3772.032 Permanent joint committee on gaming and wagering.

(A) The permanent joint committee on gaming and wagering is established. The committee consists of six members. The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint to the committee three members of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall appoint to the committee three members of the senate. Not more than two members appointed from each chamber may be members of the same political party. The chairperson shall be from the opposite house as the chairperson of the joint committee on agency rule review. If the chairperson is to be from the house of representatives, the speaker of the house of representatives shall designate a member as the chairperson and the president of the senate shall designate a member as the vice-chairperson. If the chairperson is to be from the senate, the president of the senate shall designate a member as the chairperson and the speaker of the house of representatives shall designate a member as the vice-chairperson.

(B) The committee shall:

(1) Review all constitutional amendments, laws, and rules governing the operation and administration of casino gaming and all authorized gaming and wagering activities and recommend to the general assembly and commission any changes it may find desirable with respect to the language, structure, and organization of those amendments, laws, or rules;

(2) Make an annual report to the governor and to the general assembly with respect to the operation and administration of casino gaming;

(3) Review all changes of fees and penalties as provided in this chapter and rules adopted thereunder; and

(4) Study all proposed changes to the constitution and laws of this state and to the rules adopted by the commission governing the operation and administration of casino gaming, and report to the general assembly on their adequacy and desirability as a matter of public policy.

(C) Any study, or any expense incurred, in furtherance of the committee's objectives shall be paid for from, or out of, the casino control commission fund or other appropriation provided by law. The members shall receive no additional compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

Cite as R.C. § 3772.032

History. Amended by 129th General Assembly File No. 126, HB 386, (Vetoed) §1, eff. 6/11/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.38, HB 519, §1, eff. 9/10/2010.