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 1        AN ACT in relation to gambling.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Illinois Horse  Racing  Act  of  1975  is
 5    amended by changing Section 15.2 as follows:

 6        (230 ILCS 5/15.2) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-15.2)
 7        Sec.  15.2.   (a) No pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant
 8    or security guard  employed  by  a  licensee  at  a  wagering
 9    facility  shall  commit  any  of  the  following acts: theft;
10    fraud; wagering during the  course  of  employment;  touting;
11    bookmaking; or any other act which is detrimental to the best
12    interests  of  racing  in  Illinois.   For  purposes  of this
13    Section:
14             (1)  "Theft" means the act of knowingly:
15                  (A)  obtaining or exerting unauthorized control
16             over State revenue or revenue of a licensee; or
17                  (B)  by deception obtaining control over patron
18             dollars.
19             (2)  "Fraud" means the act  of  knowingly  providing
20        false,  misleading or deceptive information to a federal,
21        State or local governmental body.
22             (3)  "Wagering" means the act of placing a wager  at
23        a  wagering facility on the outcome of a horse race under
24        the jurisdiction of the  Board  by  a  pari-mutuel  clerk
25        during the course of employment.
26             (4)  "Touting"  means the act of soliciting anything
27        of  value  in  exchange  for  information  regarding  the
28        outcome of a horse race on which wagers  are  made  at  a
29        wagering facility under the jurisdiction of the Board.
30             (5)  "Bookmaking" means the act of accepting a wager
31        from  an individual with the intent to withhold the wager
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 1        from  being  placed  by  the  individual  at  a  wagering
 2        facility.
 3        (a-5)  It is not a violation of subsection  (a)  of  this
 4    Section if a person employed as a pari-mutuel clerk accepts a
 5    wager  pursuant  to  this  Act and unintentionally places the
 6    wager on a horse other than the horse selected by the bettor.
 7    A pari-mutuel clerk shall be immune from all civil  liability
 8    for unintentionally placing a wager on a horse other than the
 9    horse selected by the bettor pursuant to this Act.
10        (b)  A  licensee,  or  occupation licensee upon receiving
11    information that a pari-mutuel clerk,  parking  attendant  or
12    security  guard  in his employ has been accused of committing
13    any act prohibited by subsection (a) of this Section shall:
14             (1)  give   immediate   written   notice   of   such
15        accusation to the stewards of the race meeting and to the
16        accused pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or  security
17        guard, and
18             (2)  give written notice of such accusation within a
19        reasonable time to the Board.
20        The  Board  may  impose  a  civil  penalty  authorized by
21    subsection (l) of Section 9 of this Act against a licensee or
22    occupation licensee who fails to give any notice required  by
23    this subsection.
24        (c)  Upon receiving the notice required by subsection (b)
25    of  this  Section  the stewards shall conduct an inquiry into
26    the matter.
27        If the stewards determine that the accused has  committed
28    any of the acts prohibited by subsection (a) of this Section,
29    they   may   exclude  the  accused  or  declare  that  person
30    ineligible for employment at any pari-mutuel race meeting  or
31    wagering  facility  under  the  jurisdiction of the Board.  A
32    person so excluded or declared ineligible for employment  may
33    request  a hearing before the Board as provided in Section 16
34    of this Act.
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 1    (Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

 2        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
 3    becoming law.

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