter and chapters 226b and 229a. They shall have the powers and duties specified in section 29-7c.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 6; P.A. 77-543, S. 3, 7; P.A. 79-404, S. 13, 45; P.A. 86-419, S. 24; P.A. 08-70, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 134, 190.)

      History: P.A. 77-573 added enforcement powers in chapter 226b; P.A. 79-404 gave executive director powers formerly held by commission on special revenue and required advice and consent of gaming policy board for regulations; P.A. 86-419 divided the section into Subsecs., adding Subsec. (b), requiring the special policemen in the division of special revenue and legalized gambling investigative unit to be responsible for criminal enforcement of chapters 226 and 226b and amended Subsec. (a) for consistency with Subsec. (b); P.A. 08-70 amended Subsec. (b) to add references to Secs. 7-169 to 7-186 and Ch. 229a, effective May 27, 2008; P.A. 11-51 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing "executive director" with "commissioner" and making technical changes and amended Subsec. (b) by replacing "Division of Special Revenue" with "Department of Consumer Protection", effective July 1, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "Department of Public Safety" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection" in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-563. Adoption and publication of regulations. All regulations of the department shall be adopted in the manner provided in chapter 54. The commissioner shall, at least annually, on or before December thirty-first of each year, publish in convenient pamphlet form all regulations then in force and shall furnish copies of such pamphlets to such persons who desire such pamphlets.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 7; 1972, P.A. 294, S. 12; P.A. 75-357, S. 1, 2; P.A. 79-404, S. 14, 45; P.A. 96-212, S. 25, 32; P.A. 11-51, S. 182; 11-233, S. 6.)

      History: 1972 act substituted Secs. 4-168 to 4-176 for reference to repealed Secs. 4-41 to 4-50; P.A. 75-357 deleted requirement that regulations be made public by publication in two or more newspapers with substantial circulation, effective June 12, 1975, and applicable to regulations issued on or after January 1, 1975; P.A. 79-404 substituted "division" and "executive director" for "commission" and "chapter 54" for "sections 4-166 to 4-174, inclusive"; P.A. 96-212 deleted reference to agents licensed under Sec. 12-569, effective July 1, 1996; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "executive director" and "division" were changed editorially by the Revisors to "commissioner" and "department", respectively, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-233 deleted reference to establishments authorized to engage in activities authorized under Sec. 12-567 and made a conforming change, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-565. Power to administer oaths and take testimony. Subpoena. The commissioner or the board may conduct any inquiry, investigation or hearing necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The commissioner or any board member shall have power to administer oaths and take testimony under oath concerning the matter of inquiry or investigation. At any hearing ordered, the commissioner, the board or an agent authorized by law to issue such process may subpoena witnesses and require the production of records, papers and documents pertinent to such inquiry. No witness under subpoena issued under the provisions of this section shall be excused from testifying or from producing records, papers or documents on the ground that such testimony or the production of such records or other documentary evidence would tend to incriminate him, but such evidence or the records or papers so produced shall not be used in any criminal proceeding against him. If any person disobeys such process or, having appeared in obedience thereto, refuses to answer any pertinent question put to him or to produce any records and papers pursuant thereto, the commissioner or board may apply to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford or for the judicial district wherein the person resides or wherein the business has been conducted, or to any judge of said court if the same is not in session, setting forth such disobedience to process or refusal to answer. Said court or such judge shall cite such person to appear before said court or such judge to answer such question or to produce such records and papers and, upon his refusal to do so, shall commit such person to a community correctional center until he testifies, but not for a longer period than sixty days. Notwithstanding the serving of the term of such commitment by any person, the commissioner or board may proceed with such inquiry and examination as if the witness had not previously been called upon to testify. Officers who serve subpoenas issued by the commissioner or the board or under his or its authority and witnesses attending hearings conducted hereunder shall receive the same fees and compensation as officers and witnesses in the courts of this state to be paid on vouchers of the department on order of the Comptroller. The commissioner may delegate the powers granted to him under this section.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 9; 1972, P.A. 187, S. 3; June, 1972, P.A. 1, S. 5; P.A. 78-280, S. 2, 6, 127; P.A. 79-404, S. 16, 45; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; 93-325; P.A. 95-220, S. 4-6; P.A. 11-51, S. 182; 11-61, S. 118.)

