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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 1605/) Illinois Lottery Law.

20 ILCS 1605/1

    (20 ILCS 1605/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 1151)
    Sec. 1.
    This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Lottery Law".
(Source: P.A. 78-3rd S.S.-20.)

20 ILCS 1605/2

    (20 ILCS 1605/2) (from Ch. 120, par. 1152)
    Sec. 2. This Act is enacted to implement and establish within the State a lottery to be conducted by the State through the Department. The entire net proceeds of the Lottery are to be used for the support of the State's Common School Fund, except as provided in subsection (o) of Section 9.1 and Sections 21.2, 21.5, 21.6, 21.7, 21.8, and 21.9. The General Assembly finds that it is in the public interest for the Department to conduct the functions of the Lottery with the assistance of a private manager under a management agreement overseen by the Department. The Department shall be accountable to the General Assembly and the people of the State through a comprehensive system of regulation, audits, reports, and enduring operational oversight. The Department's ongoing conduct of the Lottery through a management agreement with a private manager shall act to promote and ensure the integrity, security, honesty, and fairness of the Lottery's operation and administration. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Department shall conduct the Lottery with the assistance of a private manager under a management agreement at all times in a manner consistent with 18 U.S.C. 1307(a)(1), 1307(b)(1), 1953(b)(4).
(Source: P.A. 98-649, eff. 6-16-14.)

20 ILCS 1605/3

    (20 ILCS 1605/3) (from Ch. 120, par. 1153)
    Sec. 3. For the purposes of this Act:
    a. "Lottery" or "State Lottery" means the lottery or lotteries established and operated pursuant to this Act.
    b. "Board" means the Lottery Control Board created by this Act.
    c. "Department" means the Department of the Lottery.
    d. (Blank).
    e. "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Lottery Control Board.
    f. "Multi-state game directors" means such persons, including the Director, as may be designated by an agreement between the Department and one or more additional lotteries operated under the laws of another state or states.
    g. (Blank).
    h. "Director" means the Director of the Department of the Lottery.
    i. "Management agreement" means an agreement or contract between the Department on behalf of the State with a private manager, as an independent contractor, whereby the private manager provides management services to the Lottery in exchange for compensation that may consist of, among other things, a fee for services and a performance-based bonus of no more than 5% of Lottery profits so long as the Department continues to exercise actual control over all significant business decisions made by the private manager as set forth in Section 9.1.
    j. "Person" means any individual, firm, association, joint venture, partnership, estate, trust, syndicate, fiduciary, corporation, or other legal entity, group, or combination.
    k. "Private manager" means a person that provides management services to the Lottery on behalf of the Department under a management agreement.
    l. "Profits" means total revenues accruing from the sale of lottery tickets or shares and related proceeds minus (1) the payment of prizes and retailer bonuses and (2) the payment of costs incurred in the operation and administration of the lottery, excluding costs of services directly rendered by a private manager.
    m. "Chief Procurement Officer" means the Chief Procurement Officer provided for under paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 8-19-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/4

    (20 ILCS 1605/4) (from Ch. 120, par. 1154)
    Sec. 4. The Department of the Lottery is established to implement and regulate the State Lottery in the manner provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/5

    (20 ILCS 1605/5) (from Ch. 120, par. 1155)
    Sec. 5. (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 occupation.
    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.)

20 ILCS 1605/5.1

    (20 ILCS 1605/5.1)
    Sec. 5.1. E.J. "Zeke" Giorgi Lottery Building. The building occupied by the Department from time to time as its main office in Springfield shall be known as the E.J. "Zeke" Giorgi Lottery Building.
(Source: P.A. 88-676, eff. 12-14-94.)

20 ILCS 1605/6

    (20 ILCS 1605/6) (from Ch. 120, par. 1156)
    Sec. 6. There is hereby created an independent board to be known as the Lottery Control Board, consisting of 5 members, all of whom shall be citizens of the United States and residents of this State and shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than 3 of the 5 members shall be members of the same political party. A chairman of the Board shall be chosen annually from the membership of the Board by a majority of the members of the Board at the first meeting of the Board each fiscal year.
    Initial members shall be appointed to the Board by the Governor as follows: one member to serve until July 1, 1974, and until his successor is appointed and qualified; 2 members to serve until July 1, 1975, and until their successors are appointed and qualified; 2 members to serve until July 1, 1976, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. As terms of members so appointed expire, their successors shall be appointed for terms to expire the first day in July 3 years thereafter, and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
    Any vacancy in the Board occurring for any reason other than expiration of term, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
    Any member of the Board may be removed by the Governor for neglect of duty, misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in office.
    Board members shall receive as compensation for their services $100 for each day they are in attendance at any official board meeting, but in no event shall members receive more than $1,200 per year. They shall receive no other compensation for their services, but shall be reimbursed for necessary traveling and other reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. Each member shall make a full financial disclosure upon appointment.
    The Board shall hold at least one meeting each quarter of the fiscal year. In addition, special meetings may be called by the Chairman, any 2 Board members, or the Director of the Department, upon delivery of 72 hours' written notice to the office of each member. All Board meetings shall be open to the public pursuant to the Open Meetings Act.
    Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum, and 3 votes shall be required for any final determination by the Board. The Board shall keep a complete and accurate record of all its meetings.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.1

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.1)
    Sec. 7.1. The Department shall promulgate such rules and regulations governing the establishment and operation of a State lottery as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. Such rules and regulations shall be subject to the provisions of The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The Department shall issue written game rules, play instructions, directives, operations manuals, brochures, or any other publications necessary to conduct specific games, as authorized by rule by the Department. Any written game rules, play instructions, directives, operations manuals, brochures, or other game publications issued by the Department that relate to a specific lottery game shall be maintained as a public record in the Department's principal office, and made available for public inspection and copying but shall be exempt from the rulemaking procedures of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. However, when such written materials contain any policy of general applicability, the Department shall formulate and adopt such policy as a rule in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. In addition, the Department shall publish each January in the Illinois Register a list of all game-specific rules, play instructions, directives, operations manuals, brochures, or other game-specific publications issued by the Department during the previous year and instructions concerning how the public may obtain copies of these materials from the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.2

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.2) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.2)
    Sec. 7.2. The rules and regulations of the Department may include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
    (1) The types of lotteries to be conducted;
    (2) The price, or prices, of tickets or shares in the lottery;
    (3) The numbers and sizes of the prizes on the winning tickets or shares;
    (4) The manner of selecting the winning tickets or shares;
    (5) The manner of payment of prizes to the holders of winning tickets or shares;
    (6) The frequency of the drawing or selections of winning tickets or shares, without limitation;
    (7) Without limit to number, the type or types of locations at which tickets or shares may be sold;
    (8) The method to be used in selling tickets or shares;
    (9) The manner and amount of compensation, if any, to be paid licensed sales agents necessary to provide for the adequate availability of tickets or shares to prospective buyers and for the convenience of the public;
    (10) The apportionment of the total revenues accruing from the sale of lottery tickets or shares and from all other sources among (i) the payment of prizes to the holders of winning tickets or shares, (ii) the payment of costs incurred in the operation and administration of the lottery, including the expenses of the Department and the costs resulting from any contract or contracts entered into for promotional, advertising or operational services or for the purchase or lease of lottery equipment and materials, and (iii) for monthly transfers to the Common School Fund. The net revenues accruing from the sale of lottery tickets shall be determined by deducting from total revenues the payments required by paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this subsection.
    (11) Such other matters necessary or desirable for the efficient and economical operation and administration of the lottery and for the convenience of the purchasers of tickets or shares and the holders of winning tickets or shares.
    Any rules and regulations of the Department with respect to monthly transfers to the Common School Fund are subject to Section 21.2.
(Source: P.A. 84-1128.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.3

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.3)
    Sec. 7.3. The Board shall designate Hearing Officers who shall conduct hearings upon complaints charging violations of this Act or of regulations thereunder, and such other hearings as may be provided by Department rule. The Board may hear appeals from the recommended decisions of its Hearing Officers in accordance with procedures established by Department rule. Whenever the Department issues a Notice of Assessment under Section 21 of this Act, the lottery sales agent may protest such Notice by filing a request for hearing within 20 days of the date of such Notice.
(Source: P.A. 85-1224; 86-1475.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.4

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.4) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.4)
    Sec. 7.4. The Department shall carry on a continuous study and investigation of the lottery throughout the State (1) for the purpose of ascertaining any defects in this Act or in the rules and regulations issued under this Act whereby any abuses in the administration and operation of the lottery or any evasion of this Act or the rules and regulations may arise or be practiced, (2) for the purpose of formulating recommendations for changes in this Act and the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder to prevent such abuses and evasions, (3) to guard against the use of this Act and the rules and regulations issued hereunder as a cloak for the carrying on of organized gambling and crime, and (4) to insure that the law and rules and regulations shall be in such form and be so administered as to serve the true purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1128.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.5

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.5)
    Sec. 7.5. The Board shall report to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, the minority leaders of both houses, and such other State officers as from time to time it deems appropriate, any matters which it deems to require an immediate change in the laws of this State in order to prevent abuses and evasions of this Act or rules and regulations promulgated thereunder or to rectify undesirable conditions in connection with the administration or operation of the lottery.
(Source: P.A. 84-1128.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.6

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.6) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.6)
    Sec. 7.6. The Board shall advise and make recommendations to the Director regarding the functions and operations of the State Lottery. A copy of all such recommendations shall also be forwarded to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate and the minority leaders of both houses.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.8

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.8) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.8)
    Sec. 7.8. The Department shall make an annual report regarding the work of the Board to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the minority leaders of both houses, such report to be a public report.
(Source: P.A. 84-1128.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.8a

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.8a) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.8a)
    Sec. 7.8a. The Board shall establish advertising policy to ensure that advertising content and practices do not target with the intent to exploit specific groups or economic classes of people, and that its content is accurate and not misleading. The Board shall review, at least quarterly, all past advertising for major media campaigns to ensure that they do not target with the intent to exploit specific groups or economic classes of people, and that their content is accurate and not misleading. If the Board finds that advertising conflicts with such policy, it shall have the authority to direct the Department to cease that advertising. The Director or his or her designee shall provide a briefing on proposed major media campaigns at any regularly scheduled meeting upon written request from any Board member. Such written request must be received by the Director at least 10 days prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.
(Source: P.A. 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.11

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.11) (from Ch. 120, par. 1157.11)
    Sec. 7.11. The Department may establish and collect nominal charges for promotional products ("premiums") and other promotional materials produced or acquired by the Department as part of its advertising and promotion activities. Such premiums or other promotional materials may be sold to individuals, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations, but not to for-profit enterprises for the purpose of resale. Other State agencies shall be charged no more than the cost to the Department of the premium or promotional material. All proceeds from the sale of premiums or promotional materials shall be deposited in the State Lottery Fund in the State Treasury.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.12

