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      RS 27:224     


§224.  Acceptance and expenditure of monies by corporation; corporation to be self-sustaining and self-funded

A.  The corporation may accept and expend, in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, such monies as may be appropriated by the legislature or such monies as may be received from any source, including income from the corporation's operations, for effectuating its corporate purposes.

B.  After the repayment of any appropriated funds provided to the corporation by the state, the corporation shall be self-sustaining and self-funded.  Monies in the state general fund shall not be used or obligated to pay the expenses of the corporation except for those appropriated to the corporation for the implementation of provisions of this Chapter.

C.  No obligation of the corporation shall be subject to or backed by the full faith and credit of the state or the state treasury.  In addition, the state of Louisiana and all political subdivisions of the state shall be immune from liability and from suit for any action or failure to act which arises from the creation, operation, contractual obligations, or delictual or quasi delictual obligations of the Louisiana Economic Development and Gaming Corporation either due to an act or omission of the state, a political subdivision of the state, or the corporation itself.

D.  The governor by executive order, subject to legislative approval either by vote or by mail ballot, or the legislature by Act or Resolution may set aside or order that the corporation renegotiate the provisions of the casino operating contract of a casino operator who is voluntarily or involuntarily placed in bankruptcy, receivership, conservatorship, or similar status.  Any action so taken shall constitute the revocation or modification of a pure and absolute revocable privilege as provided in R.S. 27:202(C).  Neither the state of Louisiana nor any political subdivision thereof shall be liable in damages for such revocation, modification, or order for renegotiation.

E.  The governor by executive order or the board overseeing the operation of the casino, subject to legislative approval either by vote or by mail ballot, or the legislature by Act or Resolution may negotiate a new casino operating contract.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 58, §1, eff. May 9, 1996.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:624 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996.

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