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Full Text of SB1360  102nd General Assembly

SB1360ham002 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Jay Hoffman

Filed: 5/10/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1360

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1360 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Gambling Act is amended by
5changing Sections 6 and 7 as follows:
 
6    (230 ILCS 10/6)  (from Ch. 120, par. 2406)
7    Sec. 6. Application for owners license.
8    (a) A qualified person may apply to the Board for an owners
9license to conduct a gambling operation as provided in this
10Act. The application shall be made on forms provided by the
11Board and shall contain such information as the Board
12prescribes, including but not limited to the identity of the
13riverboat on which such gambling operation is to be conducted,
14if applicable, and the exact location where such riverboat or
15casino will be located, a certification that the riverboat
16will be registered under this Act at all times during which

 

 

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1gambling operations are conducted on board, detailed
2information regarding the ownership and management of the
3applicant, and detailed personal information regarding the
4applicant. Any application for an owners license to be
5re-issued on or after June 1, 2003 shall also include the
6applicant's license bid in a form prescribed by the Board.
7Information provided on the application shall be used as a
8basis for a thorough background investigation which the Board
9shall conduct with respect to each applicant. An incomplete
10application shall be cause for denial of a license by the
11Board.
12    (a-5) In addition to any other information required under
13this Section, each application for an owners license must
14include the following information:
15        (1) The history and success of the applicant and each
16    person and entity disclosed under subsection (c) of this
17    Section in developing tourism facilities ancillary to
18    gaming, if applicable.
19        (2) The likelihood that granting a license to the
20    applicant will lead to the creation of quality, living
21    wage jobs and permanent, full-time jobs for residents of
22    the State and residents of the unit of local government
23    that is designated as the home dock of the proposed
24    facility where gambling is to be conducted by the
25    applicant.
26        (3) The projected number of jobs that would be created

 

 

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1    if the license is granted and the projected number of new
2    employees at the proposed facility where gambling is to be
3    conducted by the applicant.
4        (4) The record, if any, of the applicant and its
5    developer in meeting commitments to local agencies,
6    community-based organizations, and employees at other
7    locations where the applicant or its developer has
8    performed similar functions as they would perform if the
9    applicant were granted a license.
10        (5) Identification of adverse effects that might be
11    caused by the proposed facility where gambling is to be
12    conducted by the applicant, including the costs of meeting
13    increased demand for public health care, child care,
14    public transportation, affordable housing, and social
15    services, and a plan to mitigate those adverse effects.
16        (6) The record, if any, of the applicant and its
17    developer regarding compliance with:
18            (A) federal, state, and local discrimination, wage
19        and hour, disability, and occupational and
20        environmental health and safety laws; and
21            (B) state and local labor relations and employment
22        laws.
23        (7) The applicant's record, if any, in dealing with
24    its employees and their representatives at other
25    locations.
26        (8) A plan concerning the utilization of

 

 

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1    minority-owned and women-owned businesses and concerning
2    the hiring of minorities and women.
3        (9) Evidence the applicant used its best efforts to
4    reach a goal of 25% ownership representation by minority
5    persons and 5% ownership representation by women.
6        (10) Evidence the applicant has entered into a fully
7    executed project labor agreement with the applicable local
8    building trades council. For any pending application
9    before the Board on the effective date of this amendatory
10    Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the applicant shall
11    submit evidence complying with this paragraph within 30
12    days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
13    the 102nd General Assembly. The Board shall not award any
14    pending applications until the applicant has submitted
15    this information.
16    (b) Applicants shall submit with their application all
17documents, resolutions, and letters of support from the
18governing body that represents the municipality or county
19wherein the licensee will be located.
20    (c) Each applicant shall disclose the identity of every
21person or entity having a greater than 1% direct or indirect
22pecuniary interest in the gambling operation with respect to
23which the license is sought. If the disclosed entity is a
24trust, the application shall disclose the names and addresses
25of all beneficiaries; if a corporation, the names and
26addresses of all stockholders and directors; if a partnership,

 

 

