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Full Text of SB1669  101st General Assembly


Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

Filed: 5/14/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1669 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Lottery Law is amended by changing
5Sections 2, 9.1, and 20 and by adding Sections 21.12 and 21.13
6as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 1605/2)  (from Ch. 120, par. 1152)
8    Sec. 2. This Act is enacted to implement and establish
9within the State a lottery to be conducted by the State through
10the Department. The entire net proceeds of the Lottery are to
11be used for the support of the State's Common School Fund,
12except as provided in subsection (o) of Section 9.1 and
13Sections 21.5, 21.6, 21.7, 21.8, 21.9, and 21.10, 21.11, 21.12,
14and 21.13. The General Assembly finds that it is in the public
15interest for the Department to conduct the functions of the
16Lottery with the assistance of a private manager under a



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1management agreement overseen by the Department. The
2Department shall be accountable to the General Assembly and the
3people of the State through a comprehensive system of
4regulation, audits, reports, and enduring operational
5oversight. The Department's ongoing conduct of the Lottery
6through a management agreement with a private manager shall act
7to promote and ensure the integrity, security, honesty, and
8fairness of the Lottery's operation and administration. It is
9the intent of the General Assembly that the Department shall
10conduct the Lottery with the assistance of a private manager
11under a management agreement at all times in a manner
12consistent with 18 U.S.C. 1307(a)(1), 1307(b)(1), 1953(b)(4).
13    Beginning with Fiscal Year 2018 and every year thereafter,
14any moneys transferred from the State Lottery Fund to the
15Common School Fund shall be supplemental to, and not in lieu
16of, any other money due to be transferred to the Common School
17Fund by law or appropriation.
18(Source: P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17; 100-466, eff. 6-1-18;
19100-647, eff. 7-30-18; 100-1068, eff. 8-24-18; revised
21    (20 ILCS 1605/9.1)
22    Sec. 9.1. Private manager and management agreement.
23    (a) As used in this Section:
24    "Offeror" means a person or group of persons that responds
25to a request for qualifications under this Section.



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1    "Request for qualifications" means all materials and
2documents prepared by the Department to solicit the following
3from offerors:
4        (1) Statements of qualifications.
5        (2) Proposals to enter into a management agreement,
6    including the identity of any prospective vendor or vendors
7    that the offeror intends to initially engage to assist the
8    offeror in performing its obligations under the management
9    agreement.
10    "Final offer" means the last proposal submitted by an
11offeror in response to the request for qualifications,
12including the identity of any prospective vendor or vendors
13that the offeror intends to initially engage to assist the
14offeror in performing its obligations under the management
16    "Final offeror" means the offeror ultimately selected by
17the Governor to be the private manager for the Lottery under
18subsection (h) of this Section.
19    (b) By September 15, 2010, the Governor shall select a
20private manager for the total management of the Lottery with
21integrated functions, such as lottery game design, supply of
22goods and services, and advertising and as specified in this
24    (c) Pursuant to the terms of this subsection, the
25Department shall endeavor to expeditiously terminate the
26existing contracts in support of the Lottery in effect on the



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1effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General
2Assembly in connection with the selection of the private
3manager. As part of its obligation to terminate these contracts
4and select the private manager, the Department shall establish
5a mutually agreeable timetable to transfer the functions of
6existing contractors to the private manager so that existing
7Lottery operations are not materially diminished or impaired
8during the transition. To that end, the Department shall do the
10        (1) where such contracts contain a provision
11    authorizing termination upon notice, the Department shall
12    provide notice of termination to occur upon the mutually
13    agreed timetable for transfer of functions;
14        (2) upon the expiration of any initial term or renewal
15    term of the current Lottery contracts, the Department shall
16    not renew such contract for a term extending beyond the
17    mutually agreed timetable for transfer of functions; or
18        (3) in the event any current contract provides for
19    termination of that contract upon the implementation of a
20    contract with the private manager, the Department shall
21    perform all necessary actions to terminate the contract on
22    the date that coincides with the mutually agreed timetable
23    for transfer of functions.
24    If the contracts to support the current operation of the
25Lottery in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act
26of the 96th General Assembly are not subject to termination as