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.12)
    Sec. 7.12. Internet pilot program.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) the consumer market in Illinois has changed since
    
the creation of the Illinois State Lottery in 1974;
        (2) the Internet has become an integral part of
    
everyday life for a significant number of Illinois residents not only in regards to their professional life, but also in regards to personal business and communication; and
        (3) the current practices of selling lottery tickets
    
does not appeal to the new form of market participants who prefer to make purchases on the Internet at their own convenience.
    It is the intent of the General Assembly to create an Internet pilot program for the sale of lottery tickets to capture this new form of market participant.
    (b) The Department shall create a pilot program that allows an individual 18 years of age or older to purchase lottery tickets or shares on the Internet without using a Lottery retailer with on-line status, as those terms are defined by rule. The Department shall restrict the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet to transactions initiated and received or otherwise made exclusively within the State of Illinois. The Department shall adopt rules necessary for the administration of this program. These rules shall include, among other things, requirements for marketing of the Lottery to infrequent players, as well as limitations on the purchases that may be made through any one individual's lottery account. The provisions of this Act and the rules adopted under this Act shall apply to the sale of lottery tickets or shares under this program.
    Before beginning the pilot program, the Department of the Lottery must submit a request to the United States Department of Justice for review of the State's plan to implement a pilot program for the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet and its propriety under federal law. The Department shall implement the Internet pilot program only if the Department of Justice does not object to the implementation of the program within a reasonable period of time after its review.
    The Department is obligated to implement the pilot program set forth in this Section and Sections 7.15 and 7.16 only at such time, and to such extent, that the Department of Justice does not object to the implementation of the program within a reasonable period of time after its review. While the Illinois Lottery may only offer Lotto, Mega Millions, and Powerball games through the pilot program, the Department shall request review from the federal Department of Justice for the Illinois Lottery to sell lottery tickets on the Internet on behalf of the State of Illinois that are not limited to just these games.
    The Department shall authorize the private manager to implement and administer the program pursuant to the management agreement entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Section. If a private manager has not been selected pursuant to Section 9.1 at the time the Department is obligated to implement the pilot program, then the Department shall not proceed with the pilot program until after the selection of the private manager, at which time the Department shall authorize the private manager to implement and administer the program pursuant to the management agreement entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Section.
    The pilot program shall last for not less than 36 months, but not more than 48 months from the date of its initial operation.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting the Department from implementing and operating a website portal whereby individuals who are 18 years of age or older with an Illinois mailing address may apply to purchase lottery tickets via subscription. Nothing in this Section shall also be construed as prohibiting the sale of Lotto, Mega Millions, and Powerball games by a lottery licensee pursuant to the Department's rules.
    (c) There is created the Internet Lottery Study Committee as an advisory body within the Department. The Department shall conduct a study to determine the impact of the Internet pilot program on lottery licensees. The Department shall also determine the feasibility of the sale of stored value cards by lottery licensees as a non-exclusive option for use by individuals 18 years of age or older who purchase tickets for authorized lottery games in the Internet pilot program. For the purposes of this study, it is anticipated that the stored value cards will have, but need not be limited to, the following characteristics: (1) the cards will be available only to individuals 18 years of age and older; (2) the cards will be rechargeable, closed-loop cards that can only be loaded with cash; (3) the cards will have unique identifying numbers to be used for on-line play; (4) the cards will have on-line play subtracted from the card's value; (5) the cards may have on-line winnings added to them; (6) the cards will be used at Lottery retailers to cash out winnings of up to $600; and (7) the cards will meet all technological, programming, and security requirements mandated by the Department and the governing bodies of both Mega Millions and Powerball.
    To the fullest extent possible, but subject to available resources, the Department shall ensure that the study evaluates and analyzes at least the following issues:
        (1) economic benefits to the State from Internet
    
Lottery sales from stored value cards and from resulting sales taxes;
        (2) economic benefits to local governments from sales
    
taxes generated from Internet Lottery sales through stored value cards;
        (3) economic benefits to Lottery retailers from
    
Internet Lottery sales and from ancillary retail product sales in connection with the same;
        (4) enhanced player age verification from
    
face-to-face interaction;
        (5) enhanced control of gambling addiction from
    
face-to-face interaction;
        (6) elimination of credit card overspending through
    
the use of stored value cards and resulting reduced debt issues;
        (7) the feasibility of the utilization of existing
    
Lottery machines to dispense stored value cards;
        (8) the technological, programming, and security
    
requirements to make stored value cards an appropriate sales alternative; and
        (9) the cost and project time estimates for
    
implementation, including adaptation of existing Lottery machines, programming, and technology enhancements and impact to operations.
    The Study Committee shall consist of the Director or his or her designee; the chief executive officer of the Lottery's private manager or his or her designee; a representative appointed by the Governor's Office; 2 representatives of the lottery licensee community appointed by the Director; one representative of a statewide association representing food retailers appointed by the Director; and one representative of a statewide association representing retail merchants appointed by the Director.
    Members of the Study Committee shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. No later than 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the Department shall provide to the members of the Study Committee the proposed findings and recommendations of the study in order to solicit input from the Study Committee. Within 30 calendar days thereafter, the Study Committee shall convene a meeting of the members to discuss the proposed findings and recommendations of the study. No later than 15 calendar days after meeting, the Study Committee shall submit to the Department any written changes, additions, or corrections the Study Committee wishes the Department to make to the study. The Department shall consider the propriety of and respond to each change, addition, or correction offered by the Study Committee in the study. The Department shall also set forth any such change, addition, or correction offered by members of the Study Committee and the Department's responses thereto in the appendix to the study. No later than 15 calendar days after receiving the changes, additions, or corrections offered by the Study Committee, the Department shall deliver copies of the final study and appendices, if any, to the Governor, President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and each of the members of the Study Committee.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 97-1121, eff. 8-27-12; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.15

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.15)
    Sec. 7.15. Verification for Internet program; security for Internet lottery accounts. The Department must establish a procedure to verify that an individual is 18 years of age or older and that the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet is limited to transactions that are initiated and received or otherwise made exclusively within the State of Illinois, unless the federal Department of Justice indicates that it is legal for the transactions to originate in states other than Illinois. An individual must satisfy the verification procedure before he or she may establish one Internet lottery account and purchase lottery tickets or shares through the Internet pilot program. By rule, the Department shall establish funding procedures for Internet lottery accounts and shall provide a mechanism to prevent the unauthorized use of Internet lottery accounts. If any participant in the pilot program violates any provisions of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly or rule established by the Department, the participant's winnings shall be forfeited. Such forfeited winnings shall be deposited in the Common School Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09; 96-840, eff. 12-23-09.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.16

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.16)
    Sec. 7.16. Voluntary self-exclusion program for Internet lottery sales. Any resident, or non-resident if allowed to participate in the pilot program, may voluntarily prohibit themselves from establishing an Internet lottery account. The Department shall incorporate the voluntary self-exclusion program for Internet lottery accounts into any existing self-exclusion program that it operates on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09.)

20 ILCS 1605/7.17

    (20 ILCS 1605/7.17)
    Sec. 7.17. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09. Repealed by P.A. 96-840, eff. 12-23-09.)

20 ILCS 1605/8

    (20 ILCS 1605/8) (from Ch. 120, par. 1158)
    Sec. 8. In connection with any hearing held pursuant to Section 7.3 of this Act, the Board, or any Hearing Officer appointed by the Board, may subpoena and compel the appearance of witnesses and production of documents, papers, books, records and other evidence before it in any matter over which it has jurisdiction, control or supervision. The Board, or any appointed Hearing Officer, shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations to persons whose testimony is required. If a person subpoenaed to attend in any such proceeding or hearing fails to obey the command of the subpoena without reasonable cause, or if a person in attendance in any such proceeding or hearing refuses, without lawful cause, to be examined or to answer a legal or pertinent question or to exhibit any books, account, record or other document when ordered so to do by the Board or its Hearing Officer, the Board or Hearing Officer may apply to the circuit court, upon proof by affidavit of the facts, for an order returnable in not less than 2 nor more than 10 days, or as the court may prescribe, directing such person to show cause before the court why he or she should not comply with such subpoena or such order.
    Upon return of the order, the court shall examine such person under oath, and if the court determines, after giving such person an opportunity to be heard, that he or she refused without legal excuse to comply with such subpoena or such order of the Board or Hearing Officer, the court may order such person to comply therewith immediately and any failure to obey the order of the court may be punished as a contempt of court.
    All subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum issued under the provisions of this Act may be served by any person of lawful age. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State. When the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of the Department or any officer or employee thereof, such fees shall be paid in the same manner as other expenses of the Department. When the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of any other party to any such proceeding, the Department may require that the cost of service of the subpoena or subpoena duces tecum and the fee of the witness be borne by the party at whose instance the witness is summoned. In such case, and on motion of the Department, the Board or its Hearing Officer may require a deposit to cover the cost of such service and witness fees.
    The Department, or any officer or employee thereof, or any other party to a hearing before the Board or its Hearing Officers, may cause the depositions of witnesses within the State to be taken in the manner prescribed by law for like depositions in civil actions in courts of this State, and to that end compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, records or memoranda.
(Source: P.A. 85-1224.)

20 ILCS 1605/8.1

    (20 ILCS 1605/8.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 1158.1)
    Sec. 8.1. Contracts for State Lottery tickets or shares or for other State Lottery game related services shall be obtained through the utilization of competitive negotiation procedures whenever practicable.
(Source: P.A. 84-268.)

