Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–621.16. Sports Wagering Small Business Development Program.

(a) All contracts, including contracts entered into by the Office under the authority of this subchapter shall be subject to the CBE requirements of subchapter IX-A of Chapter 2 of Title 2.

(b)(1) A Class A operator license shall be issued for 5 years and require a non-refundable application fee of $500,000, which shall be submitted with the application; provided, that when an applicant for a Class A sports operator license partners with a joint venture with a CBE majority interest, it shall submit a non-refundable application fee of $125,000 at the time of the initial application; provided further, that subsequent renewal fees shall be paid pursuant to § 36-621.06(b)(3)(B) and in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(2) A Class B operator license shall be issued for 5 years and require a non-refundable application fee of $100,000, which shall be submitted with the application; provided, that when an applicant for a Class B sports operator license partners with a joint venture with a CBE majority interest, it shall submit a non-refundable application fee of $25,000 at the time of the initial application; provided further, that subsequent renewal fees shall be paid pursuant to § 36-621.06(c)(4)(B) and in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(c) The application for renewal shall include a report of CBE participation, including CBE joint ventures, which the Office shall assess and consider verified CBE participation in the decision to approve renewal.

(d)(1) Within 180 days of May 3, 2019, DSLBD, in consultation with the Office, shall establish a program, with a duration of not less than 5 years, to train SBEs and SBE-eligible firms to develop the capacity to become sports wagering operators and management service providers.

(2) The Office shall initiate recruitment activities to prepare SBEs to meet the qualifications needed to manage and operate sports wagering in the District, including:

(A) Developing strategies with DSLBD to facilitate increased SBE participation;

(B) Conducting bi-annual seminars for SBEs on how to do business with established sports wagering operators;

(C) Maintaining instructions on how to bid on upcoming and current contracting and procurement opportunities;

(D) Sending new procurement opportunity alerts to SBEs, electronically;

(E) Participating in small business forums, workshops, and trainings sponsored by DSLBD;

(F) Posting the relevant or applicable National Institute of Government Purchasing codes to the Office's and DSLBD's websites;

(G) Partnering with DSLBD to invite potential bidders to pre-bid conferences for sports wagering related contract or procurement; and

(H) Developing an annual plan regarding the utilization of qualified SBEs.

(e) The Office shall submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Council on CBE participation in sports wagering, which shall include:

(1) Detailed information on recruitment initiatives and the creation of contract or licensing opportunities;

(2) The number of CBEs that apply for a sports wagering operator or management services provider license;

(3) The number of CBE applicants to receive a sports wagering operator or management services provider license;

(4) The reports, received pursuant to subsection (f)(2) of this section, from each Class A and Class B licensee on its CBE participation;

(5) The number of minority or women that applied for a sports wagering operator or management services provider license; and

(6) Analysis of the current state of individuals, group of individuals, or entities applying for an operator's or management services provider licenses.

(f)(1) Each sports wagering licensee shall provide quarterly reports to DSLBD pursuant to § 2-218.46(i).

(2) Each Class A and Class B licensee shall provide to the Office a report to the Office on its CBE participation.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 316; as added May 3, 2019, D.C. Law 22-312, § 2(e), 66 DCR 1402.)

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-312: § 7070 of D.C. Law 23-149 repealed § 5 of D.C. Law 22-312 removing the delayed applicability of subsection (d) of this section. Therefore, subsection (d) of this section has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-312: § 7177 of D.C. Law 23-16 amended § 5(a) of D.C. Law 22-312 to apply a delayed applicability only to subsection (d) of this section. Therefore, except for subsection (d), the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-312 has been implemented.

Section 7177 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91) amended § 5 of D.C. Law 22-312 removing the applicability restriction, except for subsection (d) of this section, impacting this section. Therefore the amendment of this section by D.C. Law 22-312, except for subsection (d) of this section, has been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-312: § 5 of D.C. Law 22-312 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(e) of D.C. Law 22-312 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-312, see § 7177 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-312, see § 7177 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(e) of the Sports Wagering Lottery Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 23-43, Apr. 15, 2019, 66 DCR 5273).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(e) of the Sports Wagering Lottery Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-630, Jan. 30, 2019, 66 DCR 1745).