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Full Text of HB3550  100th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Robert Rita


230 ILCS 25/1  from Ch. 120, par. 1101

    Amends the Bingo License and Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the issuance of bingo licenses by the Department of Revenue.

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1    AN ACT concerning gaming.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Bingo License and Tax Act is amended by
5changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (230 ILCS 25/1)  (from Ch. 120, par. 1101)
7    Sec. 1. The The Department of Revenue shall, upon
8application therefor on forms prescribed by the Department, and
9upon the payment of a nonrefundable annual fee of $200, and
10upon a determination by the Department that the applicant meets
11all of the qualifications specified in this Act, issue a bingo
12license for the conducting of bingo to any of the following:
13any bona fide religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, youth
14athletic, senior citizen, educational or veterans'
15organization organized in Illinois which operates without
16profit to its members, which has been in existence in Illinois
17continuously for a period of 5 years immediately before making
18application for a license and which has had during that entire
195 year period a bona fide membership engaged in carrying out
20its objects. However, the 5 year requirement shall be reduced
21to 2 years, as applied to a local organization which is
22affiliated with and chartered by a national organization which
23meets the 5 year requirement.



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1    Each license shall be in effect for one year from its date
2of issuance unless extended, suspended, or revoked by
3Department action before that date. The Department may provide
4by rule for an extension of any bingo license issued under this
5Act. Any extension provided shall not exceed one year. A
6licensee may hold only one license to conduct bingo and that
7license is valid for only one location. The Department may
8authorize by rule the filing by electronic means of any
9application, license, permit, return, or registration required
10under this Act. All taxes and fees imposed by this Act, unless
11otherwise specified, shall be paid into the General Revenue
12Fund of the State Treasury.
13(Source: P.A. 95-228, eff. 8-16-07.)