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1provided for in this subsection (c), then the Department may
2include a provision in the contract with the private manager
3specifying a mutually agreeable methodology for incorporation.
4    (c-5) The Department shall include provisions in the
5management agreement whereby the private manager shall, for a
6fee, and pursuant to a contract negotiated with the Department
7(the "Employee Use Contract"), utilize the services of current
8Department employees to assist in the administration and
9operation of the Lottery. The Department shall be the employer
10of all such bargaining unit employees assigned to perform such
11work for the private manager, and such employees shall be State
12employees, as defined by the Personnel Code. Department
13employees shall operate under the same employment policies,
14rules, regulations, and procedures, as other employees of the
15Department. In addition, neither historical representation
16rights under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, nor
17existing collective bargaining agreements, shall be disturbed
18by the management agreement with the private manager for the
19management of the Lottery.
20    (d) The management agreement with the private manager shall
21include all of the following:
22        (1) A term not to exceed 10 years, including any
23    renewals.
24        (2) A provision specifying that the Department:
25            (A) shall exercise actual control over all
26        significant business decisions;



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1            (A-5) has the authority to direct or countermand
2        operating decisions by the private manager at any time;
3            (B) has ready access at any time to information
4        regarding Lottery operations;
5            (C) has the right to demand and receive information
6        from the private manager concerning any aspect of the
7        Lottery operations at any time; and
8            (D) retains ownership of all trade names,
9        trademarks, and intellectual property associated with
10        the Lottery.
11        (3) A provision imposing an affirmative duty on the
12    private manager to provide the Department with material
13    information and with any information the private manager
14    reasonably believes the Department would want to know to
15    enable the Department to conduct the Lottery.
16        (4) A provision requiring the private manager to
17    provide the Department with advance notice of any operating
18    decision that bears significantly on the public interest,
19    including, but not limited to, decisions on the kinds of
20    games to be offered to the public and decisions affecting
21    the relative risk and reward of the games being offered, so
22    the Department has a reasonable opportunity to evaluate and
23    countermand that decision.
24        (5) A provision providing for compensation of the
25    private manager that may consist of, among other things, a
26    fee for services and a performance based bonus as



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1    consideration for managing the Lottery, including terms
2    that may provide the private manager with an increase in
3    compensation if Lottery revenues grow by a specified
4    percentage in a given year.
5        (6) (Blank).
6        (7) A provision requiring the deposit of all Lottery
7    proceeds to be deposited into the State Lottery Fund except
8    as otherwise provided in Section 20 of this Act.
9        (8) A provision requiring the private manager to locate
10    its principal office within the State.
11        (8-5) A provision encouraging that at least 20% of the
12    cost of contracts entered into for goods and services by
13    the private manager in connection with its management of
14    the Lottery, other than contracts with sales agents or
15    technical advisors, be awarded to businesses that are a
16    minority-owned business, a women-owned business, or a
17    business owned by a person with disability, as those terms
18    are defined in the Business Enterprise for Minorities,
19    Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
20        (9) A requirement that so long as the private manager
21    complies with all the conditions of the agreement under the
22    oversight of the Department, the private manager shall have
23    the following duties and obligations with respect to the
24    management of the Lottery:
25            (A) The right to use equipment and other assets
26        used in the operation of the Lottery.



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1            (B) The rights and obligations under contracts
2        with retailers and vendors.
3            (C) The implementation of a comprehensive security
4        program by the private manager.
5            (D) The implementation of a comprehensive system
6        of internal audits.
7            (E) The implementation of a program by the private
8        manager to curb compulsive gambling by persons playing
9        the Lottery.
10            (F) A system for determining (i) the type of
11        Lottery games, (ii) the method of selecting winning
12        tickets, (iii) the manner of payment of prizes to
13        holders of winning tickets, (iv) the frequency of
14        drawings of winning tickets, (v) the method to be used
15        in selling tickets, (vi) a system for verifying the
16        validity of tickets claimed to be winning tickets,
17        (vii) the basis upon which retailer commissions are
18        established by the manager, and (viii) minimum
19        payouts.
20        (10) A requirement that advertising and promotion must
21    be consistent with Section 7.8a of this Act.
22        (11) A requirement that the private manager market the
23    Lottery to those residents who are new, infrequent, or
24    lapsed players of the Lottery, especially those who are
25    most likely to make regular purchases on the Internet as
26    permitted by law.



