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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 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; to promote economic development of the state and to protect the general welfare; 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 are:

1. License and permit all suitable and qualified applicants.

2. Efficiently regulate gaming activities to protect the general welfare and enforce the provisions of Gaming Control Law and administrative regulations to ensure that gaming activities are free from criminal and corrupt elements.

3. Promote fairness in the licensing and enforcement process and comply with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Administrative Program will approve and issue licenses to qualified and suitable applicants.

1 Applicants for licenses and permits are investigated by the Louisiana Sate Police, Department of Justice, and Department of Revenue through delegation and division of authority by the board. The board reviews investigative reports, findings, and recommendations of other agencies.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Administrative Program will review conduct of all gaming operations and enforce statutes and rules related to gaming through delegation and division of authority to appropriate state agencies

Performance indicators for this objective are provided in the program descriptions of the state agencies to which authority to review conduct of gaming operations and enforce statutes and rules is delegated. See the State Police Gaming Enforcement Program and the Department of Justice Gaming Program.

3. In FY 1998-99, the Administrative Program will provide for administrative hearings and render decisions on matters heard by hearing officers or the board.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with a statutory dedication derived from the Riverboat Gaming Enforcement 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

$3,989,700

3

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$240,000

0

 

Reimbursement of applicants license fees

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$4,229,700

3

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($240,000)

0

 

Non-Recurring reimbursements of applicants license fees

$0

($14,256)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s)

$0

($420)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

$30,181

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$0

$20,000

0

 

Witness fees for State Police commissioned personnel and increased hearing officer expenses

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$4,025,205

3

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($204,495)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 95.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.4% of the total request ($4,046,262) for this program. The reduced funding is due to the removal of nonrecurring reimbursement of applicants license fees.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$85,000

 

Hearing officer for administrative hearings

$15,000

 

Bond analyst

$103,800

 

Court reporters

$10,000

 

Witness fees

 

 

 

$213,800

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

Interagency Transfers:

$3,176,602

 

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

 

 

 

$3,176,602

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$2,300

 

Filing cabinets and fax machine

 

 

 

$2,300

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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