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      RS 27:92     

  

§92.  Collection and disposition of fees

A.  The division shall collect all fees and fines assessed under the provisions of this Chapter and under the rules and regulations of the division.

B.(1)  All fees, fines, revenues, and other monies collected by the division shall be forwarded to the state treasurer for immediate deposit into the state treasury.  Funds so deposited shall first be credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund in accordance with Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana.

(2)  After complying with the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, the state treasurer shall, each fiscal year, credit the following amounts to the following funds:

(a)(i)  One percent, not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars, to the Compulsive and Problem Gaming Fund established by R.S. 28:842.

(ii)  The amounts of winnings withheld and remitted in accordance with R.S. 27:85(B)(2), which shall be deposited into the Compulsive and Problem Gaming Fund provided for in R.S. 28:842.

(b)(i)  Except as provided in Item (ii) of this Subparagraph, the franchise fee paid pursuant to R.S. 27:91(C)(1) to the state general fund.

(ii)  Nine percent of the franchise fee paid pursuant to R.S. 27:91(C)(1) which is attributable to any riverboat gaming licensee which pays additional franchise fees pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 27:91(C)(2) through (4) to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund as provided in R.S. 17:421.7.

(iii)  Nine percent of the license fee paid pursuant to R.S. 27:91(B)(2) which is attributable to any riverboat gaming licensee which pays additional franchise fees pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 27:91(C)(2) through (4) to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund as provided in R.S. 17:421.7.

(iv)  The franchise fees paid pursuant to R.S. 27:91(C)(2) through (4) to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund as provided in R.S. 17:421.7.

(c)  To a special fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury and entitled the Riverboat Gaming Enforcement Fund, an amount equal to the revenues received by the state pursuant to this Chapter, less any monies credited to other funds pursuant to the provisions of Subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this Paragraph.

C.  The monies in the Riverboat Gaming Enforcement Fund shall be withdrawn only pursuant to appropriation by the legislature and shall be used solely for the following:

(1)  For the expenses of the division and the Department of Justice, including regulatory, administrative, investigative, enforcement, legal, and such other expenses as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter and the rules and regulations of the division.

(2)  For the expenses of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for regulation of gaming activities authorized by this Title in an amount not to exceed one-seventh of the net gaming proceeds received pursuant to R.S. 27:91(B)(2).

(3)  After compliance with the provisions of Paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Subsection, funds remaining shall be used for the expenses of the office of state police related to the procurement, installation, maintenance, and operation of an automated fingerprint identification system.

(4)  After compliance with the provisions of Paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of this Subsection, all funds remaining shall be utilized for expenses of the office of state police.

(5)  At such time as implementation of an automated fingerprint identification system requires final disposition reporting by each clerk of a district court, including Orleans Criminal Clerk of Court, a reasonable fee from an appropriate source shall be paid for each disposition record of an arrest or criminal prosecution provided to the office of state police or to the supreme court.

Acts 1991, No. 753, §1, eff. July 18, 1991; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 31, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1014, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1215, §1, eff. July 1, 1995.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:551 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 585, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 1999, No. 543, §1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, No. 1388, §1, eff. July 13, 1999; Acts 2001, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 3, §2, eff. Mar. 27, 2001.



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