Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 140
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Substitute for House Bill 2400*
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the Kansas lottery; establishing a veterans benefit lottery game.
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CHAPTER 140

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, 2002.

Published in the Kansas Register May 22, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003