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      RS 27:250     



§250.  Renewal of licenses; penalties

A.  The securing of the license required under the provisions of this Chapter shall be a prerequisite for conducting, operating, or performing any activities regulated by this Chapter.

B.  Subject to the power of the board to deny, revoke, suspend, condition, or limit licenses, any license in force may be renewed by the board for the next succeeding period upon proper application for renewal and payment of license fees as required by law and the rules and regulations of the board.  The board shall act upon any such application no later than thirty days prior to the date of expiration of the current license.

C.  Application for renewal of a license required by this Chapter shall be filed with the board no later than ninety days prior to the expiration of the current license, and all license fees as required by law shall be paid to the board on or before the date of expiration of the current license.

D.  Any person failing to pay any license fee due at the time provided shall pay in addition to such license fee a penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars or twenty-five percent of the amount due, whichever is the greater.  The penalty shall be collected as are other charges, license fees, and penalties under this Chapter.

E.  Upon renewal of any license, the board shall issue an appropriate renewal certificate or validating device or sticker, which shall be attached to each gaming license so renewed.

F.  Any person who operates, conducts, or exposes for play any gambling game, gaming device, or slot machine or who manufactures, supplies, or distributes any gaming device, equipment, materials, or machine used in gaming, after his license becomes subject to renewal, and thereafter fails to apply for renewal as provided in this Section shall be imprisoned for not more than one year, or fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both and, in addition, shall be liable to the state of Louisiana for all license fees and penalties which would have been due upon application for renewal.

G.  If any employee of a casino gaming operator, or licensee, who is required to have a license fails to renew his license as provided herein, the employer, upon notice by the board, shall terminate the employee or suspend the employee without pay until such time as the employer is notified by the board that the employee has renewed his license.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:650 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2001, No. 1222, §1, eff. July 2, 2001.

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