3772-1-05 Construction.

(A) The provisions of rules adopted by the commission shall be construed in accordance with generally accepted principles of statutory construction, including those set forth in this chapter.

(B) In the interpretation of any provisions of rules adopted by the commission, any ambiguity shall be resolved in favor of the interpretation that would provide:

(1) The greater assurance of integrity in either the operation or regulation of casino gaming; or

(2) Heightened public confidence in the regulation or regulatory processes relating to casino gaming.

(C) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be so construed as to limit the powers and duties of the commission as provided in Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code or to conflict with any provision of Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code or of any other applicable statute.

(D) If any provision of rules adopted by the commission is held invalid, that holding shall not be construed to invalidate any of the other provisions of the rules.

Effective: 10/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/24/2016 and 10/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03, 3772.033
Rule Amplifies: 3772.
Prior Effective Dates: 10/12/2011