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Powers & Duties

In 2017, the General Assembly passed Act 42 of 2017 (referred to herein as the "Video Gaming Act"), 4 Pa.C.S. § 3101 et seq. The Video Gaming Act took effect on October 30, 2017 and charged the Commission with new duties. The Commission previously had no duties under the Video Gaming Act.

Pursuant to the Video Gaming Act, the Commission's responsibilities include:  :

  1. Making determinations, upon request, as to whether particular individuals persons would be subject to the various prohibitions or "revolving door/post-termination" restrictions within the Video Gaming Act, (see 4 Pa.C.S. §§ 4302(d)(1), 4303(f)(1), 4304(e)(1);

  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 employees" set forth in the Video Gaming Act, for the purpose of enabling the identification of persons who would be subject to the prohibitions of Section 4303 of the Video Gaming Act; and

  3. Determining whether to extend deadlines by which executive-level public employees, public officials, party officers or their immediate family members would be required to divest themselves of financial interests that they would be prohibited from holding under Section 4303 of the Video Gaming Act.