_________ Bill No. _______
Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act providing for temporary operating authority for an applicant for a gambling operator's license; and providing an immediate effective date."
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Temporary operating authority. (1) The department shall grant an applicant for a gambling operator's license temporary operating authority if:
(a) the applicant has submitted a completed gambling operator's license application as required by law;
(b) the applicant is legally entitled to sell alcoholic beverages at the establishment for which the applicant has applied for a gambling operator's license; and
(c) the application for a gambling operator's license, accompanying personal histories, and initial department investigations do not reveal a conviction or outstanding charge for a crime involving theft or false swearing.
(2) The department may revoke the temporary operating authority without notice if it finds during its initial or ongoing investigations into the application for a gambling operator's license that the applicant misrepresented or omitted information on the application or that grounds exist that might result in the ultimate denial of the application.
(3) The applicant is not entitled to notice or a hearing with respect to a decision by the department to deny or revoke temporary operating authority.
(4) The temporary operating authority expires 60 days after the date it is granted. The temporary operating authority must be automatically renewed for additional 30-day periods if the department has not yet approved or denied the application for a gambling operator's license.
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 23, chapter 5, part 1, and the provisions of Title 23, chapter 5, part 1, apply to [section 1].
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.