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§12.  Certain financial interests prohibited; oaths

A.(1)  Neither a board member or board employee nor any member of the immediate family of any board member or board employee shall have a pecuniary interest in any business or organization which holds a gaming license, contract, or permit issued by the board or entered into by the board or which is under the board's regulation or which is doing business with any person or organization holding such a license, contract, or permit or in any holding, intermediary, or subsidiary company of any such person or organization.

(2)  As used in this Section, "pecuniary interest" does not include a vested retirement or other employment termination benefit the amount and payment of which is guaranteed and totally unrelated to the profit made by the business or organization.  Such a benefit may not include any stock or ownership transfers or profit-sharing devices.

B.  Each member of the board, except the ex officio members, shall file with the Board of Ethics prior to the time of confirmation, and annually thereafter, a financial disclosure statement listing all assets and liabilities, property and business interests, and sources of income of the member, the spouse of the member, and each minor child of the member.  Such financial disclosure shall be completed on a form designed by the ethics board and shall include a sworn affidavit as to its accuracy.

C.  Before entering upon the duties of his office, each board member and employee shall subscribe to the constitutional oath of office and, in addition, swear that neither he nor, to his knowledge, any member of his immediate family has a prohibited pecuniary interest in any business or organization.  The oath of office shall be filed with the office of the secretary of state.

Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §1, eff. May 1, 1996.

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