20 ILCS 1605/9

    (20 ILCS 1605/9) (from Ch. 120, par. 1159)
    Sec. 9. The Director, as administrative head of the Department, shall direct and supervise all its administrative and technical activities. In addition to the duties imposed upon him elsewhere in this Act, it shall be the Director's duty:
    a. To supervise and administer the operation of the lottery in accordance with the provisions of this Act or such rules and regulations of the Department adopted thereunder.
    b. To attend meetings of the Board or to appoint a designee to attend in his stead.
    c. To employ and direct such personnel in accord with the Personnel Code, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. In addition, the Director may by agreement secure such services as he or she may deem necessary from any other department, agency, or unit of the State government, and may employ and compensate such consultants and technical assistants as may be required and is otherwise permitted by law.
    d. To license, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 10 and 10.1 of this Act and the rules and regulations of the Department adopted thereunder, as agents to sell lottery tickets such persons as in his opinion will best serve the public convenience and promote the sale of tickets or shares. The Director may require a bond from every licensed agent, in such amount as provided in the rules and regulations of the Department. Every licensed agent shall prominently display his license, or a copy thereof, as provided in the rules and regulations of the Department.
    e. To suspend or revoke any license issued pursuant to this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department thereunder.
    f. To confer regularly as necessary or desirable and not less than once every month with the Lottery Control Board on the operation and administration of the Lottery; to make available for inspection by the Board or any member of the Board, upon request, all books, records, files, and other information and documents of his office; to advise the Board and recommend such rules and regulations and such other matters as he deems necessary and advisable to improve the operation and administration of the lottery.
    g. To enter into contracts for the operation of the lottery, or any part thereof, and into contracts for the promotion of the lottery on behalf of the Department with any person, firm or corporation, to perform any of the functions provided for in this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. The Department shall not expend State funds on a contractual basis for such functions unless those functions and expenditures are expressly authorized by the General Assembly.
    h. To enter into an agreement or agreements with the management of state lotteries operated pursuant to the laws of other states for the purpose of creating and operating a multi-state lottery game wherein a separate and distinct prize pool would be combined to award larger prizes to the public than could be offered by the several state lotteries, individually. No tickets or shares offered in connection with a multi-state lottery game shall be sold within the State of Illinois, except those offered by and through the Department. No such agreement shall purport to pledge the full faith and credit of the State of Illinois, nor shall the Department expend State funds on a contractual basis in connection with any such game unless such expenditures are expressly authorized by the General Assembly, provided, however, that in the event of error or omission by the Illinois State Lottery in the conduct of the game, as determined by the multi-state game directors, the Department shall be authorized to pay a prize winner or winners the lesser of a disputed prize or $1,000,000, any such payment to be made solely from funds appropriated for game prize purposes. The Department shall be authorized to share in the ordinary operating expenses of any such multi-state lottery game, from funds appropriated by the General Assembly, and in the event the multi-state game control offices are physically located within the State of Illinois, the Department is authorized to advance start-up operating costs not to exceed $150,000, subject to proportionate reimbursement of such costs by the other participating state lotteries. The Department shall be authorized to share proportionately in the costs of establishing a liability reserve fund from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. The Department is authorized to transfer prize award funds attributable to Illinois sales of multi-state lottery game tickets to the multi-state control office, or its designated depository, for deposit to such game pool account or accounts as may be established by the multi-state game directors, the records of which account or accounts shall be available at all times for inspection in an audit by the Auditor General of Illinois and any other auditors pursuant to the laws of the State of Illinois. No multi-state game prize awarded to a nonresident of Illinois, with respect to a ticket or share purchased in a state other than the State of Illinois, shall be deemed to be a prize awarded under this Act for the purpose of taxation under the Illinois Income Tax Act. The Department shall promulgate such rules as may be appropriate to implement the provisions of this Section.
    i. To make a continuous study and investigation of (1) the operation and the administration of similar laws which may be in effect in other states or countries, (2) any literature on the subject which from time to time may be published or available, (3) any Federal laws which may affect the operation of the lottery, and (4) the reaction of Illinois citizens to existing and potential features of the lottery with a view to recommending or effecting changes that will tend to serve the purposes of this Act.
    j. To report monthly to the State Treasurer and the Lottery Control Board a full and complete statement of lottery revenues, prize disbursements and other expenses for each month and the amounts to be transferred to the Common School Fund pursuant to Section 7.2 or such other funds as are otherwise authorized by Section 21.2 of this Act, and to make an annual report, which shall include a full and complete statement of lottery revenues, prize disbursements and other expenses, to the Governor and the Board. All reports required by this subsection shall be public and copies of all such reports shall be sent to the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the minority leaders of both houses.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/9.1

    (20 ILCS 1605/9.1)
    Sec. 9.1. Private manager and management agreement.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Offeror" means a person or group of persons that responds to a request for qualifications under this Section.
    "Request for qualifications" means all materials and documents prepared by the Department to solicit the following from offerors:
        (1) Statements of qualifications.
        (2) Proposals to enter into a management agreement,
    
including the identity of any prospective vendor or vendors that the offeror intends to initially engage to assist the offeror in performing its obligations under the management agreement.
    "Final offer" means the last proposal submitted by an offeror in response to the request for qualifications, including the identity of any prospective vendor or vendors that the offeror intends to initially engage to assist the offeror in performing its obligations under the management agreement.
    "Final offeror" means the offeror ultimately selected by the Governor to be the private manager for the Lottery under subsection (h) of this Section.
    (b) By September 15, 2010, the Governor shall select a private manager for the total management of the Lottery with integrated functions, such as lottery game design, supply of goods and services, and advertising and as specified in this Section.
    (c) Pursuant to the terms of this subsection, the Department shall endeavor to expeditiously terminate the existing contracts in support of the Lottery in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly in connection with the selection of the private manager. As part of its obligation to terminate these contracts and select the private manager, the Department shall establish a mutually agreeable timetable to transfer the functions of existing contractors to the private manager so that existing Lottery operations are not materially diminished or impaired during the transition. To that end, the Department shall do the following:
        (1) where such contracts contain a provision
    
authorizing termination upon notice, the Department shall provide notice of termination to occur upon the mutually agreed timetable for transfer of functions;
        (2) upon the expiration of any initial term or
    
renewal term of the current Lottery contracts, the Department shall not renew such contract for a term extending beyond the mutually agreed timetable for transfer of functions; or
        (3) in the event any current contract provides for
    
termination of that contract upon the implementation of a contract with the private manager, the Department shall perform all necessary actions to terminate the contract on the date that coincides with the mutually agreed timetable for transfer of functions.
    If the contracts to support the current operation of the Lottery in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly are not subject to termination as provided for in this subsection (c), then the Department may include a provision in the contract with the private manager specifying a mutually agreeable methodology for incorporation.
    (c-5) The Department shall include provisions in the management agreement whereby the private manager shall, for a fee, and pursuant to a contract negotiated with the Department (the "Employee Use Contract"), utilize the services of current Department employees to assist in the administration and operation of the Lottery. The Department shall be the employer of all such bargaining unit employees assigned to perform such work for the private manager, and such employees shall be State employees, as defined by the Personnel Code. Department employees shall operate under the same employment policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, as other employees of the Department. In addition, neither historical representation rights under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, nor existing collective bargaining agreements, shall be disturbed by the management agreement with the private manager for the management of the Lottery.
    (d) The management agreement with the private manager shall include all of the following:
        (1) A term not to exceed 10 years, including any
    
renewals.
        (2) A provision specifying that the Department:
            (A) shall exercise actual control over all
        
significant business decisions;
            (A-5) has the authority to direct or countermand
        
operating decisions by the private manager at any time;
            (B) has ready access at any time to information
        
regarding Lottery operations;
            (C) has the right to demand and receive
        
information from the private manager concerning any aspect of the Lottery operations at any time; and
            (D) retains ownership of all trade names,
        
trademarks, and intellectual property associated with the Lottery.
        (3) A provision imposing an affirmative duty on the
    
private manager to provide the Department with material information and with any information the private manager reasonably believes the Department would want to know to enable the Department to conduct the Lottery.
        (4) A provision requiring the private manager to
    
provide the Department with advance notice of any operating decision that bears significantly on the public interest, including, but not limited to, decisions on the kinds of games to be offered to the public and decisions affecting the relative risk and reward of the games being offered, so the Department has a reasonable opportunity to evaluate and countermand that decision.
        (5) A provision providing for compensation of the
    
private manager that may consist of, among other things, a fee for services and a performance based bonus as consideration for managing the Lottery, including terms that may provide the private manager with an increase in compensation if Lottery revenues grow by a specified percentage in a given year.
        (6) (Blank).
        (7) A provision requiring the deposit of all Lottery
    
proceeds to be deposited into the State Lottery Fund except as otherwise provided in Section 20 of this Act.
        (8) A provision requiring the private manager to
    
locate its principal office within the State.
        (8-5) A provision encouraging that at least 20% of
    
the cost of contracts entered into for goods and services by the private manager in connection with its management of the Lottery, other than contracts with sales agents or technical advisors, be awarded to businesses that are a minority owned business, a female owned business, or a business owned by a person with disability, as those terms are defined in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
        (9) A requirement that so long as the private manager
    
complies with all the conditions of the agreement under the oversight of the Department, the private manager shall have the following duties and obligations with respect to the management of the Lottery:
            (A) The right to use equipment and other assets
        
used in the operation of the Lottery.
            (B) The rights and obligations under contracts
        
with retailers and vendors.
            (C) The implementation of a comprehensive
        
security program by the private manager.
            (D) The implementation of a comprehensive system
        
of internal audits.
            (E) The implementation of a program by the
        
private manager to curb compulsive gambling by persons playing the Lottery.
            (F) A system for determining (i) the type of
        
Lottery games, (ii) the method of selecting winning tickets, (iii) the manner of payment of prizes to holders of winning tickets, (iv) the frequency of drawings of winning tickets, (v) the method to be used in selling tickets, (vi) a system for verifying the validity of tickets claimed to be winning tickets, (vii) the basis upon which retailer commissions are established by the manager, and (viii) minimum payouts.
        (10) A requirement that advertising and promotion
    
must be consistent with Section 7.8a of this Act.
        (11) A requirement that the private manager market
    
the Lottery to those residents who are new, infrequent, or lapsed players of the Lottery, especially those who are most likely to make regular purchases on the Internet as permitted by law.
        (12) A code of ethics for the private manager's
    
officers and employees.
        (13) A requirement that the Department monitor and
    
oversee the private manager's practices and take action that the Department considers appropriate to ensure that the private manager is in compliance with the terms of the management agreement, while allowing the manager, unless specifically prohibited by law or the management agreement, to negotiate and sign its own contracts with vendors.
        (14) A provision requiring the private manager to
    
periodically file, at least on an annual basis, appropriate financial statements in a form and manner acceptable to the Department.
        (15) Cash reserves requirements.
        (16) Procedural requirements for obtaining the prior
    
approval of the Department when a management agreement or an interest in a management agreement is sold, assigned, transferred, or pledged as collateral to secure financing.
        (17) Grounds for the termination of the management
    
agreement by the Department or the private manager.
        (18) Procedures for amendment of the agreement.
        (19) A provision requiring the private manager to
    
engage in an open and competitive bidding process for any procurement having a cost in excess of $50,000 that is not a part of the private manager's final offer. The process shall favor the selection of a vendor deemed to have submitted a proposal that provides the Lottery with the best overall value. The process shall not be subject to the provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code, unless specifically required by the management agreement.
        (20) The transition of rights and obligations,
    
including any associated equipment or other assets used in the operation of the Lottery, from the manager to any successor manager of the lottery, including the Department, following the termination of or foreclosure upon the management agreement.
        (21) Right of use of copyrights, trademarks, and
    