      History: 1972 acts substituted "subcommittee" for "agent", "or" for "and" and "community correctional center" for "jail"; P.A. 78-280 substituted judicial districts for counties and the judicial district of Hartford-New Britain for Hartford county; P.A. 79-404 gave powers and duties formerly held by commission to executive director and gaming policy board or its members and allowed executive director to delegate powers to unit heads; P.A. 88-230 replaced "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" with "judicial district of Hartford", effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 93-325 permitted executive director to delegate to any assistant unit head or the deputy or executive assistant to executive director the power to conduct inquiries, investigations or hearings; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "executive director" and "division" were changed editorially by the Revisors to "commissioner" and "department", respectively, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-61 replaced references to executive director with references to commissioner re investigation, oaths, hearing and delegation of powers and deleted provision re delegation of powers to unit heads, assistant unit heads and deputy or executive assistant to the executive director, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-567. Organizational units. Section 12-567 is repealed, effective July 1, 2011.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 11; 1972, P.A. 187, S. 4; P.A. 74-39, S. 1, 2; P.A. 79-404, S. 18, 45; P.A. 87-88; P.A. 96-212, S. 28, 32; P.A. 11-51, S. 182; 11-233, S. 18.)

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      Sec. 12-569. Breach of fiduciary responsibility by lottery sales agent. (a) If the president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation determines that any lottery sales agent has breached such agent's fiduciary responsibility to the corporation in that the account of such lottery sales agent with respect to moneys received from the sale of lottery tickets has become delinquent in accordance with regulations adopted as provided in section 12-568a, the president shall notify the commissioner of the breach of fiduciary duty and the commissioner shall impose a delinquency assessment upon such account equal to ten per cent of the amount due or ten dollars, whichever amount is greater, plus interest at the rate of one and one-half per cent of such amount for each month or fraction of a month from the date such amount is due to the date of payment. Subject to the provisions of section 12-3a, the commissioner may waive all or part of the penalties provided under this subsection when it is proven to the commissioner's satisfaction that the failure to pay such moneys to the state within the time allowed was due to reasonable cause and was not intentional or due to neglect. Any such delinquent lottery sales agent shall be notified of such delinquency assessment and shall be afforded an opportunity to contest the validity and amount of such assessment before the commissioner who may conduct such hearing. Upon request of the president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the commissioner may prepare and sign a warrant directed to any state marshal, constable or any collection agent employed by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation for distraint upon any property of such delinquent lottery sales agent within the state, whether personal or real property. An itemized bill shall be attached to the warrant certified by the commissioner as a true statement of the amount due from such lottery sales agent. Such warrant shall have the same force and effect as an execution issued in accordance with chapter 906. Such warrant shall be levied on any real, personal, tangible or intangible property of such agent and sale made pursuant to such warrant in the same manner and with the same force and effect as a levy and sale pursuant to an execution.

      (b) The commissioner, with the advice and consent of the board, shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of this section.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 13; 1972, P.A. 187, S. 6; P.A. 73-235, S. 1, 2; P.A. 75-14, S. 1, 2; P.A. 78-242, S. 1, 2; P.A. 79-27; 79-404, S. 20, 45; P.A. 80-39; P.A. 82-163, S. 1, 6; P.A. 91-281, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-212, S. 29, 32; P.A. 00-99, S. 42, 154; P.A. 10-70, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 191; 11-233, S. 12.)

