(230 ILCS 5/15.3)
(from Ch. 8, par. 37-15.3)
Any person who makes application for an employment position
as a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard with a licensee, where such position would involve work conducted
whole or in part at a wagering facility within this State shall be required to fill out an employment
application form prescribed by the Illinois Racing Board. Such application
form shall require the applicant to state the following:
(a) whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony offense
under the laws of this State, the laws of any other state, or the laws of
the United States;
(b) whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor
offense under the laws of this State, the laws of any other state, or the
laws of the United States, which offense involved dishonesty, fraud,
deception or moral turpitude;
(c) whether the applicant has ever been excluded by the Board or any
other jurisdiction where wagering is conducted;
(d) whether the applicant has ever committed an act of touting,
bookmaking, theft, or fraud, as
those terms are defined in Section 15.2 of this Act; and
(e) any other information that the Board may deem necessary to carry out
the purposes of Public Act 84-1468.
The applicant shall sign the application form and certify that, under the
penalties of perjury of this State, the statements set forth in the
application form are true and correct.
The licensee shall, upon its decision to hire the applicant,
forward a copy of the application form to the Board. The Board shall review
the application form immediately upon receipt.
The Board's review of the application form shall include an inquiry as to
whether the applicant has been accused of any of the acts prohibited under
Section 15.2 of this Act and, if the Board does find that the applicant has
been so accused, it shall conduct an investigation to determine whether, by
a standard of reasonable certainty, the applicant committed the act. If the
Board determines that the applicant did commit any of the acts prohibited
under that Section, it may exclude the applicant or declare that the
applicant is ineligible for employment.
The Board may declare an applicant ineligible for employment if it finds
that the applicant has been previously excluded by the Board. In making
such a declaration, the Board shall consider: (a) the reasons the applicant
had been previously excluded; (b) the period of time that has elapsed since
the applicant was excluded; and (c) how the previous exclusion relates to
the applicant's ability to perform the duties of the employment position
for which he or she is applying.
When the Board excludes an applicant or declares an applicant ineligible
for employment, it shall immediately notify such applicant and the licensee of its action. A person so excluded or declared
ineligible for employment may request a hearing before the Board in
accordance with Section 16 of this Act.
No licensee may employ a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant
or security guard at a wagering facility after
such licensee has been notified
that such person has been declared ineligible by the Board.
Nothing herein shall be construed to limit the Board's exclusionary
authority under Section 16.
15.2 and 15.3 of this Act shall
apply to any person who holds an employment position as a
pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant, or security guard subsequent to
1987 with a licensee.
All such employees employed prior to July 1, 1987 shall be
required to file employment
applications with the Board, and the information required under
subparagraphs (a) through (e) of this Section pertaining to conduct or
activities prior to July 1, 1987 shall
only be used by the Board in its determination to exclude an applicant or
its declaration that an applicant is ineligible for employment based on
conduct that occurs after July 1, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)