service marks held by the Department in the name of the State. The agreement must provide that any use of them by the manager shall only be for the purpose of fulfilling its obligations under the management agreement during the term of the agreement.
        (22) The disclosure of any information requested by
    
the Department to enable it to comply with the reporting requirements and information requests provided for under subsection (p) of this Section.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Department shall select a private manager through a competitive request for qualifications process consistent with Section 20-35 of the Illinois Procurement Code, which shall take into account:
        (1) the offeror's ability to market the Lottery to
    
those residents who are new, infrequent, or lapsed players of the Lottery, especially those who are most likely to make regular purchases on the Internet;
        (2) the offeror's ability to address the State's
    
concern with the social effects of gambling on those who can least afford to do so;
        (3) the offeror's ability to provide the most
    
successful management of the Lottery for the benefit of the people of the State based on current and past business practices or plans of the offeror; and
        (4) the offeror's poor or inadequate past
    
performance in servicing, equipping, operating or managing a lottery on behalf of Illinois, another State or foreign government and attracting persons who are not currently regular players of a lottery.
    (f) The Department may retain the services of an advisor or advisors with significant experience in financial services or the management, operation, and procurement of goods, services, and equipment for a government-run lottery to assist in the preparation of the terms of the request for qualifications and selection of the private manager. Any prospective advisor seeking to provide services under this subsection (f) shall disclose any material business or financial relationship during the past 3 years with any potential offeror, or with a contractor or subcontractor presently providing goods, services, or equipment to the Department to support the Lottery. The Department shall evaluate the material business or financial relationship of each prospective advisor. The Department shall not select any prospective advisor with a substantial business or financial relationship that the Department deems to impair the objectivity of the services to be provided by the prospective advisor. During the course of the advisor's engagement by the Department, and for a period of one year thereafter, the advisor shall not enter into any business or financial relationship with any offeror or any vendor identified to assist an offeror in performing its obligations under the management agreement. Any advisor retained by the Department shall be disqualified from being an offeror. The Department shall not include terms in the request for qualifications that provide a material advantage whether directly or indirectly to any potential offeror, or any contractor or subcontractor presently providing goods, services, or equipment to the Department to support the Lottery, including terms contained in previous responses to requests for proposals or qualifications submitted to Illinois, another State or foreign government when those terms are uniquely associated with a particular potential offeror, contractor, or subcontractor. The request for proposals offered by the Department on December 22, 2008 as "LOT08GAMESYS" and reference number "22016176" is declared void.
    (g) The Department shall select at least 2 offerors as finalists to potentially serve as the private manager no later than August 9, 2010. Upon making preliminary selections, the Department shall schedule a public hearing on the finalists' proposals and provide public notice of the hearing at least 7 calendar days before the hearing. The notice must include all of the following:
        (1) The date, time, and place of the hearing.
        (2) The subject matter of the hearing.
        (3) A brief description of the management agreement
    
to be awarded.
        (4) The identity of the offerors that have been
    
selected as finalists to serve as the private manager.
        (5) The address and telephone number of the
    
Department.
    (h) At the public hearing, the Department shall (i) provide sufficient time for each finalist to present and explain its proposal to the Department and the Governor or the Governor's designee, including an opportunity to respond to questions posed by the Department, Governor, or designee and (ii) allow the public and non-selected offerors to comment on the presentations. The Governor or a designee shall attend the public hearing. After the public hearing, the Department shall have 14 calendar days to recommend to the Governor whether a management agreement should be entered into with a particular finalist. After reviewing the Department's recommendation, the Governor may accept or reject the Department's recommendation, and shall select a final offeror as the private manager by publication of a notice in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin on or before September 15, 2010. The Governor shall include in the notice a detailed explanation and the reasons why the final offeror is superior to other offerors and will provide management services in a manner that best achieves the objectives of this Section. The Governor shall also sign the management agreement with the private manager.
    (i) Any action to contest the private manager selected by the Governor under this Section must be brought within 7 calendar days after the publication of the notice of the designation of the private manager as provided in subsection (h) of this Section.
    (j) The Lottery shall remain, for so long as a private manager manages the Lottery in accordance with provisions of this Act, a Lottery conducted by the State, and the State shall not be authorized to sell or transfer the Lottery to a third party.
    (k) Any tangible personal property used exclusively in connection with the lottery that is owned by the Department and leased to the private manager shall be owned by the Department in the name of the State and shall be considered to be public property devoted to an essential public and governmental function.
    (l) The Department may exercise any of its powers under this Section or any other law as necessary or desirable for the execution of the Department's powers under this Section.
    (m) Neither this Section nor any management agreement entered into under this Section prohibits the General Assembly from authorizing forms of gambling that are not in direct competition with the Lottery.
    (n) The private manager shall be subject to a complete investigation in the third, seventh, and tenth years of the agreement (if the agreement is for a 10-year term) by the Department in cooperation with the Auditor General to determine whether the private manager has complied with this Section and the management agreement. The private manager shall bear the cost of an investigation or reinvestigation of the private manager under this subsection.
    (o) The powers conferred by this Section are in addition and supplemental to the powers conferred by any other law. If any other law or rule is inconsistent with this Section, including, but not limited to, provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code, then this Section controls as to any management agreement entered into under this Section. This Section and any rules adopted under this Section contain full and complete authority for a management agreement between the Department and a private manager. No law, procedure, proceeding, publication, notice, consent, approval, order, or act by the Department or any other officer, Department, agency, or instrumentality of the State or any political subdivision is required for the Department to enter into a management agreement under this Section. This Section contains full and complete authority for the Department to approve any contracts entered into by a private manager with a vendor providing goods, services, or both goods and services to the private manager under the terms of the management agreement, including subcontractors of such vendors.
    Upon receipt of a written request from the Chief Procurement Officer, the Department shall provide to the Chief Procurement Officer a complete and un-redacted copy of the management agreement or any contract that is subject to the Department's approval authority under this subsection (o). The Department shall provide a copy of the agreement or contract to the Chief Procurement Officer in the time specified by the Chief Procurement Officer in his or her written request, but no later than 5 business days after the request is received by the Department. The Chief Procurement Officer must retain any portions of the management agreement or of any contract designated by the Department as confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information in complete confidence pursuant to subsection (g) of Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act. The Department shall also provide the Chief Procurement Officer with reasonable advance written notice of any contract that is pending Department approval.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, the Chief Procurement Officer shall adopt administrative rules, including emergency rules, to establish a procurement process to select a successor private manager if a private management agreement has been terminated. The selection process shall at a minimum take into account the criteria set forth in items (1) through (4) of subsection (e) of this Section and may include provisions consistent with subsections (f), (g), (h), and (i) of this Section. The Chief Procurement Officer shall also implement and administer the adopted selection process upon the termination of a private management agreement. The Department, after the Chief Procurement Officer certifies that the procurement process has been followed in accordance with the rules adopted under this subsection (o), shall select a final offeror as the private manager and sign the management agreement with the private manager.
    Except as provided in Sections 21.2, 21.5, 21.6, 21.7, 21.8, and 21.9, the Department shall distribute all proceeds of lottery tickets and shares sold in the following priority and manner:
        (1) The payment of prizes and retailer bonuses.
        (2) The payment of costs incurred in the operation
    
and administration of the Lottery, including the payment of sums due to the private manager under the management agreement with the Department.
        (3) On the last day of each month or as soon
    
thereafter as possible, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer from the State Lottery Fund to the Common School Fund an amount that is equal to the proceeds transferred in the corresponding month of fiscal year 2009, as adjusted for inflation, to the Common School Fund.
        (4) On or before the last day of each fiscal year,
    
deposit any remaining proceeds, subject to payments under items (1), (2), and (3) into the Capital Projects Fund each fiscal year.
    (p) The Department shall be subject to the following reporting and information request requirements:
        (1) the Department shall submit written quarterly
    
reports to the Governor and the General Assembly on the activities and actions of the private manager selected under this Section;
        (2) upon request of the Chief Procurement Officer,
    
the Department shall promptly produce information related to the procurement activities of the Department and the private manager requested by the Chief Procurement Officer; the Chief Procurement Officer must retain confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information designated by the Department in complete confidence pursuant to subsection (g) of Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act; and
        (3) at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the
    
Department's fiscal year, the Department shall prepare an annual written report on the activities of the private manager selected under this Section and deliver that report to the Governor and General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 8-19-11; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-649, eff. 6-16-14.)

20 ILCS 1605/10

    (20 ILCS 1605/10) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160)
    Sec. 10. The Department, upon application therefor on forms prescribed by the Department, and upon a determination by the Department that the applicant meets all of the qualifications specified in this Act, shall issue a license as an agent to sell lottery tickets or shares. No license as an agent to sell lottery tickets or shares shall be issued to any person to engage in business exclusively as a lottery sales agent.
    Before issuing such license the Director shall consider (a) the financial responsibility and security of the person and his business or activity, (b) the accessibility of his place of business or activity to the public, (c) the sufficiency of existing licenses to serve the public convenience, (d) the volume of expected sales, and (e) such other factors as he or she may deem appropriate.
    Until September 1, 1987, the provisions of Sections 2a, 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5h, 5i, 5j, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13.5 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act which are not inconsistent with this Act shall apply to the subject matter of this Act to the same extent as if such provisions were included in this Act. For purposes of this Act, references in such incorporated Sections of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act to retailers, sellers or persons engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property mean persons engaged in selling lottery tickets or shares; references in such incorporated Sections to sales of tangible personal property mean the selling of lottery tickets or shares; and references in such incorporated Sections to certificates of registration mean licenses issued under this Act. The provisions of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act as heretofore applied to the subject matter of this Act shall not apply with respect to tickets sold by or delivered to lottery sales agents on and after September 1, 1987, but such provisions shall continue to apply with respect to transactions involving the sale and delivery of tickets prior to September 1, 1987.
    All licenses issued by the Department under this Act shall be valid for a period not to exceed 2 years after issuance unless sooner revoked, canceled or suspended as in this Act provided. No license issued under this Act shall be transferable or assignable. Such license shall be conspicuously displayed in the place of business conducted by the licensee in Illinois where lottery tickets or shares are to be sold under such license.
    For purposes of this Section, the term "person" shall be construed to mean and include an individual, association, partnership, corporation, club, trust, estate, society, company, joint stock company, receiver, trustee, referee, any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity who is appointed by a court, or any combination of individuals. "Person" includes any department, commission, agency or instrumentality of the State, including any county, city, village, or township and any agency or instrumentality thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.1

