THE FOLLOWING Ordinances were adopted by: CITY OF GRAMBLING STATE OF LOUISIANA ORDINANCE NO. 0809012-12
THE FOLLOWING Ordinances were adopted by:
CITY OF GRAMBLING
STATE OF LOUISIANA
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING TO AMEND ITS EXISTING CHARITABLE GAMING ORDINANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHANGES TO LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO SAME
WHEREAS, the City of Grambling enacted a Charitable Gaming Ordinance in 2004 and said ordinance was amended in 2007 to provide for additional gaming, including video bingo machines; WHEREAS, the City of Grambling desires to amend the existing ordinance to provide for additional matters in compliance with state law; WHEREAS, it has been determined that it is in the best interest of the City of Grambling to revise and restate its existing ordinance; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Grambling that Grambling's Charitable Gaming Ordinance #0204, as amended in April 5, 2007, is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:
PART I. CHARITABLE GAMING ORGANIZATIONS
Section 1. Qualifications of Licenses: The provisions of any other ordinance or regulations of the City of Grambling to the contrary notwithstanding, upon being granted a license, it shall be lawful for any bona fide nonprofit veterans, charitable, education or religious organization to hold and operate the specific kind of game or games of chance commonly known as raffles, "casino night" or "Las Vegas night'" and the game of chance commonly known as bingo, when the entire net proceeds of such games are to be devoted entirely to educational including student housing expenses, charitable, religious, patriotic, or other public spirited uses within the state.
Section 2. Requirements of Licenses. All charitable gaming organizations requesting licensure must meet the following requirements.
Section 2-1. Proof of Non-Profit Tax Exempt Status. All applicants for licenses and permits under this section shall file with their application proof of nonprofit tax-exempt status recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as required by this ordinance and state law.
Section 2-2. Designation of Active Member(s). In each application there shall be designated an active member(s) of the organization under whom the game(s) of chance described in the application are to be held, operated and conducted. A statement must be executed by the applicant and the member(s) so designated, that he or they shall be responsible for the holding, operating and conducting of such game or games of chance in accordance with the terms of the license and provision of said rules and regulations governing the holding, operating and conducting of such game(s) of chance and of this ordinance.
Section 2-3. Dedication of Net Proceeds: The entire net proceeds of such game(s) of chance are to be devoted entirely to charitable, educational including student housing expenses, charitable, religious, patriotic, or other public spirited uses.
(1) No proceeds of such game(s) of chance shall be used in any manner for election campaign contributions.
(2) A complete description of all prizes to be given in such games of chance shall be submitted as prescribed by such rules and regulations.
Section 2-4. Identification of Lessors: The names and addresses of the owner or owners of the premises where the games of chance are to be operated must be submitted.
(1) If owned by corporation, the names and addresses of the officers and stockholders of the corporation including the names of those people responsible for the operation of the game of chance, along with the names of all persons who would be working in conjunction therewith.
(2) The only exception to this provision shall be in the case of churches or synagogues, which are required to submit the names of those people responsible for the operation of the game of chance, along with the names of all persons who would be working in conjunction therewith.
Section 2-5. Investigation of Applicants. The City of Grambling shall make an investigation into the qualification of each applicant to determine that no proceeds of the same will be used in any manner for election campaign contribution. The Louisiana Department of Revenue, Office of Charitable Gaming shall make an investigation into the qualification of each applicant to determine the following:
(1) If the organization applying is qualified to hold, operate and conduct game(s) of chance under the provisions of state laws and regulations.
(2) Determine if the member(s) of the organization designated in the application are active members of the organization, of good moral character, and have never been convicted of a felony.
Section 2-6. Eligibility of Persons to Conduct Games of Chance: No person shall hold, operate or conduct or assist in holding, operating, or conducting of any game(s) of chance under any license issued under this ordinance except an active member of the organization or association to which the license is issued. The following exception shall apply:
(1) Active members of one license shall be allowed to assist in the operating, conducting, or holding of another licensee's gaming activity. However, he may not act in a managerial capacity.
