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74-9804. Executive director and other personnel of agency; qualifications. (a) (1) The governor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the senate as provided by K.S.A. 75-4315b, and amendments thereto, an executive director of the state gaming agency, to serve at the pleasure of the governor. Except as provided by K.S.A. 46-2601, and amendments thereto, no person appointed as executive director shall exercise any power, duty or function as executive director until confirmed by the senate. Before appointing any person as executive director, the governor shall cause the Kansas bureau of investigation to conduct a criminal history record check and background investigation of the person.

(2) The executive director shall: (A) Be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act; (B) devote full time to the executive director's assigned duties; (C) be a citizen of the United States and an actual resident of Kansas during employment as executive director; (D) not have been convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or of the United States prior to or during employment; and (E) have familiarity with gaming industries sufficient to fulfill the duties of the office of executive director.

(3) The executive director shall: (A) Determine, subject to the approval of the Kansas racing and gaming commission, the number and qualifications of employees necessary to implement and enforce the provisions of tribal-state gaming compacts and the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act; (B) employ persons for those positions; and (C) perform such other duties as required by tribal-state gaming compacts.

(b) (1) The executive director may appoint a director of enforcement and compliance to serve at the pleasure of the executive director. Before appointing any person as director of enforcement and compliance, the executive director shall cause the Kansas bureau of investigation to conduct a criminal history record check and background investigation of the person.

(2) The director of enforcement and compliance shall: (A) Be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act; (B) devote full time to the director's assigned duties; (C) receive such compensation as determined by the executive director, subject to the limitations of appropriations therefor; (D) be a citizen of the United States and an actual resident of Kansas during employment as director of enforcement and compliance; (E) not have been convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or of the United States prior to and during employment as director of compliance; and (F) have been a professional law enforcement officer with a minimum of five years' experience in the field of law enforcement and at least a bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration, law, criminology or a related science or, in lieu thereof, a minimum of 10 years' experience in the field of law enforcement.

(3) The director of enforcement and compliance shall: (A) Be vested with law enforcement authority;

(B) conduct investigations relating to compliance with the provisions of tribal-state gaming compacts and the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act;

(C) recommend proper compliance measures to tribal gaming commissions;

(D) train and supervise such personnel as employed by the executive director to assist with such duties; and

(E) perform such other duties as directed by the executive director.

(c) (1) The executive director may appoint enforcement agents. Before appointing any person as an enforcement agent, the executive director shall cause the Kansas bureau of investigation to conduct a criminal history record check and background investigation of the person.

(2) Each enforcement agent shall: (A) Be vested with law enforcement authority;

(B) be in the classified service under the Kansas civil service act;

(C) not have been convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or of the United States prior to or during employment as enforcement agent; and

(D) be a professional law enforcement officer with a minimum of two years' experience in the field of law enforcement or, in lieu thereof, a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.

(3) Enforcement agents shall: (A) Conduct investigations relating to compliance with the provisions of tribal-state gaming compacts or the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act; and (B) perform such other duties as directed by the executive director or the director of enforcement and compliance.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, § 4; L. 1998, ch. 178, § 8; L. 2008, ch. 121, § 16; July 1.


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