(20 ILCS 1605/5)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1155)
(a) The Department shall be under
the supervision and direction
of a Director, who
shall be a person qualified by
training and experience to perform the duties required by this Act. The
Director shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate. The term of office of the Director shall
expire on the third Monday of January in odd numbered years provided that
he or she shall hold office until a successor is appointed and qualified. The annual salary of the Director is $142,000.
Any vacancy occurring in the office of the Director shall be
filled in the same manner as the original appointment. In case of a vacancy during the recess of the Senate, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when the Governor shall nominate some person to fill the office, and any person so nominated who is confirmed by the Senate shall hold office during the remainder of the term and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
During the absence or inability to act of the Director, or in the case of a vacancy in the office of Director until a successor is appointed and qualified, the Governor may designate some person as Acting Director of the Lottery to execute the powers and discharge the duties vested by law in that office. A person who is designated as an Acting Director shall not continue in office for more than 60 calendar days unless the Governor files a message with the Secretary of the Senate nominating that person to fill the office. After 60 calendar days, the office is considered vacant and shall be filled only under this Section. No person who has been appointed by the Governor to serve as Acting Director shall, except at the Senate's request, be designated again as an Acting Director at the same session of that Senate, subject to the provisions of this Section. A person appointed as an Acting Director is not required to meet the requirements of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of this Section. In no case may the Governor designate a person to serve as Acting Director if that person has prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly exercised any of the duties and functions of the office of Director without having been nominated by the Governor to serve as Director.
(b) The Director shall devote his or her entire time and attention to the
duties of the office and shall not be engaged in any other profession or
The Director shall:
(1) be qualified by training and experience to direct
a lottery, including, at a minimum, 5 years of senior executive-level experience in the successful advertising, marketing, and selling of consumer products, 4 years of successful experience directing a lottery on behalf of a governmental entity, or 5 years of successful senior-level management experience at a lottery on behalf of a governmental entity;
(2) have significant and meaningful management and
regulatory experience; and
(3) have a good reputation, particularly as a person
of honesty, independence, and integrity.
The Director shall not during his or her term of appointment: become a candidate for any elective office; hold any other elected or appointed public office; be actively involved in the affairs of any political party or political organization; advocate for the appointment of another person to an appointed or elected office or position; or actively participate in any campaign for any elective office. The Director may be appointed to serve on a governmental advisory or board study commission or as otherwise expressly authorized by law.
(c) No person shall perform the duties and functions of the Director, or otherwise exercise the authority of the Director, unless the same shall have been appointed by the Governor pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 8-19-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)