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Full Text of SB0655  99th General Assembly




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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 Riverboat 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 license
3    to a person who has been convicted of a crime described in
4    this item (2.5) more than 10 years prior to his or her
5    application and has not subsequently been convicted of any
6    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; and
10        (4) have met standards for the holding of an
11    occupational license as adopted by rules of the Board. Such
12    rules shall provide that any person or entity seeking an
13    occupational license to manage gambling operations
14    hereunder shall be subject to background inquiries and
15    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    (a-5) For any applicant seeking licensure for a licensed
20establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed
21fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment
22under the Video Gaming Act, a first conviction for driving
23under the influence under Section 11-501 of the Illinois
24Vehicle Code is not considered a subsequent conviction under
25item (2.5) of subsection (a) if the conviction was more than 10
26years prior to his or her application for such a license.



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



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1this Act; (2) for violation of any of the rules and regulations
2of the Board; (3) for any cause which, if known to the Board,
3would have disqualified the applicant from receiving such
4license; or (4) for default in the payment of any obligation or
5debt due to the State of Illinois; or (5) for any other just
7    (f) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an
8application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
9    (g) Any license issued pursuant to this Section shall be
10valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
11    (h) Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted to prohibit a
12licensed owner from entering into an agreement with a public
13community college or a school approved under the Private
14Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012 for the training of
15any occupational licensee. Any training offered by such a
16school shall be in accordance with a written agreement between
17the licensed owner and the school.
18    (i) Any training provided for occupational licensees may be
19conducted either on the riverboat or at a school with which a
20licensed owner has entered into an agreement pursuant to
21subsection (h).
22(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11; 97-650, eff. 2-1-12;
2397-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)