2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:270 - Deposit of revenues; expenditures and investments authorized; transfer of revenues to state treasury; corporation operating account; audit of corporation books and records; audits

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:270 (2018)

PART X. REVENUES FROM CASINO

GAMING OPERATIONS

§270. Deposit of revenues; expenditures and investments authorized; transfer of revenues to state treasury; corporation operating account; audit of corporation books and records; audits

A.(1) All money received by the corporation from gaming operations and all other sources shall be deposited into a corporate operating account. Such account shall be established in a fiscal agent or depository as defined in R.S. 49:319. The corporation may use all money in the corporate operating account, except those funds withheld pursuant to R.S. 27:260(D), for the purposes of paying necessary expenses of the corporation and dividends to the state. The investment of monies in the corporate operating account shall be determined by rules and regulations promulgated by the corporation.

(2)(a) Quarterly, the corporation shall transfer to the state treasury one percent of its operating account, not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars per fiscal year. These monies shall first be credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund in accordance with Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana. Thereafter, the state treasurer shall deposit the monies into the Compulsive and Problem Gaming Fund established by R.S. 28:842.

(b) Quarterly, the corporation shall transfer to the state treasury for deposit into the Compulsive and Problem Gaming Fund provided for in R.S. 28:842 the amount of revenues withheld and remitted in accordance with R.S. 27:260(D).

(3)(a) Daily, the corporation shall transfer to the state treasury for deposit into certain funds in the treasury, as provided in this Paragraph, the amount of net revenues which the corporation determines are surplus to its needs. After first being credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund in accordance with Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, and after satisfying any other requirements of the Constitution and laws of Louisiana, such net revenues shall be deposited as follows:

(i) In each year for which the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget disapproves or does not act upon the amount of the casino support services contract as provided in R.S. 27:247 and no monies are deposited in and credited to the Casino Support Services Fund:

(aa) Ten percent shall be deposited in and credited to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund as provided in R.S. 17:421.7 and shall be used solely and exclusively for the same purposes provided for in Paragraph (B)(1) of that Section.

(bb) Ninety percent shall be deposited in and credited to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund as provided in R.S. 17:421.7.

(ii) In each year for which the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget approves the amount of the casino support services contract as provided in R.S. 27:247:

(aa) The first one million eight hundred thousand dollars shall be deposited in and credited to the Casino Support Services Fund.

(bb) The next sixty million dollars shall be deposited in and credited to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund as provided in R.S. 17:421.7.

(cc) After satisfying the requirements of Subitems (aa) and (bb) of this Item, monies shall be deposited into the Casino Support Services Fund until the casino support services contract is fully funded for that year.

(dd) After satisfying the requirements of Subitem (cc) of this Item, the remainder of the monies shall be deposited in and credited to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund as provided for in R.S. 17:421.7.

(b) Net revenues or proceeds shall be determined by deducting from gross corporation revenues the necessary expenses incurred by the corporation in the operation and administration of the casino gaming operations. This shall include the expenses of the corporation, the expenses resulting from any contract or contracts entered into for ordinary and customary business services rendered to the corporation, and the amount required to be transferred to the state treasury pursuant to Paragraph (2) of this Subsection.

B. Repealed by Acts 2012, No. 834, §13, eff. July 1, 2012.

C. The legislative auditor or person designated by him shall be responsible for an annual financial audit of the books and records of the corporation in accordance with R.S. 24:513. The corporation shall reimburse the legislative auditor for the reasonable costs of any audits performed by him. All such audit reports shall be filed with the governor, the president of the Senate, and the speaker of the House of Representatives. All gaming operators and licensees and the corporation shall cooperate with the auditor or his representatives by giving them access to the facilities and records of the corporation for the purpose of efficient compliance with their respective responsibilities.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992; Acts 1995, No. 843, §1, eff. June 27, 1995; Acts 1995, No. 1014, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1215, §1, eff. July 1, 1995. Redesignated from R.S. 4:670 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 585, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 1997, No. 1359, §1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 543, §1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, §2, eff. Mar. 21, 2001; Acts 2012, No. 834, §13, eff. July 1, 2012; Acts 2014, No. 167, §1, eff. May 22, 2014.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Louisiana may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.