36.03.02.14

.14 Contractor Licenses.

A. General. If a video lottery operation licensee engages a contractor to provide services described in COMAR 36.03.01.02B(1), the contractor shall qualify under the standards and provisions set forth in State Government Article, §§9-1A-07 and 9-1A-08, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. Qualification Requirements. The Commission may issue a contractor license to a contractor that has provided the Commission with sufficient information to establish by clear and convincing evidence that it:

(1) Is qualified under State Government Article, §9-1A-07(c), Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(2) Has not been disqualified under State Government Article, §9-1A-08, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. The Commission may charge a contractor for the administrative costs associated with performing a background investigation.

D. Application and License Fees.

(1) Application Fees.

(a) Except as provided in §D(1)((b) of this regulation, the application fee for a contractor is $1,500.

(b) The application fee is $750 for a contractor that provides a service that is essential to the operation of a facility service, but has no contact with or access to a:

(i) Central operating system;

(ii) Facility’s video lottery system;

(iii) Video lottery terminal; or

(iv) Table game.

(2) License Fees.

(a) Except as provided in §D(2)((b) of this regulation, the license fee for a contractor is $2,500.

(b) The license fee is $800 for a contractor that provides a service that is essential to the operation of a facility service, but has no contact with or access to a:

(i) Central operating system;

(ii) Facility’s video lottery system;

(iii) Video lottery terminal; or

(iv) Table game.

E. Term; Renewal; Fees.

(1) The term of a contractor license is 5 years.

(2) The Commission may stagger the terms of licenses.

(3) The Commission may renew the license if the contractor licensee:

(a) Submits an application for renewal to the Commission at least 6 months before the contractor’s license expires;

(b) Continues to comply with all licensing requirements;

(c) Submits to a background investigation under Regulation .05 of this chapter; and

(d) Pays a license renewal fee in the amount of the license fee that is required under §D(2)(a) or (b) of this regulation.

F. A contractor is exempt from:

(1) Bond requirements under Regulation .15 of this chapter; and

(2) Labor peace agreement requirements under State Government Article, §9-1A-07(c)(7)(v), Annotated Code of Maryland, unless the contractor is engaged:

(a) As a lessee;

(b) As a tenant; or

(c) Under a management agreement.