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1        (12) A code of ethics for the private manager's
2    officers and employees.
3        (13) A requirement that the Department monitor and
4    oversee the private manager's practices and take action
5    that the Department considers appropriate to ensure that
6    the private manager is in compliance with the terms of the
7    management agreement, while allowing the manager, unless
8    specifically prohibited by law or the management
9    agreement, to negotiate and sign its own contracts with
10    vendors.
11        (14) A provision requiring the private manager to
12    periodically file, at least on an annual basis, appropriate
13    financial statements in a form and manner acceptable to the
14    Department.
15        (15) Cash reserves requirements.
16        (16) Procedural requirements for obtaining the prior
17    approval of the Department when a management agreement or
18    an interest in a management agreement is sold, assigned,
19    transferred, or pledged as collateral to secure financing.
20        (17) Grounds for the termination of the management
21    agreement by the Department or the private manager.
22        (18) Procedures for amendment of the agreement.
23        (19) A provision requiring the private manager to
24    engage in an open and competitive bidding process for any
25    procurement having a cost in excess of $50,000 that is not
26    a part of the private manager's final offer. The process



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1    shall favor the selection of a vendor deemed to have
2    submitted a proposal that provides the Lottery with the
3    best overall value. The process shall not be subject to the
4    provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code, unless
5    specifically required by the management agreement.
6        (20) The transition of rights and obligations,
7    including any associated equipment or other assets used in
8    the operation of the Lottery, from the manager to any
9    successor manager of the lottery, including the
10    Department, following the termination of or foreclosure
11    upon the management agreement.
12        (21) Right of use of copyrights, trademarks, and
13    service marks held by the Department in the name of the
14    State. The agreement must provide that any use of them by
15    the manager shall only be for the purpose of fulfilling its
16    obligations under the management agreement during the term
17    of the agreement.
18        (22) The disclosure of any information requested by the
19    Department to enable it to comply with the reporting
20    requirements and information requests provided for under
21    subsection (p) of this Section.
22    (e) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the
23Department shall select a private manager through a competitive
24request for qualifications process consistent with Section
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1        (1) the offeror's ability to market the Lottery to
2    those residents who are new, infrequent, or lapsed players
3    of the Lottery, especially those who are most likely to
4    make regular purchases on the Internet;
5        (2) the offeror's ability to address the State's
6    concern with the social effects of gambling on those who
7    can least afford to do so;
8        (3) the offeror's ability to provide the most
9    successful management of the Lottery for the benefit of the
10    people of the State based on current and past business
11    practices or plans of the offeror; and
12        (4) the offeror's poor or inadequate past performance
13    in servicing, equipping, operating or managing a lottery on
14    behalf of Illinois, another State or foreign government and
15    attracting persons who are not currently regular players of
16    a lottery.
17    (f) The Department may retain the services of an advisor or
18advisors with significant experience in financial services or
19the management, operation, and procurement of goods, services,
20and equipment for a government-run lottery to assist in the
21preparation of the terms of the request for qualifications and
22selection of the private manager. Any prospective advisor
23seeking to provide services under this subsection (f) shall
24disclose any material business or financial relationship
25during the past 3 years with any potential offeror, or with a
26contractor or subcontractor presently providing goods,



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1services, or equipment to the Department to support the
2Lottery. The Department shall evaluate the material business or
3financial relationship of each prospective advisor. The
4Department shall not select any prospective advisor with a
5substantial business or financial relationship that the
6Department deems to impair the objectivity of the services to
7be provided by the prospective advisor. During the course of
8the advisor's engagement by the Department, and for a period of
9one year thereafter, the advisor shall not enter into any
10business or financial relationship with any offeror or any
11vendor identified to assist an offeror in performing its
12obligations under the management agreement. Any advisor
13retained by the Department shall be disqualified from being an
14offeror. The Department shall not include terms in the request
15for qualifications that provide a material advantage whether
16directly or indirectly to any potential offeror, or any
17contractor or subcontractor presently providing goods,
18services, or equipment to the Department to support the
19Lottery, including terms contained in previous responses to
20requests for proposals or qualifications submitted to
21Illinois, another State or foreign government when those terms
22are uniquely associated with a particular potential offeror,
23contractor, or subcontractor. The request for proposals
24offered by the Department on December 22, 2008 as
25"LOT08GAMESYS" and reference number "22016176" is declared



