Authority, duties, and powers
- department of revenue and department of public safety
(1)The gaming commission, the department of revenue, and the division shall regulate the gaming industry and enforce the gaming laws. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit or limit the authority of local sheriffs or police officers to enforce all the provisions of this article 30 or the rules promulgated pursuant to this article 30.
(2)The Colorado bureau of investigation shall have authority for the following:
(a)Conduct criminal investigations and law enforcement oversight relating to violations of the “Colorado Organized Crime Control Act”, article 17 of title 18, as these violations are reported by law enforcement officials, the gaming commission, the governor, or as discovered by the Colorado bureau of investigation.
(b)In cooperation with local law enforcement officials and the commission, the Colorado bureau of investigation shall develop and collect information with regard to organized crime in an effort to identify criminal elements or enterprises that might infiltrate and influence limited gaming and report the information to appropriate law enforcement organizations and the limited gaming commission.
(c)Prepare reports concerning any activities in, or movements into, this state of organized crime for use by the commission or the governor in their efforts to prevent and thwart criminal elements or enterprises from infiltrating or influencing limited gaming as defined in this article 30.
(d)Inspect or examine, during normal business hours, premises, equipment, books, records, or other written material maintained at gaming establishments as required by this article 30, in the course of performing the activities of the Colorado bureau of investigation as set forth in this section.
(3)The commission shall, in cooperation with the Colorado bureau of investigation, conduct background investigations of gaming license applicants, licensees, owners or tenants of property or premises upon which gaming is permitted or conducted, and key employees of the gaming establishments as defined in this article 30 or by commission rule.
(4)Criminal violations of this article 30 discovered during an authorized investigation or discovered by the limited gaming commission shall be referred to the appropriate district attorney.
(5)The director of the Colorado bureau of investigation shall employ any personnel that may be necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities set forth in this article 30. The commission shall authorize payment to the Colorado bureau of investigation for the cost involved. Costs for activities relating to limited gaming shall be paid from the limited gaming fund pursuant to preestablished contracts or formal agreements, or both, including contracts or formal agreements on specific activities the department of public safety will complete for the commission and conditions for payment, the manner in which the commission and the department of public safety will review budgets and project resource needs in the future, and the level of cooperation established between the division, the Colorado bureau of investigation for conducting background investigations, and the Colorado state patrol for contracted services.
Section 44-30-830 — Authority, duties, and powers - department of revenue and department of public safety,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-44.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).