Political Influence Statement

 
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act (“the Act”), section 1513, prohibits the following persons from contributing any money or in-kind contribution to a candidate for nomination or election to any public office in this Commonwealth, or to any political party committee or other political committee in this Commonwealth or to any group, committee or association organized in support of a candidate, political party committee or other political committee in this Commonwealth:

(1) An applicant for a slot machine license, manufacturer license, supplier license, principal license, key employee license or horse or harness racing license.

(2) A slot machine licensee, licensed manufacturer, licensed supplier or licensed racing entity.

(3) A licensed principal or licensed key employee of a slot machine licensee, licensed manufacturer, licensed supplier or licensed racing entity.

(4) An affiliate, intermediary, subsidiary or holding company of a slot machine licensee, licensed manufacturer, licensed supplier or licensed racing entity.

(5) A licensed principal or licensed key employee of an affiliate, intermediary, subsidiary or holding company of a slot machine licensee, licensed manufacturer, licensed supplier or licensed racing entity.

(6) A person who holds a similar gaming license in another jurisdiction and the affiliates, intermediaries, subsidiaries, holding companies, principals or key employees thereof.

Furthermore, pursuant to the Act, the above specified individuals shall not make a political contribution, monetary or in-kind, to any association or organization, including a not-for-profit organization, that has been solicited by, or knowing that the contribution or a portion thereof will be contributed to, the elected official, executive-level public employee or candidate for nomination or election to a public office in the Commonwealth.

In addition, the Act requires the Board, as the sole regulatory authority over the conduct of gaming in this Commonwealth, to post the names of all applicants for and holders of licenses, and the affiliates, intermediaries, subsidiaries, holding companies, principals and key employees thereof, as well as individuals holding similar gaming licenses in other gaming jurisdictions, and the affiliates, principals and key employees thereof, and any other entity in which the applicant or licensee has any debt or equity security or other form of ownership or profits interest, on the Board’s website.

The penalties for a violation of the political contribution prohibition are set forth in section 1513(c) of the Act.

The information accessible in this section is intended to fulfill the mandates of the Act pursuant to political contributions.