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1the names and addresses of all partners, both general and
2limited.
3    (d) An application shall be filed and considered in
4accordance with the rules of the Board. Each application shall
5be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of $250,000.
6In addition, a nonrefundable fee of $50,000 shall be paid at
7the time of filing to defray the costs associated with the
8background investigation conducted by the Board. If the costs
9of the investigation exceed $50,000, the applicant shall pay
10the additional amount to the Board within 7 days after
11requested by the Board. If the costs of the investigation are
12less than $50,000, the applicant shall receive a refund of the
13remaining amount. All information, records, interviews,
14reports, statements, memoranda or other data supplied to or
15used by the Board in the course of its review or investigation
16of an application for a license or a renewal under this Act
17shall be privileged, strictly confidential and shall be used
18only for the purpose of evaluating an applicant for a license
19or a renewal. Such information, records, interviews, reports,
20statements, memoranda or other data shall not be admissible as
21evidence, nor discoverable in any action of any kind in any
22court or before any tribunal, board, agency or person, except
23for any action deemed necessary by the Board. The application
24fee shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund.
25    (e) The Board shall charge each applicant a fee set by the
26Department of State Police to defray the costs associated with

 

 

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1the search and classification of fingerprints obtained by the
2Board with respect to the applicant's application. These fees
3shall be paid into the State Police Services Fund. In order to
4expedite the application process, the Board may establish
5rules allowing applicants to acquire criminal background
6checks and financial integrity reviews as part of the initial
7application process from a list of vendors approved by the
8Board.
9    (f) The licensed owner shall be the person primarily
10responsible for the boat or casino itself. Only one gambling
11operation may be authorized by the Board on any riverboat or in
12any casino. The applicant must identify the riverboat or
13premises it intends to use and certify that the riverboat or
14premises: (1) has the authorized capacity required in this
15Act; (2) is accessible to persons with disabilities; and (3)
16is fully registered and licensed in accordance with any
17applicable laws.
18    (g) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an
19application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
20(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
21    (230 ILCS 10/7)  (from Ch. 120, par. 2407)
22    Sec. 7. Owners licenses.
23    (a) The Board shall issue owners licenses to persons or
24entities that apply for such licenses upon payment to the
25Board of the non-refundable license fee as provided in

 

 

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1subsection (e) or (e-5) and upon a determination by the Board
2that the applicant is eligible for an owners license pursuant
3to this Act and the rules of the Board. From December 15, 2008
4(the effective date of Public Act 95-1008) this amendatory Act
5of the 95th General Assembly until (i) 3 years after December
615, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-1008) this
7amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, (ii) the date any
8organization licensee begins to operate a slot machine or
9video game of chance under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of
101975 or this Act, (iii) the date that payments begin under
11subsection (c-5) of Section 13 of this Act, (iv) the wagering
12tax imposed under Section 13 of this Act is increased by law to
13reflect a tax rate that is at least as stringent or more
14stringent than the tax rate contained in subsection (a-3) of
15Section 13, or (v) when an owners licensee holding a license
16issued pursuant to Section 7.1 of this Act begins conducting
17gaming, whichever occurs first, as a condition of licensure
18and as an alternative source of payment for those funds
19payable under subsection (c-5) of Section 13 of this Act, any
20owners licensee that holds or receives its owners license on
21or after May 26, 2006 (the effective date of Public Act 94-804)
22this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, other than
23an owners licensee operating a riverboat with adjusted gross
24receipts in calendar year 2004 of less than $200,000,000, must
25pay into the Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund, in addition to any
26other payments required under this Act, an amount equal to 3%

 

 

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1of the adjusted gross receipts received by the owners
2licensee. The payments required under this Section shall be
3made by the owners licensee to the State Treasurer no later
4than 3:00 o'clock p.m. of the day after the day when the
5adjusted gross receipts were received by the owners licensee.
6A person or entity is ineligible to receive an owners license
7if:
8        (1) the person has been convicted of a felony under
9    the laws of this State, any other state, or the United
10    States;
11        (2) the person has been convicted of any violation of
12    Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal
13    Code of 2012, or substantially similar laws of any other
14    jurisdiction;
15        (3) the person has submitted an application for a
16    license under this Act which contains false information;
17        (4) the person is a member of the Board;
18        (5) a person defined in (1), (2), (3), or (4) is an
19    officer, director, or managerial employee of the entity;
20        (6) the entity employs a person defined in (1), (2),
21    (3), or (4) who participates in the management or
22    operation of gambling operations authorized under this
23    Act;
24        (7) (blank); or
25        (8) a license of the person or entity issued under
26    this Act, or a license to own or operate gambling

 

 

