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74-8709. (a) There is hereby created the Kansas lottery commission, which shall be composed of five members who shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate as provided by K.S.A. 75-4315b and amendments thereto. Except as provided by K.S.A. 46-2601, and amendments thereto, no person appointed to the commission shall exercise any power, duty or function as a member of the commission until confirmed by the senate. All members of the commission shall be citizens of the United States and residents of this state. Not more than three of the five members shall be members of the same political party. A chairperson of the commission shall be designated by the governor from the membership of the commission.
(b) Except as provided by subsection (c), the members of the commission shall serve for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and confirmed, except that the members first appointed shall serve for terms designated by the governor as follows: One member shall serve for a term of one year, one shall serve for a term of two years, one shall serve for a term of three years and two shall serve for terms of four years. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(c) The terms of members who are serving on the commission on the effective date of this act shall expire on March 15, of the year in which such member's term would have expired under the provisions of this section prior to amendment by this act. Thereafter, members shall be appointed for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and confirmed.
(d) The commission shall hold at least four regular meetings each year and such additional meetings as the chairperson deems desirable. Special meetings shall be called by the chairperson upon written request of the executive director or any three members of the commission. All meetings shall be held at a place and time fixed by the chairperson. A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum to transact its business.
(e) The commission shall consult with and advise the executive director relating to the operation of the state lottery, shall assist the director in the establishment of policies and shall review and approve the proposed annual budget for the Kansas lottery prepared by the executive director, subject to all state laws governing budget procedures for state agencies.
(f) The commission, in conjunction with the executive director, shall make an ongoing study of the operation and administration of lotteries in operation in other states or countries, of available literature on the subject, of federal laws and regulations which may affect the operation of the lottery and of the reaction of citizens of this state to existing or proposed features of lottery games, with a view toward implementing improvements that will tend to serve the purposes of this act.
(g) Major procurements recommended by the executive director shall be subject to the approval of the commission.
(h) The commission may enter into written agreements with one or more other states or corporations made up of representatives of one or more other states' lotteries and participate in the operation, marketing and promotion of a joint lottery or joint lottery games, conforming to the provisions of this act, which agreements shall not be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-3738 through 75-3744, and amendments thereto.
(i) Subject to the limitations of appropriations therefor, members of the commission shall receive such compensation as determined by the governor. Members of the commission attending meetings of the commission or subcommittee meetings thereof approved by the commission shall be paid subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto. In addition, the chairperson of the commission, or the member of the commission designated by the chairperson to serve on a procurement negotiating committee, shall be paid amounts equal to amounts provided by K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto, for subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses for attendance at meetings of a procurement negotiating committee pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8705, and amendments thereto.
History: L. 1987, ch. 292, § 9; L. 1988, ch. 314, § 4; L. 1991, ch. 246, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 241, § 18; L. 1998, ch. 144, § 4; July 1.
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