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Program E: Gaming

Program Authorization: R.S. 27:1 et seq. (the Louisiana Gaming Control Board); Act 7 of the First Extraordinary Session of 1996; Act 888 of 1990 and Act 817 of 1993 (Indian gaming); R.S. 4:141 et seq.(the La. State Racing Commission); R.S. 33:4861.1 et seq. (the Division of Charitable Gaming Control, Office of State Police); and R.S.47:9001 et seq. (the Louisiana Lottery Corporation)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Gaming Program (organizationally expressed as the Gaming Division) is to serve the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and other client agencies in a manner that creates a regulatory atmosphere for licensed gaming and instills public confidence and trust that gaming activities are conducted honestly and are free from criminal and corruptive elements; to ensure the integrity of individual gaming entities by the regulation of persons, practices, associations, and activities within the gaming industry; and to anticipate and support necessary corrective rulemaking and legislation.

The goals of the Gaming Program are:

1. Provide superior legal and professional services to the State of Louisiana.

2. Improve cooperative working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies and private sector organizations.

The Gaming Program has responsibilities related to: Louisiana Gaming Control Board, Riverboat and Video Poker, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, State Racing Commission, Charitable Gaming, Land-based Casino, and Indian Gaming.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Interagency Transfers and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. Interagency Transfers are derived from various state agencies for investigative and legal services as pertaining to gaming industry. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$5,033,551

58

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$11,510

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for legal services rendered but not billed prior to August, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$5,045,061

58

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$92,898

0

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$0

$160,500

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($160,500)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($11,510)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward for legal services

$0

($61,312)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$0

$17,100

0

 

Other Adjustments Related Benefits adjustment

$0

($231,000)

 

 

Other Adjustments Elimination of funding for the Hearing Officer Section which will be paid directly by the La. Gaming Control Board

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$4,851,237

58

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($193,824)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 96.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.7% of the total request ($4,816,916) for this program. The net decrease is primarily due to the elimination of funding for the Hearing Office section, which will be paid directly by the Gaming Control Board.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$682,422

 

Legal services costs for expert witnesses, taking depositions, and other legal expenses

 

 

 

$682,422

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$35,239

 

Legal services for court reporters, travel of witnesses, court costs, etc.

 

 

 

$35,239

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$42,650

 

Library Reference Materials replacements

$110,900

 

Replacement computer equipment

$22,000

 

Replacement Office Furniture/equipment

 

 

 

$175,550

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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