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1    facilities in any other jurisdiction, has been revoked.
2    The Board is expressly prohibited from making changes to
3the requirement that licensees make payment into the Horse
4Racing Equity Trust Fund without the express authority of the
5Illinois General Assembly and making any other rule to
6implement or interpret Public Act 95-1008 this amendatory Act
7of the 95th General Assembly. For the purposes of this
8paragraph, "rules" is given the meaning given to that term in
9Section 1-70 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
10    (b) In determining whether to grant an owners license to
11an applicant, the Board shall consider:
12        (1) the character, reputation, experience, and
13    financial integrity of the applicants and of any other or
14    separate person that either:
15            (A) controls, directly or indirectly, such
16        applicant; , or
17            (B) is controlled, directly or indirectly, by such
18        applicant or by a person which controls, directly or
19        indirectly, such applicant;
20        (2) the facilities or proposed facilities for the
21    conduct of gambling;
22        (3) the highest prospective total revenue to be
23    derived by the State from the conduct of gambling;
24        (4) the extent to which the ownership of the applicant
25    reflects the diversity of the State by including minority
26    persons, women, and persons with a disability and the good

 

 

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1    faith affirmative action plan of each applicant to
2    recruit, train and upgrade minority persons, women, and
3    persons with a disability in all employment
4    classifications; the Board shall further consider granting
5    an owners license and giving preference to an applicant
6    under this Section to applicants in which minority persons
7    and women hold ownership interest of at least 16% and 4%,
8    respectively; .
9        (4.5) the extent to which the ownership of the
10    applicant includes veterans of service in the armed forces
11    of the United States, and the good faith affirmative
12    action plan of each applicant to recruit, train, and
13    upgrade veterans of service in the armed forces of the
14    United States in all employment classifications;
15        (5) the financial ability of the applicant to purchase
16    and maintain adequate liability and casualty insurance;
17        (6) whether the applicant has adequate capitalization
18    to provide and maintain, for the duration of a license, a
19    riverboat or casino;
20        (7) the extent to which the applicant exceeds or meets
21    other standards for the issuance of an owners license
22    which the Board may adopt by rule;
23        (8) the amount of the applicant's license bid;
24        (9) the extent to which the applicant or the proposed
25    host municipality plans to enter into revenue sharing
26    agreements with communities other than the host

 

 

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1    municipality; and
2        (10) the extent to which the ownership of an applicant
3    includes the most qualified number of minority persons,
4    women, and persons with a disability; and .
5        (11) whether the applicant has entered into a fully
6    executed construction project labor agreement with the
7    applicable local building trades council.
8    (c) Each owners license shall specify the place where the
9casino shall operate or the riverboat shall operate and dock.
10    (d) Each applicant shall submit with his or her
11application, on forms provided by the Board, 2 sets of his or
12her fingerprints.
13    (e) In addition to any licenses authorized under
14subsection (e-5) of this Section, the Board may issue up to 10
15licenses authorizing the holders of such licenses to own
16riverboats. In the application for an owners license, the
17applicant shall state the dock at which the riverboat is based
18and the water on which the riverboat will be located. The Board
19shall issue 5 licenses to become effective not earlier than
20January 1, 1991. Three of such licenses shall authorize
21riverboat gambling on the Mississippi River, or, with approval
22by the municipality in which the riverboat was docked on
23August 7, 2003 and with Board approval, be authorized to
24relocate to a new location, in a municipality that (1) borders
25on the Mississippi River or is within 5 miles of the city
26limits of a municipality that borders on the Mississippi River

 

 

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1and (2) on August 7, 2003, had a riverboat conducting
2riverboat gambling operations pursuant to a license issued
3under this Act; one of which shall authorize riverboat
4gambling from a home dock in the city of East St. Louis; and
5one of which shall authorize riverboat gambling from a home
6dock in the City of Alton. One other license shall authorize
7riverboat gambling on the Illinois River in the City of East
8Peoria or, with Board approval, shall authorize land-based
9gambling operations anywhere within the corporate limits of
10the City of Peoria. The Board shall issue one additional
11license to become effective not earlier than March 1, 1992,
12which shall authorize riverboat gambling on the Des Plaines
13River in Will County. The Board may issue 4 additional
14licenses to become effective not earlier than March 1, 1992.
15In determining the water upon which riverboats will operate,
16the Board shall consider the economic benefit which riverboat
17gambling confers on the State, and shall seek to assure that
18all regions of the State share in the economic benefits of
19riverboat gambling.
20    In granting all licenses, the Board may give favorable
21consideration to economically depressed areas of the State, to
22applicants presenting plans which provide for significant
23economic development over a large geographic area, and to
24applicants who currently operate non-gambling riverboats in
25Illinois. The Board shall review all applications for owners
26licenses, and shall inform each applicant of the Board's

