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Public Act 094-0585




Public Act 094-0585
HB3472 Enrolled LRB094 11164 RSP 41815 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Lottery Law is amended by changing
Sections 2 and 20 and by adding Section 21.6 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 1605/2)  (from Ch. 120, par. 1152)
    Sec. 2. This Act is enacted to implement and establish
within the State a lottery to be operated by the State, the
entire net proceeds of which are to be used for the support of
The State's Common School Fund, except as provided in Sections
Section 21.2 and 21.6.
(Source: P.A. 84-215.)
    (20 ILCS 1605/20)  (from Ch. 120, par. 1170)
    Sec. 20. State Lottery Fund.
    (a) There is created in the State Treasury a special fund
to be known as the "State Lottery Fund". Such fund shall
consist of all revenues received from (1) the sale of lottery
tickets or shares, (net of commissions, fees representing those
expenses that are directly proportionate to the sale of tickets
or shares at the agent location, and prizes of less than $600
which have been validly paid at the agent level), (2)
application fees, and (3) all other sources including moneys
credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or source
pursuant to law. Interest earnings of the State Lottery Fund
shall be credited to the Common School Fund.
    (b) The receipt and distribution of moneys under Section
21.6 of this Act shall be in accordance with Section 21.6.
(Source: P.A. 90-603, eff. 1-1-99.)
    (20 ILCS 1605/21.6 new)
    Sec. 21.6. Scratch-off for Illinois veterans.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant
scratch-off game for the benefit of Illinois veterans. The game
shall commence on January 1, 2006 or as soon thereafter, at the
discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical. The
operation of the game shall be governed by this Act and any
rules adopted by the Department. If any provision of this
Section is inconsistent with any other provision of this Act,
then this Section governs.
    (b) The Illinois Veterans Assistance Fund is created as a
special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the
Illinois veterans scratch-off game shall be deposited into the
Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the
Department of Veterans Affairs for making grants, funding
additional services, or conducting additional research
projects relating to:
    (i) veterans' post traumatic stress disorder;
    (ii) veterans' homelessness;
    (iii) the health insurance costs of veterans;
    (iv) veterans' disability benefits, including but not
    limited to, disability benefits provided by veterans
    service organizations and veterans assistance commissions
    or centers; and
    (v) the long-term care of veterans.
    Moneys collected from the special instant scratch-off game
shall be used only as a supplemental financial resource and
shall not supplant existing moneys that the Department of
Veterans Affairs may currently expend for the purposes set
forth in items (i-v).
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section,
including, without limitation, net revenue from the special
instant scratch-off game and from 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.
    For purposes of this subsection, "net revenue" means the
total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of
the amount paid out in the prizes and the actual administrative
expenses of the Department solely related to the scratch-off
game under this Section.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Illinois
veterans scratch-off 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.
    Section 15. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.640 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 105/5.640 new)
    Sec. 5.640. The Illinois Veterans Assistance Fund.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/15/2005