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      RS 27:237     


§237.  Records of corporation deemed open; exceptions; restricted use agreements

A.  All records of the corporation shall be deemed public records and subject to public inspection as provided by the provisions of R.S. 44:1 et seq.  unless the record:

(1)  Relates to or was provided by a confidential source or informant and relates to the security of gaming operations or the background of an applicant or prospective casino gaming operator.

(2)  Relates to the security of the corporation, a casino operator, or a licensee.

(3)  Involves a trade secret of the corporation, a casino gaming operator, a licensee, or a vendor.

(4)  If disclosed, would endanger the security or integrity of gaming operations.

(5)  Consists of an applicant's, casino gaming operator's, or licensee's personal history questionnaire forms, disclosure forms, financial disclosure forms, or other required disclosure forms or any records written or otherwise created as the result of a background investigation.

(6)  Relates to trade secrets or designs, security components, or programs of gaming devices or games, or the design of experimental gaming devices and equipment.

(7)  Consists of architectural, construction, schematic or engineering plans, blueprints, specifications, or calculations which relate to portions of the official gaming establishment or other facility of a gaming operator.

(8)  Relates to an investigation of the corporation into a violation by a casino gaming operator, licensee, or vendor, until the corporation initiates proposed enforcement action and the document is disclosed in furtherance thereof.

B.  The records described in Paragraphs (1) through (8) of Subsection A shall also constitute records containing security procedures, investigative techniques, or internal security information for purposes of R.S. 44:3(A)(3).

C.  The corporation shall cause to be made and kept a record of all public actions of the corporation.  The corporation shall maintain a public file of all applications for licenses and permits issued under this Chapter together with a record of all action taken with respect to those applications.  The corporation may maintain such other files and records as it deems desirable.

D.(1)  The corporation may enter into restricted use agreements with gaming regulatory entities from other gaming jurisdictions, domestic and foreign, for the providing, receipt, and protecting of information relating to applicants, licensees, and gaming operators.

(2)  All information and data furnished to the corporation under a restricted use agreement under this Chapter or which may be otherwise obtained by the corporation from any source, specifically including gaming regulatory agencies of other jurisdictions, are confidential and may be revealed in whole or in part only in the course of the necessary administration of this Chapter or upon the lawful order of a court of competent jurisdiction.  However, the corporation may reveal such information and data to an authorized agent of any agency of the United States government, any state, any political subdivision of this state, or the legislature pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the corporation.

(3)  Notice of the content of any information or data furnished or released pursuant to this Section may be given to any applicant, gaming operator, or licensee in a manner prescribed by rules and regulations adopted by the corporation.

E.  All files, records, reports, and other information pertaining to gaming matters in the possession of the Department of Revenue shall be made available to the corporation as necessary for the administration of this Chapter.  All files, records, reports, and other information pertaining to gaming matters in the possession of the corporation shall be made available to the Department of Revenue.  Such records shall be confidential and not subject to the Public Records Law.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:637 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996.

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