Program Authorization: R.S. 33:4862.12
The Video Draw Poker - Local Government program provides, pursuant to legislative appropriation, that twenty-five percent of the funds in the Video Draw Poker Device Fund shall be distributed to the local governing authorities of the parishes or municipalities in which the video draw poker devices are operated. The distribution is based upon the proportion of total amount of fees, fines, and penalties each parish or municipality contributes to the statewide total and is to be used for enforcement of the statute and offenses relating to gaming. The twenty-five percent distribution is reduced by the salary increases to district attorneys and assistant district attorneys authorized by statute in 1992--up to a cap of $5,400,000 from the local government portion of the video draw poker proceeds.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The source of funding is Statutory Dedication - Video Draw Poker Device Fund. Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4862.12 created the Video Draw Poker Device Fund and provides for its uses. Of the revenue deposited to this fund, twenty-five percent (25%) is distributed to the local governing authorities of the municipalities and parishes in which the video draw poker devices are operated. This twenty-five percent distribution is reduced by the salary increases authorized in the 1992 Regular Session to the District Attorneys and Assistant District Attorneys program (Schedule number 20-906). This reduction is capped at five million four hundred thousand dollars ($5,400,000), with the balance distributed through the Video Draw Poker - Local Government program to local government. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.)
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Other Adjustments - Aid to local entities - Revision to reflect official estimate of the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference approved at its November 18, 1998 meeting. This adjustment is due in part to the discontinuation of video draw poker in thirty-three parishes effective July 1, 1999. The electorate of these parishes voted against the continuation of video draw poker in their parishes.
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 72.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($30,950,000) for this program. The recommended reflects the dedicated level approved by the Revenue Estimating Conference at its November 18, 1998 meeting.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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