Chapter 313 Licensed Gaming Activities
313.640. 1. Every individual participating in horse racing, whether as a race track licensee, holder of any interest in a race track license, association employee, concessionaire contract holder, and owner or general manager of same, concessionaire employee, or racing official, and all other individuals whose duties require them to be present on association premises during racing hours, or to regularly visit such premises during racing hours, are required to have an occupation license from the commission authorizing them to be employed on the licensed premises and to practice their business, profession or skill. The following individuals are not required to obtain an occupation license:
(1) Public officers and public employees engaged in the performance of their official duties; and
(2) Individuals exempted by the commission.
License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set of fingerprints and a recent photograph and shall be required to be refingerprinted or rephotographed periodically.
2. Each application for an occupation license shall be on forms prescribed by the commission. Such occupation license, when issued, shall be for a period up to one year, except that the commission in its discretion may grant up to three-year licenses. The application shall be accompanied by a license fee which shall be set by the commission. Each applicant shall set forth in the application his full name and address, and if he has been issued prior occupation licenses or has been licensed in any other state under any other name, such name, his age, whether a permit or license issued to him in any other state has been suspended or revoked and if so whether such suspension or revocation is in effect at the time of the application, and such other information as the commission may require. The commission shall also determine fees for registration of stable names. Fees collected for registration of stable names shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of general revenue and subject to appropriation as provided by law.
3. The commission may in its discretion refuse an occupation license to any individual:
(1) Who has been convicted of a crime;
(2) Who is unqualified to perform the duties required of such applicant;
(3) Who fails to disclose or states falsely any information called for in the application;
(5) Whose occupation license or permit has been suspended, revoked or denied for just cause in any state;
(6) Who is a past or present member or participant in organized crime as such membership or participant may be found or determined by the commission;
(7) Who is an illegal alien;
(8) Who is an employee of the commission or any spouse, child, brother, sister, or parent of an employee or member of the commission; or
(9) For any other just cause.
4. The commission may suspend or revoke any occupation license:
(1) For violation of any of the provisions of sections 313.500 to 313.710; or
(2) For violation of any of the rules or regulations of the commission; or
(3) For any cause which, if known to the commission, would have justified the commission in refusing to issue such occupation license; or
(4) For any other just cause.
5. At least eighty percent of all individuals employed directly at each and every race meeting by an organization licensed to conduct horse racing under sections 313.500 to 313.710 shall be residents of the state of Missouri for a period of ninety days next preceding the date of employment and during the course of employment.
6. In acting on applications for organization licenses, the commission shall require all applicants to implement a good faith affirmative action effort to recruit, train and upgrade minorities in all classifications of employment by the applicant. The applicant shall furnish the commission with a description of plans for compliance with all laws pertaining to discrimination, equal employment, and affirmative action; policies regarding recruitment, use, and advancement of minorities; policies with respect to minority contracting; a copy of Equal Employment Opportunity Statement and Policy of the applicant dated and signed by the chief executive officer; and a copy of Affirmative Action Policy and Procedures dated and signed; and identification of the affirmative action officer, including name, title, address, and telephone number.
(L. 1986 S.B. 572, A.L. 1987 S.B. 384)