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 Bill Status of SB1654  96th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1605/2from Ch. 120, par. 1152
20 ILCS 1605/2.1 new
20 ILCS 1605/7.12 new
20 ILCS 1605/7.15 new
20 ILCS 1605/7.16 new
720 ILCS 5/28-1from Ch. 38, par. 28-1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Provides that the State may enter into a Management Agreement with a third party in which the third party is authorized to manage or operate the Lottery. Provides that the Department of Revenue shall create a pilot program that allows an individual to purchase Illinois lottery tickets or shares on the Internet without using a Lottery retailer with on-line status. Provides that only Lotto and Mega Million games offered by the Illinois Lottery may be offered through the program. Requires that, before beginning the pilot program, the Department of Revenue must seek a clarifying memo from the federal Department of Justice it is legal for Illinois residents and non-Illinois residents to purchase the private company to sell lottery tickets on the Internet on behalf of the State of Illinois under the federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. Requires the Department to limit the individuals authorized to purchase the lottery tickets to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and Illinois residents, unless the clarifying memo from the federal Department of Justice indicates that it is legal for non-Illinois residents to purchase lottery tickets on the Internet. Contains provisions concerning verification of age and residency restrictions. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the exemption from conviction of gambling for lotteries when conducted by the State of Illinois in accordance with the Illinois Lottery Law includes any activity conducted by the Department of Revenue to sell lottery tickets pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Lottery Law and its rules. Provides that persons who purchase lottery tickets through the Internet in connection with the Department of Revenue's pilot program shall not be convicted of gambling. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/19/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2009SenateAssigned to Gaming
  2/26/2009SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  3/6/2009SenatePostponed - Gaming
  3/12/2009SenateDo Pass Gaming; 008-000-000
  3/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2009
  3/24/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2009
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/3/2009SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2009
  8/15/2009SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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