Bill Status of HB0354 95th General Assembly
Short Description: WILDLFE PRESRVTION SCRATCH-OFF
Rep. Thomas Holbrook
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of Revenue to offer a special instant scratch-off game, named the wild about animals scratch-off game, for the benefit of endangered species, humane education programs, dogs, and cats to commence on January 1, 2008. Provides that the net revenue from the game shall be deposited into the Endangered Species Rehabilitation Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly as follows: (i) one-third of net revenue to the Department of Natural Resources for making grants for the maintenance of wildlife rehabilitation facilities that take care of threatened or endangered species; (ii) one-third of net revenue to the State Board of Education for character and humane education programs; and (iii) one-third of net revenue into the Pet Population Control Fund. Sets forth certain provisions for the operation of the scratch-off game. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Endangered Species Rehabilitation Fund. Effective immediately.