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160.1)
    Sec. 10.1. 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 has engaged in bookmaking or other
    
forms of illegal gambling;
        (d) any person who is not of good character and
    
reputation in the community in which he resides;
        (e) any person who has been found guilty of any fraud
    
or misrepresentation in any connection;
        (f) any firm or corporation in which a person defined
    
in (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) has a proprietary, equitable or credit interest of 5% or more.
        (g) any organization in which a person defined in
    
(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) is an officer, director, or managing agent, whether compensated or not;
        (h) any organization in which a person defined in
    
(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) is to participate in the management or sales of lottery tickets or shares.
    However, with respect to persons defined in (a), the Department may grant any such person a license under this Act when:
        1) at least 10 years have elapsed since the date when
    
the sentence for the most recent such conviction was satisfactorily completed;
        2) the applicant has no history of criminal activity
    
subsequent to such conviction;
        3) the applicant has complied with all conditions of
    
probation, conditional discharge, supervision, parole or mandatory supervised release; and
        4) the applicant presents at least 3 letters of
    
recommendation from responsible citizens in his community who personally can attest that the character and attitude of the applicant indicate that he is unlikely to commit another crime.
    The Department may revoke, without notice or a hearing, the license of any agent who violates this Act or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to this Act. However, if the Department does revoke a license without notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the Department shall, by appropriate notice, afford the person whose license has been revoked an opportunity for a hearing within 30 days after the revocation order has been issued. As a result of any such hearing, the Department may confirm its action in revoking the license, or it may order the restoration of such license.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.1a

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.1a) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160.1a)
    Sec. 10.1a. In addition to other grounds specified in this Act, the Department shall refuse to issue and shall suspend the license of any lottery sales agency who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied, unless the agency is contesting, in accordance with the procedures established by the appropriate revenue Act, its liability for the tax or the amount of tax. The Department shall affirmatively verify the tax status of every sales agency before issuing or renewing a license. For purposes of this Section, a sales agency shall not be considered delinquent in the payment of a tax if the agency (a) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Revenue for the payment of all such taxes that are due and (b) is in compliance with the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.2

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.2) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160.2)
    Sec. 10.2. Application and other fees. Each application for a new lottery license must be accompanied by a one-time application fee of $50; the Department, however, may waive the fee for licenses of limited duration as provided by Department rule. Each application for renewal of a lottery license must be accompanied by a renewal fee of $25. Each lottery licensee granted on-line status pursuant to the Department's rules must pay a fee of $10 per week as partial reimbursement for telecommunications charges incurred by the Department in providing access to the lottery's on-line gaming system. The Department, by rule, may increase or decrease the amount of these fees.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.3

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160.3)
    Sec. 10.3. All proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets or shares received by a person in the capacity of a sales agent shall constitute a trust fund until paid to the Department either directly, or through the Department's authorized collection representative. Proceeds shall include unsold instant tickets received by a sales agent and cash proceeds of sale of any lottery products, net of allowable sales commissions and credit for lottery prizes paid to winners by sales agents. Sales proceeds and unsold instant tickets shall be delivered to the Department or its authorized collection representative upon demand. Sales agents shall be personally liable for all proceeds which shall be kept separate and apart from all other funds and assets and shall not be commingled with any other funds or assets. In the case of a sales agent who is not an individual, personal liability shall attach to the owners and officers of the sales agent. The Department shall have a right to file a lien upon all real and personal property of any person who is personally liable under this Section for any unpaid proceeds, which were to be segregated as a trust fund under this Section, at any time after such payment was to have been made. Such lien shall include any interest and penalty provided for by this Act and shall be deemed equivalent to, and have the same effect as, the State tax lien under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. The term "person" as used in this Section, and in Section 10.4 of this Act, shall have the same meaning as provided in Section 10 of this Act. This Section, and Sections 10.4 and 10.5 of this Act shall apply with respect to all lottery tickets or shares generated by computer terminal, other electronic device, and any other tickets delivered to sales agents on and after September 1, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 86-905.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.4

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.4) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160.4)
    Sec. 10.4. Every person who shall violate the provisions of Section 10.3, or who does not segregate and keep separate and apart from all other funds and assets, all proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets received by a person in the capacity of a sales agent, shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a Class 4 felony. The provisions of this Section shall be enforced by the Illinois Department of State Police and prosecuted by the Attorney General.
(Source: P.A. 85-183; 86-1475.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.5

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160.5)
    Sec. 10.5. Whenever any person who receives proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets in the capacity of sales agent becomes insolvent, or dies insolvent, the proceeds due the Department from such person or his estate shall have preference over all debts or demands, except as follows:
    (a) Amounts due for necessary funeral expenses;
    (b) Amounts due for medical care and medicine during his most recent illness preceding death;
    (c) Debts due to the United States;
    (d) Debts due to the State of Illinois and all State and local taxes; and
    (e) Wages for labor performed within the 6 months immediately preceding the death of such deceased person, not exceeding $1,000 due to another person and provided further that such proceeds shall be nondischargeable in insolvency proceedings instituted pursuant to Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 of the Federal Bankruptcy Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-183.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.6

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.6) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160.6)
    Sec. 10.6. The Department shall make an effort to more directly inform players of the odds of winning prizes. This effort shall include, at a minimum, that the Department require all ticket agents to display a placard stating the odds of winning for each game offered by that agent.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.7

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.7)
    Sec. 10.7. Compulsive gambling.
    (a) Each lottery sales agent shall post a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems and including a toll-free "800" telephone number providing crisis counseling and referral services to families experiencing difficulty as a result of problem or compulsive gambling. The text of the statement shall be determined by rule by the Department of Human Services, shall be no more than one sentence in length, and shall be posted on the placard required under Section 10.6. The signs shall be provided by the Department of Human Services.
    (b) The Department shall print a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Human Services, on all paper stock it provides to the general public.
    (c) The Department shall print a statement of no more than one sentence in length regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems and including a toll-free "800" number providing crisis counseling and referral services to families experiencing difficulty as a result of problem or compulsive gambling on the back of all lottery tickets.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/10.8

    (20 ILCS 1605/10.8)
    Sec. 10.8. Specialty retailers license.
    (a) "Veterans service organization" means an organization that:
        (1) is formed by and for United States military
    
veterans;
        (2) is chartered by the United States Congress and
    
incorporated in the State of Illinois;
        (3) maintains a state headquarters office in the
    
State of Illinois; and
        (4) is not funded by the State of Illinois or by any
    
county in this State.
    (b) The Department shall establish a special classification of retailer license to facilitate the year-round sale of the instant scratch-off lottery game established by the General Assembly in Section 21.6. The fees set forth in Section 10.2 do not apply to a specialty retailer license.
    The holder of a specialty retailer license (i) shall be a veterans service organization, (ii) may sell only specialty lottery tickets established for the benefit of the Veterans Assistance Fund in the State treasury, (iii) is required to purchase those tickets up front at face value from the Illinois Lottery, and (iv) must sell those tickets at face value. Specialty retailers may obtain a refund from the Department for any unsold specialty tickets that they have purchased for resale, as set forth in the specialty retailer agreement.
    Specialty retailers shall receive a sales commission equal to 2% of the face value of specialty game tickets purchased from the Department, less adjustments for unsold tickets returned to the Illinois Lottery for credit. Specialty retailers may not cash winning tickets, but are entitled to a 1% bonus in connection with the sale of a winning specialty game ticket having a price value of $1,000 or more.
(Source: P.A. 96-1105, eff. 7-19-10; 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/11

    (20 ILCS 1605/11) (from Ch. 120, par. 1161)
    Sec. 11. Every officer and employee shall for any offense be subject to the same penalty or penalties, civil or criminal, as are prescribed by existing law for the same offense by any officer or employee whose powers or duties devolve upon him under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-3rd S.S.-20.)

20 ILCS 1605/12

    (20 ILCS 1605/12) (from Ch. 120, par. 1162)
    Sec. 12. The public inspection and copying of the records and data of the Department and the Board shall be generally governed by the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act except that the following shall additionally be exempt from inspection and copying:
        (i) information privileged against introduction in
    
judicial proceedings;
        (ii) internal communications of the several agencies;
        (iii) information concerning secret manufacturing
    
processes or confidential data submitted by any person under this Act;
        (iv) any creative proposals, scripts, storyboards or
    
other materials prepared by or for the Department, prior to the placement of the materials in the media, if the prior release of the materials would compromise the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/13

    (20 ILCS 1605/13) (from Ch. 120, par. 1163)
    Sec. 13. Except as otherwise provided in Section 13.1, no prize, nor any portion of a prize, nor any right of any person to a prize awarded shall be assignable. Any prize, or portion thereof remaining unpaid at the death of a prize winner, may be paid to the estate of such deceased prize winner, or to the trustee under a revocable living trust established by the deceased prize winner as settlor, provided that a copy of such a trust has been filed with the Department along with a notarized letter of direction from the settlor and no written notice of revocation has been received by the Department prior to the settlor's death. Following such a settlor's death and prior to any payment to such a successor trustee, the Director shall obtain from the trustee a written agreement to indemnify and hold the Director and the Department harmless with respect to any claims that may be asserted against the Department arising from payment to or through the trust. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, any person pursuant to an appropriate judicial order may be paid the prize to which a winner is entitled, and all or part of any prize otherwise payable by State warrant under this Section shall be withheld upon certification to the State Comptroller from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services as provided in Section 10-17.5 of The Illinois Public Aid Code. The Director and the Department shall be discharged of all further liability upon payment of a prize pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/13.1