 

 

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1decision. The Board may grant an owners license to an
2applicant that has not submitted the highest license bid, but
3if it does not select the highest bidder, the Board shall issue
4a written decision explaining why another applicant was
5selected and identifying the factors set forth in this Section
6that favored the winning bidder. The fee for issuance or
7renewal of a license pursuant to this subsection (e) shall be
8$250,000.
9    (e-5) In addition to licenses authorized under subsection
10(e) of this Section:
11        (1) the Board may issue one owners license authorizing
12    the conduct of casino gambling in the City of Chicago;
13        (2) the Board may issue one owners license authorizing
14    the conduct of riverboat gambling in the City of Danville;
15        (3) the Board may issue one owners license authorizing
16    the conduct of riverboat gambling in the City of Waukegan;
17        (4) the Board may issue one owners license authorizing
18    the conduct of riverboat gambling in the City of Rockford;
19        (5) the Board may issue one owners license authorizing
20    the conduct of riverboat gambling in a municipality that
21    is wholly or partially located in one of the following
22    townships of Cook County: Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Rich,
23    Thornton, or Worth Township; and
24        (6) the Board may issue one owners license authorizing
25    the conduct of riverboat gambling in the unincorporated
26    area of Williamson County adjacent to the Big Muddy River.

 

 

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1    Except for the license authorized under paragraph (1),
2each application for a license pursuant to this subsection
3(e-5) shall be submitted to the Board no later than 120 days
4after June 28, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-31).
5All applications for a license under this subsection (e-5)
6shall include the nonrefundable application fee and the
7nonrefundable background investigation fee as provided in
8subsection (d) of Section 6 of this Act. In the event that an
9applicant submits an application for a license pursuant to
10this subsection (e-5) prior to June 28, 2019 (the effective
11date of Public Act 101-31), such applicant shall submit the
12nonrefundable application fee and background investigation fee
13as provided in subsection (d) of Section 6 of this Act no later
14than 6 months after June 28, 2019 (the effective date of Public
15Act 101-31).
16    The Board shall consider issuing a license pursuant to
17paragraphs (1) through (6) of this subsection only after the
18corporate authority of the municipality or the county board of
19the county in which the riverboat or casino shall be located
20has certified to the Board the following:
21        (i) that the applicant has negotiated with the
22    corporate authority or county board in good faith;
23        (ii) that the applicant and the corporate authority or
24    county board have mutually agreed on the permanent
25    location of the riverboat or casino;
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1    or county board have mutually agreed on the temporary
2    location of the riverboat or casino;
3        (iv) that the applicant and the corporate authority or
4    the county board have mutually agreed on the percentage of
5    revenues that will be shared with the municipality or
6    county, if any;
7        (v) that the applicant and the corporate authority or
8    county board have mutually agreed on any zoning,
9    licensing, public health, or other issues that are within
10    the jurisdiction of the municipality or county;
11        (vi) that the corporate authority or county board has
12    passed a resolution or ordinance in support of the
13    riverboat or casino in the municipality or county;
14        (vii) the applicant for a license under paragraph (1)
15    has made a public presentation concerning its casino
16    proposal; and
17        (viii) the applicant for a license under paragraph (1)
18    has prepared a summary of its casino proposal and such
19    summary has been posted on a public website of the
20    municipality or the county.
21    At least 7 days before the corporate authority of a
22municipality or county board of the county submits a
23certification to the Board concerning items (i) through (viii)
24of this subsection, it shall hold a public hearing to discuss
25items (i) through (viii), as well as any other details
26concerning the proposed riverboat or casino in the

 

 

