Bill Text: IL HB3661 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Removes obsolete provisions requiring the Department of the Lottery to submit a request to the United States Department of Justice to review the State's plan for an Internet program. Provides that Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, Pick 3, Pick 4, and other draw games that are offered at retail locations may be offered by the Department of the Lottery through its Internet program. Requires the private manager to obtain the Director of the Lottery's approval before providing any draw games. Provides that any game tickets that are approved for sale by lottery licensees are automatically approved for sale through the Internet program. Requires the Department of the Lottery to maintain responsible gaming controls in its policies. Provides that nothing in the provisions shall be construed as prohibiting lottery tickets authorized for sale through the Internet program from also continuing to be sold at retail locations. Extends the repeal date of the Department of the Lottery's Internet program from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2028. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-29 - Passed Both Houses [HB3661 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB3661-Enrolled.html



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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 Illinois Lottery Law is amended by changing
5Section 7.12 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 1605/7.12)
7 (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2019)
8 Sec. 7.12. Internet program.
9 (a) The General Assembly finds that:
10 (1) the consumer market in Illinois has changed since
11 the creation of the Illinois State Lottery in 1974;
12 (2) the Internet has become an integral part of
13 everyday life for a significant number of Illinois
14 residents not only in regards to their professional life,
15 but also in regards to personal business and communication;
16 and
17 (3) the current practices of selling lottery tickets
18 does not appeal to the new form of market participants who
19 prefer to make purchases on the Internet at their own
20 convenience.
21 It is the intent of the General Assembly to create an
22Internet program for the sale of lottery tickets to capture
23this new form of market participant.

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1 (b) The Department shall create a program that allows an
2individual 18 years of age or older to purchase lottery tickets
3or shares on the Internet without using a Lottery retailer with
4on-line status, as those terms are defined by rule. The
5Department shall restrict the sale of lottery tickets on the
6Internet to transactions initiated and received or otherwise
7made exclusively within the State of Illinois. The Department
8shall adopt rules necessary for the administration of this
9program. These rules shall include, among other things,
10requirements for marketing of the Lottery to infrequent
11players, as well as limitations on the purchases that may be
12made through any one individual's lottery account. The
13provisions of this Act and the rules adopted under this Act
14shall apply to the sale of lottery tickets or shares under this
15program.
16 Before beginning the program, the Department of the Lottery
17must submit a request to the United States Department of
18Justice for review of the State's plan to implement a program
19for the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet and its
20propriety under federal law. The Department shall implement the
21Internet program only if the Department of Justice does not
22object to the implementation of the program within a reasonable
23period of time after its review.
24 The Department is obligated to implement the program set
25forth in this Section and Sections 7.15 and 7.16. The
26Department may offer Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto, Mega Millions,

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1Powerball, Pick 3, Pick 4, and other draw games that are
2offered at retail locations through the Internet program. The
3private manager shall obtain the Director's approval before
4providing any draw games. Any draw game tickets that are
5approved for sale by lottery licensees are automatically
6approved for sale through the Internet program. The Department
7shall maintain responsible gaming controls in its policies.
8only at such time, and to such extent, that the Department of
9Justice does not object to the implementation of the program
10within a reasonable period of time after its review. While the
11Illinois Lottery may only offer Lotto, Mega Millions, and
12Powerball games through the program, the Department shall
13request review from the federal Department of Justice for the
14Illinois Lottery to sell lottery tickets on the Internet on
15behalf of the State of Illinois that are not limited to just
16these games.
17 The Department shall authorize the private manager to
18implement and administer the program pursuant to the management
19agreement entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner
20consistent with the provisions of this Section. If a private
21manager has not been selected pursuant to Section 9.1 at the
22time the Department is obligated to implement the program, then
23the Department shall not proceed with the program until after
24the selection of the private manager, at which time the
25Department shall authorize the private manager to implement and
26administer the program pursuant to the management agreement

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1entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner consistent with
2the provisions of this Section.
3 Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting
4the Department from implementing and operating a website portal
5whereby individuals who are 18 years of age or older with an
6Illinois mailing address may apply to purchase lottery tickets
7via subscription. Nothing in this Section shall also be
8construed as prohibiting the Lottery draw game tickets
9authorized for sale through the Internet program under this
10Section from also continuing to be sold at retail locations
11sale of Lotto, Mega Millions, and Powerball games by a lottery
12licensee pursuant to the Department's rules.
13 (c) (Blank).
14 (d) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2022 2019.
15(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17;
16100-587, eff. 6-4-18.)
17 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.
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