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74-8714.Law enforcement powers, certain employees. (a) Employees of the Kansas lottery designated by the executive director are hereby vested with the power and authority of law enforcement officers in the execution of the duties imposed upon the executive director by this act and in enforcing the provisions of this act.

(b) Employees designated by the executive director pursuant to subsection (a) shall have the authority to:

(1) Make arrests, conduct searches and seizures and carry firearms while investigating violations of this act and during routine conduct of their duties as determined by the executive director or designee of the executive director;

(2) make arrests, conduct searches and seizures and generally to enforce all the criminal laws of the state as violations of those laws are encountered by such employees during the routine performance of their duties; and

(3) issue notices to appear pursuant to K.S.A. 22-2408 and amendments thereto.

(c) No employee of the Kansas lottery shall be certified to carry firearms under the provisions of this section without having first successfully completed the firearm training course or courses prescribed for law enforcement officers under subsection (a) of K.S.A. 74-5604a and amendments thereto.

(d) The commission may adopt rules and regulations prescribing other training required for such employees.

History: L. 1987, ch. 292, § 14; Mar. 19.

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