2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:31 - TRANSFER PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 3. TRANSFER PROVISIONS
§31. Transfer of obligations, funding sources, and functions
A.(1) Beginning May 1, 1996, the board established in this Title shall undertake and become the sole and exclusive regulatory and supervisory board for gaming operations and activities authorized by the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Control Act, the Louisiana Economic Development and Gaming Corporation Act, and the Video Draw Poker Devices Control Law. Further, the board shall have all regulatory, enforcement, and supervisory authority which exists in the state as to gaming on Indian lands as provided in the provisions of Act No. 888 of the 1990 Regular Session of the Legislature and Act No. 817 of the 1993 Regular Session of the Legislature. The board created in this Title shall be the successor to any board of directors, president, board, commission, or committee established prior to May 1, 1996, to regulate gaming under such laws as well as successor to any authority heretofore granted to any other office or division within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or any other state department or agency, except as otherwise specifically provided herein.
(2) Effective May 1, 1996, the Riverboat Gaming Commission is abolished.
(3) Effective May 1, 1996, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board shall assume control of the affairs of the Louisiana Economic Development and Gaming Corporation.
B. Effective May 1, 1996, all powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the regulatory entities designated in Paragraphs (2) and (3) of Subsection A of this Section are transferred to and shall be performed and exercised by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. In addition, all of the obligations of those entities are transferred to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Upon the transfer of the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities accomplished by this Section, any pending or unfinished business of those regulatory entities shall become the business of and be completed by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board with the same power and authority as the entity from which the functions are transferred.
C. Any reference in rules, laws, and documents to or any designation by any law or contract or other document of any entity whose functions are transferred to the board shall be deemed to refer to the board provided that, to the extent necessary to prevent the impairment of the contractual obligations of any entity heretofore existing or of the state, the existence, organization, and functions of any such entity shall be excluded from the provisions of this Section. Any legal proceeding to which any of the entities is a party and which is filed, initiated, or pending before any court on May 1, 1996, and all documents involved in or affected by said legal proceeding, shall retain their effectiveness and shall be continued in the name of the board. All further legal proceedings and documents in the continuation, disposition, and enforcement of said legal proceeding shall be in the name of the board and the board shall be substituted for the entities without the necessity for amendment of any document. This Title shall not be construed so as to impair the contractual or other obligations of the entities or of the state of Louisiana. All obligations of the entities shall be the obligations of the board. The board shall be the successor in every way to the entities from which the functions are transferred, including all of the obligations and debts of the entities. This Title shall not be construed or applied in any way which will prevent full compliance by the state, or any department, office, or agency thereof, with the requirements of any Act of Congress of the United States or any regulation made thereunder by which federal aid or other federal assistance has been or hereafter is made available.
D. All books, papers, records, money, rights of action, and other property of every kind, movable and immovable, real and personal heretofore possessed, controlled, or used by any entity the authority of which is transferred to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board are hereby transferred to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, except as otherwise specifically provided herein.
E. All administrative rules and regulations promulgated by entities whose powers have been transferred to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board pursuant to the provisions of this Title shall be considered valid and remain in effect until repealed by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
F.(1) All funds dedicated and appropriated shall be transferred to the board pursuant to R.S. 27:92(C)(2) and R.S. 27:270.
(2) All funds dedicated and appropriated shall be transferred to the office of state police pursuant to R.S. 27:92(A), (B), and (C)(1), (3), (4), and (5) and as appropriated by the legislature.
Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §1, eff. May 1, 1996.