Exemption sought for some with criminal records for casino employment

Exemption sought for some with criminal records for casino employment


ON-AIR, ONLINE, AND ON OUR MOBILE APP. TAMI: MGM SPRINGFIELD IS SET TO OPEN IN 2018. 22NEWS STATE HOUSE REPORTER ELISHA MACHADO EXPLAINS A STATE PROPOSAL.. THAT COULD IMPACT WHO THEY CAN HIRE HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS. ELISHA: PEOPLE COULD BE EXEMPT FROM CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS WHEN APPLYING FOR SOME MASSACHUSETTS CASINO JOBS. HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO SAID THIS COULD INCLUDE POSITIONS IN PARKING LOTS OR KITCHENS; BUT IT WOULD BE UP TO THE STATE’S GAMING COMMISSION. THE PROPOSAL IS INCLUDED IN A SUPPLEMENTAL SPENDING BILL APPROVED BY THE HOUSE WEDNESDAY. UNDER THE PROPOSAL, THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION “MAY EXEMPT CERTAIN GAMING SERVICE EMPLOYEES BY JOB POSITION” FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO REGISTER WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT BUREAU. HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO SAID THE GAMING COMMISSION AND SPRINGFIELD AREA REPRESENTATIVES BROUGHT THE ISSUE TO HIS ATTENTION. HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO, (D) WINTHROP: “I THINK THEY WERE HEARING FROM THEIR CONSTITUENTS IN PARTICULAR WHO WERE APPLYING FOR JOBS AND WERE TOLD BECAUSE OF THIS LEGISLATION THEY WOULD BE PREVENTED FROM APPLYING FOR THE JOBS.” ELISHA: WITH CASINOS IN THE PROCESS OF HIRING, THE LEGISLATURE IS TRYING TO GET THIS PROPOSAL THROUGH QUICKLY. AT THE STATE HOUSE IN BOSTON, ELISHA MACHADO FOR

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