(2) Spouses who are members of a licensed charitable gaming organization are allowed to assist in the gaming activity, but not in a managerial capacity.
Section 2-7. Definition of Workers in a Managerial Capacity: For the purpose of this ordinance, workers in a managerial capacity are those who:
(1) are in charge of the game;
(2) are responsible for filling out forms or paperwork;
(3) are responsible for the money or money counts;
(4) act as caller during a bingo game.
Section 2-8. Domiciled in Louisiana: All organizations must be domiciled in the State of Louisiana not less than two years and authorized to conduct charitable fund raising activities within the state.
Section 3. Application/ Fees. Organizations requesting a charitable gaming license must file an application with the City of Grambling and pay a $50.00 fee at the time the application is filed. The fee in non-refundable and will become the license fee at the time the organization receives a license. The application shall be in writing addressed to the Mayor.
Section 4. Licensing Procedure. Each applicant for such license shall complete and file with the City of Grambling a written application which shall be available at Grambling City Hall. The application form may be amended from time to time as approved by the Mayor but shall contain include the following:
(1) The name and address of the applicant with sufficient facts relating to its incorporation and organization to enable the City to determine whether or not it is a bona fide organization or association.
(2) The names and addresses of its officers, and a list of all active members.
(3) The specific kind of game(s) of chance intended to be held, operated or conducted by the organization.
(4) The place(s) where such game(s) of chance are intended to be conducted by the applicant.
(5) The intended use of net proceeds for educational including student housing expenses, charitable, religious, patriotic, or other public spirited purposes.
(6) A copy of the organization's State License.
Any organization meeting all requirements of State and local bingo laws shall be issued a local license. If for any reason any organization is denied a license by the City of Grambling, such organization is automatically entitled to appeal to the City Council and shall be advised of such in writing at the time of denial. The Grambling City Council shall have absolute authority to override the denial by the administrative division. Upon issuance of a license to any organization by the City of Grambling, the name of such organization and the officers thereof shall be provided to the Grambling City Council at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Section 4-1. Licensing Format. Each license shall be issue by the Mayor's office.
Section 4-2. Licensing Period: No license for any games of chance issued under this section shall be effective for a period of more than one year from the effective date on the license. In any event all gaming licenses expire on the 31st day of December in any calendar year.
Section 4-3. Special Charitable Gaming License: A Special Charitable Gaming License is a license to conduct one Super Bingo Session where the total prize amount shall not exceed the amount permitted under a state special license. It is understood that the state special license prize limit is currently $25,000 in cash or things of equal value but this number shall change as a matter of law if the State of Louisiana subsequently changes this limit as provided by Louisiana Revised Statute 4:710 and LAC Title 42, Part I, Chapter 17 §1703 & Chapter 19§1901. A charitable organization must obtain a Special Charitable Gaming License from the City of Grambling in order to conduct a Super Bingo Session which shall require the charitable organization to complete and file with the City an application and payment of the Special Charitable Gaming Licensing fee of $50.00. No Special Charitable Gaming License shall be issued unless the charitable organization has obtained a special charitable gaming license from the State of Louisiana and a copy of same has been attached to the application to the City. No organization shall be issued more than two Special Charitable Gaming Licenses in a calendar year.
Section 4-4. Amendments of Licenses: Any license issued under this ordinance may be amended only after the organization has obtained approval of the amendment to its state license from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Office of Charitable Gaming. A copy of the approved amended state license must be submitted to the City of Grambling upon receipt from the state regulatory agency.
Section 4-5. Control, Supervision, and Suspension of Licenses. The City of Grambling issuing any license under this ordinance shall have and exercise control and supervision over all games of chance to the end that the same are fairly held, operated and conducted. In accordance with the provisions of such license, the rules and regulations promulgated by the City of Grambling and the provisions of this ordinance and state law, the Mayor's office shall have the power and authority to suspend or revoke any license issued after hearing.
Section 4-6. Revocation of Licenses: It shall be unlawful for any organization whose license has been revoked or denied to hold, operate or conduct charitable games or chance within the city or assist in the holding, operating or conducting of any charitable game of chance on behalf of, in connection with or for the benefit of any other organization. The prohibition contained herein shall extend to the officers and those individuals listed in the application of any organization denied such a permit or license.
