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KANSAS STATE GAMING OVER SITE ACT

 

74-9801. Title of act.

74-9802. Definitions.

74-9803. State gaming agency; administration.

74-9804. Executive director and other personnel of agency; qualifications.

74-9805. Powers and duties of agency.

74-9806. Law enforcement powers, certain employees; duties of KBI.

74-9807. Interagency agreements; costs.

74-9808. Tribal gaming fund.

74-9809. Prohibited acts; penalties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9801.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9801. Title of act. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-9801 through 74-9809 shall be known and may be cited as the tribal gaming oversight act.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, 1; July 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9802.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9802. Definitions. As used in the tribal gaming oversight act:

(a) "Class III gaming" means all tribal gaming activities defined as class III gaming by the Indian gaming regulatory act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), as in effect on the effective date of this act.

(b) "Executive director" means the executive director of the state gaming agency.

(c) "Tribal gaming" means any class III gaming conducted pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact. "Tribal gaming" does not include games on video lottery machines, as defined by K.S.A. 74-8702 and amendments thereto, that the Kansas lottery is prohibited from conducting under K.S.A. 74-8704 and amendments thereto.

(d) "Tribal gaming commission" means a commission created by a native American tribe in accordance with a tribal-state gaming compact.

(e) "Tribal gaming facility" means a facility where tribal gaming is conducted or operated.

(f) "Tribal-state gaming compact" means a compact entered into between the state of Kansas and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas or the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska with respect to the tribe's authority to engage in class III gaming on the tribe's reservation property in the state of Kansas.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, 2; July 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9803.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9803. State gaming agency; administration. (a) The state gaming agency is hereby transferred from the department of commerce and housing, designated by Executive Order No. 95-177 as the state gaming agency, and is attached to and made a part of the Kansas racing and gaming commission. The budget of the state gaming agency, the number and qualifications of employees of the state gaming agency and expenditures by the state gaming agency for expenses of dispute resolution pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact shall be subject to approval by the Kansas racing and gaming commission. All other management functions of the state gaming agency shall be administered by the executive director. All vouchers for expenditures and all payrolls of the state gaming agency shall be approved by the executive director or a person designated by the executive director.

(b) Nothing in this act shall be construed as abolishing or reestablishing the state gaming agency.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, 3; July 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9804.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

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. 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 a 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; May 21.

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74-9805.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9805. Powers and duties of agency. (a) The state gaming agency shall be responsible for oversight of class III gaming conducted pursuant to tribal-state compacts and, as such, shall monitor compliance with tribal-state gaming compacts and perform the duties of the state gaming agency as provided by tribal-state gaming compacts.

(b) The state gaming agency may examine and inspect all tribal gaming facilities and facilities linked to Kansas tribal gaming facilities for gaming, including but not limited to all machines and equipment used for tribal gaming.

(c) The state gaming agency may examine, or cause to be examined by any agent or representative designated by the executive director, any books, papers, records, electronic records, computer records or surveillance and security tapes and logs of any tribal gaming facility in accordance with tribal-state gaming compacts.

(d) The executive director may issue subpoenas to compel access to or for the production of any books, papers, records, electronic records, computer records or surveillance and security tapes and logs in the custody or control of a tribal gaming facility or any officer, employee or agent of a tribal gaming facility, or to compel the appearance of any officer, employee or agent of a tribal gaming facility, for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with any of the provisions of a tribal-state gaming compact or the tribal gaming oversight act. Subpoenas issued pursuant to this subsection may be served upon individuals and corporations in the same manner provided in K.S.A. 60-304 and amendments thereto for the service of process by any officer authorized to serve subpoenas in civil actions or by the executive director or an agent or representative designated by the executive director. In the case of the refusal of any person to comply with any such subpoena, the executive director may make application to any court of competent jurisdiction.

(e) The state gaming agency may institute the dispute resolution procedure, in accordance with a tribal-state gaming compact, to ensure production of the documents required by the tribal-state gaming compact and to ensure compliance with all provisions of the compact.

