RS 4:218     

§218.  Fees authorization

A.  The commission may collect a license fee not to exceed one and one-half percent of the total amount wagered at each offtrack wagering facility.  This fee shall be distributed as follows:

(1)  Fourteen percent to the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association or the Louisiana Quarterhorse Breeders Association for promotion of the appropriate breeding industry and for breeder awards.  Distribution shall be in direct proportion to the monies wagered on each breed.

(2)  Thirty-three percent to the Louisiana Board of Regents for distribution to public and private institutions of higher education in the state.

(3)  Fifty-three percent to the commission to cover administrative costs.

B.(1)  The parish governing authority in those parishes where the offtrack wagering facilities are located may impose license fees not to exceed two percent of the total amount wagered at that facility.  When a facility is located within the corporation limits of a city, town, or municipality, one-half of the total funds collected pursuant to the provisions of this Subsection shall be disbursed to the governing authority of that city, town, or municipality.

(2)  Allocation of funds under this Subsection shall be based on the status of the site of an offtrack wagering facility at the time that facility is licensed by the Louisiana State Racing Commission.  Subsequent annexation by a city, town, or municipality shall not affect allocation.

Acts 1987, No. 203, §1, eff. June 30, 1987; Acts 1990, No. 1013, §1, eff. July 26, 1990.