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74-8734. Lottery gaming facilities; gaming zones; gaming facility management contract requirements; privilege fees; revenue distribution; eminent domain prohibited. (a) The Kansas lottery may operate one lottery gaming facility in each gaming zone.

(b) Not more than 30 days after the effective date of this act the lottery commission shall adopt and publish in the Kansas register the procedure for receiving, considering and approving, proposed lottery gaming facility management contracts. Such procedure shall include provisions for review of competitive proposals within a gaming zone and the date by which proposed lottery gaming facility management contracts must be received by the lottery commission if they are to receive consideration.

(c) The lottery commission shall adopt standards to promote the integrity of the gaming and finances of lottery gaming facilities, which shall apply to all management contracts, shall meet or exceed industry standards for monitoring and controlling the gaming and finances of gaming facilities and shall give the executive director sufficient authority to monitor and control the gaming operation and to ensure its integrity and security.

(d) The Kansas lottery commission may approve management contracts with one or more prospective lottery gaming facility managers to manage, or construct and manage, on behalf of the state of Kansas and subject to the operational control of the Kansas lottery, a lottery gaming facility or lottery gaming enterprise at specified destination locations within the northeast, south central, southwest and southeast Kansas gaming zones where the commission determines the operation of such facility would promote tourism and economic development. The commission shall approve or disapprove a proposed management contract within 90 days after the deadline for receipt of proposals established pursuant to subsection (b).

(e) In determining whether to approve a management contract with a prospective lottery gaming facility manager to manage a lottery gaming facility or lottery gaming enterprise pursuant to this section, the commission shall take into consideration the following factors: The size of the proposed facility; the geographic area in which such facility is to be located; the proposed facility's location as a tourist and entertainment destination; the estimated number of tourists that would be attracted by the proposed facility; the number and type of lottery facility games to be operated at the proposed facility; and agreements related to ancillary lottery gaming facility operations.

(f) Subject to the requirements of this section, the commission shall approve at least one proposed lottery gaming facility management contract for a lottery gaming facility in each gaming zone.

(g) The commission shall not approve a management contract unless:

(1) (A) The prospective lottery gaming facility manager is a resident Kansas American Indian tribe and, at a minimum: (i) Has sufficient access to financial resources to support the activities required of a lottery gaming facility manager under the Kansas expanded lottery act; and (ii) has three consecutive years' experience in the management of gaming which would be class III gaming, as defined in K.S.A. 46-2301, and amendments thereto, operated pursuant to state or federal law; or

(B) the prospective lottery gaming facility manager is not a resident Kansas American Indian tribe and, at a minimum: (i) Has sufficient access to financial resources to support the activities required of a lottery gaming facility manager under the Kansas expanded lottery act; (ii) is current in filing all applicable tax returns and in payment of all taxes, interest and penalties owed to the state of Kansas and any taxing subdivision where such prospective manager is located in the state of Kansas, excluding items under formal appeal pursuant to applicable statutes; and (iii) has three consecutive years' experience in the management of gaming which would be class III gaming, as defined in K.S.A. 46-2301, and amendments thereto, operated pursuant to state or federal law; and

(2) the commission determines that the proposed development consists of an investment in infrastructure, including ancillary lottery gaming facility operations, of at least $225,000,000 in the northeast and south central Kansas gaming zones and of at least $50,000,000 in the southeast and southwest Kansas gaming zones. The commission, in determining whether the minimum investment required by this subsection is met, shall not include any amounts derived from or financed by state or local retailers' sales tax revenues.