Section 5. Financial Reports and Fees: Each organization shall file with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Office of Charitable Gaming a quarterly report signed by the member in charge or head of the organization on forms prescribed by the regulatory agency. The report must be postmarked, or if hand delivered, received in the state's office, no later than the last business day of the first month following the end of the quarter. For the purposes of this ordinance, business days are defined as Monday through Friday, not including state holidays.
Quarters are on a calendar basis and begin and end as follows: The first quarter begins on January 1 and ends on March 31; the second quarter begins on April 1 and ends on June 30; the third quarter begins on July 1 and ends on September 30; the fourth quarter begins October 1 and ends on December 31. A signed copy of each quarterly report shall be submitted to the City Clerk for the City of Grambling. The report must be postmarked, or if hand delivered, received in the state's office, no later than the last business day of the first month following the end of the quarter.
Section 5-l . Right of Examination: The City of Grambling shall have the power to examine or to cause to be examined the books and records of any organization or association to which such license is issued so far as they may relate to any transactions connected with the holding and conducting of any game of chance, and examine any manager, officer, director, agent, member or employee thereof under oath in relation to the conduct of any such game of chance. Information received may not be disclosed except so far as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this ordinance.
Section 5-2. Regulatory Assessment. Each organization licensed to conduct games of chance shall remit a regulatory fee of five percent (5%) on the gross receipts from Bingo (as defined in Part II, Section 1.1 of this ordinance which does not include Electronic Video Bingo) and pull tab net receipts on a quarterly basis to the City of Grambling to handle the correspondence, supervision, and regulation of charitable bingo. The regulatory assessment is due on the last business day of the first month following the end of the quarter and shall be submitted with the quarterly report set forth in section 5.
Section 6. Gaming Regulations, Requirements, and Prohibitions: All charitable gaming organizations licensed in the City of Grambling shall adopt internal procedures and forms to assure compliance with the following regulations, requirements, and prohibitions of this Ordinance and state law.
Section 6-1. Initial Price of Tickets or Shares: For the purposes of this ordinance, a disposable bingo card is a card made of paper or other suitable material which is designated or intended for use at a single bingo occasion. A nondisposable bingo card is a reusable card such as a hard card, or one that contains a slide or a shutter.
(1) Each organization will assign a fixed value, the amount it intends to charge for individual nondisposable bingo cards, if used, and/or each cut and collation of disposable bingo card and bonanza sheet it intends to use, sell, or otherwise furnish in the conduct of its. Gaming sessions.
(2) Each organization shall submit a list to the Louisiana Department of Revenue Office of Charitable Gaming with the assigned fixed values it intends to charge for individual nondisposable bingo cards and bonanza sheet that it intends to sell. This list will be resubmitted with each license application submitted by the organization.
(3) Each organization shall submit a copy of the list with the assigned fixed values it intends to charge for individual nondisposable bingo cards and bonanza sheets that it intends to sell to the City Clerk of the City of Grambling.
(4) All sales of disposable and nondisposable bingo cards and bonanza sheets must be in accordance with the fixed assigned values as reported to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Office of Charitable Gaming and the City of Grambling.
(5) Neither the fixed assigned values nor the cuts and collaborations of disposable bing cards can be changed without prior written approval from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Office of Charitable Gaming.
(6) Organizations may not:
a. Issue or otherwise furnish any free disposable or nondisposable bingo cards or bonanza sheets, or
b. Discount the price of any disposable or nondisposable bingo cards or bonanza sheets.
Section 6-2. Electronic Video Bingo: It shall be lawful for an organization to use electronic or video machines, hereafter termed "electronic bingo machines"' after having received a license from the City of Grambling. These machines shall be for public playing of bingo at any location licensed under this part for charitable bingo, provided that all requirements of this part not in conflict with the provisions of the ordinance are met. Any such electronic bingo machine shall be subject to the requirements and restrictions of Louisiana law and this ordinance. An. electronic bingo machine may be leased by any holder of a bingo license issued pursuant to this part. Only cash prizes may be awarded winners of games on an electronic bi go machine. Net proceeds (after prizes awarded) will be divided between machine distributor and charitable gaming clubs with a minimum of 45% being paid to and split by the organizations. The entire net proceeds from the use of electronic bingo machines are to be devoted to educational including student housing expense, charitable, religious, patriotic, and other public spirited uses.
