Sec. 1770.50 - License Revocation, Suspension, Non-Renewal or Denial With Prior Notice

ยง 1770.50. License Revocation, Suspension, Non-Renewal or Denial With Prior Notice

The Superintendent may deny, suspend, not renew or revoke a licensed sales agent's license with prior notice and opportunity for hearing for one or more of the following causes:

a) Violation of any of the provisions of the Act or this Part;

b) Failure to meet or maintain the eligibility requirements for licensing as provided in the Act and this Part, and the Conditions of Licensing set forth in Section 1770.60 of this Part;

c) Fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or other conduct prejudicial to public confidence in the Lottery;

d) The misrepresentation of, or failure to disclose, a material fact to the Board or the Superintendent on any report, record, application, form or questionnaire required to be submitted to the Board or the Superintendent, including, but not limited to, the misrepresentation of or failure to disclose a criminal record, taxpayer status with the State of Illinois or relevant information bearing on the financial status of the applicant;

e) Failure to promptly produce for inspection, by a member of the Board, the Superintendent, or their authorized representatives, including law enforcement personnel, any book, record, account, document or item required by the Act or this Part;

f) Refusal to permit access to members of the Board, the Superintendent, or their authorized representatives, including law enforcement personnel, to any place where a licensed Lottery activity is conducted;

g) Failure to file any returns or reports or to keep any records or reports as required by the Superintendent under the Act or this Part;

h) Failure to account for Lottery tickets received or the proceeds from the sale of Lottery tickets, or to post a bond, letter of credit or security deposit if so required by the Superintendent;

i) Failure to maintain sales levels established by Department directive;

j) Failure to comply with the instructions or directives of the Superintendent as to security procedures for the handling of Lottery tickets or the conduct of any Lottery game;

k) Knowingly causing, aiding, abetting or conspiring with any other person to violate the Act or this Part;

l) Making a misrepresentation of fact to the purchaser, or prospective purchaser, of a Lottery ticket, or to the general public, with respect to the conduct of any Lottery game;

m) Upon a determination by the Superintendent that the number of licensed Lottery sales agents in the licensed sales agent's area of operation exceeds the number which can be efficiently supported by the Department's budget or personnel, or the public convenience in obtaining Lottery products is sufficiently served by other agent locations considering the total volume of sales in such area;

n) Failure to pay the Department any obligation when the obligation becomes due;

o) Upon a determination by the Superintendent that the licensed sales agent has become insolvent or unable or unwilling to pay his or her debts;

p) Failure to display Lottery point-of-sale material in a manner which can be readily seen by the public, or make hand-out materials readily available to the public;

q) Upon any change of name, change of ownership, change of business organization or change of business location;

r) Selling a ticket, giving a ticket or paying a prize to a person under the age of 18. (Section 15 of the Act) For the purposes of this Section, an action by an employee of the agent shall constitute an action by the sales agent.

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Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 14356, effective September 14, 2012

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