Bill Status of HB3633 100th General Assembly
Short Description: FANTASY SPORTS CONTEST ACT
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski - John M. Cabello - C.D. Davidsmeyer
| 4/28/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Fantasy Sports Contest Act to provide regulation of companies providing access to paid fantasy sports contests and protect Illinois consumers who play paid fantasy sports contests for prizes from unfair acts and practices that may arise in the gaming process. Provides for the licensure of fantasy sports contest operators by the Illinois Gaming Board. Contains provisions concerning definitions, applicability, authority of the Board, fantasy sports player accounts, data security requirements, restrictions on games offered, prohibited activities, advertising, withholding of delinquent child support, audits, annual reports, applications, background investigations, fees, imposition and distribution of a privilege tax, and limitations on taxation of fantasy sports contest operators. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to provide that the Fantasy Sports Contest Act is scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021. Amends the Public Aid Code to add a fantasy sports contest operator licensed under the Fantasy Sports Contest Act to the definition of "State gaming licensee" under provisions concerning certification to any State gaming licensee of past due child support. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to provide that participants in fantasy sports contests and participation in fantasy sports contests as defined and offered under the Fantasy Sports Contest Act shall not be convicted of gambling. Effective immediately.