By executive order, to allow for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the governor:
- Suspended the operation of statutes prohibiting more than 7 players in the game of blackjack;
- Suspended the operation of statutes limiting a casino operator to 2 noncontiguous gaming areas within the casino; and
- Eliminated the requirement that an applicant for a limited gaming or sports betting license submit fingerprints simultaneously with the license application for purposes of conducting a fingerprint-based criminal history record check, instead allowing the applicant to submit fingerprints as a supplement to the application.
The act codifies all 3 of these changes but specifies that final action on a license application cannot be taken until the results of the fingerprint-based criminal history record check are received.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)