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Full Text of SB0655  99th General Assembly


Rep. Robert Rita

Filed: 5/19/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 655, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Riverboat Gambling Act is amended by
6changing Section 9 as follows:
7    (230 ILCS 10/9)  (from Ch. 120, par. 2409)
8    Sec. 9. Occupational licenses.
9    (a) The Board may issue an occupational license to an
10applicant upon the payment of a non-refundable fee set by the
11Board, upon a determination by the Board that the applicant is
12eligible for an occupational license and upon payment of an
13annual license fee in an amount to be established. To be
14eligible for an occupational license, an applicant must:
15        (1) be at least 21 years of age if the applicant will
16    perform any function involved in gaming by patrons. Any



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1    applicant seeking an occupational license for a non-gaming
2    function shall be at least 18 years of age;
3        (2) not have been convicted of a felony offense, a
4    violation of Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
5    Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar statute of any other
6    jurisdiction;
7        (2.5) not have been convicted of a crime, other than a
8    crime described in item (2) of this subsection (a),
9    involving dishonesty or moral turpitude, except that the
10    Board may, in its discretion, issue an occupational license
11    to a person who has been convicted of a crime described in
12    this item (2.5) more than 10 years prior to his or her
13    application and has not subsequently been convicted of any
14    other crime;
15        (3) have demonstrated a level of skill or knowledge
16    which the Board determines to be necessary in order to
17    operate gambling aboard a riverboat; and
18        (4) have met standards for the holding of an
19    occupational license as adopted by rules of the Board. Such
20    rules shall provide that any person or entity seeking an
21    occupational license to manage gambling operations
22    hereunder shall be subject to background inquiries and
23    further requirements similar to those required of
24    applicants for an owners license. Furthermore, such rules
25    shall provide that each such entity shall be permitted to
26    manage gambling operations for only one licensed owner.



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1    (a-5) For any applicant seeking licensure for a licensed
2establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed
3fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment
4under the Video Gaming Act, a first conviction for driving
5under the influence under Section 11-501 of the Illinois
6Vehicle Code is not considered a subsequent conviction under
7item (2.5) of subsection (a) if the conviction was more than 10
8years prior to his or her application for such a license.
9    (b) Each application for an occupational license shall be
10on forms prescribed by the Board and shall contain all
11information required by the Board. The applicant shall set
12forth in the application: whether he has been issued prior
13gambling related licenses; whether he has been licensed in any
14other state under any other name, and, if so, such name and his
15age; and whether or not a permit or license issued to him in
16any other state has been suspended, restricted or revoked, and,
17if so, for what period of time.
18    (c) Each applicant shall submit with his application, on
19forms provided by the Board, 2 sets of his fingerprints. The
20Board shall charge each applicant a fee set by the Department
21of State Police to defray the costs associated with the search
22and classification of fingerprints obtained by the Board with
23respect to the applicant's application. These fees shall be
24paid into the State Police Services Fund.
25    (d) The Board may in its discretion refuse an occupational
26license to any person: (1) who is unqualified to perform the



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1duties required of such applicant; (2) who fails to disclose or
2states falsely any information called for in the application;
3(3) who has been found guilty of a violation of this Act or
4whose prior gambling related license or application therefor
5has been suspended, restricted, revoked or denied for just
6cause in any other state; or (4) for any other just cause.
7    (e) The Board may suspend, revoke or restrict any
8occupational licensee: (1) for violation of any provision of
9this Act; (2) for violation of any of the rules and regulations
10of the Board; (3) for any cause which, if known to the Board,
11would have disqualified the applicant from receiving such
12license; or (4) for default in the payment of any obligation or
13debt due to the State of Illinois; or (5) for any other just
15    (f) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an
16application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
17    (g) Any license issued pursuant to this Section shall be
18valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
19    (h) Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted to prohibit a
20licensed owner from entering into an agreement with a public
21community college or a school approved under the Private
22Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012 for the training of
23any occupational licensee. Any training offered by such a
24school shall be in accordance with a written agreement between
25the licensed owner and the school.
26    (i) Any training provided for occupational licensees may be



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1conducted either on the riverboat or at a school with which a
2licensed owner has entered into an agreement pursuant to
3subsection (h).
4(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11; 97-650, eff. 2-1-12;
597-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
6    Section 10. The Video Gaming Act is amended by changing
7Section 30 as follows:
8    (230 ILCS 40/30)
9    Sec. 30. Multiple types of licenses prohibited. A video
10gaming terminal manufacturer may not be licensed as a video
11gaming terminal operator or own, manage, or control a licensed
12establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed
13fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment,
14and shall be licensed to sell only to persons having a valid
15distributor's license or, if the manufacturer also holds a
16valid distributor's license, to sell, distribute, lease, or
17market to persons having a valid terminal operator's license. A
18video gaming terminal distributor may not be licensed as a
19video gaming terminal operator or own, manage, or control a
20licensed establishment, licensed truck stop establishment,
21licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans
22establishment, and shall only contract with a licensed terminal
23operator. A video gaming terminal operator may not be licensed
24as a video gaming terminal manufacturer or distributor or own,



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1manage, or control a licensed establishment, licensed truck
2stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or
3licensed veterans establishment, and shall be licensed only to
4contract with licensed distributors and licensed
5establishments, licensed truck stop establishments, licensed
6fraternal establishments, and licensed veterans
7establishments. An owner or manager of a licensed
8establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed
9fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment
10may not be licensed as a video gaming terminal manufacturer,
11distributor, or operator, and shall only contract with a
12licensed operator to place and service this equipment.
13Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, a video gaming
14terminal operator may own, manage, or control a licensed
15establishment or licensed truck stop establishment as long as
16the video gaming terminal operator does not place video gaming
17terminals he or she owns, services, and maintains within that
18licensed establishment or licensed truck stop establishment
19and he or she has owned or controlled the licensed
20establishment or truck stop establishment continuously since
21July 13, 2009.
22(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09; 96-1410, eff. 7-30-10.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.".