    (20 ILCS 1605/13.1)
    Sec. 13.1. Assignment of prizes payable in installments.
    (a) The right of any person to receive payments under a prize that is paid in installments over time by the Department may be voluntarily assigned, in whole or in part, if the assignment is made to a person or entity designated pursuant to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction located in the judicial circuit where the assigning prize winner resides or where the headquarters of the Department is located. A court may issue an order approving a voluntary assignment and directing the Department to make prize payments in whole or in part to the designated assignee, if the court finds that all of the following conditions have been met:
        (1) The assignment is in writing, is executed by the
    
assignor, and is, by its terms, subject to the laws of this State.
        (2) The purchase price being paid for the payments
    
being assigned represents a present value of the payments being assigned, discounted at an annual rate that does not exceed 10 percentage points over the Wall Street Journal prime rate published on the business day prior to the date of execution of the contract.
        (3) The contract of assignment expressly states that
    
the assignor has 3 business days after the contract was signed to cancel the assignment.
        (4) The assignor provides a sworn affidavit attesting
    
that he or she:
            (i) is of sound mind, is in full command of his
        
or her faculties, and is not acting under duress;
            (ii) has been advised regarding the assignment by
        
his or her own independent legal counsel, who is unrelated to and is not being compensated by the assignee or any of the assignee's affiliates, and has received independent financial or tax advice concerning the effects of the assignment from a lawyer or other professional who is unrelated to and is not being compensated by the assignee or any of the assignee's affiliates;
            (iii) understands that he or she will not receive
        
the prize payments or portions thereof for the years assigned;
            (iv) understands and agrees that, with regard to
        
the assigned payments, the Department and its officials and employees will have no further liability or responsibility to make the assigned payments to him or her;
            (v) has been provided with a one-page written
        
disclosure statement setting forth, in bold type of not less than 14 points, the payments being assigned, by amounts and payment dates; the purchase price being paid; the rate of discount to present value, assuming daily compounding and funding on the contract date; and the amount, if any, of any origination or closing fees that will be charged to him or her; and
            (vi) was advised in writing, at the time he or
        
she signed the assignment contract, that he or she had the right to cancel the contract, without any further obligation, within 3 business days following the date on which the contract was signed.
        (5) Written notice of the proposed assignment and any
    
court hearing concerning the proposed assignment is provided to the Department's counsel at least 30 days prior to any court hearing. The Department is not required to appear in or be named as a party to any such action seeking judicial confirmation of an assignment under this Section, but may intervene as of right in any such proceeding.
    (b) A certified copy of a court order approving a voluntary assignment must be provided to the Department no later than 30 days before the date on which the payment is to be made.
    (c) A court order obtained pursuant to this Section, together with all such prior orders, shall not require the Department to divide any single prize payment among more than 3 different persons. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit substituting assignees as long as there are no more than 3 assignees at any one time for any one prize payment.
    (d) If a husband and wife are co-owners of a prize, any assignment of the prize must be made jointly.
    (e) A voluntary assignment may not include portions of payments that are subject to offset on account of a defaulted or delinquent child support obligation, non-wage garnishment, or criminal restitution obligation or on account of a debt owed to a State agency. Each court order issued under subsection (a) shall provide that any delinquent child support or criminal restitution obligations of the assigning prize winner and any debts owed to a State agency by the assigning prize winner, as of the date of the court order, shall be set off by the Department first against remaining payments or portions thereof due the prize winner and then against payments due the assignee.
    (f) The Department and its respective officials and employees shall be discharged of all liability upon payment of an assigned prize under this Section. The assignor and assignee shall hold harmless and indemnify the Department, the State of Illinois, and its employees and agents from all claims, actions, suits, complaints, and liabilities related to the assignment.
    (g) The Department may establish a reasonable fee to defray any administrative expenses associated with assignments made under this Section, including the cost to the Department of any processing fee that may be imposed by a private annuity provider. The fee amount shall reflect the direct and indirect costs associated with processing assignments.
    (h) If at any time the Internal Revenue Service or a court of competent jurisdiction issues a determination letter, revenue ruling, other public ruling of the Internal Revenue Service, or published decision to the Department or to any lottery prize winner declaring that the voluntary assignment of prizes will affect the federal income tax treatment of prize winners who do not assign their prizes, the Department shall immediately file a copy of that letter, ruling, or published decision with the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. A court may not issue an order authorizing a voluntary assignment under this Section after the date any such ruling, letter, or published decision is filed.
    (i) A contract of assignment in which the assignor is a lottery winner shall include a sworn affidavit from the assignee. The form of the affidavit shall be established by the Department and shall include:
        (1) a summary of assignee contacts with the winner;
        (2) a summary of any lawsuits, claims, and other
    
legal actions from lottery winners regarding conduct of the assignee or its agents;
        (3) a statement that the assignee is in good standing
    
in its state of domicile and with any other licensing or regulatory agency as may be required in the conduct of its business;
        (4) a brief business history of the assignee;
        (5) a statement describing the nature of the business
    
of the assignee; and
        (6) a statement of the assignee's privacy and
    
non-harassment policies and express affirmation that the assignee has followed those policies in Illinois.
    (j) The assignee shall notify the Department of its business location and mailing address for payment purposes during the entire course of the assignment.
(Source: P.A. 93-465, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 1605/14

    (20 ILCS 1605/14) (from Ch. 120, par. 1164)
    Sec. 14. No person shall sell a ticket or share at a price greater than that fixed by rule or regulation of the Department. No person other than a licensed lottery sales agent or distributor shall sell or resell lottery tickets or shares. No person shall charge a fee to redeem a winning ticket or share.
    Any person convicted of violating this Section shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor; provided, that if any offense under this Section is a subsequent offense, the offender shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/14.2

    (20 ILCS 1605/14.2) (from Ch. 120, par. 1164.2)
    Sec. 14.2. Any person who, with intent to defraud, shall falsely make, alter, forge, utter, pass or counterfeit a lottery ticket or share issued by the State of Illinois under this Act shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    It shall be prima facie evidence of intent to defraud for a person to possess a lottery ticket or share issued by the State under this Act if he or she knows that ticket or share was falsely made, altered, forged, uttered, passed, or counterfeited.
(Source: P.A. 89-466, eff. 6-13-96.)

20 ILCS 1605/14.3

    (20 ILCS 1605/14.3)
    Sec. 14.3. Misuse of proprietary material prohibited. Except as may be provided in Section 7.11, or by bona fide sale or by prior authorization from the Department or the Division, or otherwise by law, all premiums, promotional and other proprietary material produced or acquired by the Department as part of its advertising and promotional activities shall remain the property of the Department. Nothing herein shall be construed to affect the rights or obligations of the Department or any other person under federal or State trademark or copyright laws.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11.)

20 ILCS 1605/14.4

    (20 ILCS 1605/14.4)
    Sec. 14.4. Investigators.
    (a) The Department has the power to appoint investigators to conduct investigations, searches, seizures, arrests, and other duties required to enforce the provisions of this Act and prevent the perpetration of fraud upon the Department or the public. These investigators have and may exercise all the powers of peace officers solely for the purpose of ensuring the integrity of the lottery games operated by the Department.
    (b) The Director must authorize to each investigator employed under this Section and to any other employee of the Department exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the Department and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-1121, eff. 8-27-12; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/15

    (20 ILCS 1605/15) (from Ch. 120, par. 1165)
    Sec. 15. No minor under 18 years of age shall buy a lottery ticket or share. No person shall sell, distribute samples of, or furnish a lottery ticket or share to any minor under 18 years of age, buy a lottery ticket or share for any minor under 18 years of age, or aid and abet in the purchase of lottery tickets or shares by a minor under 18 years of age.
    No ticket or share shall be purchased by, and no prize shall be paid to any of the following persons: any member of the Board or any officer or other person employed by the Board or by the Department; any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of any such persons; or any minor under 18 years of age.
    Any violation of this Section by a person other than the purchasing minor shall be a Class B misdemeanor; provided, that if any violation of this Section is a subsequent violation, the offender shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, a violation of this Section by a minor under 18 years of age shall be a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 90-346, eff. 8-8-97.)

20 ILCS 1605/16

    (20 ILCS 1605/16) (from Ch. 120, par. 1166)
    Sec. 16. It shall be a Class B misdemeanor to violate this Act or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, or knowingly to submit any false information under this Act or rules or regulations adopted thereunder; except that, if any person engages in such offense after one or more prior convictions under this Act, or any law of the United States or of any State relating to gambling or State operated lotteries, he shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. It shall be the duty of all State and local law enforcement officers to enforce such Act and regulations.
(Source: P.A. 78-3rd S.S.-20.)

20 ILCS 1605/17

    (20 ILCS 1605/17) (from Ch. 120, par. 1167)
    Sec. 17. No other law providing any penalty or disability for the sale of lottery tickets or shares or any acts done in connection with the lottery established under this Act shall apply to the sale of tickets or shares performed pursuant to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-477.)

20 ILCS 1605/18

    (20 ILCS 1605/18) (from Ch. 120, par. 1168)
    Sec. 18. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-1475. Repealed by P.A. 90-346, eff. 8-8-97.)

20 ILCS 1605/19

    (20 ILCS 1605/19) (from Ch. 120, par. 1169)
    Sec. 19. The Department shall establish an appropriate period for the claiming of prizes for each lottery game offered. Each claim period shall be stated in game rules and written play instructions issued by the Director in accordance with Section 7.1 of this Act. Written play instructions shall be made available to all players through sales agents licensed to sell game tickets or shares. Prizes for lottery games which involve the purchase of a physical lottery ticket may be claimed only by presentation of a valid winning lottery ticket that matches validation records on file with the Lottery; no claim may be honored which is based on the assertion that the ticket was lost or stolen. No lottery ticket which has been altered, mutilated, or fails to pass validation tests shall be deemed to be a winning ticket.
    If no claim is made for the money within the established claim period, the prize may be included in the prize pool of such special drawing or drawings as the Department may, from time to time, designate. Unclaimed multi-state game prize money may be included in the multi-state prize pool for such special drawing or drawings as the multi-state game directors may, from time to time, designate. Any bonuses offered by the Department to sales agents who sell winning tickets or shares shall be payable to such agents regardless of whether or not the prize money on the ticket or share is claimed, provided that the agent can be identified as the vendor of the winning ticket or share, and that the winning ticket or share was sold on or after January 1, 1984. All unclaimed prize money not included in the prize pool of a special drawing shall be transferred to the Common School Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/20

    (20 ILCS 1605/20) (from Ch. 120, par. 1170)
    Sec. 20. State Lottery Fund.
    (a) There is created in the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the "State Lottery Fund". Such fund shall consist of all revenues received from (1) the sale of lottery tickets or shares, (net of commissions, fees representing those expenses that are directly proportionate to the sale of tickets or shares at the agent location, and prizes of less than $600 which have been validly paid at the agent level), (2) application fees, and (3) all other sources including moneys credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or source pursuant to law. Interest earnings of the State Lottery Fund shall be credited to the Common School Fund.
    (b) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section 21.5 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.5.
    (c) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section 21.6 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.6.
    (d) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section 21.7 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.7.
    (e) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section 21.8 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.8.
    (f) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section 21.9 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.9.
(Source: P.A. 98-649, eff. 6-16-14.)

