2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:247 - Casino support services contract
§247. Casino support services contract; Casino Support Services Fund
A. Subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, the gaming control board shall enter into a casino support services contract with the governing authority of the parish where the official gaming establishment is located in order to compensate the parish for the cost to the parish for providing support services resulting from the operation of the official gaming establishment and the activities therein. Support services as used in this Section shall include but not be limited to fire, police, sanitation, health, transportation, and traffic services. The amount of the contract shall be determined by negotiation and agreement between the gaming control board and the parish, subject to approval by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. In the event that a new contract is not agreed upon by the gaming control board and the parish by March thirty-first of any year, the contract currently in effect shall be submitted to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget for approval of the amount of the contract at the next meeting of the committee. If the committee approves the amount of the contract the chairman shall notify the treasurer of the amount of the contract and, the contract shall remain in full force and effect. If the committee disapproves or does not act upon the amount of the contract, the contract shall be null, void, and of no effect and the treasurer shall be prohibited from depositing monies into the Casino Support Services Fund.
B.(1) There is hereby created in the state treasury, as a special fund, the Casino Support Services Fund, hereinafter referred to as the "fund", to provide compensation to the parish governing authority pursuant to a casino support services contract executed pursuant to Subsection A of this Section.
(2) Monies in the fund shall be invested in the same manner as monies in the general fund. Interest earned on investment of monies in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Unexpended and unencumbered monies in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund.
C. Monies in the fund shall be appropriated to the parish governing authority and used to compensate the parish for its costs for providing support services resulting from the operation of the official gaming establishment and the activities therein.
Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 68, §1, eff. July 7, 1994. Redesignated from R.S. 4:647 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2003, No. 1281, §1, eff. July 13, 2003; Acts 2012, No. 863, §1, eff. June 15, 2012; Acts 2014, No. 167, §1, eff. May 22, 2014.