CHAPTER 229a
CONNECTICUT LOTTERY CORPORATION

      *See Sec. 12-568a re regulation of the state lottery under the operation and management of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.

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Sec. 12-800. Short title: Connecticut Lottery Corporation Act.
Sec. 12-801. Definitions.
Sec. 12-802. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Establishment. Board membership. Meetings. Employees.
Sec. 12-802a. Employee licenses.
Sec. 12-802b. Information required for licensing. Criminal history records checks. Licensing and regulation of employees.
Sec. 12-803. Perpetual succession. Termination.
Sec. 12-804. Board of directors.
Sec. 12-805. Officers of the corporation.
Sec. 12-806. Purpose. Powers.
Sec. 12-806a. Regulation of activities. Approval of procedures.
Sec. 12-806b. Assessment of Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Payments to Office of Policy and Management. Lottery assessment account.
Sec. 12-807. Duties.
Sec. 12-808. Transfer of lottery.
Sec. 12-809. Performance bonds.
Sec. 12-810. Compliance with Freedom of Information Act. Exceptions.
Sec. 12-811. Conflict of interest.
Sec. 12-812. Duties of president.
Sec. 12-813. Sale of lottery tickets. Deposit of receipts. Compensation of agents.
Sec. 12-814. Lottery advertising.
Sec. 12-815. Purchasing and contracting.
Sec. 12-815a. Vendor, affiliate and occupational licenses. Suspension or revocation of license. Compliance by licensees. Regulations.
Sec. 12-816. Tax exemption.
Sec. 12-817. Jurisdiction.
Sec. 12-818. Funding for chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account.
Secs. 12-819 to 12-829.
Sec. 12-830. Assignment of lottery prize authorized.
Sec. 12-831. Execution and approval of assignment.
Sec. 12-832. Confirmation of assignment. Agreement by assignee. Further assignments.
Sec. 12-833. Persons prohibited from assigning lottery prize.
Sec. 12-834. Fee. Discharge of liability.

      Sec. 12-800. Short title: Connecticut Lottery Corporation Act. Sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, may be cited as the "Connecticut Lottery Corporation Act".

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 1, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-801. Definitions. As used in sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates another meaning:

      (1) "Board" or "board of directors" means the board of directors of the corporation;

      (2) "Corporation" means the Connecticut Lottery Corporation as created under section 12-802;

      (3) "Lottery" means (A) the Connecticut state lottery conducted prior to the transfer authorized under section 12-808 by the Division of Special Revenue, (B) after such transfer, the Connecticut state lottery conducted by the corporation pursuant to sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, and (C) the state lottery referred to in subsection (a) of section 53-278g;

      (4) "Lottery fund" means a fund or funds established by, and under the management and control of, the corporation, into which all lottery revenues of the corporation are deposited, from which all payments and expenses of the corporation are paid and from which transfers to the General Fund are made pursuant to section 12-812;

      (5) "Operating revenue" means total revenue received from lottery sales less all cancelled sales and amounts paid as prizes but before payment or provision for payment of any other expenses.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 2, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-802. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Establishment. Board membership. Meetings. Employees. (a) There is created a body politic and corporate, constituting a public instrumentality and political subdivision of the state created for the performance of an essential governmental revenue-raising function, which shall be named the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, and which may exercise the functions, powers and duties set forth in sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, to implement the purposes set forth in said sections, which are public purposes for which public funds may be expended. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall not be construed to be a department, institution or agency of the state with respect to budgeting, procurement or personnel requirements, except as provided in sections 1-120, 1-121, 1-125, 12-557e, 12-563, 12-563a, 12-564, 12-566, 12-567, 12-568a and 12-569, subsection (d) of section 12-574 and sections 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive.