20 ILCS 1605/20.1

    (20 ILCS 1605/20.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 1170.1)
    Sec. 20.1. Department account.
    (a) The Department is authorized to pay validated prizes up to $25,000 from funds held by the Department in an account separate and apart from all public moneys of the State. Moneys in this account shall be administered by the Director exclusively for the purposes of issuing payments to prize winners authorized by this Section. Moneys in this account shall be deposited by the Department into the Public Treasurers' Investment Pool established under Section 17 of the State Treasurer Act. The Department shall submit vouchers from time to time as needed for reimbursement of this account from moneys appropriated for prizes from the State Lottery Fund. Investment income earned from this account shall be deposited monthly by the Department into the Common School Fund. The Department shall file quarterly fiscal reports specifying the activity of this account as required under Section 16 of the State Comptroller Act, and shall file quarterly with the General Assembly, the Auditor General, the Comptroller, and the State Treasurer a report indicating the costs associated with this activity.
    (b) The Department is authorized to enter into an interagency agreement with the Office of the Comptroller or any other State agency to establish responsibilities, duties, and procedures for complying with the Comptroller's Offset System under Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller Act. All federal and State tax reporting and withholding requirements relating to prize winners under this Section shall be the responsibility of the Department. Moneys from this account may not be used to pay amounts to deferred prize winners. Moneys may not be transferred from the State Lottery Fund to this account for payment of prizes under this Section until procedures are implemented to comply with the Comptroller's Offset System and sufficient internal controls are in place to validate prizes.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/21

    (20 ILCS 1605/21) (from Ch. 120, par. 1171)
    Sec. 21. All lottery sales agents or distributors shall be liable to the Lottery for any and all tickets accepted or generated by any employee or representative of that agent or distributor, and such tickets shall be deemed to have been purchased by the agent or distributor unless returned to the Lottery within the time and in the manner prescribed by the Director. All moneys received by such agents or distributors from the sale of lottery tickets or shares, less the amount retained as compensation for the sale of the tickets or shares and the amount paid out as prizes, shall be paid over to a lottery representative or deposited in a bank or savings and loan association approved by the State Treasurer, as prescribed by the Director.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act.
    Each payment or deposit shall be accompanied by a report of the agent's receipts and transactions in the sale of lottery tickets in such form and containing such information as the Director may require. Any discrepancies in such receipts and transactions may be resolved as provided by the rules and regulations of the Department.
    If any money due the Lottery by a sales agent or distributor is not paid when due or demanded, it shall immediately become delinquent and be billed on a subsequent monthly statement. If on the closing date for any monthly statement a delinquent amount previously billed of more than $50 remains unpaid, interest in such amount shall be accrued at the rate of 2% per month or fraction thereof from the date when such delinquent amount becomes past due until such delinquent amount, including interest, penalty and other costs and charges that the Department may incur in collecting such amounts, is paid. In case any agent or distributor fails to pay any moneys due the Lottery within 30 days after a second bill or statement is rendered to the agent or distributor, such amount shall be deemed seriously delinquent and may be referred by the Department to a collection agency or credit bureau for collection. Any contract entered into by the Department for the collection of seriously delinquent accounts with a collection agency or credit bureau may be satisfied by a commercially reasonable percentage of the delinquent account recouped, which shall be negotiated by the Department in accordance with commercially accepted standards. Any costs incurred by the Department or others authorized to act in its behalf in collecting such delinquencies may be assessed against the agent or distributor and included as a part of the delinquent account.
    In case of failure of an agent or distributor to pay a seriously delinquent amount, or any portion thereof, including interest, penalty and costs, the Department may issue a Notice of Assessment. In determining amounts shown on the Notice of Assessment, the Department shall utilize the financial information available from its records. Such Notice of Assessment shall be prima facie correct and shall be prima facie evidence of delinquent sums due under this Section at any hearing before the Board, or its Hearing Officers, or at any other legal proceeding. Reproduced copies of any of the Department's records relating to an account, including, but not limited to, notices of assessment, suspension, revocation, and personal liability and any other such notice prepared in the Department's ordinary course of business and books, records, or other documents offered in the name of the Department, under certificate of the Director or any officer or employee of the Department designated in writing by the Director shall, without further proof, be admitted into evidence in any hearing before the Board or its Hearing Officers or any legal proceeding and shall be prima facie proof of the information contained therein. The Attorney General may bring suit on behalf of the Department to collect all such delinquent amounts, or any portion thereof, including interest, penalty and costs, due the Lottery.
    Any person who accepts money that is due to the Department from the sale of lottery tickets under this Act, but who wilfully fails to remit such payment to the Department when due or who purports to make such payment but wilfully fails to do so because his check or other remittance fails to clear the bank or savings and loan association against which it is drawn, in addition to the amount due and in addition to any other penalty provided by law, shall be assessed, and shall pay, a penalty equal to 5% of the deficiency plus any costs or charges incurred by the Department in collecting such amount.
    The Director may make such arrangements for any person(s), banks, savings and loan associations or distributors, to perform such functions, activities or services in connection with the operation of the lottery as he deems advisable pursuant to this Act, the State Comptroller Act, or the rules and regulations of the Department, and such functions, activities or services shall constitute lawful functions, activities and services of such person(s), banks, savings and loan associations or distributors.
    All income arising out of any activity or purpose of the Department shall, pursuant to the State Finance Act, be paid into the State Treasury except as otherwise provided by the rules and regulations of the Department and shall be covered into a special fund to be known as the State Lottery Fund. Banks and savings and loan associations may be compensated for services rendered based upon the activity and amount of funds on deposit.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/21.2

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.2) (from Ch. 120, par. 1171.2)
    Sec. 21.2. There is created a special fund in the State Treasury known as the Illinois Land Grant Collegiate Athletics Fund. The Department shall designate a special lottery game of its choosing which it shall prepare and offer for sale to the public, the net proceeds from which shall be transferred to such fund for distribution to the University of Illinois Athletic Association as otherwise authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 84-1128.)

20 ILCS 1605/21.3

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 1171.3)
    Sec. 21.3. Any officer of any corporation licensed as an agent for the sale of Lottery tickets and products shall be personally liable for the total amount of Lottery receipts due the Department which are unpaid by the corporation, together with any interest and penalties thereon assessed in accordance with the provision of Section 21 of the Act.
    The personal liability of a corporate officer as provided herein shall survive the dissolution of the corporation. No action to enforce such personal liability shall be commenced unless a notice of the delinquent account has been sent to such corporate officer at the address shown on the Lottery records or otherwise known to Department officials, and no such action shall be commenced after the expiration of 3 years from the date of the Department's notice of delinquent account or the termination of any court proceedings with respect to the issue of the delinquency of a corporation.
    Procedures for protest and review of a notice of the Department's intention to enforce personal liability against a corporate officer shall be the same as those prescribed for protest and review of the Notice of Assessment as set forth in Section 7.3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-522.)

20 ILCS 1605/21.5

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.5)
    Sec. 21.5. Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game with the title of "Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure". The game shall commence on January 1, 2006 or as soon thereafter, in the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical, and shall be discontinued on December 31, 2016. The operation of the game shall be governed by this Act and any rules adopted by the Department. The Department must consult with the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Board, which is established under Section 2310-347 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, regarding the design and promotion of the game. If any provision of this Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this Act, then this Section governs.
    (b) The Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Grant Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure special instant scratch-off game shall be deposited into the Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the Department of Public Health for the purpose of making grants to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding breast cancer research, and supportive services for breast cancer survivors and those impacted by breast cancer and breast cancer education. In awarding grants, the Department of Public Health shall consider criteria that includes, but is not limited to, projects and initiatives that address disparities in incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer, based on data from the Illinois Cancer Registry, and populations facing barriers to care. The Department of Public Health shall, before grants are awarded, provide copies of all grant applications to the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Board, receive and review the Board's recommendations and comments, and consult with the Board regarding the grants. For purposes of this Section, the term "research" includes, without limitation, expenditures to develop and advance the understanding, techniques, and modalities effective in the detection, prevention, screening, and treatment of breast cancer and may include clinical trials. The grant funds may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, indirect costs, or levies.
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
    For purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in prizes and the actual administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the Ticket For The Cure game.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-92, eff. 7-11-11; 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/21.6

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.6)
    Sec. 21.6. Scratch-off for Illinois veterans.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game for the benefit of Illinois veterans. The game shall commence on January 1, 2006 or as soon thereafter, at the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical. The operation of the game shall be governed by this Act and any rules adopted by the Department. If any provision of this Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this Act, then this Section governs.
    (b) The Illinois Veterans Assistance Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the Illinois veterans scratch-off game shall be deposited into the Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the Department of Veterans Affairs for making grants, funding additional services, or conducting additional research projects relating to each of the following:
        (i) veterans' post traumatic stress disorder;
        (ii) veterans' homelessness;
        (iii) the health insurance costs of veterans;
        (iv) veterans' disability benefits, including but not
    
limited to, disability benefits provided by veterans service organizations and veterans assistance commissions or centers;
        (v) the long-term care of veterans; provided that,
    
beginning with moneys appropriated for fiscal year 2008, no more than 20% of such moneys shall be used for health insurance costs; and
        (vi) veteran employment and employment training.
    In order to expend moneys from this special fund, beginning with moneys appropriated for fiscal year 2008, the Director of Veterans' Affairs shall appoint a 3-member funding authorization committee. The Director shall designate one of the members as chairperson. The committee shall meet on a quarterly basis, at a minimum, and shall authorize expenditure of moneys from the special fund by a two-thirds vote. Decisions of the committee shall not take effect unless and until approved by the Director of Veterans' Affairs. Each member of the committee shall serve until a replacement is named by the Director of Veterans' Affairs. One member of the committee shall be a member of the Veterans' Advisory Council.
    Moneys collected from the special instant scratch-off game shall be used only as a supplemental financial resource and shall not supplant existing moneys that the Department of Veterans Affairs may currently expend for the purposes set forth in items (i) through (v).
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and from gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
    For purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in the prizes and the actual administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the scratch-off game under this Section.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Illinois veterans scratch-off game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 97-740, eff. 7-5-12; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/21.7

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.7)
    Sec. 21.7. Scratch-out Multiple Sclerosis scratch-off game.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game for the benefit of research pertaining to multiple sclerosis. The game shall commence on July 1, 2008 or as soon thereafter, in the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical. The operation of the game shall be governed by this Act and any rules adopted by the Department. If any provision of this Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this Act, then this Section governs.
    (b) The Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the scratch-out multiple sclerosis scratch-off game created under this Section shall be deposited into the Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly to the Department of Public Health for the purpose of making grants to organizations in Illinois that conduct research pertaining to the repair and prevention of damage caused by an acquired demyelinating disease of the central nervous system.
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and from gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
    For purposes of this Section, the term "research" includes, without limitation, expenditures to develop and advance the understanding, techniques, and modalities effective for maintaining function, mobility, and strength through preventive physical therapy or other treatments and to develop and advance the repair, and also the prevention, of myelin, neuron, and axon damage caused by an acquired demyelinating disease of the central nervous system and the restoration of function, including but not limited to, nervous system repair or neuroregeneration.
    The grant funds may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, indirect costs, or levies.
    For purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in the prizes and the actual administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the scratch-off game under this Section.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the scratch-out multiple sclerosis scratch-off game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/21.8

