Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Creates the position of Advocate Outreach Officer to be appointed by the Director of the Department. Sets forth the duties of the position, including assisting veterans and their families in working with various federal, State, and local agencies and performing community outreach functions. Effective January 1, 2008.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Provides that the Department of Revenue or any successor in interest shall offer a special instant scratch-off game for the benefit of Illinois veterans. Provides that tickets for the game shall be distributed year-round and shall be available in all instant ticket dispensing machines controlled by the Department or any successor in interest. Provides that the Department of Veterans Affairs shall approve the ticket design for the game. Sets forth criteria for the ticket design. Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that a veterans' service officer (instead of a service officer) shall be assigned to each field office. Sets forth the functions and qualifications for veterans' service officers. Provides that the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs shall appoint a Chief Veterans' Service Officer. Sets forth the duties of the Chief Veterans' Service Officer. Makes other changes.