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1    (g) The Department shall select at least 2 offerors as
2finalists to potentially serve as the private manager no later
3than August 9, 2010. Upon making preliminary selections, the
4Department shall schedule a public hearing on the finalists'
5proposals and provide public notice of the hearing at least 7
6calendar days before the hearing. The notice must include all
7of the following:
8        (1) The date, time, and place of the hearing.
9        (2) The subject matter of the hearing.
10        (3) A brief description of the management agreement to
11    be awarded.
12        (4) The identity of the offerors that have been
13    selected as finalists to serve as the private manager.
14        (5) The address and telephone number of the Department.
15    (h) At the public hearing, the Department shall (i) provide
16sufficient time for each finalist to present and explain its
17proposal to the Department and the Governor or the Governor's
18designee, including an opportunity to respond to questions
19posed by the Department, Governor, or designee and (ii) allow
20the public and non-selected offerors to comment on the
21presentations. The Governor or a designee shall attend the
22public hearing. After the public hearing, the Department shall
23have 14 calendar days to recommend to the Governor whether a
24management agreement should be entered into with a particular
25finalist. After reviewing the Department's recommendation, the
26Governor may accept or reject the Department's recommendation,



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1and shall select a final offeror as the private manager by
2publication of a notice in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin on
3or before September 15, 2010. The Governor shall include in the
4notice a detailed explanation and the reasons why the final
5offeror is superior to other offerors and will provide
6management services in a manner that best achieves the
7objectives of this Section. The Governor shall also sign the
8management agreement with the private manager.
9    (i) Any action to contest the private manager selected by
10the Governor under this Section must be brought within 7
11calendar days after the publication of the notice of the
12designation of the private manager as provided in subsection
13(h) of this Section.
14    (j) The Lottery shall remain, for so long as a private
15manager manages the Lottery in accordance with provisions of
16this Act, a Lottery conducted by the State, and the State shall
17not be authorized to sell or transfer the Lottery to a third
19    (k) Any tangible personal property used exclusively in
20connection with the lottery that is owned by the Department and
21leased to the private manager shall be owned by the Department
22in the name of the State and shall be considered to be public
23property devoted to an essential public and governmental
25    (l) The Department may exercise any of its powers under
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1execution of the Department's powers under this Section.
2    (m) Neither this Section nor any management agreement
3entered into under this Section prohibits the General Assembly
4from authorizing forms of gambling that are not in direct
5competition with the Lottery.
6    (n) The private manager shall be subject to a complete
7investigation in the third, seventh, and tenth years of the
8agreement (if the agreement is for a 10-year term) by the
9Department in cooperation with the Auditor General to determine
10whether the private manager has complied with this Section and
11the management agreement. The private manager shall bear the
12cost of an investigation or reinvestigation of the private
13manager under this subsection.
14    (o) The powers conferred by this Section are in addition
15and supplemental to the powers conferred by any other law. If
16any other law or rule is inconsistent with this Section,
17including, but not limited to, provisions of the Illinois
18Procurement Code, then this Section controls as to any
19management agreement entered into under this Section. This
20Section and any rules adopted under this Section contain full
21and complete authority for a management agreement between the
22Department and a private manager. No law, procedure,
23proceeding, publication, notice, consent, approval, order, or
24act by the Department or any other officer, Department, agency,
25or instrumentality of the State or any political subdivision is
26required for the Department to enter into a management



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1agreement under this Section. This Section contains full and
2complete authority for the Department to approve any contracts
3entered into by a private manager with a vendor providing
4goods, services, or both goods and services to the private
5manager under the terms of the management agreement, including
6subcontractors of such vendors.
7    Upon receipt of a written request from the Chief
8Procurement Officer, the Department shall provide to the Chief
9Procurement Officer a complete and un-redacted copy of the
10management agreement or any contract that is subject to the
11Department's approval authority under this subsection (o). The
12Department shall provide a copy of the agreement or contract to
13the Chief Procurement Officer in the time specified by the
14Chief Procurement Officer in his or her written request, but no
15later than 5 business days after the request is received by the
16Department. The Chief Procurement Officer must retain any
17portions of the management agreement or of any contract
18designated by the Department as confidential, proprietary, or
19trade secret information in complete confidence pursuant to
20subsection (g) of Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act.
21The Department shall also provide the Chief Procurement Officer
22with reasonable advance written notice of any contract that is
23pending Department approval.
24    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the
25contrary, the Chief Procurement Officer shall adopt
26administrative rules, including emergency rules, to establish