(f) The state gaming agency shall monitor, examine and inspect tribal gaming to ensure that tribal gaming is conducted in compliance with tribal-state gaming compacts.

(g) The state gaming agency shall review all licensing and disciplinary actions taken by tribal gaming commissions or any party involved in the tribal gaming and assess if the action complies with the terms of the applicable tribal-state gaming compact.

(h) The executive director, or a designated employee, shall report any substantial noncompliance with a tribal-state gaming compact to the governor.

(i) The state gaming agency may negotiate a resolution between any tribe conducting or operating tribal gaming and any local or county governmental entity regarding the allocation or payment of additional expenses or costs incurred by the governmental entity as a result of tribal gaming, as provided by the applicable tribal-state gaming compacts.

(j) The state gaming agency may adopt background investigation and fingerprinting policies or procedures in accordance with the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts.

(k) The state gaming agency shall perform all functions and duties required to comply with and ensure tribal compliance with tribal-state gaming compacts.

(l) The state gaming agency shall require fingerprinting of all persons necessary to verify qualifications for employment by the state gaming agency or to verify qualification for any license issued pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact. The state gaming agency shall submit such fingerprints to the Kansas bureau of investigation and to the federal bureau of investigation for the purposes of verifying the identity of such persons and obtaining records of criminal arrests and convictions.

(m) (1) The state gaming agency may receive from the Kansas bureau of investigation or other criminal justice agencies, including but not limited to the federal bureau of investigation and the federal internal revenue service, such criminal history record information (including arrest and nonconviction data), criminal intelligence information and information relating to criminal and background investigations as necessary for the purpose of determining qualifications of employees of and applicants for employment by the state gaming agency and determining qualifications of licensees and applicants for licensure in tribal gaming. Upon the written request of the executive director, the state gaming agency may receive from the district courts such information relating to juvenile proceedings as necessary for the purpose of determining qualifications of employees of and applicants for employment by the state gaming agency and determining qualifications of licensees of and applicants for licensure in tribal gaming.

(2) The state gaming agency may disclose information received pursuant to subsection (m)(1) to a tribal gaming commission as necessary for the purpose of determining qualifications of employees of or applicants for employment by such tribal gaming commission or qualifications of licensees or applicants for licensure by such tribal gaming commission.

(3) Any information, other than conviction data, received by the state gaming agency pursuant to subsection (m)(1) or by a tribal gaming commission pursuant to subsection (m)(2) shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except to the executive director, employees of the state gaming agency and members and employees of the tribal gaming commission as necessary for the purposes specified by subsections (m)(1) and (m)(2). Any other disclosure of such confidential information is a class A nonperson misdemeanor and shall constitute grounds for removal from office, termination of employment or denial, revocation or suspension of any license issued by the tribal gaming commission.

(n) The executive director may adopt rules and regulations to implement, administer and enforce the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, 5; July 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9806.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9806. Law enforcement powers, certain employees; duties of KBI. (a) The director of enforcement and compliance and all enforcement agents are hereby vested with the power and authority of law enforcement officers in the execution of the duties imposed upon the state gaming agency by the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act and tribal-state gaming compacts and shall have the authority to:

(1) Make arrests, conduct searches and seizures and carry firearms while investigating violations of this act and during routine conduct of their duties as determined by the executive director;

(2) make arrests, conduct searches and seizures and generally enforce all criminal laws of the state as violations of such laws are encountered by such employees during the routine performance of their duties; and

(3) issue notices to appear pursuant to K.S.A. 22-2408, and amendments thereto.

(b) No employee of the state gaming agency shall be certified to carry firearms under the provisions of this section without having first successfully completed the firearms training course or courses prescribed for law enforcement officers under subsection (a) of K.S.A. 74-5604a, and amendments thereto. The executive director may adopt rules and regulations prescribing other training required for such employees.

