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74-8735. Lottery gaming facility review board; membership; compensation; attachment to Kansas racing and gaming commission. (a) There is hereby created the lottery gaming facility review board. The board shall consist of:

(1) Three members appointed by the governor;

(2) two members appointed by the president of the senate; and

(3) two members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) To be eligible for appointment to the board, a person shall submit to the appointing authority evidence of significant business experience, particularly in business development and location of new businesses to maximize revenue.

(c) A person shall not be eligible for appointment to the board if the person:

(1) Is a resident of or owns property in a gaming zone;

(2) has an interest in any business domiciled in or conducting a significant portion of its business in a gaming zone; or

(3) has, or has had during the preceding two years, either directly or indirectly, a financial interest in or is, or has been during the preceding two years, employed by or a consultant to a prospective lottery gaming facility manager or any ancillary lottery gaming facility operations proposed by a prospective lottery gaming facility manager.

(d) Not more than four members of the board shall be members of the same political party.

(e) The governor shall designate one member of the board to serve as chairperson of the board.

(f) The vote of at least four members of the board shall be required to take action.

(g) Subject to the limitations of appropriations therefor, members of the board shall receive such compensation as determined by the governor. Members of the board attending meetings of the board or subcommittee meetings thereof approved by the board shall be paid subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.

(h) The board is hereby attached to the Kansas racing and gaming commission as a part thereof. All budgeting, purchasing and related management functions of the board shall be administered by the executive director of the Kansas racing and gaming commission and the executive director shall provide office and meeting space and such clerical and other staff assistance as may be necessary to assist the board in carrying out its powers, duties and functions under this act. The board may employ any experts, consultants or other professionals at the expense of a prospective lottery gaming facility manager to provide assistance in evaluating a lottery gaming facility management contract submitted to the board.

History: L. 2007, ch. 110, ยง 4; Apr. 19.

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