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Gaming Act

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, 4 ​Pa.C.S. § 1101 et seq. (“Gaming Act”), the State Ethics Commission has responsibilities for:

  1. Making determinations, upon request, as to whether the duties of particular individuals “substantially involve the development or adoption of regulations or policy, licensing, or enforcement” under the Gaming Act, so as to make such individuals subject to certain “revolving-door” restrictions (4 Pa.C.S. §§ 1201(h)(13)-(14));
  2. Biennially publishing a listing of all State, county, municipal and other government positions meeting the definitions of the terms “public official” or “executive-level public employee” set forth in Section 1512(b) of the Gaming Act, for the purpose of enabling the identification of persons who would be subject to the prohibitions of Section 1512 (4 Pa.C.S. § 1512(a), (A.1), (A.2), (A.3), (A.4), (A.5), (b)); and
  3. Determining whether to extend deadlines for divestiture of financial interests prohibited under Section 1512 of the Gaming Act (4 Pa.C.S. § 1512(b)).

The following link will direct you to the full version of the Gaming Act. Once you click on the below link, selecting the top link on the next page will take you to another link outside the Gaming Control Board website which contains the current version of the Gaming Act:

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board: Legislation