      History: 1972 act amended Subsec. (a) to exclude lottery sales receipts from gross receipts when agent is a lessee of state property whose rental fee is based on gross receipts, amended Subsec. (b) to specify that agents may be required to make deposits "in a special or suspense account in the name of the commission" and added Subsecs. (c) and (d) re compensation to depositories and claim centers; P.A. 73-235 allowed sales of lottery tickets at off-track betting facilities; P.A. 75-14 allowed sales of tickets at commission main office; P.A. 78-242 amended Subsec. (b) to include provisions re delinquency assessments; P.A. 79-27 added provision in Subsec. (b) declaring moneys received from sale of tickets to be state property while in sales agents' hands; P.A. 79-404 substituted "executive director" and "division" for "commission" and required advice and consent of gaming policy board for establishment of rules and regulations and ticket prices; P.A. 80-39 allowed employees of licensed sales agents to sell lottery tickets in Subsec. (a); P.A. 82-163 amended Subsec. (b) so as to provide penalty and interest re late payment by state lottery agents in amounts and under conditions as to be comparable to such provisions applicable with respect to other state taxes; P.A. 91-281 amended Subsec. (b) to require that all moneys received by lottery sales agents from the sale of lottery tickets be held in trust for the state and that lottery sales agents deposit such moneys in a special or suspense account; P.A. 96-212 deleted Subsecs. (a), (c) and (d) and portions of Subsec. (b) re operation and administration of state lottery, effective July 1, 1996 (Revisor's note: The word "Corporation" was added editorially by the Revisors in the first sentence reference to "president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation" for consistency); P.A. 00-99 replaced reference to sheriff and deputy sheriff with state marshal, effective December 1, 2000; P.A. 10-70 added Subsec. designators (a) and (b), added reference to Sec. 12-569b in Subsec. (a) and made technical changes; P.A. 11-51 replaced "executive director" with "commissioner" and, in Subsec. (a), deleted exception re Sec. 12-569b, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-233 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting exception re Sec. 12-569b, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-569b. Settlement initiative program for delinquent lottery sales agents. Section 12-569b is repealed, effective July 1, 2011.

      (P.A. 10-70, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 182; 11-233, S. 18.)

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      Sec. 12-571a. Eighteen off-track betting branch facilities authorized. Simulcasting of off-track betting race programs or jai alai games. Location of facilities. Report. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection and the Gaming Policy Board shall not operate or authorize the operation of more than eighteen off-track betting branch facilities, except that the department and the board may operate or authorize the operation of any off-track betting branch facility approved prior to December 31, 1986, by the legislative body of a municipality in accordance with subsection (a) of section 12-572. Any facility approved prior to December 31, 1986, shall be included within the eighteen facilities authorized by this subsection.

      (b) The eighteen off-track betting branch facilities authorized by subsection (a) of this section may include fifteen facilities which have screens for the simulcasting of off-track betting race programs or jai alai games and other amenities including, but not limited to, restaurants and concessions, provided, on and after June 21, 2010, the fifteen facilities that have simulcasting shall be located in the town and city of New Haven, the town of Windsor Locks, the town of East Haven, the town and city of Norwalk, the town and city of Hartford, the town and city of New Britain, the town and city of Bristol, the town and city of Torrington, the town and city of Waterbury, the town and city of Milford, the town and city of New London, the town of Manchester, the town of Windham, the town of Putnam and in the town and city of Bridgeport. The location of each such facility and the addition of simulcasting capability to any existing off-track betting branch facility that did not previously have such capability (1) shall be approved by the commissioner with the consent of the Gaming Policy Board, and (2) shall be subject to the prior approval of the legislative body of the town in which such facility is located or is proposed to be located. The department shall report annually to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to legalized gambling on the status of the establishment or improvement of the off-track betting branch facility pursuant to this subsection.

