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Full Text of SB1462  103rd General Assembly


Sen. Robert Peters

Filed: 3/9/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1462 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is
5amended by adding Section 5-45.35 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 100/5-45.35 new)
7    Sec. 5-45.35. Emergency rulemaking; occupational licenses.
8To provide for the expeditious and timely implementation of
9this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly, emergency
10rules implementing the changes made to Section 9 of the
11Illinois Gambling Act may be adopted in accordance with
12Section 5-45 by the Illinois Gaming Board. The adoption of
13emergency rules authorized by Section 5-45 and this Section is
14deemed to be necessary for the public interest, safety, and
16    This Section is repealed one year after the effective date



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1of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly.
2    Section 10. The Illinois Gambling Act is amended by
3changing Section 9 as follows:
4    (230 ILCS 10/9)  (from Ch. 120, par. 2409)
5    Sec. 9. Occupational licenses.
6    (a) The Board may issue an occupational license to an
7applicant upon the payment of a non-refundable fee set by the
8Board, upon a determination by the Board that the applicant is
9eligible for an occupational license and upon payment of an
10annual license fee in an amount to be established. To be
11eligible for an occupational license, an applicant must:
12        (1) be at least 21 years of age if the applicant will
13    perform any function involved in gaming by patrons. Any
14    applicant seeking an occupational license for a non-gaming
15    function shall be at least 18 years of age;
16        (2) not have been convicted of a felony offense, a
17    violation of Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
18    Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar statute of any other
19    jurisdiction if the applicant will perform any function
20    involved in gaming by patrons;
21        (2.5) not have been convicted of a crime, other than a
22    crime described in item (2) of this subsection (a),
23    involving dishonesty or moral turpitude if the applicant
24    will perform any function involved in gaming by patrons,



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1    except that the Board may, in its discretion, issue an
2    occupational license to a person who has been convicted of
3    a crime described in this item (2.5) more than 10 years
4    prior to his or her application and has not subsequently
5    been convicted of any other crime;
6        (3) have demonstrated a level of skill or knowledge
7    which the Board determines to be necessary in order to
8    operate gambling aboard a riverboat, in a casino, or at an
9    organization gaming facility; and
10        (4) have met standards for the holding of an
11    occupational license as adopted by rules of the Board.
12    Such rules shall provide that any person or entity seeking
13    an occupational license to manage gambling operations
14    under this Act shall be subject to background inquiries
15    and further requirements similar to those required of
16    applicants for an owners license. Furthermore, such rules
17    shall provide that each such entity shall be permitted to
18    manage gambling operations for only one licensed owner.
19    (b) Each application for an occupational license shall be
20on forms prescribed by the Board and shall contain all
21information required by the Board. The applicant shall set
22forth in the application: whether he has been issued prior
23gambling related licenses; whether he has been licensed in any
24other state under any other name, and, if so, such name and his
25age; and whether or not a permit or license issued to him in
26any other state has been suspended, restricted or revoked,



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1and, if so, for what period of time.
2    (c) Each applicant shall submit with his application, on
3forms provided by the Board, 2 sets of his fingerprints. The
4Board shall charge each applicant a fee set by the Illinois
5State Police to defray the costs associated with the search
6and classification of fingerprints obtained by the Board with
7respect to the applicant's application. These fees shall be
8paid into the State Police Services Fund.
9    (d) The Board may in its discretion refuse an occupational
10license to any person: (1) who is unqualified to perform the
11duties required of such applicant; (2) who fails to disclose
12or states falsely any information called for in the
13application; (3) who has been found guilty of a violation of
14this Act or whose prior gambling related license or
15application therefor has been suspended, restricted, revoked
16or denied for just cause in any other state; (4) who has a
17background, including a criminal record, reputation, habits,
18social or business associations, or prior activities, that
19poses a threat to the public interests of this State or to the
20security and integrity of gaming; or (5) (4) for any other just
21cause. When considering criminal convictions of an applicant,
22the Board shall consider the following factors:
23        (1) the length of time since the conviction;
24        (2) the number of convictions that appear on the
25    conviction record;
26        (3) the nature and severity of the conviction and its



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1    relationship to the safety and security of others or the
2    integrity of gaming;
3        (4) the facts or circumstances surrounding the
4    conviction;
5        (5) the age of the employee at the time of the
6    conviction; and
7        (6) evidence of rehabilitation efforts.
8    (e) The Board may suspend, revoke or restrict any
9occupational licensee: (1) for violation of any provision of
10this Act; (2) for violation of any of the rules and regulations
11of the Board; (3) for any cause which, if known to the Board,
12would have disqualified the applicant from receiving such
13license; or (4) for default in the payment of any obligation or
14debt due to the State of Illinois; or (5) for any other just
16    (f) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an
17application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
18    (g) Any license issued pursuant to this Section shall be
19valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
20    (h) Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted to prohibit a
21licensed owner or organization gaming licensee from entering
22into an agreement with a public community college or a school
23approved under the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act
24of 2012 for the training of any occupational licensee. Any
25training offered by such a school shall be in accordance with a
26written agreement between the licensed owner or organization



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1gaming licensee and the school.
2    (i) Any training provided for occupational licensees may
3be conducted either at the site of the gambling facility or at
4a school with which a licensed owner or organization gaming
5licensee has entered into an agreement pursuant to subsection
7(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)".