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230 ILCS 15/3

    (230 ILCS 15/3) (from Ch. 85, par. 2303)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 3. License - Application - Issuance - Restrictions - Persons ineligible. Licenses issued by the governing body of any county or municipality are subject to the following restrictions:
        (1) No person, firm or corporation shall conduct
    
raffles or chances or poker runs without having first obtained a license therefor pursuant to this Act.
        (2) The license and application for license must
    
specify the area or areas within the licensing authority in which raffle chances will be sold or issued or a poker run will be conducted, the time period during which raffle chances will be sold or issued or a poker run will be conducted, the time of determination of winning chances and the location or locations at which winning chances will be determined.
        (3) The license application must contain a sworn
    
statement attesting to the not-for-profit character of the prospective licensee organization, signed by the presiding officer and the secretary of that organization.
        (4) The application for license shall be prepared in
    
accordance with the ordinance of the local governmental unit.
        (5) A license authorizes the licensee to conduct
    
raffles or poker runs as defined in this Act.
    The following are ineligible for any license under this Act:
        (a) any person who has been convicted of a felony;
        (b) any person who is or has been a professional
    
gambler or gambling promoter;
        (c) any person who is not of good moral character;
        (d) any firm or corporation in which a person defined
    
in (a), (b) or (c) has a proprietary, equitable or credit interest, or in which such a person is active or employed;
        (e) any organization in which a person defined in
    
(a), (b) or (c) is an officer, director, or employee, whether compensated or not;
        (f) any organization in which a person defined in
    
(a), (b) or (c) is to participate in the management or operation of a raffle as defined in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-644, eff. 6-10-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 3. License - Application - Issuance - Restrictions - Persons ineligible. Licenses issued by the governing body of any county or municipality are subject to the following restrictions:
        (1) No person, firm or corporation shall conduct
    
raffles or chances or poker runs without having first obtained a license therefor pursuant to this Act.
        (2) The license and application for license must
    
specify the area or areas within the licensing authority in which raffle chances will be sold or issued or a poker run will be conducted, the time period during which raffle chances will be sold or issued or a poker run will be conducted, the time of determination of winning chances and the location or locations at which winning chances will be determined.
        (3) The license application must contain a sworn
    
statement attesting to the not-for-profit character of the prospective licensee organization, signed by the presiding officer and the secretary of that organization.
        (4) The application for license shall be prepared in
    
accordance with the ordinance of the local governmental unit.
        (5) A license authorizes the licensee to conduct
    
raffles or poker runs as defined in this Act.
    The following are ineligible for any license under this Act:
        (a) any person whose felony conviction will impair
    
the person's ability to engage in the licensed position;
        (b) any person who is or has been a professional
    
gambler or gambling promoter;
        (c) any person who is not of good moral character;
        (d) any firm or corporation in which a person defined
    
in (a), (b) or (c) has a proprietary, equitable or credit interest, or in which such a person is active or employed;
        (e) any organization in which a person defined in
    
(a), (b) or (c) is an officer, director, or employee, whether compensated or not;
        (f) any organization in which a person defined in
    
(a), (b) or (c) is to participate in the management or operation of a raffle as defined in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-286, eff. 1-1-18.)