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20 ILCS 1605/21.8

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.8)
    Sec. 21.8. Quality of Life scratch-off game.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game with the title of "Quality of Life". The game shall commence on July 1, 2007 or as soon thereafter, in the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical, and shall be discontinued on December 31, 2025. The operation of the game is governed by this Act and by any rules adopted by the Department. The Department must consult with the Quality of Life Board, which is established under Section 2310-348 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, regarding the design and promotion of the game.
    (b) The Quality of Life Endowment Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the Quality of Life special instant scratch-off game must be deposited into the Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the Department of Public Health for the purpose of HIV/AIDS-prevention education and for making grants to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding organizations that serve the highest at-risk categories for contracting HIV or developing AIDS. Grants shall be targeted to serve at-risk populations in proportion to the distribution of recent reported Illinois HIV/AIDS cases among risk groups as reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The recipient organizations must be engaged in HIV/AIDS-prevention education and HIV/AIDS healthcare treatment. The Department must, before grants are awarded, provide copies of all grant applications to the Quality of Life Board, receive and review the Board's recommendations and comments, and consult with the Board regarding the grants. Organizational size will determine an organization's competitive slot in the "Request for Proposal" process. Organizations with an annual budget of $300,000 or less will compete with like size organizations for 50% of the Quality of Life annual fund. Organizations with an annual budget of $300,001 to $700,000 will compete with like organizations for 25% of the Quality of Life annual fund, and organizations with an annual budget of $700,001 and upward will compete with like organizations for 25% of the Quality of Life annual fund. The lottery may designate a percentage of proceeds for marketing purposes. The grant funds may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, indirect costs, or levies.
    Grants awarded from the Fund are intended to augment the current and future State funding for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and are not intended to replace that funding.
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
    As used in this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in prizes and to retailers, and direct and estimated administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the Quality of Life game.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Quality of Life game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section in consultation with the Quality of Life Board.
(Source: P.A. 102-813, eff. 5-13-22; 103-381, eff. 7-28-23.)