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Full Text of SB3528  100th General Assembly


Sen. Steve Stadelman

Filed: 4/20/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3528 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Lottery Law is amended by changing
5Section 7.12 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 1605/7.12)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)
8    Sec. 7.12. Internet program.
9    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
10        (1) the consumer market in Illinois has changed since
11    the creation of the Illinois State Lottery in 1974;
12        (2) the Internet has become an integral part of
13    everyday life for a significant number of Illinois
14    residents not only in regards to their professional life,
15    but also in regards to personal business and communication;
16    and



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1        (3) the current practices of selling lottery tickets
2    does not appeal to the new form of market participants who
3    prefer to make purchases on the Internet at their own
4    convenience.
5    It is the intent of the General Assembly to create an
6Internet program for the sale of lottery tickets to capture
7this new form of market participant.
8    (b) The Department shall create a program that allows an
9individual 18 years of age or older to purchase lottery tickets
10or shares on the Internet without using a Lottery retailer with
11on-line status, as those terms are defined by rule. The
12Department shall restrict the sale of lottery tickets on the
13Internet to transactions initiated and received or otherwise
14made exclusively within the State of Illinois. The Department
15shall adopt rules necessary for the administration of this
16program. These rules shall include, among other things,
17requirements for marketing of the Lottery to infrequent
18players, as well as limitations on the purchases that may be
19made through any one individual's lottery account. The
20provisions of this Act and the rules adopted under this Act
21shall apply to the sale of lottery tickets or shares under this
23    The Department may offer Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto, Mega
24Millions, Powerball, Pick 3, Pick 4, and other draw games that
25are offered at retail locations through the Internet program.
26The private manager shall obtain the Director's approval before



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1providing any draw games. Any games that are approved for sale
2by Lottery retail licensees are automatically approved for sale
3on the Internet. The Department shall maintain responsible
4gaming controls in its policies.
5    Before beginning the program, the Department of the Lottery
6must submit a request to the United States Department of
7Justice for review of the State's plan to implement a program
8for the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet and its
9propriety under federal law. The Department shall implement the
10Internet program only if the Department of Justice does not
11object to the implementation of the program within a reasonable
12period of time after its review.
13    The Department is obligated to implement the program set
14forth in this Section and Sections 7.15 and 7.16 only at such
15time, and to such extent, that the Department of Justice does
16not object to the implementation of the program within a
17reasonable period of time after its review. While the Illinois
18Lottery may only offer Lotto, Mega Millions, and Powerball
19games through the program, the Department shall request review
20from the federal Department of Justice for the Illinois Lottery
21to sell lottery tickets on the Internet on behalf of the State
22of Illinois that are not limited to just these games.
23    The Department shall authorize the private manager to
24implement and administer the program pursuant to the management
25agreement entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner
26consistent with the provisions of this Section. If a private



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1manager has not been selected pursuant to Section 9.1 at the
2time the Department is obligated to implement the program, then
3the Department shall not proceed with the program until after
4the selection of the private manager, at which time the
5Department shall authorize the private manager to implement and
6administer the program pursuant to the management agreement
7entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner consistent with
8the provisions of this Section.
9    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting
10the Department from implementing and operating a website portal
11whereby individuals who are 18 years of age or older with an
12Illinois mailing address may apply to purchase lottery tickets
13via subscription. Nothing in this Section shall also be
14construed as prohibiting the sale of Lotto, Mega Millions, and
15Powerball games by a lottery licensee pursuant to the
16Department's rules.
17    (c) (Blank).
18    (d) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2026 2018.
19(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.".