Lottery Organization Task Force
Function: The task force is created to study and make recommendations regarding the future organization and profitability of the State Lottery. The task force shall examine the State Lottery and consider whether the State Lottery should: (1) become part of another existing state agency; (2) be accountable to an oversight board or commission to be created for that purpose; (3) continue under its current organizational structure; or (4) operate under other governance structures that provide appropriate oversight and accountability.
The task force shall also examine the feasibility and desirability of establishing measurable performance goals for lottery proceeds and operations. The task force is encouraged to consult with the commissioner of public safety, the commissioner of revenue, and the chair of the Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. The task force shall submit a report with its findings and recommendations to the legislature and the governor by February 1, 2005.
The task force expires upon the adjournment of the 2005 regular legislative session.
Nine members, the governor appointed one member of the task force as the chair. According to the 2005 Lottery Organizational Task Force Report, the members were:
Mary Choate, Ctizen member
Bill Haas, State Representative
Clint Harris (Chair) (beginning 10/11), Lottery Executive Director
Peggy Ingison, Commissioner of Finance
Debbie Johnson, State Senator
Phyllis Kahn, State Representative
Gene Merriam, Commissioner of Natural Resources
Craig Shaver, Citizen member
Mike Vekich (Chair) (through 10/10), Acting Lottery Director
Jim Vickerman, State Senator
Legislative Auditor James Nobles attended most of the meetings and served as an advisor to the Task Force.
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