Chapter 313 Licensed Gaming Activities
313.847. 1. Notwithstanding any applicable statutory provision to the contrary, all investigatory, proprietary or application records, information and summaries in the possession of the commission or its agents may be treated by the commission as closed records not to be disclosed to the public; except that the commission shall, on written request from any person, provide such person with the following information furnished by an applicant or licensee:
(1) The name, business address and business telephone number of any applicant or licensee;
(2) An identification of any applicant or licensee, including, if an applicant or licensee is not an individual, the state of incorporation or registration, the corporate officers, and the identity of all shareholders or participants. If an applicant or licensee has a pending registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the names of those persons or entities holding interest must be provided;
(3) An identification of any business, including, if applicable, the state of incorporation or registration in which an applicant or licensee or an applicant's or licensee's spouse or children have an equity interest. If an applicant or licensee is a corporation, partnership or other business entity, the applicant or licensee shall identify any other corporation, partnership or business entity in which it has an equity interest, including, if applicable, the state of incorporation or registration. This information need not be provided by a corporation, partnership or other business entity that has a pending registration statement filed with the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission;
(4) Whether an applicant or licensee has been indicted, convicted, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, or forfeited bail concerning any criminal offense under the laws of any jurisdiction, either felony or misdemeanor, except for traffic violations, including the date, the name and location of the court, arresting agency and prosecuting agency, the case number, the offense, the disposition and the location and length of incarceration;
(5) Whether an applicant or licensee has had any license or certificate issued by a licensing authority in this state or any jurisdiction denied, restricted, suspended, revoked or not renewed and a statement describing the facts and circumstances concerning the denial, restriction, suspension, revocation or nonrenewal, including the licensing authority, the date each such action was taken, and the reason for each such action;
(6) Whether an applicant or licensee has ever filed or had filed against it a proceeding in bankruptcy or has ever been involved in any formal process to adjust, defer, suspend or otherwise work out the payment of any debt, including the date of filing, the name and location of the court, the case and number of the disposition;
(7) Whether an applicant or licensee has filed, or been served with a complaint or other notice filed with any public body, regarding the delinquency in the payment of, or a dispute over the filings concerning the payment of, any tax required under federal, state or local law, including the amount, type of tax, the taxing agency and time periods involved;
(8) A statement listing the names and titles of all public officials or officers of any unit of government, and relatives of such public officials or officers who, directly or indirectly, own any financial interest in, have any beneficial interest in, are the creditors of or hold any debt instrument issued by, or hold or have any interest in any contractual or service relationship with, an applicant or licensee;
(9) Whether an applicant or licensee has made, directly or indirectly, any political contribution, or any loans, donations or other payments of one hundred dollars or more, to any candidate or office holder, within five years from the date of filing the application, including the amount and the method of payment;
(10) The name and business telephone number of the counsel representing an applicant or licensee in matters before the commission;
(11) A description of any proposed or approved riverboat gaming operation, including the type of boat, home dock location, expected economic benefit to the community, anticipated or actual number of employees, any statement from an applicant or licensee regarding compliance with federal and state affirmative action guidelines, projected or actual admissions and projected or actual adjusted gross gaming receipts; and
(12) A description of the product or service to be supplied by an applicant for a supplier's license.
2. Notwithstanding any applicable statutory provision to the contrary, the commission shall, on written request from any person, also provide the following information:
(1) The amount of the adjusted gross receipts tax and admission tax paid daily to the state by the holder of an excursion gambling boat license;
(2) Whenever the commission finds an applicant for an excursion gambling boat license unsuitable for licensing, a copy of the written letter outlining the reasons for the denial; and
(3) Whenever the commission has refused to grant leave for an applicant to withdraw his application, a copy of the letter outlining the reasons for the refusal.
3. Subject to the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of this section, the commission shall not disclose any information which would be barred by:
(1) Chapter 610; or
(2) The statutes, rules, regulations or intergovernmental agreements of any jurisdiction.
4. The commission may assess fees for the copying of information in accordance with chapter 610.
(L. 1993 S.B. 10 & 11 § 22, A.L. 1994 S.B. 740)