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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS
Section: 5:12-81: Statement of compliance.
81. Statement of compliance.
a. (1) Upon consideration of a report and recommendation of the division, the commission may, in its discretion, issue a statement of compliance to an applicant for a casino license or to any person required to qualify in conjunction with a casino license or casino license applicant if the applicant or person, as the case may be, has established by clear and convincing evidence that one or more particular eligibility criteria have been satisfied. A request for the issuance of a statement of compliance pursuant to this paragraph shall be initiated by the applicant filing a petition with the division. Before the division initiates any investigation on such a petition, the director may require the applicant to establish to the satisfaction of the director that the applicant actually intends, if found qualified, to engage in the business or activity that would require the issuance of the license or the determination of qualification status.
(2) Any person who must be qualified pursuant to the "Casino Control Act," P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-1 et seq.) in order to hold the securities of a casino licensee or any holding or intermediary company of a casino licensee may, prior to the acquisition of any such securities, request the issuance of a statement of compliance by the commission that the person is qualified to hold such securities. Any request for the issuance of a statement of compliance pursuant to this paragraph shall be initiated by the person filing a petition with the division in which the person shall be required to establish that there is a reasonable likelihood that, if qualified, the person will obtain and hold the securities of a casino licensee or any holding or intermediary company thereof to such extent as to require the qualification of the person. If, after an investigation by the division, the director finds that this reasonable likelihood exists and that the qualifications of the person have been established by clear and convincing evidence, the director may, in the director's discretion, recommend to the commission that it issue a statement of compliance that the person is qualified to hold such securities. Any person who requests a statement of compliance pursuant to this paragraph shall be subject to the provisions of section 80 of P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-80) and shall pay for the costs of all investigations and proceedings in relation to the request unless the person provides an agreement with one or more casino licensees which states that the licensee or licensees will pay those costs.
(3) A statement of compliance shall not be issued indicating that an applicant or any other person required to qualify in conjunction with a casino license or casino license applicant that is a corporation or other form of business organization has established by clear and convincing evidence its good character, honesty and integrity unless the corporate officers; each director; each person who directly or indirectly holds any beneficial or ownership interest in the applicant of 5\% or greater, to the extent such person would be required to qualify under section 85 of P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-85); and any other person whom the division may consider appropriate for approval or qualification, would, but for residence, individually be qualified for approval as a casino key employee pursuant to the provisions of section 89 of P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-89).
b. Any statement of compliance issued under P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-1 et seq.) shall specify:
(1) the particular eligibility criterion satisfied by the applicant or person;
(2) the date as of which such satisfaction was determined by the commission;
(3) the continuing obligation of the applicant or person to file any information required by the division as part of any application for a license or qualification status, including information related to the eligibility criterion for which the statement of compliance was issued; and
(4) the obligation of the applicant or person to reestablish its satisfaction of the eligibility criterion should there be a change in any material fact or circumstance that is relevant to the eligibility criterion for which the statement of compliance was issued.
c. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2011, c.19)
d. Any statement of compliance issued pursuant to this section shall be withdrawn by the commission if:
(1) the applicant or person otherwise fails to satisfy the standards for licensure or qualification;
(2) the applicant or person fails to comply with any condition imposed; or
(3) the commission finds, on recommendation of the division, cause to revoke the statement of compliance for any other reason.
e. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, unless otherwise extended by the commission upon application by the recipient and for good cause shown, any statement of compliance issued by the commission pursuant to this section shall expire 48 months after its date of issuance.
f. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2011, c.19)
L.1977, c.110, s.81; amended 1978, c.7, s.14; 1991, c.182, s.21; 1995, c.18, s.22; 2002, c.65, s.13; 2011, c.19, s.45; 2012, c.34, s.4.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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