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Full Text of SB3528  100th General Assembly


Sen. Steve Stadelman

Filed: 4/24/2018





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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7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)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, and Pick 4 through the Internet
25program. The Department shall maintain responsible gaming
26controls in its policies.



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



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1Department shall authorize the private manager to implement and
2administer the program pursuant to the management agreement
3entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner consistent with
4the provisions of this Section.
5    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting
6the Department from implementing and operating a website portal
7whereby individuals who are 18 years of age or older with an
8Illinois mailing address may apply to purchase lottery tickets
9via subscription. Nothing in this Section shall also be
10construed as prohibiting the sale of Lotto, Mega Millions, and
11Powerball games by a lottery licensee pursuant to the
12Department's rules.
13    (c) (Blank).
14    (d) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2026 2018.
15(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.".