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.8)
    Sec. 21.8. Quality of Life scratch-off game.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game with the title of "Quality of Life". The game shall commence on July 1, 2007 or as soon thereafter, in the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical, and shall be discontinued on December 31, 2017. The operation of the game is governed by this Act and by any rules adopted by the Department. The Department must consult with the Quality of Life Board, which is established under Section 2310-348 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, regarding the design and promotion of the game. If any provision of this Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this Act, then this Section governs.
    (b) The Quality of Life Endowment Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the Quality of Life special instant scratch-off game must be deposited into the Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the Department of Public Health for the purpose of HIV/AIDS-prevention education and for making grants to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding organizations that serve the highest at-risk categories for contracting HIV or developing AIDS. Grants shall be targeted to serve at-risk populations in proportion to the distribution of recent reported Illinois HIV/AIDS cases among risk groups as reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The recipient organizations must be engaged in HIV/AIDS-prevention education and HIV/AIDS healthcare treatment. The Department must, before grants are awarded, provide copies of all grant applications to the Quality of Life Board, receive and review the Board's recommendations and comments, and consult with the Board regarding the grants. Organizational size will determine an organization's competitive slot in the "Request for Proposal" process. Organizations with an annual budget of $300,000 or less will compete with like size organizations for 50% of the Quality of Life annual fund. Organizations with an annual budget of $300,001 to $700,000 will compete with like organizations for 25% of the Quality of Life annual fund, and organizations with an annual budget of $700,001 and upward will compete with like organizations for 25% of the Quality of Life annual fund. The lottery may designate a percentage of proceeds for marketing purpose. The grant funds may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, indirect costs, or levies.
    Grants awarded from the Fund are intended to augment the current and future State funding for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and are not intended to replace that funding.
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
    For purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in prizes and the actual administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the Quality of Life game.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Quality of Life game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section in consultation with the Quality of Life Board.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 97-1117, eff. 8-27-12; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/21.9

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.9)
    Sec. 21.9. Go For The Gold scratch-off game.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game with the title of "Go For The Gold". The game must commence on July 1, 2014 or as soon thereafter, at the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical. The operation of the game is governed by this Act and by any rules adopted by the Department. If any provision of this Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this Act, then this Section governs.
    (b) The Special Olympics Illinois and Special Children's Charities Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the Go For The Gold special instant scratch-off game must be deposited into the Special Olympics Illinois and Special Children's Charities Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the Department of Human Services, which must distribute the moneys as follows: (i) 75% of the moneys to Special Olympics Illinois to support the statewide training, competitions, and programs for future Special Olympics athletes; and (ii) 25% of the moneys to Special Children's Charities to support the City of Chicago-wide training, competitions, and programs for future Special Olympics athletes. The moneys may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, indirect costs, or levies.
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Special Olympics and Special Children's Charities Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Special Olympics and Special Children's Charities Fund must be deposited into the Special Olympics and Special Children's Charities Fund.
    For purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in prizes and the actual administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the Go For The Gold game.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Go For The Gold game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-649, eff. 6-16-14.)

20 ILCS 1605/24

    (20 ILCS 1605/24) (from Ch. 120, par. 1174)
    Sec. 24. The State Comptroller shall conduct a preaudit of all accounts and transactions of the Department in connection with the operation of the State Lottery under the State Comptroller Act, excluding payments issued by the Department for prizes of $25,000 or less.
    The Auditor General or a certified public accountant firm appointed by him shall conduct an annual post-audit of all accounts and transactions of the Department in connection with the operation of the State Lottery and other special post audits as the Auditor General, the Legislative Audit Commission, or the General Assembly deems necessary. The annual post-audits shall include payments made by lottery sales agents of prizes of less than $600 authorized under Section 20, and payments made by the Department of prizes up to $25,000 authorized under Section 20.1. The Auditor General or his agent conducting an audit under this Act shall have access and authority to examine any and all records of the Department or the Board, its distributing agents and its licensees.
(Source: P.A. 94-776, eff. 5-19-06.)

20 ILCS 1605/25

    (20 ILCS 1605/25) (from Ch. 120, par. 1175)
    Sec. 25. Any party adversely affected by a final order or determination of the Board or the Department may obtain judicial review, by filing a petition for review within 35 days after the entry of the order or other final action complained of, pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as amended and the rules adopted pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

20 ILCS 1605/26

    (20 ILCS 1605/26) (from Ch. 120, par. 1176)
    Sec. 26. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, Section, provision or other portion of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held to be invalid, such holding shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this Act or the application of such portion held invalid to any other person or circumstances, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, provision or other portion thereof directly involved in such holding or to the person and circumstances therein involved.
(Source: P.A. 78-3rd S.S.-20.)

20 ILCS 1605/27

    (20 ILCS 1605/27) (from Ch. 120, par. 1177)
    Sec. 27. (a) The State Treasurer may, with the consent of the Director, contract with any person or corporation, including, without limitation, a bank, banking house, trust company or investment banking firm, to perform such financial functions, activities or services in connection with operation of the lottery as the State Treasurer and the Director may prescribe.
    (b) All proceeds from investments made pursuant to contracts executed by the State Treasurer, with the consent of the Director, to perform financial functions, activities or services in connection with operation of the lottery, shall be deposited and held by the State Treasurer as ex-officio custodian thereof, separate and apart from all public money or funds of this State in a special trust fund outside the State treasury. Such trust fund shall be known as the "Deferred Lottery Prize Winners Trust Fund", and shall be administered by the Director.
    The Director shall, at such times and in such amounts as shall be necessary, prepare and send to the State Comptroller vouchers requesting payment from the Deferred Lottery Prize Winners Trust Fund to deferred prize winners, in a manner that will insure the timely payment of such amounts owed.
    This Act shall constitute an irrevocable appropriation of all amounts necessary for that purpose, and the irrevocable and continuing authority for and direction to the Director and the State Treasurer to make the necessary payments out of such trust fund for that purpose.
    (c) Moneys invested pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section may be invested only in bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness, treasury bills, or other securities constituting direct obligations of the United States of America and all securities or obligations the prompt payment of principal and interest of which is guaranteed by a pledge of the full faith and credit of the United States of America. Interest earnings on moneys in the Deferred Lottery Prize Winners Trust Fund shall remain in such fund and be used to pay the winners of lottery prizes deferred as to payment until such obligations are discharged. Proceeds from bonds purchased and interest accumulated as a result of a grand prize multi-state game ticket that goes unclaimed will be transferred after the termination of the relevant claim period directly from the lottery's Deferred Lottery Prize Winners Trust Fund to each respective multi-state partner state according to its contribution ratio.
    (c-5) If a deferred lottery prize is not claimed within the claim period established by game rule, then the securities or other instruments purchased to fund the prize shall be liquidated and the liquidated amount shall be transferred to the State Lottery Fund for disposition pursuant to Section 19 of this Act.
    (c-10) The Director may use a portion of the moneys in the Deferred Lottery Prize Winners Trust Fund to purchase bonds to pay a lifetime prize if the prize duration exceeds the length of available securities. If the winner of a lifetime prize exceeds his or her life expectancy as determined using actuarial assumptions and the securities or moneys set aside to pay the prize have been exhausted, moneys in the State Lottery Fund shall be used to make payments to the winner for the duration of the winner's life.
    (c-15) From time to time, the Director may request that the State Comptroller transfer any excess moneys in the Deferred Lottery Prize Winners Trust Fund to the State Lottery Fund.
    (d) This amendatory Act of 1985 shall be construed liberally to effect the purposes of the Illinois Lottery Law.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 1605/28

    (20 ILCS 1605/28) (from Ch. 120, par. 1178)
    Sec. 28. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1605/29

    (20 ILCS 1605/29)
    Sec. 29. The Department of the Lottery.
    (a) Executive Order No. 2003-09 is hereby superseded by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly to the extent that Executive Order No. 2003-09 transfers the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities of the Department of the Lottery to the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue.
    (b) The Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue is hereby abolished and the Department of the Lottery is created as an independent department. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, all powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities of the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue shall be transferred to the Department of the Lottery.
    (c) The personnel of the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue shall be transferred to the Department of the Lottery. The status and rights of such employees under the Personnel Code shall not be affected by the transfer. The rights of the employees and the State of Illinois and its agencies under the Personnel Code and applicable collective bargaining agreements or under any pension, retirement, or annuity plan shall not be affected by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. To the extent that an employee performs duties for the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue and the Department of Revenue itself or any other division or agency within the Department of Revenue, that employee shall be transferred at the Governor's discretion.
    (d) All books, records, papers, documents, property (real and personal), contracts, causes of action, and pending business pertaining to the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities transferred by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly from the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue to the Department of the Lottery, including, but not limited to, material in electronic or magnetic format and necessary computer hardware and software, shall be transferred to the Department of the Lottery.
    (e) All unexpended appropriations and balances and other funds available for use by the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue shall be transferred for use by the Department of the Lottery pursuant to the direction of the Governor. Unexpended balances so transferred shall be expended only for the purpose for which the appropriations were originally made.
    (f) The powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities transferred from the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall be vested in and shall be exercised by the Department of the Lottery.
    (g) Whenever reports or notices are now required to be made or given or papers or documents furnished or served by any person to or upon the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue in connection with any of the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities transferred by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the same shall be made, given, furnished, or served in the same manner to or upon the Department of the Lottery.
    (h) This amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly does not affect any act done, ratified, or canceled or any right occurring or established or any action or proceeding had or commenced in an administrative, civil, or criminal cause by the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue before this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly takes effect; such actions or proceedings may be prosecuted and continued by the Department of the Lottery.
    (i) Any rules of the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue, including any rules of its predecessor Department of the Lottery, that relate to its powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities and are in full force on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall become the rules of the recreated Department of the Lottery. This amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly does not affect the legality of any such rules in the Illinois Administrative Code.
    Any proposed rules filed with the Secretary of State by the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue that are pending in the rulemaking process on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly and pertain to the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities transferred, shall be deemed to have been filed by the Department of the Lottery. As soon as practicable hereafter, the Department of the Lottery shall revise and clarify the rules transferred to it under this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly to reflect the reorganization of powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities affected by this amendatory Act, using the procedures for recodification of rules available under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, except that existing title, part, and section numbering for the affected rules may be retained. The Department of the Lottery may propose and adopt under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act such other rules of the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue that will now be administered by the Department of the Lottery.
    To the extent that, prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the Superintendent of the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue had been empowered to prescribe rules or had other rulemaking authority jointly with the Director of the Department of Revenue with regard to the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities of the Division of the Lottery within the Department of Revenue, such duties shall be exercised from and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly solely by the Superintendent or Director of the Department of the Lottery.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)