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46-2302.Negotiation of compacts; submission to legislature; approval or rejection; attorney general as legal counsel; compact provisions; report of governor to legislature. (a) Any request by a tribe for negotiation of a gaming compact with the state of Kansas, including a request for renegotiation of an existing gaming compact, received on or after the effective date of this act shall be submitted in writing to the governor.

(b) The governor or the governor's designated representatives are authorized to negotiate gaming compacts on behalf of the state of Kansas. At the conclusion of negotiations, the governor shall submit the proposed compact to the joint committee on state-tribal relations for the committee's recommendations as to approval or modification of the proposed compact.

(c) If the joint committee recommends modification of a proposed compact submitted by the governor, the governor or the governor's representatives may resume negotiations in accordance with the joint committee's recommendations and the modified proposed compact shall be submitted to the joint committee in the same manner as the original proposed compact. Within 5 days after receiving the joint committee's recommended modifications, the governor shall notify the joint committee, in writing, as to whether or not the governor has resumed negotiations. Within 10 days after receipt of notice that the governor has not resumed negotiations, or if the governor fails to notify the joint committee that the governor has resumed negotiations, the joint committee shall vote to recommend approval or rejection of the proposed compact or shall vote to make no recommendation on the proposed compact.

(d) (1) If the legislature is in session when the joint committee votes to recommend approval or rejection of a proposed compact or votes to make no recommendation on a proposed compact, as authorized by this section, the joint committee shall introduce in each house of the legislature, within five days after the joint committee's vote, a resolution approving the proposed compact as submitted by the governor.

(2) If the legislature is not in session when the joint committee votes to recommend approval or rejection of a proposed compact or votes to make no recommendation on a proposed compact, as authorized by this section, the joint committee shall introduce in each house of the legislature, within five days after the beginning of the next regular or special legislative session following the joint committee's vote, a resolution approving the proposed compact as submitted by the governor.

(3) Each resolution introduced pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by the report of the joint committee recommending that the resolution be adopted or not be adopted or reporting the resolution without recommendation. If, within 10 days after introduction of the resolutions, a majority of the members of each house votes to adopt the resolution introduced in such house, the proposed compact shall be considered to have been approved by the legislature and the governor is authorized to execute the compact on behalf of the state. Each house of the legislature shall vote on the resolution introduced in such house within 10 days after introduction unless the other house has already voted against adoption of the resolution introduced in such other house.

(4) The legislature shall not have the authority to amend or otherwise modify any proposed gaming compact.

(e) The attorney general shall be the legal counsel for the governor or the governor's representatives in negotiating a gaming compact under this section and for the joint committee in reviewing proposed compacts.

(f) A gaming compact negotiated on behalf of the state under this section shall contain:

(1) A provision recognizing the right of each party to the compact to request that the compact be renegotiated or replaced by a new compact, including the right of the legislature by concurrent resolution to request renegotiation or replacement of the compact, and providing the terms under which either party, including the legislature, may request a renegotiation or the negotiation of a new compact; and

(2) a provision that, in the event of a request for a renegotiation or a new compact, the existing compact will remain in effect until renegotiated or replaced.

(g) The governor or the governor's designated representatives and the attorney general shall report to the joint committee, at such times as requested by the joint committee, regarding gaming compacts negotiated and prospective negotiations.

History: L. 1993, ch. 4, § 2; L. 1999, ch. 139, § 4; L. 2005, ch. 49, § 1; July 1.



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