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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 5. Virginia Lottery Board
Chapter 20. Administration Regulations

11VAC5-20-180. Procedures for conducting formal licensing hearings.

A. The board will conduct a formal hearing at its next regularly scheduled meeting following the receipt of a notice of appeal on a licensing action if the date of the scheduled meeting permits the required 10 days notice to the appellant or at a date to be determined by the chairman of the board and accepted by the appellant.

B. A majority of members of the board is required to hear an appeal. If the chairman and vice chairman of the board are not present, the members present shall choose one from among them to preside over the hearing.

C. The board chairman, at his discretion, may designate a committee of the board to hear licensing appeals and act on its behalf. Such committee shall have at least three members who will hear the appeal on behalf of the board. If the chairman of the board is not present, the members of the committee shall choose one from among them to preside over the hearing.

D. A notice setting the hearing date, time, and location will be sent to the appellant by certified mail, return receipt requested, at least 10 days before the day set for the hearing, unless a shorter time is agreed to by the appellant.

E. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article 3 (§ 2.2-4018 et seq.) of the APA and shall be open to the public.

1. The hearing will be electronically recorded and the recording will be kept until any time limits for any subsequent court appeals have expired.

2. A court reporter may be used. The court reporter shall be paid by the person who requested him. If the appellant elects to have a court reporter, a transcript shall be provided to the agency. The transcript shall become part of the agency's records.

3. The provisions of §§ 2.2-4020 through 2.2-4023 of the APA shall apply with respect to the rights and responsibilities of the appellant and of the agency.

F. Normally, the board will issue its written decision within 21 days of the conclusion of the hearing. However, for a hearing with a court reporter, the board will issue its written decision within 21 days of receipt of the transcript of the hearing. In all cases the agency shall comply with the APA.

1. A copy of the board's written decision will be sent to the appellant by certified mail, return receipt requested. The original written decision shall be retained by the agency and become a part of the case file.

2. The written decision will contain:

a. A statement of the facts to be called "Findings of Facts";

b. A statement of conclusions to be called "Conclusions" and to include as much detail as the board feels is necessary to set out the reasons and basis for its decision; and

c. A statement, to be called "Decision and Order," which sets out the board's decision and order in the case.

G. After receiving the board's decision on the case, the appellant may elect to pursue court review as provided for in the APA.

Statutory Authority

§ 58.1-4007 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR447-01-2 § 3.7, eff. December 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 6, eff. January 17, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 13, eff. April 24, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 13, Issue 3, eff. November 28, 1996; Volume 19, Issue 15, eff. May 7, 2003; Volume 28, Issue 26, eff. September 26, 2012; Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. November 5, 2014.

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