Oregon Statutes - Chapter 464 - Games - Section 464.500 - Enforcement authority of department; hearings.

(1) In order to determine compliance with state law and rules of the department relating to the operation of bingo, lotto, raffles or Monte Carlo events, the Department of Justice or its designee may:

(a) Investigate whether a person has violated state law or rules of the department relating to the operation of bingo, lotto or raffle games or Monte Carlo events.

(b) Inspect the records of any person who lends money to, or in any other manner finances, any licensee or applicant for any license or who receives any income or profits from the use of the license.

(2) The department or its designee may conduct investigations into the operation of any bingo, lotto or raffle game or Monte Carlo event in this state. For that purpose, the department or its designee may subpoena witnesses, compel attendance, take depositions and testimony and require the production of material relevant to the investigation.

(3) The department or its designee may hold contested case hearings which shall be subject to ORS 183.413 to 183.470, subject to review as provided under ORS 183.480 to 183.490.

(4) Upon failure to obey a subpoena or to answer questions asked by the departmentís designee and upon reasonable notice to all persons affected, the department may apply to the circuit court for an order compelling compliance.

(5) Hearings regarding suspension, revocation or denial of bingo, lotto, raffle or Monte Carlo event licenses or permits shall be conducted by an administrative law judge assigned from the Office of Administrative Hearings established under ORS 183.605. The administrative law judge may administer oaths and conduct the hearings as provided in ORS 183.413 to 183.470. [1987 c.914 §18; 1997 c.867 §15; 1999 c.849 §§90,91; 2003 c.75 §38]

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