(h) Any management contract approved by the commission under this section shall:

(1) Have a maximum initial term of 15 years from the date of opening of the lottery gaming facility. At the end of the initial term, the contract may be renewed by mutual consent of the state and the lottery gaming facility manager;

(2) specify the total amount to be paid to the lottery gaming facility manager pursuant to the contract;

(3) establish a mechanism to facilitate payment of lottery gaming facility expenses, payment of the lottery gaming facility manager's share of the lottery gaming facility revenues and distribution of the state's share of the lottery gaming facility revenues;

(4) include a provision for the lottery gaming facility manager to pay the costs of oversight and regulation of the lottery gaming facility manager and the operations of the lottery gaming facility by the Kansas racing and gaming commission;

(5) establish the types of lottery facility games to be installed in such facility;

(6) provide for the prospective lottery gaming facility manager, upon approval of the proposed lottery gaming facility management contract, to pay to the state treasurer a privilege fee of $25,000,000 for the privilege of being selected as a lottery gaming facility manager of a lottery gaming facility in the northeast or south central Kansas gaming zone and $5,500,000 for the privilege of being selected as a lottery gaming facility manager of a lottery gaming facility in the southeast or southwest Kansas gaming zone. Such fee shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the lottery gaming facility manager fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury;

(7) incorporate terms and conditions for the ancillary lottery gaming facility operations;

(8) designate as key employees, subject to approval of the executive director, any employees or contractors providing services or functions which are related to lottery facility games authorized by a management contract;

(9) include financing commitments for construction;

(10) include a resolution of endorsement from the city governing body, if the proposed facility is within the corporate limits of a city, or from the county commission, if the proposed facility is located in the unincorporated area of the county;

(11) include a requirement that any parimutuel licensee developing a lottery gaming facility pursuant to this act comply with all orders and rules and regulations of the Kansas racing and gaming commission with regard to the conduct of live racing, including the same minimum days of racing as specified in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 74-8746, and amendments thereto, for operation of electronic gaming machines at racetrack gaming facilities;

(12) include a provision for the state to receive not less than 22% of lottery gaming facility revenues, which shall be paid to the expanded lottery act revenues fund established by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 74-8768, and amendments thereto;

(13) include a provision for 2% of lottery gaming facility revenues to be paid to the problem gambling and addictions grant fund established by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 79-4805, and amendments thereto;

(14) if the prospective lottery gaming facility manager is an American Indian tribe, include a provision that such tribe agrees to waive its sovereign immunity with respect to any actions arising from or to enforce either the Kansas expanded lottery act or any provision of the lottery gaming facility management contract; any action brought by an injured patron or by the state of Kansas; any action for purposes of enforcing the workers compensation act or any other employment or labor law; and any action to enforce laws, rules and regulations and codes pertaining to health, safety and consumer protection; and for any other purpose deemed necessary by the executive director to protect patrons or employees and promote fair competition between the tribe and others seeking a lottery gaming facility management contract;

(15) (A) if the lottery gaming facility is located in the northeast or southwest Kansas gaming zone and is not located within a city, include a provision for payment of an amount equal to 3% of the lottery gaming facility revenues to the county in which the lottery gaming facility is located; or (B) if the lottery gaming facility is located in the northeast or southwest Kansas gaming zone and is located within a city, include provision for payment of an amount equal to 1.5% of the lottery gaming facility revenues to the city in which the lottery gaming facility is located and an amount equal to 1.5% of such revenues to the county in which such facility is located;

(16) (A) if the lottery gaming facility is located in the southeast or south central Kansas gaming zone and is not located within a city, include a provision for payment of an amount equal to 2% of the lottery gaming facility revenues to the county in which the lottery gaming facility is located and an amount equal to 1% of such revenues to the other county in such zone; or (B) if the lottery gaming facility is located in the southeast or south central Kansas gaming zone and is located within a city, provide for payment of an amount equal to 1% of the lottery gaming facility revenues to the city in which the lottery gaming facility is located, an amount equal to 1% of such revenues to the county in which such facility is located and an amount equal to 1% of such revenues to the other county in such zone;

(17) allow the lottery gaming facility manager to manage the lottery gaming facility in a manner consistent with this act and applicable law, but shall place full, complete and ultimate ownership and operational control of the gaming operation of the lottery gaming facility with the Kansas lottery. The Kansas lottery shall not delegate and shall explicitly retain the power to overrule any action of the lottery gaming facility manager affecting the gaming operation without prior notice. The Kansas lottery shall retain full control over all decisions concerning lottery gaming facility games;