      (P.A. 79-297, S. 1, 2; 79-404, S. 6, 45; P.A. 81-46, S. 1, 4; P.A. 83-14, S. 1, 4; P.A. 85-14, S. 1, 4; P.A. 87-528, S. 1, 4; P.A. 89-282, S. 1, 5; 89-390, S. 24, 37; P.A. 91-309, S. 1, 10; 91-366, S. 1, 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-17, S. 30, 59; P.A. 93-332, S. 30, 42; P.A. 94-223, S. 1, 4; P.A. 97-277, S. 10, 13; P.A. 07-144, S. 1; P.A. 09-132, S. 1; P.A. 10-128, S. 1; P.A. 11-8, S. 1; 11-51, S. 182.)

      History: P.A. 79-404 substituted division of special revenue for commission on special revenue; P.A. 81-46 extended the moratorium to June 30, 1983; P.A. 83-14 extended the moratorium to June 30, 1985; P.A. 85-14 extended the moratorium to June 30, 1987; P.A. 87-528 deleted all provisions in the section, substituting in lieu thereof a prohibition on the operation of more than eighteen off-track betting branch facilities from April 22, 1981, to June 30, 1989, and providing an exception for any facility approved before December 31, 1986, and authorizing the improvement of certain facilities; P.A. 89-282 amended Subsec. (a) to extend the moratorium to June 30, 1991; P.A. 89-390 amended Subsec. (a) to extend moratorium on off-track betting facilities from June 30, 1989, to June 30, 1991, amended Subsec. (b) to increase number of such facilities which may have simulcasting screens from 1 to 3, to restrict geographic location of facility authorized on or after July 6, 1989, to prohibit location of facility within any jai alai fronton authorized for operation on or after July 6, 1989, and to provide that location of each such facility shall be determined by executive director with consent of gaming policy board, subject to prior approval of legislative body of town in which such facility is proposed to be located; P.A. 91-309 amended Subsec. (b) to insert three Subdiv. designations within proviso, adding new language in Subdiv. (2) which required one off-track betting branch facility to be within the Plainfield dog track and to substitute Subpara. designations for Subdiv. designations in Subdiv. (1); P.A. 91-366 amended Subsec. (a) to extend moratorium on off-track betting facilities from June 30, 1991, to June 30, 1993; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-17 amended Subsec. (a) to remove the date for the expiration of the moratorium and remove references to the tele-track, Subsec. (b) to increase the simulcasting facilities from 3 to 4, adding a facility within the fronton or dog race track in Bridgeport and to provide that the Plainfield and Bridgeport facilities shall be operated in substantially the same manner; P.A. 93-332 amended section to allow operation of the off-track betting system by an authorized licensee, effective June 25, 1993; P.A. 94-223 amended Subsec. (b) to permit simulcasting facilities to also simulcast jai alai games, inserted new Subsec. (c) re operators of simulcasting facilities who intend to simulcast dog racing events or jai alai games at their facilities and relettered former Subsec. as Subsec. (d), effective June 8, 1994; P.A. 97-277 amended Subsec. (b) to increase from 4 to 8 the number of the 18 off-track betting branch facilities authorized to simulcast certain events, to specify that 4 of such facilities shall be geographically restricted, to delete proviso re zone of protection around Windsor Locks teletheater, to insert provision re authority to simulcast and to remove the state as one of the entities required to operate certain facilities, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 07-144 amended Subsec. (b) to permit ten facilities to simulcast, to name towns permitted to have facilities which simulcast and to delete provisions re dog race tracks, and deleted former Subsecs. (c) and (d), effective June 25, 2007; P.A. 09-132 amended Subsec. (b) to increase number of facilities permitted to have simulcasting from 10 to 12, added Milford and Putnam as locations for the facilities, added Subdiv. designators (1) and (2), added requirement for municipal and executive director approval for addition of simulcasting to an existing facility and made technical changes, effective June 18, 2009; P.A. 10-128 amended Subsec. (b) to increase number of facilities permitted to have simulcasting from 12 to 15 and added New London, Manchester and Windham as locations for facilities, effective June 21, 2010; P.A. 11-8 made technical changes, effective May 24, 2011; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, "Division of Special Revenue", "division" and "executive director" were changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Consumer Protection", "department" and "commissioner", respectively, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-575c. Combination of pari-mutuel betting into single pool. (a) The commissioner, as defined in subdivision (2) of section 12-557b, with the approval of the board, as defined in subdivision (1) of said section, may require all pari-mutuel betting conducted at any facility conducting betting under a pari-mutuel system within the state which is based on the results of any event which occurs at any place other than the facility conducting such betting, whether such place is within or without the state, to be combined into a single, state-wide pool for each such event, or for any of them, as the commissioner may determine.