Section 6-3. Pull-Tabs: Pull Tabs should only be distributed to license organizations in accordance with state law requirements. The entire net proceeds from the use of pull-tabs are to be devoted to educational including student housing expenses, charitable, religious, patriotic, and other public spirited uses.
Section 6-4. Commercial Hall Rental. No organization shall be granted a license to hold a game of chance where the amount of rental is in excess of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) per day.
Section 6-5. Security Fees/Method of Payment: All payments for security shall be paid directly by the licensed commercial hall lessor and/or distributor to the security company or security officers on duty.
Section 6-6. Number of Sessions Per Month/ Games Per Session: No game(s) of chance shall be held under any license issued under this ordinance more often than permitted by state law.
Section 6-7. Maximum Prize Awards/Bingo: The total amount of prizes which may be awarded in any one session by a licensee shall not exceed the amount permitted by state law.
Section 6-8. Door Prizes. Door prizes may be given away and not included in total dollar amount of prizes awarded. However, at no time may the value of a door prize exceed $200 per session. When merchandise is awarded as a prize in a game, its value shall be determined by its cost to the licensee or if donated, the fair market value. The fair market value of donated merchandise prizes may not be reported as an expenditure in financial statements or reports required by this ordinance.
Section 6-9. Compensation of Workers Prohibited
(1) No Such game(s) of chance shall be conducted with any equipment except such as shall be owned absolutely or used without payment of any compensation therefore by the licensee.
(2) No item of expense shall be incurred or paid in connection with the holding, operating or conducting of any game of chance pursuant to any license issued under this ordinance, except such as are bona fide items of merchandise furnished or services rendered.
(3) No commission, salary, compensation, reward or recompense whatever shall be paid or given, directly or indirectly, to any person holding operating or conducting or assisting in any game of chance.
(4) Any person, association, or corporation licensed to hold, operate, or conduct any game(s) of chance under any license issued pursuant to this ordinance may compensate, for services rendered, any fifteen employees, including a bingo caller, who assist in the holding, operating, or conducting of such game(s). the rate of compensation shall be no more than ten dollars per hour and in any event shall not exceed fifty dollars per session for any employee. Each employee or volunteer worker may also be provided meals and beverages to be eaten on the premises not to exceed a total value of fifteen dollars per person. Expenditures made under this provisions of this subsection shall be subject to the reporting provisions of Louisiana Revised Statute 4:716 and the regulations promulgated thereunder. Compensation provided for in this ordinance shall not constitute a violation of the prohibition against the payment or giving of a commission, salary, compensation reward, or recompense to any person holding, operating, or conducting any such game.
Section 6-10. Security Officers. All games of chance authorized by this ordinance shall only be conducted when licensed security officer(s) are present to provide security during such games.
PART II. CHARITABLE GAMING DEFINITIONS
Section 1. Charitable Gaming Definitions: The following definitions are an integral part of this ordinance and should be used accordingly.
Section 1-1. Bingo: A game played for prizes with cards bearing numbers or other designations, five (5) or more in one line, the holder covering numbers, as objects, similarly numbered, are drawn from a respectable and the game being won by the person who first covers a previously designated arrangement of numbers on such a card.
Section 1-3. Electronic Video Bingo: A machine which plays the game of bingo similar to a manual bingo game except that the machine employs a random number generator that replaces the drawing of numbered objects from a receptacle and may play "cover all bingo, in which all numbers of the card must be covered.
Section 1-4. Pull Tabs: Single or banded tickets or cards with a covered or concealed face containing one or more numbers or symbols where one or more in each set has been designed in advance as a winner.
