SECTION 1: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, if any of the following has not occurred: 1) a mutually agreed-upon compact has been signed by the governor and Indian tribe; 2) said compact has been approved by the general court; 3) said compact has received final approval from the United States Department of the Interior; and 4) the United States Department of the Interior has taken land into trust on behalf of the tribe, then the Massachusetts Gaming Commission shall complete a prequalification process for applicants for a category 1 license in region C, as defined by Section 19(a) of chapter 23K of the general laws as appearing in the 2010 official edition, in sufficient time in order to issue a request for applications to prequalified applicants for a category 1 license in region C not later than the Commission issues a request for applications to prequalified applicants for category 1 licenses in either region A or B. The Commission shall render its final determination on applications from prequalified applicants for category 1 licenses in region C no later than it renders its final determinations on applications from prequalified applicants for category 1 licenses in either region A or B. The Commission shall issue a category 1 license in each region in which a prequalified applicant has met the minimum requirements contained in said chapter.
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