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1municipality or county. The corporate authority or county
2board must subsequently memorialize the details concerning the
3proposed riverboat or casino in a resolution that must be
4adopted by a majority of the corporate authority or county
5board before any certification is sent to the Board. The Board
6shall not alter, amend, change, or otherwise interfere with
7any agreement between the applicant and the corporate
8authority of the municipality or county board of the county
9regarding the location of any temporary or permanent facility.
10    In addition, within 10 days after June 28, 2019 (the
11effective date of Public Act 101-31), the Board, with consent
12and at the expense of the City of Chicago, shall select and
13retain the services of a nationally recognized casino gaming
14feasibility consultant. Within 45 days after June 28, 2019
15(the effective date of Public Act 101-31), the consultant
16shall prepare and deliver to the Board a study concerning the
17feasibility of, and the ability to finance, a casino in the
18City of Chicago. The feasibility study shall be delivered to
19the Mayor of the City of Chicago, the Governor, the President
20of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
21Representatives. Ninety days after receipt of the feasibility
22study, the Board shall make a determination, based on the
23results of the feasibility study, whether to recommend to the
24General Assembly that the terms of the license under paragraph
25(1) of this subsection (e-5) should be modified. The Board may
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1paragraph (1) of this subsection (e-5) upon the determination
2to issue such an owners license.
3    In addition, prior to the Board issuing the owners license
4authorized under paragraph (4) of subsection (e-5), an impact
5study shall be completed to determine what location in the
6city will provide the greater impact to the region, including
7the creation of jobs and the generation of tax revenue.
8    (e-10) The licenses authorized under subsection (e-5) of
9this Section shall be issued within 12 months after the date
10the license application is submitted. If the Board does not
11issue the licenses within that time period, then the Board
12shall give a written explanation to the applicant as to why it
13has not reached a determination and when it reasonably expects
14to make a determination. The fee for the issuance or renewal of
15a license issued pursuant to this subsection (e-10) shall be
16$250,000. Additionally, a licensee located outside of Cook
17County shall pay a minimum initial fee of $17,500 per gaming
18position, and a licensee located in Cook County shall pay a
19minimum initial fee of $30,000 per gaming position. The
20initial fees payable under this subsection (e-10) shall be
21deposited into the Rebuild Illinois Projects Fund. If at any
22point after June 1, 2020 there are no pending applications for
23a license under subsection (e-5) and not all licenses
24authorized under subsection (e-5) have been issued, then the
25Board shall reopen the license application process for those
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1issued. The Board shall follow the licensing process provided
2in subsection (e-5) with all time frames tied to the last date
3of a final order issued by the Board under subsection (e-5)
4rather than the effective date of the amendatory Act.
5    (e-15) Each licensee of a license authorized under
6subsection (e-5) of this Section shall make a reconciliation
7payment 3 years after the date the licensee begins operating
8in an amount equal to 75% of the adjusted gross receipts for
9the most lucrative 12-month period of operations, minus an
10amount equal to the initial payment per gaming position paid
11by the specific licensee. Each licensee shall pay a
12$15,000,000 reconciliation fee upon issuance of an owners
13license. If this calculation results in a negative amount,
14then the licensee is not entitled to any reimbursement of fees
15previously paid. This reconciliation payment may be made in
16installments over a period of no more than 6 years.
17    All payments by licensees under this subsection (e-15)
18shall be deposited into the Rebuild Illinois Projects Fund.
19    (e-20) In addition to any other revocation powers granted
20to the Board under this Act, the Board may revoke the owners
21license of a licensee which fails to begin conducting gambling
22within 15 months of receipt of the Board's approval of the
23application if the Board determines that license revocation is
24in the best interests of the State.
25    (f) The first 10 owners licenses issued under this Act
26shall permit the holder to own up to 2 riverboats and equipment

 

 

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1thereon for a period of 3 years after the effective date of the
2license. Holders of the first 10 owners licenses must pay the
3annual license fee for each of the 3 years during which they
4are authorized to own riverboats.
5    (g) Upon the termination, expiration, or revocation of
6each of the first 10 licenses, which shall be issued for a
73-year period, all licenses are renewable annually upon
8payment of the fee and a determination by the Board that the
9licensee continues to meet all of the requirements of this Act
10and the Board's rules. However, for licenses renewed on or
11after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
12General Assembly May 1, 1998, renewal shall be for a period of
134 years, unless the Board sets a shorter period.
14    (h) An owners license, except for an owners license issued
15under subsection (e-5) of this Section, shall entitle the
16licensee to own up to 2 riverboats.
17    An owners licensee of a casino or riverboat that is
18located in the City of Chicago pursuant to paragraph (1) of
19subsection (e-5) of this Section shall limit the number of
20gaming positions to 4,000 for such owner. An owners licensee
21authorized under subsection (e) or paragraph (2), (3), (4), or
22(5) of subsection (e-5) of this Section shall limit the number
23of gaming positions to 2,000 for any such owners license. An
24owners licensee authorized under paragraph (6) of subsection
25(e-5) of this Section shall limit the number of gaming
26positions to 1,200 for such owner. The initial fee for each