      (b) The corporation shall be governed by a board of thirteen directors. The Governor, with the advice and consent of the General Assembly, shall appoint four directors who shall have skill, knowledge and experience in the fields of management, finance or operations in the private sector. Three directors shall be the State Treasurer, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue, all of whom shall serve ex officio and shall have all of the powers and privileges of a member of the board of directors. Each ex-officio director may designate his deputy or any member of his staff to represent him at meetings of the corporation with full power to act and vote on his behalf. The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue shall cease to be a director one year from June 4, 1996, or earlier at the discretion of the Governor. The Governor, with the advice and consent of the General Assembly, shall fill the vacancy created by the removal or departure of the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue with a person who shall have skill, knowledge and experience in the fields of management, finance or operations in the private sector. The Governor shall thereafter have the power to appoint a total of five members to the board. The procedures of section 4-7 shall apply to the confirmation of the Governor's appointments by both houses of the General Assembly. Six directors shall be appointed as follows: One by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one by the majority leader of the Senate, one by the minority leader of the Senate, one by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. Each director appointed by the Governor shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor but no longer than the term of office of the Governor or until the director's successor is appointed and qualified, whichever term is longer. Each director appointed by a member of the General Assembly shall serve in accordance with the provisions of section 4-1a. The Governor shall fill any vacancy for the unexpired term of a member appointed by the Governor. The appropriate legislative appointing authority shall fill any vacancy for the unexpired term of a member appointed by such authority. Any director, other than the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue, shall be eligible for reappointment. Any director may be removed by order of the Superior Court upon application of the Attorney General for misfeasance, malfeasance or wilful neglect of duty. Such actions shall be tried to the court without a jury and shall be privileged in assignment for hearing. If the court, after hearing, finds there is clear and convincing evidence of such misfeasance, malfeasance or wilful neglect of duty it shall order the removal of such director. Any director so removed shall not be reappointed to the board. Each appointing authority shall make his initial appointment to the board no later than six months following June 4, 1996.

      (c) The chairperson of the board shall be appointed by the Governor from among the members of the board. The directors shall annually elect one of their number as vice chairperson. The board may elect such other officers of the board as it deems proper. Directors shall receive no compensation for the performance of their duties under sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

      (d) Meetings of the corporation shall be held at such times as shall be specified in the bylaws adopted by the corporation and at such other time or times as the chairperson deems necessary. The corporation shall, within the first ninety days of the transfer to the corporation of the lottery, pursuant to section 12-808, and on a fiscal quarterly basis thereafter, report on its operations for the preceding fiscal quarter to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding, and public safety. The report shall include a summary of the activities of the corporation, a statement of operations and, if necessary, recommendations for legislation to promote the purposes of the corporation. The accounts of the corporation shall be subject to audit by the state Auditors of Public Accounts. The corporation shall have independent certified public accountants audit its books and accounts at least once each fiscal year. The books, records and financial statements of the corporation shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

      (e) (1) Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall be a successor employer to the state and shall recognize existing bargaining units and collective bargaining agreements existing at the time of transfer of the lottery to the corporation. The employees of the corporation shall be considered state employees under the provisions of sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive. The corporation shall not be required to comply with personnel policies and procedures of the Department of Administrative Services and the Office of Policy and Management with regard to approval for the creation of new positions, the number of such positions, the decision to fill such positions or the time for filling such positions. The corporation, not the executive branch, shall have the power to determine whether an individual is qualified to fill a vacancy at the corporation. Nonmanagerial employees of the corporation shall be members of the classified service. Managerial employees shall be exempt from the classified service. The corporation shall have the ability to determine the qualifications and set the terms and conditions of employment of managerial employees including the establishment of incentive plans.

      (2) Existing lottery employees of the Division of Special Revenue in collective bargaining units shall be offered the opportunity to transfer with their position to the corporation. If the corporation elects to employ a smaller number of persons in such positions at the corporation than exist in the lottery at the Division of Special Revenue, the opportunity to transfer to the corporation shall be offered on the basis of seniority. Employees who are offered the opportunity to transfer to the corporation may decline to do so. Any person who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement as an employee of the Division of Special Revenue who accepts employment with the corporation shall transfer with his position and shall remain in the same bargaining unit of which he was a member as an employee of the Division of Special Revenue.

      (3) No employee who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement as an employee of the Division of Special Revenue shall be laid off as a result of the creation of the corporation. Each employee of the Division of Special Revenue who is not employed by the corporation and by virtue of sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, is no longer employed by the Division of Special Revenue shall be assigned with his position to another state agency. Such opportunities shall be offered in the order of seniority. Seniority shall be defined in the same way as cases of transfer under the appropriate collective bargaining agreements. Such assignments shall be made only with the approval of the Office of Policy and Management and shall be reported at the end of the fiscal year to the Finance Advisory Committee. Employees may choose to be laid off in lieu of accepting any such assignment. In such case, they shall be entitled to all collective bargaining rights under their respective collective bargaining agreements including the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC). Sections 1-120, 1-121, 1-125, 12-557e, 12-563, 12-563a, 12-564, 12-566, 12-567, 12-568a and 12-569, subsection (d) of section 12-574 and sections 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, shall in no way affect the collective bargaining rights of employees of the Division of Special Revenue.

