(A) The director of the state lottery commission may refuse to enter into any contracts or agreements with vendors whose activities on behalf of the commission could potentially affect the integrity of the state lottery's on-line gaming system or instant ticket gaming system, if any principal of the vendor has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or an offense involving illegal gambling or has been found guilty of fraud or misrepresentation in any manner.
(B) The director shall request the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, the department of public safety, or any other state, local, or federal agency to supply the director with the criminal records of any vendor with whom the commission is considering entering into a contract or agreement, and may periodically request such records of any vendor with whom the commission has entered into a contract or agreement. At or prior to the time of making such a request, the director shall require a vendor to obtain fingerprint cards prescribed by the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation at a qualified law enforcement agency and the director shall cause these fingerprint cards to be forwarded to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation and the federal bureau of investigation. The commission shall assume the cost of obtaining the fingerprint cards. The director shall pay to each agency supplying such records for each investigation a reasonable fee, as determined by the agency. The commission may adopt uniform rules specifying time periods after which the director may enter into contracts or agreements with vendors described in division (A) of this section and establishing requirements for a vendor to seek a court order to have records sealed in accordance with law.
Effective Date: 09-26-1996 .