Iowa Admin. Code r. 531-12.16 - Financial responsibility

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

The lottery shall use the following guidelines to determine financial responsibility for a retailer seeking a license to sell lottery products.

(1) Sole proprietorship. The lottery will not require a bond from a sole proprietor if the account history for the applicant for the past two years discloses no more than four Accounts past due and no accounts over 90 days past due.
(2) Partnership. If the license applicant is a partnership, 50 percent of the partners must meet the credit guidelines listed in subrule 12.16(1). If the credit history discloses that the requirements of subrule 12.16(1) are satisfied, the lottery will not require a bond.
(3) Fraternal or civic associations. If the license applicant is a fraternal association, civic organization or other nonprofit entity, the applicant must meet the credit guidelines set forth in subrule 12.16(1). If the fraternal or civic association or other nonprofit entity has no credit history or the credit history is incomplete in the sole discretion of the lottery, then the officers of the fraternal or civic association or other nonprofit entity must meet the requirements of subrule 12.16(1). If the credit history discloses that the requirements of subrule 12.16(1) are satisfied, the lottery will not require a bond.
(4) Corporations and limited liability companies in existence two years or more if a credit risk appraisal is available through a financial and credit reporting entity. If the license applicant is a corporation or a limited liability company and the corporation or the limited liability company has been in existence for more than two years from the date of the application and a credit risk appraisal is available through a financial and credit reporting entity, the license applicant must meet all of the following financial responsibility guidelines:
a. The license applicant is paying 60 percent of its suppliers on time or within terms; and
b. The license applicant must have a credit risk appraisal provided by a financial and credit reporting entity that indicates the corporation's or limited liability company's financial condition is fair or better

If the corporation or the limited liability company meets the guidelines described in this rule, the lottery will not require a bond from the license applicant.

(5) Corporations and limited liability companies in existence less than two years or if a credit risk appraisal is not available through afinancial and credit reporting entity. If a corporation has been in existence for less than two years from the date of the application or a credit risk appraisal is not available through a financial and credit reporting entity, the lottery will review the credit history of the corporate officers who hold 10 percent or more of the stock of the corporation. If a limited liability company has been in existence for less than two years or a credit risk appraisal is not available through a financial and credit reporting entity, the lottery will review the credit history of the members of a limited liability company who have contributed 10 percent or more to the capital of the limited liability company. Fifty percent or more of the corporate officers or members of the limited liability company must meet the credit guidelines set forth in subrule 12.16(1). If the corporate officers or the members of the limited liability company meet the requirements set forth in subrule 12.16(1), the lottery will not require the corporation or the limited liability company to obtain a bond.
(6) Bonding requirements. With respect to any license applicant whose credit history does not meet the guidelines described in subrules 12.16(1) through 12.16(5), the applicant will be required to obtain a bond from a surety company authorized to do business in Iowa or offer a cash bond in the amounts generally described herein. The amount of the bond will vary depending on the type of lottery products sold by the license applicant, the sales history of the retail location or the average volume of sales of lottery products at the location, or a combination of the above factors. The following minimum amounts will be required:
a. Sale of pull-tab tickets only, $500.
b. Sale of instant tickets with or without pull-tab tickets, $1,500.
c. Sale of on-line games with or without instant and pull-tab tickets, $2,500.
(7) Holding period for bond. The lottery will hold the bond provided by license applicant for a minimum time period of one year. Thereafter, the lottery will review the credit history of the licensed retailer If the retailer's account history shows no delinquent payments, the lottery will release the bond.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code Supplement sections 990.7(1) and 990.26.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 531-12.16

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