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Full Text of SB1462  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/7/2023, by Sen. Robert Peters


230 ILCS 10/9  from Ch. 120, par. 2409

    Amends the Illinois Gambling Act. Provides that specified provisions concerning the eligibility for an occupational license and convictions of certain offenses shall not apply to individuals performing certain services. Provides that the Illinois Gaming Board shall instead apply the criteria and process of provisions concerning conviction records of the Illinois Human Rights Act to individuals performing the specified services in the same manner as if it were the prospective employer of such individuals.

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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 Illinois Gambling Act is amended by
5changing Section 9 as follows:
6    (230 ILCS 10/9)  (from Ch. 120, par. 2409)
7    Sec. 9. Occupational licenses.
8    (a) The Board may issue an occupational license to an
9applicant upon the payment of a non-refundable fee set by the
10Board, upon a determination by the Board that the applicant is
11eligible for an occupational license and upon payment of an
12annual license fee in an amount to be established. To be
13eligible for an occupational license, an applicant must:
14        (1) be at least 21 years of age if the applicant will
15    perform any function involved in gaming by patrons. Any
16    applicant seeking an occupational license for a non-gaming
17    function shall be at least 18 years of age;
18        (2) not have been convicted of a felony offense, a
19    violation of Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
20    Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar statute of any other
21    jurisdiction;
22        (2.5) not have been convicted of a crime, other than a
23    crime described in item (2) of this subsection (a),



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1    involving dishonesty or moral turpitude, except that the
2    Board may, in its discretion, issue an occupational
3    license to a person who has been convicted of a crime
4    described in this item (2.5) more than 10 years prior to
5    his or her application and has not subsequently been
6    convicted of any other crime;
7        (3) have demonstrated a level of skill or knowledge
8    which the Board determines to be necessary in order to
9    operate gambling aboard a riverboat, in a casino, or at an
10    organization gaming facility; and
11        (4) have met standards for the holding of an
12    occupational license as adopted by rules of the Board.
13    Such rules shall provide that any person or entity seeking
14    an occupational license to manage gambling operations
15    under this Act shall be subject to background inquiries
16    and further requirements similar to those required of
17    applicants for an owners license. Furthermore, such rules
18    shall provide that each such entity shall be permitted to
19    manage gambling operations for only one licensed owner.
20    (a-5) The provisions of paragraphs (2) and (2.5) of
21subsection (a) shall not apply to individuals performing the
22following services: housekeeping and cleaning services; front
23desk or bell services; services as a doorperson, baggage
24handler, or telephone operator; food and beverage services;
25services as a theater usher; and convention porterage
26services. The Board shall instead apply the criteria and



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1process of Section 2-103.1 of the Illinois Human Rights Act to
2individuals performing these services in the same manner as if
3it were the prospective employer of such individuals.
4    (b) Each application for an occupational license shall be
5on forms prescribed by the Board and shall contain all
6information required by the Board. The applicant shall set
7forth in the application: whether he has been issued prior
8gambling related licenses; whether he has been licensed in any
9other state under any other name, and, if so, such name and his
10age; and whether or not a permit or license issued to him in
11any other state has been suspended, restricted or revoked,
12and, if so, for what period of time.
13    (c) Each applicant shall submit with his application, on
14forms provided by the Board, 2 sets of his fingerprints. The
15Board shall charge each applicant a fee set by the Illinois
16State Police to defray the costs associated with the search
17and classification of fingerprints obtained by the Board with
18respect to the applicant's application. These fees shall be
19paid into the State Police Services Fund.
20    (d) The Board may in its discretion refuse an occupational
21license to any person: (1) who is unqualified to perform the
22duties required of such applicant; (2) who fails to disclose
23or states falsely any information called for in the
24application; (3) who has been found guilty of a violation of
25this Act or whose prior gambling related license or
26application therefor has been suspended, restricted, revoked



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1or denied for just cause in any other state; or (4) for any
2other just cause.
3    (e) The Board may suspend, revoke or restrict any
4occupational licensee: (1) for violation of any provision of
5this Act; (2) for violation of any of the rules and regulations
6of the Board; (3) for any cause which, if known to the Board,
7would have disqualified the applicant from receiving such
8license; or (4) for default in the payment of any obligation or
9debt due to the State of Illinois; or (5) for any other just
11    (f) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an
12application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
13    (g) Any license issued pursuant to this Section shall be
14valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
15    (h) Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted to prohibit a
16licensed owner or organization gaming licensee from entering
17into an agreement with a public community college or a school
18approved under the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act
19of 2012 for the training of any occupational licensee. Any
20training offered by such a school shall be in accordance with a
21written agreement between the licensed owner or organization
22gaming licensee and the school.
23    (i) Any training provided for occupational licensees may
24be conducted either at the site of the gambling facility or at
25a school with which a licensed owner or organization gaming
26licensee has entered into an agreement pursuant to subsection



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2(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)