2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:226 - Standards of conduct

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:226 (2018)

§226. Standards of conduct

A. Each member of the board shall file with the Board of Ethics at the time of appointment, and annually thereafter, a financial disclosure statement listing all assets and liabilities, property and business interests, and sources of income of the member, the spouse of the member, and minor children of the member.

B. Each employee of the corporation, except secretarial and clerical personnel, shall file with the Board of Ethics, at the time of appointment or employment and annually thereafter, an affidavit affirming that the employee and the spouse of the employee do not have an economic interest in an applicant, licensee, or permittee.

C.(1) The members of the board and all corporation employees shall be subject to the Code of Governmental Ethics as provided in R.S. 27:211(D). In addition, the board shall adopt a code of ethics for officers and employees.

(2) The board shall adopt a code of ethics concerning the corporation's specific needs.

(3) Ethics codes adopted by the board shall include but not be limited to the following:

(a) A member or employee or agent of the corporation shall not be permitted to engage in gaming activities in an establishment licensed by the corporation, except in the course of the person's duties.

(b) A member or employee shall not solicit or accept employment from the casino operator, a licensee, or permittee for a period of two years after termination of service with the corporation.

(c) A member or employee shall not act in an official capacity in a matter concerning a licensee or a permittee who is the employer of a spouse, child, parent, or sibling, when such action might reasonably be expected to impair the objectivity of the person.

(d) A spouse, child, parent, or sibling of a member shall not be employed by the casino operator, a licensee under this Chapter, or a holding, intermediary, or subsidiary company of a licensee.

(e) A member or employee shall not have a direct or indirect interest in the gaming contractor, a licensee, or permittee, during the term of office or employment of the member or employee.

(f) A member or employee shall not use the person's official authority for the purpose of affecting the result of an election or nomination for office; directly or indirectly coerce, attempt to coerce, command, or advise a person to pay, lend, or contribute anything of value to a 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.

(4) The following persons shall not pay, lend, or contribute anything of value to a political candidate, political organization, political party, or political action committee, the president, a member of the board, or a spouse or minor child of the president or a member.

(5)(a) Except as provided in Subparagraph (e) of this Paragraph, a member of the board shall not acquire a direct or indirect economic interest in or be employed by a casino gaming contractor for a period of two years following the date the member's term expires.

(b) Except as provided in Subparagraph (e) of this Paragraph, an employee of the corporation shall not acquire a direct or an indirect economic interest in or be employed by a casino gaming contractor for a period of two years following the termination of the person's employment with the corporation.

(c) A member or a person employed by the corporation shall not represent a party other than the corporation before or against the corporation for a period of two years following the termination of the person's term or employment with the corporation.

(d) A consultant or person under contract for services to the corporation may not represent a person other than the corporation before the corporation.

(e) A former board member or employee is not prohibited, following termination of the person's membership or employment, from acquiring an interest in, or soliciting or obtaining employment with a person involved in, a gaming operations service industry which is not a licensee or permittee.

(6) A licensee or permittee shall not provide, transfer, or sell, or offer to provide, transfer, or sell, an interest in a license or permit to a person restricted from the transaction by this Chapter.

D. The Board of Ethics shall administer and enforce the provisions of this Section and the regulations, rules, and orders issued with respect to members and employees subject to the provisions of this Section. The procedures and penalties provided for in the Code of Governmental Ethics shall apply to the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Section.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 14, §1, eff. May 6, 1996; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 64, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997. Redesignated from R.S. 4:626 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996.

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