 

 

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1gaming position obtained on or after June 28, 2019 (the
2effective date of Public Act 101-31) shall be a minimum of
3$17,500 for licensees not located in Cook County and a minimum
4of $30,000 for licensees located in Cook County, in addition
5to the reconciliation payment, as set forth in subsection
6(e-15) of this Section. The fees under this subsection (h)
7shall be deposited into the Rebuild Illinois Projects Fund.
8The fees under this subsection (h) that are paid by an owners
9licensee authorized under subsection (e) shall be paid by July
101, 2021.
11    Each owners licensee under subsection (e) of this Section
12shall reserve its gaming positions within 30 days after June
1328, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-31). The Board
14may grant an extension to this 30-day period, provided that
15the owners licensee submits a written request and explanation
16as to why it is unable to reserve its positions within the
1730-day period.
18    Each owners licensee under subsection (e-5) of this
19Section shall reserve its gaming positions within 30 days
20after issuance of its owners license. The Board may grant an
21extension to this 30-day period, provided that the owners
22licensee submits a written request and explanation as to why
23it is unable to reserve its positions within the 30-day
24period.
25    A licensee may operate both of its riverboats
26concurrently, provided that the total number of gaming

 

 

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1positions on both riverboats does not exceed the limit
2established pursuant to this subsection. Riverboats licensed
3to operate on the Mississippi River and the Illinois River
4south of Marshall County shall have an authorized capacity of
5at least 500 persons. Any other riverboat licensed under this
6Act shall have an authorized capacity of at least 400 persons.
7    (h-5) An owners licensee who conducted gambling operations
8prior to January 1, 2012 and obtains positions pursuant to
9Public Act 101-31 shall make a reconciliation payment 3 years
10after any additional gaming positions begin operating in an
11amount equal to 75% of the owners licensee's average gross
12receipts for the most lucrative 12-month period of operations
13minus an amount equal to the initial fee that the owners
14licensee paid per additional gaming position. For purposes of
15this subsection (h-5), "average gross receipts" means (i) the
16increase in adjusted gross receipts for the most lucrative
1712-month period of operations over the adjusted gross receipts
18for 2019, multiplied by (ii) the percentage derived by
19dividing the number of additional gaming positions that an
20owners licensee had obtained by the total number of gaming
21positions operated by the owners licensee. If this calculation
22results in a negative amount, then the owners licensee is not
23entitled to any reimbursement of fees previously paid. This
24reconciliation payment may be made in installments over a
25period of no more than 6 years. These reconciliation payments
26shall be deposited into the Rebuild Illinois Projects Fund.

 

 

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1    (i) A licensed owner is authorized to apply to the Board
2for and, if approved therefor, to receive all licenses from
3the Board necessary for the operation of a riverboat or
4casino, including a liquor license, a license to prepare and
5serve food for human consumption, and other necessary
6licenses. All use, occupation, and excise taxes which apply to
7the sale of food and beverages in this State and all taxes
8imposed on the sale or use of tangible personal property apply
9to such sales aboard the riverboat or in the casino.
10    (j) The Board may issue or re-issue a license authorizing
11a riverboat to dock in a municipality or approve a relocation
12under Section 11.2 only if, prior to the issuance or
13re-issuance of the license or approval, the governing body of
14the municipality in which the riverboat will dock has by a
15majority vote approved the docking of riverboats in the
16municipality. The Board may issue or re-issue a license
17authorizing a riverboat to dock in areas of a county outside
18any municipality or approve a relocation under Section 11.2
19only if, prior to the issuance or re-issuance of the license or
20approval, the governing body of the county has by a majority
21vote approved of the docking of riverboats within such areas.
22    (k) An owners licensee may conduct land-based gambling
23operations upon approval by the Board and payment of a fee of
24$250,000, which shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund.
25    (l) An owners licensee may conduct gaming at a temporary
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1the remodeling or relocation of an existing facility to
2accommodate gaming participants for up to 24 months after the
3temporary facility begins to conduct gaming. Upon request by
4an owners licensee and upon a showing of good cause by the
5owners licensee, the Board shall extend the period during
6which the licensee may conduct gaming at a temporary facility
7by up to 12 months. The Board shall make rules concerning the
8conduct of gaming from temporary facilities.
9(Source: P.A. 100-391, eff. 8-25-17; 100-1152, eff. 12-14-18;
10101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-648, eff. 6-30-20; revised 8-19-20.)
 
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.".