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      RS 27:363     


§363.  Suitability standards

A.  No applicant shall be granted a license under the provisions of this Chapter unless the applicant has demonstrated to the board that he is suitable for licensing.

B.  For purposes of this Chapter, suitable for licensing means:

(1)  The applicant has met the standards provided in R.S. 27:28.

(2)  Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1222, §2, eff. July 2, 2001.

(3)  The applicant is capable of conducting the activity for which a license is sought, which means that the applicant can demonstrate the capability, through either training, education, business experience, or a combination of them, to conduct such activities.

(4)  Particularly as to the owner of the eligible facility, the applicant can demonstrate that the proposed financing of slot machine gaming at the eligible facility is adequate for the nature of the proposed operation and from a source suitable and acceptable to the board.

C.(1)  The applicant must have a good faith plan to recruit, train, and upgrade minorities in all employment classifications.

(2)  It shall be required by the owners, to provide the maximum practical opportunities, for participation by the broadest number of minority-owned businesses.  Such offering of participation by owners to the disadvantaged business enterprises who qualify under the provision of this Chapter shall be at a price not to exceed the price paid per share or interest paid by the ownership interests.

(3)  The legislature hereby further directs that the written policies, procedures, and regulations shall provide for the inclusion of businesses owned by minorities to the maximum extent practicable.

(4)(a)  All businesses or vendors selected by the eligible facility for any purpose shall strictly adhere to the nondiscrimination policies and practices embodied in applicable federal, state, and local law.

(b)  Any business, vendor, or contractor selected by the eligible facility to operate slot machine gaming contemplated herein shall, as nearly as practicable, employ minorities consistent with the population of the state.

D.  A person whose application for a license has been denied, or whose license has been issued subject to a condition or whose license has been suspended or revoked, or against whom a fine has been levied has the right to a hearing before the board pursuant to R.S. 27:25 and an appeal from a decision of the board, pursuant to R.S. 27:26.

E. Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1222, §2, eff. July 2, 2001.

Acts 1997, No. 721, §1, eff. July 9, 1997; Acts 2001, No. 1222, §§1 and 2, eff. July 2, 2001; Acts 2003, No. 352, §1.

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