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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: R.S. 27:15; Act 817 of 1993

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program for the Gaming Control Board is to regulate all gaming activity under its jurisdiction in a manner which instills public confidence and trust that gaming activities are conducted honestly and are free from criminal and corruptive elements and to ensure the integrity of individual gaming activities by the regulation of persons, practices, associations, and activities within the gaming activity.

The goals of the Administrative Program for the Gaming Control Board are:

  1. Strictly regulate all gaming activities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board by ensuring the initial and continuing suitability of all licenses and permitee and eliminating all criminal and corrupt influences on the gaming industry.
  2. Ensure, compatible with regulation, that gaming as authorized by the legislature is of economic benefit to the State of Louisiana.
  3. Deter to the extent possible underage and compulsive gaming in the State of Louisiana in the gaming industries regulated by the Louisiana gaming Control Board.

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board is responsible for regulating all gaming activities under its jurisdiction by licensing and permitting suitable applicants; conducting monthly board meetings at which decisions and orders are rendered; conducting administrative hearing in accordance with the Louisiana Gaming Control Law and collecting fees to defray costs of these proceedings; collecting fines as a result of violations for deposit in the state general fund; and promulgation of the rules and regulations.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors 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 a Statutory Dedication derived from the Riverboat Gaming Enforcement Fund and the Casino Proceeds Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$8,125,205

3

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$90,000

0

 

Increased interagency transfer expenditures to the Attorney General's Office to provide for a salary increase for attorneys

 

 

$0

$8,215,205

3

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

$0

$87,787

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

$2,050

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($2,300)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs 

$0

($600,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - Eliminate nonrecurring expenditures for gaming socioeconomic study

$0

($2,300,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - Eliminate expenses associated with background investigation and suitability checks for the start up of the land casino

$0

($4,138)

0

 

Other Adjustments - Reduce Attorney General services for riverboat enforcement

         

$0

$5,398,604

3

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

$0

($2,816,601)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 65.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 53.2% of the total request ($10,141,830) for this program. The reduced funding is primarily due to the elimination of nonrecurring expenses associated with background investigation and suitability checks for the startup of the New Orleans land casino, and the elimination of nonrecurring funding for a gaming socieoeconomics study.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$100,000

 

Hearing officer for administrative hearings

$103,800

 

Court reporters

$10,000

 

Witness fees

 

 

 

$213,800

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

Interagency Transfers:

$4,254,409

 

Reimbursement of expenses incurred for the Gaming Section in the Attorney General's office

 

 

 

$4,254,409

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$2,050

 

Filing cabinets and fax machine

 

 

 

$2,050

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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