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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of General Counsel
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 727-9528 Fax (202) 724-4217
May 3, 2006
Mr. Kenneth J. McGhie
Re: Video Lottery Initiative of 2006
Dear Mr. McGhie:
An issue has been brought to the attention to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer ("OCFO") concerning the Video Lottery Initiative of 2006 ("Initiative") which is currently pending before the Board of Elections and Ethics ("Board"). Specifically, the Initiative, if passed, would establish a regulatory scheme under which the DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board ("DCLB") would be mandated to assume additional regulatory functions. There are costs, as yet undefined, inherently associated with undertaking such additional regulatory functions.
Because of the additional costs associated with assuming the mandatory regulatory functions, the OCFO requests that the BOEE consider whether the additional regulatory costs mandated by the Initiative constitute an appropriation or allocation of funds as prohibited by D.C. Official Code § 1-204.101 (a) (2001), or whether the proposed Initiative would "negate or limit" an act of the D.C. Council as prohibited by D.C. Official Code § 1-204.46 (2001), and, therefore, not be a proper subject matter for the initiative process, as set forth in D.C. Official Code § 11001.16(b)(1).
Ridgely C. Bennett
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