90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2190
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Short description: 
RIVERBOATS-CODE OF CONDUCT                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Riverboat Gambling Act.  Provides that the Board shall      
   have the power to  determine  which  entities  and  persons  shall  be      
   subject  to  Board  approval  for  involvement  in  the  ownership  or      
   operation  of  riverboat  gambling  in  Illinois  and  to  approve the      
   participation of those entities and  persons.   Gives  the  Board  the      
   power  to  require the removal of an officer, director, or shareholder      
   of a licensee or to require the termination of a business relationship      
   for a violation of the Act or of a Board rule or  for  engaging  in  a      
   fraudulent  practice.   Gives  the  Board  the  power  to petition the      
   circuit court of Sangamon County for appointment of a receiver  for  a      
   riverboat  gambling  operation if certain conditions exist.  Creates a      
   code of conduct for members  and  employees  of  the  Board.   Removes      
   certain  restrictions  concerning where licensees shall be required to      
   conduct riverboat gambling,  but  requires  that  at  least  6  owners      
   licenses shall specify that riverboats dock and operate outside of the      
   counties  of  Cook,  DuPage,  Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will.  Provides      
   that upon the expiration of an owners license the Board may renew that      
   license for up to 4 years.  Provides that the  Board  shall  establish      
   requirements  for  the  times  and  conditions  under  which riverboat      
   gambling may be conducted.  Provides that it is a petty offense for  a      
   person  under the age of 21 years to enter upon a riverboat, except as      
   authorized by the Act.  Effective immediately.                              
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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