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      RS 27:452     


§452.  Local zoning ordinances

A.  Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 27:451, local governing authorities shall be authorized to enact zoning ordinances and building codes to regulate and restrict the placement or use of video draw poker devices, or the location, design, and construction of buildings, structures, and land for licensed video draw poker device operation at qualified truck stop facilities, except that such ordinances shall not exempt any device owner or operator or any other licensee from any of the restrictions on the ownership, operation, use, or location of video draw poker devices as provided in this Chapter.

B.  The provisions of this Section shall not be construed as limiting, superseding, or repealing any grant of zoning authority heretofore granted to any governing authority either by statute or home rule charter.

C.(1)  No license shall be issued to an applicant unless his application includes a certificate of compliance with applicable zoning ordinances and a statement of the approval for the operation of video draw poker devices at a truck stop facility from the applicable local governing authority.

(2)  The provisions of this Subsection shall apply only when the local governing authority has adopted zoning ordinances relative to the location of truck stop facilities or gaming devices pursuant to or consistent with this Section.

Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 13, §1, eff. July 1, 1994.  Redesignated from R.S. 33:4862.24 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2012, No. 161, §4.

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