(c) It shall be the duty of the Kansas bureau of investigation to conduct, or assist enforcement personnel of the state gaming agency and other law enforcement agencies in conducting, investigations of violations of tribal-state gaming compacts, criminal violations of the laws of this state at tribal gaming facilities, criminal violations of the tribal gaming oversight act and other criminal activities related to tribal gaming. Such duty may be performed independently of or in conjunction with employees of the state gaming agency designated pursuant to this section or tribal gaming commission inspectors. Employees of the state gaming agency shall report immediately any criminal violations of the tribal gaming oversight act and any criminal activities or suspected criminal activities at tribal gaming facilities to the Kansas bureau of investigation. Employees of the Kansas bureau of investigation shall report any violations or suspected violations of the tribal gaming oversight act to the executive director or to employees of the state gaming agency designated pursuant to this section.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, 6; L. 1998, ch. 178, 9; May 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9807.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9807. Interagency agreements; costs. A tribal gaming commission, the Kansas bureau of investigation or the state gaming agency may enter into agreements with the federal bureau of investigation, the federal internal revenue service, the Kansas attorney general or any state, federal or local agency as necessary to carry out the duties of the tribal gaming commission, the Kansas bureau of investigation or the state gaming agency under a tribal-state gaming compact. Any consideration paid by the state gaming agency or the Kansas bureau of investigation for the purpose of entering into or carrying out any agreement shall be considered an administrative expense of the state gaming agency and shall be assessed in accordance with the applicable tribal-state gaming compact. When such agreements are entered into for responsibilities relating to licensing, as set forth in a tribal-state gaming compact, the tribal gaming commission may provide by rules and regulations for the licensees to pay the costs incurred.

History: L. 1996, ch. 12, 3; L. 1996, ch. 256, 7; July 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9808.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9808. Tribal gaming fund. (a) There is hereby created the tribal gaming fund in the state treasury.

(b) All amounts collected by the state gaming agency pursuant to tribal-state gaming compacts shall be remitted to the state treasurer, who shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury and credit it to the tribal gaming fund. All moneys credited to such fund shall be expended or transferred only for the purposes and in the manner provided by this act and tribal-state gaming compacts. Expenditures from such fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the executive director or a person designated by the executive director.

(c) All operating expenses of the state gaming agency and the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act shall be paid from the tribal gaming fund.

(d) The executive director and the director of accounts and reports may provide for the establishment of such accounts in the tribal gaming fund as necessary or expedient to carry out the state's responsibilities and authority under tribal-state gaming compacts and the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act.

(e) Any appropriation or transfer of state general fund moneys for operations of the state gaming agency and any other expenses incurred in connection with the administration and enforcement of tribal-state gaming compacts or the provisions of the tribal gaming oversight act shall be considered a loan and shall be repaid with interest to the state general fund in accordance with appropriation acts. Such loan shall not be considered an indebtedness or debt of the state within the meaning of section 6 of article 11 of the constitution of the state of Kansas. Such loan shall bear interest at a rate equal to the rate prescribed by K.S.A. 75-4210 and amendments thereto for inactive accounts of the state effective on the first day of the month during which the appropriation or transfer takes effect.

(f) At the time of repayment of a loan pursuant to subsection (d), the executive director shall certify to the director of accounts and reports the amount to be repaid and any interest due thereon. Upon receipt of such certification, the director of accounts and reports shall promptly transfer the amount certified from the tribal gaming fund to the state general fund.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, 8; July 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-9809.

Chapter 74.--STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AUTHORITIES

Article 98.--TRIBAL GAMING OVERSIGHT

74-9809. Prohibited acts; penalties. (a) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any person to have a financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any tribal gaming facility or any host facility that conducts or operates a game which can be played at a tribal gaming facility in this state and in which a progressive jackpot can be awarded while such person is executive director or an employee of the state gaming agency or during the five years immediately following termination of such person's employment as executive director or an employee of the state gaming agency.

