|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 406 - Establishing a Lottery Board (First Engrossment)|
|Author:||Senator Ann H. Rest|
|Prepared by:||Thomas S. Bottern, Senate Counsel (651/296-3810)|
|Date:||March 2, 2005|
Section 1 defines "board" to mean the State Lottery Board in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349A.
Section 2 [Lottery Board.]
Subdivision 1 establishes a State Lottery Board with seven members appointed by the Governor.
Subdivision 2 [Board Members.] requires the board members to include:
policy making experience in the public sector.
Subdivision 3 [Terms; Compensation.] requires that Minnesota Statutes, section
15.0575, governs removal and compensation of the board, and provides that board members must serve a three-year term.
Subdivision 4 [Board Organization.] requires the board to meet at least quarterly, and
allows any meetings that relate to the lottery's security, information security, or to evaluate performance of the director to be closed to the public.
Subdivision 5 [Board Responsibilities.] requires the board to review the operation of the lottery and make recommendations to the director, including the following areas:
Also authorizes payment of the board's operating expenses from the lottery operations account.
Section 3 [Payments Prohibited.] prohibits a board member from accepting a lottery prize.
Section 4 [Conflict of Interest.] prohibits board members and any member of their immediate family from engaging in various activities that present a conflict of interest.
Section 5 [Audit.] requires the board to contract for an annual audit, which includes an audit of the lottery's information security. Currently, this responsibility lies with the Director of the Lottery.
Section 6 [Appointment of Initial Lottery Board Members.] requires three members of the initial board to serve a three-year term, two to serve a two-year term, and two to serve a one-year term.
Section 7 [Effective Date.] makes this act effective July 1, 2005.
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