2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:13 - Standards of conduct

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:13 (2018)

§13. Standards of conduct

A. Each board member shall serve in a fiduciary capacity and shall perform his duties and make decisions in the best interest of the state.

B. The Code of Governmental Ethics is applicable to the board as more specifically provided therein.

C. The provisions of this Subsection shall apply to the board and its employees in addition to the Code of Governmental Ethics. The board shall adopt rules to implement this Subsection. The board shall adopt rules as additional ethical rules for members and employees which shall include at a minimum the following:

(1) No board member or employee shall engage in gaming activities in any establishment under the jurisdiction of the board, except as required in the course of his duties.

(2) No board member or employee shall solicit or accept employment from a casino operator or from any licensee or permittee of the board, or any holding, intermediary, or subsidiary company of an operator, a licensee, or a permittee, for a period of five years after termination of service on the board or employment by the board.

(3) No immediate family member of a board member shall be employed by the casino operator, a licensee, or a permittee under this Title, or any holding, intermediary, or subsidiary company of an operator, a licensee, or a permittee.

(4) No board member or board employee nor a member of the immediate family of any board member or employee shall acquire a future direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the gaming casino operator or any other gaming licensee or permittee, or a holding, intermediary, or subsidiary company of an operator, a licensee, or a permittee, during the term of office or employment of the member or employee.

(5) No board member or board employee shall attempt to affect the result of an election or a nomination for an office; directly or indirectly coerce, attempt to coerce, command, or advise a person to pay, lend, or contribute any thing of value to a political party, a committee, an organization, an agency, or a person for political purposes; or take part in a political campaign or the management of a political campaign.

(6) No member or board employee nor a member of the immediate family of a board member or board employee shall make a contribution or loan to, or expenditure on behalf of, a candidate or committee. No member or board employee or member of the immediate family of a board member or board employee shall receive, directly or indirectly, any contribution or loan from a casino gaming operator or any other licensee or permittee.

(7)(a) No board member or board employee shall represent the interests of any individual or entity, other than the board's interests, before the board for a period of five years following the date of termination of the person's term or employment with the board.

(b) A consultant or person under contract for services to the board may not represent the interests of any individual or entity, other than the board's interests, before the board nor may such consultant or person under contract for services act as a consultant to or for or have a contract for services with the casino operator or any other licensee or permittee, or any holding, intermediary, or subsidiary company of an operator, licensee, or permittee, during the term of any agreement with the board.

(8) No board member or board employee during service on or employment by the board or thereafter shall reveal information which is confidential, as provided in R.S. 27:21, except as is permitted in that Section.

(9)(a) Violations by a board member or any immediate family member of a board member of any ethical rule adopted by the board or provided by law shall be cause for removal of the board member.

(b) Violations by a board employee of any ethical rule adopted by the board or provided by law may be sanctioned by the board by suspension, demotion, or termination from employment, or some lesser sanction as determined appropriate by the board after receiving a report from a board hearing officer, if a hearing is requested by the employee, subject to applicable civil service laws and regulations.

(c) Violations of any ethical rule provided in this Section after termination of board service or employment shall be punishable by the imposition of a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars, as determined by a hearing officer pursuant to R.S. 27:25(D).

Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §1, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 657, §1.

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