(18) include provisions for the Kansas racing and gaming commission to oversee all lottery gaming facility operations, including, but not limited to: Oversight of internal controls; oversight of security of facilities; performance of background investigations, determination of qualifications and credentialing of employees, contractors and agents of the lottery gaming facility manager and of ancillary lottery gaming facility operations, as determined by the Kansas racing and gaming commission; auditing of lottery gaming facility revenues; enforcement of all state laws and maintenance of the integrity of gaming operations; and

(19) include enforceable provisions: (A) Prohibiting the state, until July 1, 2032, from: (i) Entering into management contracts for more than four lottery gaming facilities or similar gaming facilities, one to be located in the northeast Kansas gaming zone, one to be located in the south central Kansas gaming zone, one to be located in the southwest Kansas gaming zone and one to be located in the southeast Kansas gaming zone; (ii) designating additional areas of the state where operation of lottery gaming facilities or similar gaming facilities would be authorized; or (iii) operating an aggregate of more than 2,800 electronic gaming machines at all parimutuel licensee locations; and (B) requiring the state to repay to the lottery gaming facility manager an amount equal to the privilege fee paid by such lottery gaming facility manager, plus interest on such amount, compounded annually at the rate of 10%, if the state violates the prohibition provision described in (A).

(i) The power of eminent domain shall not be used to acquire any interest in real property for use in a lottery gaming enterprise.

(j) Any proposed management contract for which the privilege fee has not been paid to the state treasurer within 30 days after the date of approval of the management contract shall be null and void.

(k) A person who is the manager of the racetrack gaming facility in a gaming zone shall not be eligible to be the manager of the lottery gaming facility in the same zone.

(l) Management contracts authorized by this section may include provisions relating to:

(1) Accounting procedures to determine the lottery gaming facility revenues, unclaimed prizes and credits;

(2) minimum requirements for a lottery gaming facility manager to provide qualified oversight, security and supervision of the lottery facility games including the use of qualified personnel with experience in applicable technology;

(3) eligibility requirements for employees, contractors or agents of a lottery gaming facility manager who will have responsibility for or involvement with actual gaming activities or for the handling of cash or tokens;

(4) background investigations to be performed by the Kansas racing and gaming commission;

(5) credentialing requirements for any employee, contractor or agent of the lottery gaming facility manager or of any ancillary lottery gaming facility operation as provided by the Kansas expanded lottery act or rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto;

(6) provision for termination of the management contract by either party for cause; and

(7) any other provision deemed necessary by the parties, including such other terms and restrictions as necessary to conduct any lottery facility game in a legal and fair manner.

(m) A management contract shall not constitute property, nor shall it be subject to attachment, garnishment or execution, nor shall it be alienable or transferable, except upon approval by the executive director, nor shall it be subject to being encumbered or hypothecated. The trustee of any insolvent or bankrupt lottery gaming facility manager may continue to operate pursuant to the management contract under order of the appropriate court for no longer than one year after the bankruptcy or insolvency of such manager.

(n) (1) The Kansas lottery shall be the licensee and owner of all software programs used at a lottery gaming facility for any lottery facility game.

(2) A lottery gaming facility manager, on behalf of the state, shall purchase or lease for the Kansas lottery all lottery facility games. All lottery facility games shall be subject to the ultimate control of the Kansas lottery in accordance with this act.

(o) A lottery gaming facility shall comply with any planning and zoning regulations of the city or county in which it is to be located. The executive director shall not contract with any prospective lottery gaming facility manager for the operation and management of such lottery gaming facility unless such manager first receives any necessary approval under planning and zoning requirements of the city or county in which it is to be located.

(p) Prior to expiration of the term of a lottery gaming facility management contract, the lottery commission may negotiate a new lottery gaming facility management contract with the lottery gaming facility manager if the new contract is substantially the same as the existing contract. Otherwise, the lottery gaming facility review board shall be reconstituted and a new lottery gaming facility management contract shall be negotiated and approved in the manner provided by this act.

History: L. 2007, ch. 110, § 3; L. 2014, ch. 92, § 1; July 1.


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