2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:416 - Qualified truck stop facilities; number of devices; fuel sales

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:416 (2018)

§416. Qualified truck stop facilities; number of devices; fuel sales

            A. A person owning or leasing a qualified truck stop facility may be granted a license for the placement of not more than fifty video draw poker devices in his facility based on the fuel sales as provided in Subsection C of this Section, in an area separated for adult patronage only, if all other requirements of this Chapter are met. There shall be only one license granted for the operation of video draw poker devices at each qualified truck stop facility.

            B. The qualified truck stop facility shall be owned or leased by a person who meets all the personal qualifications for a Class A-General retail permit or a Class A-Restaurant permit, as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to serve or sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption; however, when no such permit is obtainable or available, no such permit shall be required.

            C.(1) A qualified truck stop facility shall have a fuel facility that offers, in the regular course of business, fuel sales for individual vehicle consumption. The board may adopt rules to recognize alternative fuel sources to satisfy the requirement regarding fuel sales provided by this Chapter.

            (2) Except as provided in R.S. 27:421 and Paragraph (3) of this Subsection, the number of video draw poker devices placed at a qualified truck stop facility shall be based on the average monthly fuel sales calculated quarterly, using four sets of three calendar months, for the first year of operation and thereafter shall be based upon the average monthly fuel sales calculated annually, using a calendar year, as follows:

            (a) One hundred thousand gallons of fuel - not more than fifty devices.

            (b) Seventy-five thousand gallons of fuel - not more than forty devices.

            (c) Fifty thousand gallons of fuel - not more than thirty-five devices.

            (3)(a) A qualified truck stop facility, except a qualified truck stop facility located within a radius of twelve miles or less from the location of the official gaming establishment in Orleans Parish, that complies or has complied with one of the fuel sales requirements of Paragraph (2) of this Subsection for five consecutive years shall thereafter be permitted to retain the number of devices it operated during that same consecutive five-year period provided it continues to meet the fuel sales requirement set forth in Subparagraph (2)(c) of this Subsection.

            (b) After ten years of operation as a qualified truck stop facility, the facility shall thereafter be permitted to retain the number of devices for which the facility qualified in the prior calendar year of operation, not to exceed forty devices, if the facility meets a minimum fuel sales requirement of not less than thirty thousand gallons per month. However, such qualified truck stop facility shall be required to comply with the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.

            D.(1) Bulk sales or transfers shall not be used to calculate monthly averages. All fuel sales must correspond to state-accepted daily sales reports which correspond to monthly state sales tax reports and shall be verified by fuel tickets from the truck stop facility.

            (2) To be considered a fuel facility at a qualified truck stop facility for the purpose of licensing that qualified truck stop to operate video draw poker devices, the fuel facility shall not be subject to the fuel sales requirements provided for in Subpart E of Part VIII of Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, comprised of R.S. 51:421 through 427, and the requirements of Chapter 13 of Title 51 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

            (3) The provisions of this Subsection provide for the fuel sales requirements for the purpose of licensing criteria for the operation of video draw poker devices at a qualified truck stop facility.

            (4) The provisions of this Subsection shall not be construed to repeal, limit, or supercede any requirements for the sale of fuel by fuel facilities as otherwise provided for by law.

            (5) The provisions of this Subsection shall not be construed to repeal, limit, or supercede the authority of the office of the attorney general to enforce the Unfair Trade Practices or Consumer Protection Law or the authority of any district attorney to prosecute violations of Subpart E of Part VIII of Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, comprised of R.S. 51:421 through 427.

            Acts 2012, No. 161, §2; Acts 2016, No. 40, §1; Acts 2016, No. 579, §1; Acts 2018, No. 491, §1.

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