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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Lottery Law is amended by adding
5Sections 10.9 and 21.9 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 1605/10.9 new)
7    Sec. 10.9. Specialty retailer license for community senior
8services and resource centers.
9    (a) The Division shall establish a special classification
10of retailer license to facilitate the year-round sale of the
11instant scratch-off lottery game established under Section
1221.9 of this Act. The fees set forth in Section 10.2 of this
13Act do not apply to a specialty retailer license. The holder of
14a specialty retailer license shall: (i) be a community senior
15services and resource center as established under the Community
16Senior Services and Resources Act; (ii) only sell instant
17scratch-off lottery tickets established under Section 21.9 of
18this Act; (iii) be required to purchase those instant
19scratch-off lottery tickets at face value from the Illinois
20Lottery; and (iv) only sell those tickets at face value.
21Specialty retailer licensees may obtain a refund from the
22Division for any unsold instant scratch-off lottery tickets
23that they have purchased for resale, as set forth in the



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1specialty retailer agreement.
2    (b) A specialty retailer licensee shall receive a sales
3commission equal to 2% of the face value of specialty game
4tickets purchased from the Department, less adjustments for
5unsold tickets returned to the Illinois Lottery for credit. A
6specialty retailer licensee may not cash winning tickets, but
7are entitled to a 1% bonus in connection with the sale of a
8winning specialty game ticket having a price value of $1,000 or
10    (20 ILCS 1605/21.9 new)
11    Sec. 21.9. Scratch-Off for Seniors.
12    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant
13scratch-off game for the benefit of Illinois seniors with the
14title of "Scratch-Off for Seniors". The game shall commence on
15July 1, 2011 or as soon thereafter, at the discretion of the
16Director, as is reasonably practical. The operation of the game
17shall be governed by this Act and any rules adopted by the
18Department. If any provision of this Section is inconsistent
19with any other provision of this Act, then this Section
21    (b) The net revenue from the Scratch-Off for Seniors game
22shall be deposited into the Community Senior Services and
23Resources Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly to the
24Department on Aging for the purpose of making grants to
25community senior services and resource centers as established



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1under the Community Senior Services and Resources Act.
2    Moneys collected from the Scratch-Off for Seniors game
3shall be used only as supplemental financial resources and
4shall not supplant existing moneys that the Department on Aging
5may currently expend on community senior services and resource
7    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section,
8including, without limitation, net revenue from the
9Scratch-Off for Seniors game and from gifts, grants, and awards
10from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the
11Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be
12deposited into the Fund.
13    For purposes of this subsection (b), "net revenue" means
14the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum
15of the amount paid out in prizes and the actual administrative
16expenses of the Department solely related to the Scratch-Off
17for Seniors game under this Section.
18    (c) The Department shall not unreasonably diminish the
19efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off
20lottery game as a result of selling tickets for the Scratch-Off
21for Seniors game.
22    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to
23implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.