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1a procurement process to select a successor private manager if
2a private management agreement has been terminated. The
3selection process shall at a minimum take into account the
4criteria set forth in items (1) through (4) of subsection (e)
5of this Section and may include provisions consistent with
6subsections (f), (g), (h), and (i) of this Section. The Chief
7Procurement Officer shall also implement and administer the
8adopted selection process upon the termination of a private
9management agreement. The Department, after the Chief
10Procurement Officer certifies that the procurement process has
11been followed in accordance with the rules adopted under this
12subsection (o), shall select a final offeror as the private
13manager and sign the management agreement with the private
15    Except as provided in Sections 21.5, 21.6, 21.7, 21.8,
1621.9, and 21.10, 21.11, 21.12, and 21.13 and 21.10 the
17Department shall distribute all proceeds of lottery tickets and
18shares sold in the following priority and manner:
19        (1) The payment of prizes and retailer bonuses.
20        (2) The payment of costs incurred in the operation and
21    administration of the Lottery, including the payment of
22    sums due to the private manager under the management
23    agreement with the Department.
24        (3) On the last day of each month or as soon thereafter
25    as possible, the State Comptroller shall direct and the
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1    to the Common School Fund an amount that is equal to the
2    proceeds transferred in the corresponding month of fiscal
3    year 2009, as adjusted for inflation, to the Common School
4    Fund.
5        (4) On or before September 30 of each fiscal year,
6    deposit any estimated remaining proceeds from the prior
7    fiscal year, subject to payments under items (1), (2), and
8    (3), into the Capital Projects Fund. Beginning in fiscal
9    year 2019, the amount deposited shall be increased or
10    decreased each year by the amount the estimated payment
11    differs from the amount determined from each year-end
12    financial audit. Only remaining net deficits from prior
13    fiscal years may reduce the requirement to deposit these
14    funds, as determined by the annual financial audit.
15    (p) The Department shall be subject to the following
16reporting and information request requirements:
17        (1) the Department shall submit written quarterly
18    reports to the Governor and the General Assembly on the
19    activities and actions of the private manager selected
20    under this Section;
21        (2) upon request of the Chief Procurement Officer, the
22    Department shall promptly produce information related to
23    the procurement activities of the Department and the
24    private manager requested by the Chief Procurement
25    Officer; the Chief Procurement Officer must retain
26    confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information



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1    designated by the Department in complete confidence
2    pursuant to subsection (g) of Section 7 of the Freedom of
3    Information Act; and
4        (3) at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the
5    Department's fiscal year, the Department shall prepare an
6    annual written report on the activities of the private
7    manager selected under this Section and deliver that report
8    to the Governor and General Assembly.
9(Source: P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17; 100-391, eff. 8-25-17;
10100-587, eff. 6-4-18; 100-647, eff. 7-30-18; 100-1068, eff.
118-24-18; revised 9-20-18.)
12    (20 ILCS 1605/20)  (from Ch. 120, par. 1170)
13    Sec. 20. State Lottery Fund.
14    (a) There is created in the State Treasury a special fund
15to be known as the "State Lottery Fund". Such fund shall
16consist of all revenues received from (1) the sale of lottery
17tickets or shares, (net of commissions, fees representing those
18expenses that are directly proportionate to the sale of tickets
19or shares at the agent location, and prizes of less than $600
20which have been validly paid at the agent level), (2)
21application fees, and (3) all other sources including moneys
22credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or source
23pursuant to law. Interest earnings of the State Lottery Fund
24shall be credited to the Common School Fund.
25    (b) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section