      (b) The commissioner, as defined in subdivision (2) of section 12-557b, with the approval of the board, as defined in subdivision (1) of said section, may permit all pari-mutuel betting conducted at any facility conducting betting under a pari-mutuel system within the state which is based on the results of any event which occurs at such facility, to be combined with the betting on such event at another facility where pari-mutuel betting is conducted, whether such facility is within or without the state, as a single pool for each event.

      (P.A. 91-309, S. 9, 10; P.A. 94-223, S. 3, 4; P.A. 11-51, S. 192.)

      History: P.A. 94-223 divided the section into Subsecs., inserting new language as Subsec. (b) permitting combination of pari-mutuel betting conducted at any in-state facility based on results of any event which occurs at such facility with betting on such event at another in-state or out-of-state facility as single pool for each event, effective June 8, 1994; P.A. 11-51 replaced "executive director" with "commissioner" and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 12-577. Audit of licensees. The commissioner shall annually cause to be made by some competent person or persons in the department a thorough audit of the books and records of each association licensee under this chapter and the commissioner may, from time to time, cause to be made by some competent person in the department a thorough audit of the books and records of any other person or business organization licensed under this chapter. All such audit records shall be kept on file in the commissioner's office at all times and copies shall be forwarded to the board immediately upon completion thereof. Each licensee shall permit access to its books and records for the purpose of having such audit made, and shall produce, upon written order of the commissioner, any documents and information required for such purpose.

      (1971, P.A. 865, S. 29; P.A. 77-614, S. 139, 610; P.A. 79-404, S. 30, 45; P.A. 80-133, S. 6, 10; P.A. 85-471, S. 3, 4; P.A. 89-213, S. 1, 2; P.A. 97-277, S. 2, 13; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1, S. 14, 51; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 180; P.A. 11-51, S. 193.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 substituted commissioner of revenue services for tax commissioner, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-404 substituted executive director for commissioner of revenue services, "division" for "department" and "board" for "commission"; P.A. 80-133 made provisions specifically applicable to association licensees and allowed audits of other licensees under chapter at director's discretion; P.A. 85-471 added Subsec. (b) requiring executive director to arrange for an independent audit every two years to establish actual cost of urine testing of racing dogs and maintenance of microchemistry laboratory at The University of Connecticut; P.A. 89-213 amended Subsec. (b) to delete provision requiring executive director to arrange for an independent audit every two years to establish actual cost of urine testing of racing dogs and maintenance of microchemistry laboratory at The University of Connecticut and required auditors of public accounts to audit laboratory; P.A. 97-277 divided Subsec. (b) into two Subdivs., placing existing language in Subdiv. (1) and adding new language as Subdiv. (2) requiring executive director to transfer urine specimens collected from racing dogs to microchemistry laboratory for testing, effective July 1, 1997; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-1 amended Subsec.(b)(2) to require that tests be conducted within available appropriations, to delete limit of 16,000 tests per fiscal year and to substitute limit of 20,000 tests per fiscal year, provided if only one facility is operating, the total number of tests shall not exceed 16,000 per fiscal year, effective July 1, 1999; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 deleted Subsec. (a) designator, replaced "any and all papers" with "any documents", made technical changes and deleted former Subsec. (b) re microchemistry laboratory responsible for testing, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 11-51 replaced "executive director" with "commissioner" and replaced "executive director's division" with "department", effective July 1, 2011.

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