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 Bill Status of HB4323  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  FANTASY CONTESTS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski - John D. Anthony - John M. Cabello - Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. - Carol Ammons, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Robert Martwick, Will Guzzardi, Anthony DeLuca, Rita Mayfield, Emanuel Chris Welch, Sam Yingling, Andrew F Skoog and Silvana Tabares

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
720 ILCS 5/28-1from Ch. 38, par. 28-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Fantasy Contests Act. Establishes certain requirements for policies and procedures for the operation of fantasy contests. Provides that any person, firm, corporation, association, agent, or employee who violates any provision of the Act shall be liable for a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for each violation, which may be recovered in a civil action brought by the Attorney General. Amends the Gambling Article of the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that participants in fantasy contests as defined under the Fantasy Contests Act shall not be convicted of gambling. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 80/4.30
305 ILCS 5/10-17.15

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. 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 Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to provide that the Fantasy Sports Contest Act is scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020. Amends the Illinois 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.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides for fees with respect to fantasy sports contest operators that have annual fantasy sports contest revenue of $100,000. Provides for the withholding of money from winnings for past-due support obligations.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Illinois Gaming Board)
 As the true scope of daily fantasy sports in Illinois is unknown, it is currently not feasible for the Illinois Gaming Board to estimate the expected fiscal impact of this legislation.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  10/27/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  10/27/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  11/2/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  11/2/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  11/2/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  11/9/2015HouseFirst Reading
  11/9/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  11/13/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  11/18/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  1/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/13/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  1/27/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  2/16/2016HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  2/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  3/16/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/24/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/31/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/8/2016HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 22, 2016
  4/8/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew F Skoog
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/13/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  4/19/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/19/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  4/20/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/20/2016HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Criminal Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/20/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 009-004-000
  4/20/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/20/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/21/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2016HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  4/21/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/22/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/22/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/22/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/3/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/11/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  5/26/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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