Bill Status of HB3234 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: LOTTERY-SPECIAL INSTANT CAUSE
Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez - Kam Buckner - Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. - Lakesia Collins - Dagmara Avelar, Fred Crespo and Aaron M. Ortiz
| 3/10/2023||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Provides that the Department of the Lottery shall offer a joint special instant scratch-off game for the benefit of the special causes of: the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure; the Scratch-off for Illinois veterans; the Scratch-out Multiple Sclerosis scratch-off game; the Quality of Life scratch-off game; the Go For The Gold scratch-off game; the Scratch-off for State police memorials; the Scratch-off for homelessness prevention programs; the Scratch-off for Alzheimer's care, support, education, and awareness; the Scratch-off for United Negro College Fund Illinois; and the Illinois DREAM scratch-off. Provides that the joint special instant scratch-off game shall commence on January 1, 2024 or as soon thereafter, at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Lottery, as is reasonably practical. Provides that once the joint special instant scratch-off game is used to fund a special cause, the game will be used to fund the special cause for the remainder of the special causes' existence per the causes' respective provision. Provides that new specialty tickets and causes authorized by this Law shall be funded by the joint special instant scratch-off game. Provides that the Department shall be limited to supporting no more than 10 causes in total at any given time. Repeals a provision regarding the scratch-off game for school STEAM programs. Creates the scratch-off for United Negro College Fund Illinois. Provides that the UNCF Scholarship Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Creates the Illinois DREAM scratch-off. Provides that the Illinois DREAM Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Makes other changes and conforming changes in the State Finance Act and the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Effective immediately.