Section 1-5. Charitable Gaming Organization: A nonprofit board, association, corporation, or other organization domiciled in this state and qualified with the United States Internal Revenue Service for an exemption from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (10), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code licensed to conduct specific game(s) of chance by the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Office of Charitable Gaming and the Town of Grambling.
Section 1-6. Commercial Hall Lessor: For the purpose of this section, a commercial lessor is defined as a person, partnership, corporation or other group or association who owns as interest in or is the lessor of premises offered for the purpose of conducting charitable games of chance on those premises. The term does not include a person convicted of a felony, criminal fraud or a crime of moral turpitude, or a person married to a person convicted of such crimes.
Section 1-7. Gaming Supplies Distributor: A person, partnership, or corporation currently licensed by the State of Louisiana to sell charitable gaming supplies.
PART III. ELECTRONIC VIDEO BINGO MACHINES
Section 1. Permitted at Licensed Locations. It shall be lawful for any bona fide veterans, patriotic, charitable, educational, religious, or fraternal organization, civic service club, and carnival organization, possessing a current, valid city, state and parish bingo permit, to use electronic video bingo machine or machines authorized pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statute 4:701 et. seq. at licensed locations; and the leasing or placement of such machines from state-approved distributors/suppliers.
Section 2. Application for license. Each applicant for an electronic video bingo license ("EVBL") shall file with the City of Grambling a written application in the form prescribed by the City of Grambling, duly executed and verified, in which shall be stated the name and address of the applicant, the places or places where, the such electronic video bingo machine or machines arc intended to be used by the applicant under the license applied for. The application shall include the name and address of the distributor/supplier and evidence of state approval of such distributor/supplier.
Section 3. Term of License. Licenses for the use and operation of any electronic video bingo machine(s) shall be effective each year from the period of January 1 through December 31 of the year of issuance of the license.
Section 4. License Processing Fee. A nonrefundable fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) shall be paid to the city to defray the costs of reviewing and processing an application for the operation of electronic video bingo machines.
Section 5. Machine Permit Fee. An annual permit fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each machine to be permitted shall be paid to the City of Grambling at the time the application for an electronic video bingo license is filed.
Section 6. Statement of Revenue and Payment of Tax. Not later than twenty (20) days after March 31, June 30, October 31 and December 31 of each year, each EVBL licensee shall file with the Grambling City Clerk a duly verified statement indicating total coins in, credited played, credits won and credits paid. The tax due the City as provided by this ordinance shall be remitted by the licensee to the city with each statement of revenue.
Section 7. Maximum Number of Machines Permitted. No EVBL shall have more than thirty-five (35) electronic video bingo machines in each licensed location.
Section 8. Louisiana Statutory Provisions. Where any provisions in this ordinance conflict with the provisions of Louisiana Revised Statute 4:701 et seq., the applicable provisions of such state law, and the applicable provisions contained in the Louisiana Administrative Code promulgated pursuant thereto, shall govern. Each EVBL shall meet all requirements of state law regarding the operation of electronic video bingo games and use of electronic video bingo machines.
Section 9. Net Proceeds. For purposes of this ordinance, the term Net Proceeds and Net win shall mean the sum obtained by subtracting total coins in minus the total amount paid out on ticket vouchers tendered for cash money. Net Proceeds shall be paid and distributed between the distributor, charitable organization, and Commercial Hall/Lessor as agreed upon in compliance with State law.
Section 10. Regulatory Taxes on Electronic Video Bingo. Until such time as the Net Proceeds from all electronic video bingo machines at a Commercial Hall exceed $600,000.00 per quarter, ten percent (10%) of the net win from each shall be paid as a tax to the City of Grambling. Thereafter, twenty percent (20%) of the net win from each shall be paid as a tax to the City of Grambling for each and every that the Net Proceeds exceed $600,000.00. In any quarter that the Net Proceeds falls below $600,000.00, then that tax shall be ten percent (10%) for that quarter.
Section 11. General. Except as specifically provided with respect to electronic video bingo, .all other requirements and penalties relating to bingo, keno, and raffles shall apply to the operation of electronic video bingo machines.
PART IV. COMMERCIAL HALLS.