(b) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for the executive director or any employee of the state gaming agency to knowingly:

(1) Place a wager or bet or play an electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility in Kansas;

(2) participate directly or indirectly as an owner, operator, manager or consultant in tribal gaming in Kansas; or

(3) accept any compensation, gift, loan, entertainment, favor or service from any person or entity licensed pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact, except such suitable facilities and services within a tribal gaming facility in Kansas as may be required to facilitate the performance of the member's, employee's or appointee's official duties.

(c) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for the executive director or any employee of the state gaming agency, or any spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child, grandchild, uncle, aunt, parent-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law thereof, to:

(1) Hold any license issued pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact; or

(2) enter into any business dealing, venture or contract with an owner or operator of a tribal gaming facility in Kansas other than as required to complete the duties of the compact.

(d) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any holder of a license issued pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact to allow any person, directly or indirectly, to place a wager or play any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility, knowing such person to be under 21 years of age.

(e) It is a severity level 8, nonperson felony for any person to use or conspire to use any device for the purpose of effecting the outcome of any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility.

(f) No person less than 18 years of age shall place, directly or indirectly, any wager or play any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility. Any person violating this subsection shall be subject to adjudication as a juvenile offender pursuant to the Kansas juvenile offenders code.

(g) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any person 18 or more years of age but less than 21 years of age, directly or indirectly, to place any wager or play any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility.

(h) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person playing or using any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility to:

(1) Knowingly use bogus or counterfeit chips or gaming billets or knowingly substitute and use in any such game cards or dice that have been marked, loaded or tampered with;

(2) knowingly use other than a lawful coin or legal tender of the United States of America, or to use coin not of the same denomination as the coin intended to be used in an electronic game of chance, except that in the playing of any electronic game of chance or similar gaming device, it shall be lawful for any person to use gaming billets, tokens or similar objects therein which are approved by the tribal gaming commission having responsibility for the tribal gaming facility; or

(3) win or attempt to win, for the person's self or another, by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by a fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice or device, money or property or a representative of either, or reduce or attempt to reduce a losing wager, in connection with tribal gaming in a value of $100 or greater.

(i) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person knowingly to possess or use, while on the premises of a tribal gaming facility, any cheating or thieving device, including but not limited to tools, wires drills, coins attached to strings or wires or electronic or magnetic devices to facilitate removing from any electronic game of chance any money or contents thereof, except that a duly authorized employee of a licensed tribal gaming facility or tribal gaming commission may possess and use any of the foregoing only in furtherance of the employee's employment in the tribal gaming facility.

(j) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person to knowingly possess or use while on the premises of any tribal gaming facility any key or device designed for the purpose of or suitable for opening or entering any electronic game of chance or similar gaming device or drop box, except that a duly authorized employee of a tribal gaming facility or tribal gaming commission may possess and use any of the foregoing only in furtherance of the employee's employment in the trial gaming facility.

(k) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony to:

(1) Knowingly conduct, carry on, operate, deal or allow to be conducted, carried on or dealt any cheating or thieving class III game or device; or

(2) knowingly deal, conduct, carry on, operate or expose for play any class III game or games played with cards, dice or any mechanical or electronic device, or any combination of class III games or devices, which have in any manner been marked or tampered with, or placed in a condition, or operated in a manner, the result of which tends to deceive the public or tends to alter the normal random selection of characteristics or the normal chance of the game which could determine or alter the result of the game.

(l) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony to knowingly use or possess any marked cards, loaded dice, plugged or tampered with machines or devices, including but not limited to electronic games of chance.

(m) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person or entity to possess any device, equipment or material which the person knows has been manufactured, distributed, sold, tampered with or serviced in violation of the provisions of a tribal-state gaming compact.

(n) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any person to win, for the person's self or another, by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice or device, money or property or a representative of either, or reduce or attempt to reduce a losing wager, in connection with tribal gaming in a value of less than $100.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, 9; July 1.