2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:52 - Board; powers; duties; rules

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:52 (2018)

§52. Board; powers; duties; rules

The board shall:

(1) Hear and determine all appeals relative to the granting, suspension, revocation, condition, or renewal of all licenses, permits, and applications.

(2) Promulgate rules providing for and determining the following:

(a)(i) In any parish, except a parish which borders the Red River beginning five miles south of the Kansas City Southern Company/Louisiana Arkansas Crossing Railroad Bridge in Rapides Parish and ending five miles north of the Mid-South Company Railroad Bridge in Caddo Parish, the authorized routes of a riverboat upon designated rivers or waterways, the duration of riverboat excursions, and the stops which a riverboat may make.

(ii) In any parish which borders the Red River beginning five miles south of the Kansas City Southern Company/Louisiana Arkansas Crossing Railroad Bridge in Rapides Parish and ending five miles north of the Mid-South Company Railroad Bridge in Caddo Parish, the authorized routes of a riverboat upon designated rivers or waterways, the duration of riverboat excursions, and the stops which a riverboat may make, should the licensee offer excursions while conducting gaming activities.

(b) The minimum levels of insurance to be maintained by the licensees.

(c) In a consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard, binding emergency orders regarding the navigability of rivers in the event of extreme weather conditions, acts of God, or other extreme circumstances should the licensee offer, or be required to offer, excursions for the purpose of conducting gaming activities.

(d) Specification for the design, appearance, accommodations, and constructions of riverboats, except for designated gaming area surveillance facilities and systems.

(e) The procedures for negotiable instrument transactions involving patrons, including limits on the circumstances and amounts of the transaction, and the establishment of forms and procedures for negotiable instrument transactions, redemptions, and consolidations.

(f) Repealed by Acts 2001, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 3, §3, eff. March 27, 2001.

(g) That preferential treatment is given to Louisiana firms and to Louisiana agricultural firms, as defined in R.S. 3:285, to the extent allowed by law in the procurement of all resources and goods used in the operation of a riverboat, come from Louisiana and that a preferential treatment to the extent allowable by law in the awarding of contracts for services and entertainment is given to Louisiana firms and residents.

(3) Make an annual report to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget for review of all revenues, expenses, and disbursements and shall include in the report recommendations for changes in this Chapter. The board shall annually report this same information to the governor. The board shall report immediately to the governor and the House of Representatives Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice and the Senate Committee on Judiciary B a matter that requires changes in Louisiana law to prevent abuses and evasions of this Chapter or to correct undesirable conditions in connection with the operation and regulation of riverboat gaming.

(4) Reject any rule or regulation to be proposed by the division and submitted to the board which is unacceptable.

Acts 1991, No. 753, §1, eff. July 18, 1991; Acts 1993, No. 572, §1, eff. June 14, 1993. Redesignated from R.S. 4:511 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2001, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 3, §3, eff. Mar. 27, 2001; Acts 2004, No. 271, §2; Acts 2012, No. 711, §1.

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