Section 1. Commercial Halls. The City of Grambling shall issue Commercial Hall/Commercial Lessor licenses as defined by State Law.
Section 2. Licensing. All Commercial HallCommercial Lessors must obtain an occupational license from the City of Grambling and provide a copy of its State License to obtain same.
Section 3. Limitations on Licenses No more than two Commercial Hall/Commercial Lessor licenses shall be issued within the City of Grambling. Furthermore, no more than one Commercial Hall/Commercial Lessor license shall be issued unless the electronic video bingo devices located within the initial commercial hall are producing a net win of more than $800,000 per month for at least three months. Net win for the purposes of this section shall be defined as the gross coin in, less the coin out and refunds to patrons and less any state, federal and local taxes, fees and assessments permitted by law.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that if any portion of this ordinance shall be held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions herein which can be given effect without the invalid provision and to this end the provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable.
This Ordinance was duly introduced, the title of this ordinance was duly published in accordance with law, and then duly read and adopted on the 27th day of December, 2012 by the following votes:
5 YEAS 0 NAYS None ABSENT None ABSTAIN.
This Ordinance was adopted on the 7th day of January, 2013 and presented to the Mayor for his signature on the 8th day of January, 2013.
ORDINANCE NO. 0126012-2
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING TO TO PROVIDE FOR THE CRIME OF INDECENT EXPOSURE/SAGGING AND ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF.
WHEREAS, the proposed ordinance must be introduced by its title and a public hearing must be held prior to its adoption; and
WHEREAS, the title of the proposed ordinance must be published in the official journal and the notice shall provide for the time and place where the Board will consider its adoption; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen in the City of Grambling finds that it is in the interest of the citizens of the City of Grambling that provisions regarding the crime of indecent exposure and sagging be defined and that penalties for violations thereof be enforced;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED that the following ordinance be and it is hereby adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Grambling:
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person in any public place or in view of the public, to be found in a state of Nudity or partial Nudity, or in any indecent exposure of his or her person or under garments or be guilty of any indecent or lewd behavior.
(b) Wearing lingerie, teddies, see through night gowns, or undergarments as outer garments, including bras, panties, and underwear, shall be considered a form of partial Nudity in violation of this ordinance.
(c) Any person violating any provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than one-hundred-fifty dollars ($150.00) plus court costs AND imprisoned for no more than 15 days or imposition of up to 24 hours of court ordered community service activities, at least half of which will consist of participation in a litter abatement or collection program.
(d) Upon a second conviction, any person who violates this ordinance shall be fined not more than two-hundred-fifty dollars($250.00) plus court costs AND imprisoned for no more than 30 days, or imposition of up to 48 hours of court ordered community service activities, at least half of which will consist of participation in a litter abatement or collection program.
(e) Upon a third or any subsequent conviction, any person who violates this ordinance shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus court costs AND imprisoned for no more than 60 days or imposition of up to 96 hours of court ordered community service activities, at least half of which will consist of participation in a litter abatement or collection program.
(f) An offender who participates in a litter abatement or collection program pursuant to this section shall have no cause of action for damages against the entity conducting the program or supervising his participation therein, including the city, or the parish, marshal, court system or other entity nor against any official employee or agent of such entity for injury or loss suffered by him during or arising out of his participation in the program, if such injury or loss is a direct result of the lack of supervision or act or omission of the supervisor, unless the injury or loss was caused by intentional or grossly negligent act or omission of the entity or its official, employee or agent.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this ordinance shall become effective after its promulgation all in the manner and form prescribed by law.
This Ordinance was duly introduced; the title of this ordinance was duly published in accordance with law, and then duly read and adopted by the following votes:
YEAS:3 NAYS: 2- Cullen Jackson and Yanise Days None: ABSENT None: ABSTAIN.
This ordinance was adopted on the 7th day of February, 2013 and presented to the Mayor for his signature on the 8th day of February, 2013 (which is less than 3 days from the date the ordinance was adopted).
Approved by the Mayor on this 8th day of February, 2013.
/Edward R. Jones/
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
1td: February 15, 2013