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121.5 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.5.
2    (c) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
321.6 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.6.
4    (d) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
521.7 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.7.
6    (e) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
721.8 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.8.
8    (f) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
921.9 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.9.
10    (g) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
1121.10 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.10.
12    (h) (g) The receipt and distribution of moneys under
13Section 21.11 21.10 of this Act shall be in accordance with
14Section 21.11 21.10.
15    (i) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
1621.12 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.12.
17    (j) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
1821.13 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.13.
19(Source: P.A. 100-647, eff. 7-30-18; 100-1068, eff. 8-24-18;
20revised 9-20-18.)
21    (20 ILCS 1605/21.12 new)
22    Sec. 21.12. Scratch-off for school STEAM programs.
23    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant
24scratch-off game for the benefit of school STEAM programming.
25The game shall commence on January 1, 2020 or as soon



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1thereafter, at the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably
2practical, and shall be discontinued on January 1, 2021. The
3operation of the game shall be governed by the Act and any
4rules adopted by the Department. If any provision of this
5Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this Act,
6then this Section governs.
7    (b) The net revenue from the scratch-off for school STEAM
8programs shall be deposited into the School STEAM Grant Program
9Fund as soon as practical, but at least on a monthly basis.
10Moneys deposited into the Fund under this Section shall be
11used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board of Education
12to fund school STEAM grants pursuant to Section 2-3.119a of the
13School Code.
14    For purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means the
15total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of
16the amount paid out in the prizes and the actual administrative
17expenses of the Department solely related to the scratch-off
18game under this Section.
19    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the school
20STEAM programs scratch-off game, the Department shall not
21unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any
22other instant scratch-off lottery game.
23    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to
24implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
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1    Sec. 21.13. The End of Alzheimer's Begins With Me
2scratch-off game.
3    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant
4scratch-off game with the title of "The End of Alzheimer's
5Begins With Me". The game shall commence on January 1, 2020 or
6as soon thereafter, at the discretion of the Director, as is
7reasonably practical, and shall be discontinued on January 1,
82021. The operation of the game shall be governed by this Act
9and any rules adopted by the Department. If any provision of
10this Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this
11Act, then this Section governs.
12    (b) The net revenue from the "The End of Alzheimer's Begins
13With Me" scratch-off game shall be deposited into the
14Alzheimer's Awareness Fund.
15    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section,
16including, without limitation, net revenue from the special
17instant scratch-off game and from gifts, grants, and awards
18from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the
19Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be
20deposited into the Fund.
21    For the purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means
22the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum
23of the amount paid out in the prizes and the actual
24administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the
25scratch-off game under this Section.
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1of Alzheimer's Begins With Me" scratch-off game, the Department
2shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to
3marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
4    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to
5implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
6    Section 10. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
7Section 5.891 as follows:
8    (30 ILCS 105/5.891 new)
9    Sec. 5.891. The School STEAM Grant Program Fund.
10    Section 15. The School Code is amended by adding Section
112-3.119a as follows:
12    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.119a new)
13    Sec. 2-3.119a. School STEAM Grant Program.
14    (a) The State Board of Education shall administer the
15School STEAM Grant Program from the funds appropriated from the
16School STEAM Grant Program Fund for the purpose of making
17science, technology, engineering, art, and math programming
18available to low-income students in disadvantaged
19neighborhoods. School STEAM grants shall be made available to
20public schools, charter schools, area vocational centers, and
21laboratory schools in which the percentage of students
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1recipients shall use grant proceeds to conduct, or contract
2with a third party to conduct, programming that educates,
3encourages, and promotes obtaining skills and career
4opportunities in the fields of science, technology,
5engineering, art, and math. Priority shall be given to programs
6that provide hands-on experience and programs that focus on
7promoting young women to enter into the fields of science,
8technology, engineering, art, and math.
9    (b) The State Board of Education may adopt all rules
10necessary for the implementation and administration of the
11STEAM Grant Program, including, but not limited to, rules
12defining application procedures and prescribing a mechanism
13for disbursing grant funds if requests exceed available funds.
14    (c) There is created in the State treasury the School STEAM
15Grant Program Fund. The State Board shall have the authority to
16make expenditures from the Fund pursuant to appropriations made
17for the purposes of this Section. There shall be deposited into
18the Fund such amounts, including, but not limited to:
19        (1) transfers from the State Lottery Fund pursuant to
20    Section 21.12 of the Illinois Lottery Law; and
21        (2) any appropriations, grants, or gifts made to the
22    Fund.
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.".