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74-8724.Veterans benefit lottery game; disposition of net profits. (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 conducted by the Kansas lottery. Tickets for the veterans benefit game established by this section shall be offered for sale year-round.

(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 shall be used as follows: (1) An amount equal to 40% of such net profits shall be appropriated for purposes directly benefitting members of the Kansas army and air national guard and their families to provide for Kansas national guard educational assistance act scholarships pursuant to K.S.A. 74-32,145 et seq., and amendments thereto, and, to the extent that moneys are available, for other purposes directly benefitting members of the Kansas army and air national guard and their families as provided by appropriation act;

(2) an amount equal to 30% of such net profits shall be appropriated for operating expenditures and capital improvements, or as otherwise provided by appropriation act, for the use and benefit of the Kansas veterans' home, the Kansas soldiers' home and the state veterans cemetery system; and

(3) an amount equal to 30% of such net profits from: (A) July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2010, shall be appropriated for the museum of the Kansas national guard to expand the museum facility to include a 35th Infantry Division Museum and a museum education center as provided by appropriation act; and (B) from and after July 1, 2010, shall be appropriated for a veterans enhanced service delivery program.

(d) The Kansas lottery commission shall change the design or theme of the veterans benefit game regularly so that the game remains competitive 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.

History: L. 2003, ch. 140, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 168, § 2; L. 2008, ch. 156, § 6; July 1.



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