SENATE Substitute for HOUSE BILL No. 2400*
An Act concerning the Kansas lottery; establishing a veterans benefit lottery game.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
the Kansas lottery commission shall establish an instant lottery scratch-
off game designated as the veterans benefit game, which shall be con-
ducted by the Kansas lottery. Tickets for the veterans benefit game es-
tablished by this section shall be offered for sale only between May 1
through November 30, 2003, and May 1 through November 30, 2004.

      (b) The Kansas lottery commission shall adopt rules and regulations
governing the establishment of the veterans benefit game pursuant to
K.S.A. 74-8710, and amendments thereto, except that subsection (b) of
K.S.A. 74-8710, and amendments thereto, shall not apply to the veterans
benefit game established by this section.

      (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of K.S.A. 79-4801 et seq., and
K.S.A. 74-8711, and amendments thereto, all net profits, received from
the sale of veterans benefit game lottery tickets, materials and games, as
prescribed by rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (b)
of this section, shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited, as
follows: (1) An amount equal to 50% of such net profits to the national
guard assistance account of the state general fund of the state board of
regents to be used for Kansas national guard educational assistance act
scholarships pursuant to K.S.A. 74-32,145 et seq., and amendments
thereto, and (2) an amount equal to 50% of such net profits to the soldiers'
home fee fund and the veterans' home fee fund in an amount or amounts
determined by the executive director of the Kansas commission on vet-
erans affairs to be used for operating expenditures and capital improve-
ments for the Kansas veterans' home, the Kansas soldiers' home and the
state veterans cemetery system.

      (d) The Kansas lottery commission shall change the design or theme
of the veterans benefit game regularly so that the game remains com-
petitive with the other instant lottery scratch-off games offered by such
commission. The tickets for the instant lottery game authorized by this
section shall clearly state that the profits derived from the game shall be
used to benefit veterans and veterans issues in this state.

 Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.

Approved May 14, 2003.
 Published in the Kansas Register May 22, 2003.