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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 70. Stewards

11VAC10-70-110. Stewards hearings.

The following provisions shall apply to hearings conducted by the stewards:

1. The Senior Commonwealth Steward shall preside at the hearing or, in the case of satellite facilities, one steward shall conduct the hearing;

2. The steward or stewards may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses or for the production of reports, books, papers, registration documents or any other materials they deem appropriate. However, nothing in this section shall be taken to authorize discovery proceedings;

3. The steward or stewards shall administer oaths to all witnesses;

4. The steward or stewards may examine any witnesses at hearings;

5. Written notice shall be given to the holder of a permit in a reasonable time prior to the hearing;

6. The written notice shall inform the holder of a permit of the charges against him, the basis thereof and possible penalties;

7. The holder of a permit shall be informed of his right to counsel, the right to present a defense including witnesses for that purpose, and the right to cross-examine any witnesses;

8. The steward or stewards may grant a continuance of any hearing for good cause; and

9. A recording of the proceedings shall be made and forwarded to the commission in the event of a request for a review of the decision of the steward or stewards.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-03 § 11, eff. September 26, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 11, eff. March 19, 1998.

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