2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:439 - Video Draw Poker Device Purse Supplement Fund; distribution and expenditure
§439. Video Draw Poker Device Purse Supplement Fund; distribution and expenditure
A. Funds specified pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 27:435(D)(4) shall be forwarded by the division to the state treasurer for immediate deposit in the state treasury. The funds so deposited 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, each fiscal year, credit to a special fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury and entitled the Video Draw Poker Device Purse Supplement Fund, an amount equal to all funds specified pursuant to R.S. 27:435(D)(4). Monies in the Video Draw Poker Purse Supplement Fund shall only be withdrawn pursuant to an appropriation by the legislature and shall be used solely as provided in Subsection B of this Section.
B. Monies in the Video Draw Poker Device Purse Supplement Fund shall be annually appropriated to the Louisiana State Racing Commission within the office of the governor, and shall be allocated by the commission as follows:
(1) Two-thirds of the funds appropriated to the commission pursuant to this Section shall be allocated and provided to the licensed racing associations in the state which conduct live horse racing on the basis of the proportion the number of thoroughbred race days each association conducted for the preceding year bears to the total number of thoroughbred race days conducted statewide for the preceding year, and such funds shall be used solely to supplement purses in accordance with a schedule or formula established by the purse committee of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association on Louisiana-bred thoroughbred races.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this Paragraph, one-third of the funds appropriated to the commission pursuant to this Section shall be allocated and provided to the Louisiana Quarterhorse Breeders' Association to be used to supplement purses for Louisiana bred quarterhorses. Within fifteen days of receipt, the first fifty thousand dollars of the amount allocated by the Louisiana State Racing Commission to the Louisiana Quarterhorse Breeders' Association shall be disbursed as follows:
(a) Twenty-five thousand dollars shall be paid to the Louisiana Quarterhorse Association to be used for the promotion of youth interest in quarterhorses.
(b) Twenty-five thousand dollars shall be paid to the Quarterhorse Racing Association of Louisiana to be spent at the direction of a majority of the voting members of the board of directors.
Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 12, §1, eff. July 1, 1994; Acts 1995, No. 627, §1, eff. June 19, 1995. Redesignated from R.S. 33:4862.23 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 1999, No. 492, §1; Acts 2001, No. 8, §7, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 671, §1, eff. June 25, 2001; Acts 2008, No. 243, §1; Acts 2012, No. 161, §4.