In carrying out the responsibilities vested in the commission by this chapter, the commission may do all the following and may designate any such responsibilities to the executive director, to the commission's employees, or to the gaming agents:
(A) Inspect and examine all premises where casino gaming is conducted or gaming supplies, devices, or equipment are manufactured, sold, or distributed;
(B) Inspect all gaming supplies, devices, and equipment in or about a casino facility;
(C) Summarily impound and seize and remove from the casino facility premises gaming supplies, devices, and equipment for the purpose of examination and inspection;
(D) Determine any facts, or any conditions, practices, or other matters, as the commission considers necessary or proper to aid in the enforcement of this chapter or of a rule adopted thereunder;
(E) Audit gaming operations, including those that have ceased operation;
(F) Investigate, for the purpose of prosecution, any suspected violation of this chapter or rules adopted thereunder;
(G) Investigate as appropriate to aid the commission and to seek the executive director's advice in adopting rules;
(H) Secure information as is necessary to provide a basis for recommending legislation for the improvement of this chapter;
(I) Make, execute, and otherwise effectuate all contracts and other agreements, including contracts for necessary purchases of goods and services. Except for any contract entered into with independent testing laboratories under section 3772.31 of the Revised Code, the commission shall ensure use of Ohio products or services in compliance with sections 125.09 and 125.11 of the Revised Code and all rules adopted thereunder.
(J) Employ the services of persons the commission considers necessary for the purposes of consultation or investigation, and fix the salaries of, or contract for the services of, legal, accounting, technical, operational, and other personnel and consultants;
(K) Secure, by agreement, information and services as the commission considers necessary from any state agency or other unit of state government;
(L) Acquire furnishings, equipment, supplies, stationery, books, and all other things the commission considers necessary or desirable to successfully and efficiently carry out the commission's duties and functions; and
(M) Perform all other things the commission considers necessary to effectuate the intents and purposes of this chapter. This section shall not prohibit the commission from imposing administrative discipline, including fines and suspension or revocation of licenses, on licensees under this chapter if the licensee is found to be in violation of the commission's rules.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.38, HB 519, §1, eff. 9/10/2010.