      (f) (1) In addition to the sales positions transferred to the corporation under subdivision (2) of subsection (e) of this section, the corporation may create one or more new classifications of entrepreneurial sales employees as determined by the board of directors. Such classifications shall not be deemed comparable to other classifications in state service.

      (2) For the period commencing on June 4, 1996, until the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement in effect for transferred sales employees or the date of approval by the legislature of any interim agreement, whichever is earlier, the corporation may hire employees into a new entrepreneurial sales classification without regard to any collective bargaining agreement then in effect and may set the initial terms and conditions of employment for all employees in a new entrepreneurial sales classification.

      (3) Six months after the hiring of the first employee in any such new entrepreneurial sales classification, the collective bargaining agent of the transferred sales employees and the executive branch on behalf of the corporation shall engage in midterm bargaining for such classification at the request of either party. The scope of such midterm bargaining shall include all terms of employment, except that provisions relating to compensation shall not be subject to arbitration, provided that the average annualized compensation for such entrepreneurial sales classification shall not be less than the average annualized compensation for transferred sales employees.

      (4) Upon the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement covering transferred sales employees, all terms and conditions of employment in a new entrepreneurial sales classification shall be subject to collective bargaining as part of the negotiation of a common successor agreement.

      (g) The executive branch shall be authorized and empowered to negotiate on behalf of the corporation for employees of the corporation covered by collective bargaining and represent the corporation in all other collective bargaining matters. The corporation shall be entitled to have a representative present at all such bargaining.

      (h) In any interest arbitration regarding employees of the corporation, the arbitrator shall take into account as a factor, in addition to those factors specified in section 5-276a, the purposes of sections 1-120, 1-121, 1-125, 12-557e, 12-563, 12-563a, 12-564, 12-566, 12-567, 12-568a and 12-569, subsection (d) of section 12-574 and sections 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, the entrepreneurial mission of the corporation and the necessity to provide flexibility and innovation to facilitate the success of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation in the marketplace. In any arbitration regarding any classification of entrepreneurial sales employees, the arbitrator shall include a term awarding incentive compensation for such employees for the purpose of motivating employees to maximize lottery sales.

      (i) The officers and all other employees of the corporation shall be state employees for the purposes of group welfare benefits and retirement, including, but not limited to, those provided under chapter 66 and sections 5-257 and 5-259. The corporation shall reimburse the appropriate state agencies for all costs incurred by such designation.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 3, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective June 4, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-802a. Employee licenses. No person shall be employed by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation until such person has obtained an occupational license issued by the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue in accordance with regulations adopted under section 12-568a.

      (P.A. 97-277, S. 4, 13.)

      History: P.A. 97-277 effective June 26, 1997.

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      Sec. 12-802b. Information required for licensing. Criminal history records checks. Licensing and regulation of employees. Section 12-802b is repealed, effective July 1, 2005.

      (P.A. 97-277, S. 5, 13; P.A. 01-175, S. 7, 32; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 117.)

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      Sec. 12-803. Perpetual succession. Termination. The corporation shall have perpetual succession. Such succession shall continue until the existence of the corporation is terminated by law, provided no such termination shall affect any outstanding contractual obligation of the corporation and the state shall succeed to the obligations of the corporation under any such contract. Upon termination of the corporation, its rights and properties shall pass to and be vested in the state.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 4, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-804. Board of directors. (a) The powers of the corporation shall be vested in and exercised by the board of directors. Notwithstanding subsection (a) of section 1-121, until the appointment of five directors, a majority of the ex-officio directors then in office or their deputy or member of their staff designated to represent them as a member may take such action, including, without limitation, the adoption of interim bylaws, and approval of the transfer of lottery operations contemplated under section 12-808, as is necessary to organize the corporation. From and after the five or more directors, including ex-officio directors, have been seated a majority of the directors of the board then seated shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at a meeting of the board at which a quorum is present shall be necessary and sufficient for any action taken by the board. No vacancy in the membership of the board shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the board. Any action taken by the board may be authorized by resolution at any regular or special meeting and shall take effect immediately unless otherwise provided in the resolution. Following the initial seating of five or more directors, the board shall have the power, from time to time, to ratify, adopt, amend and repeal bylaws for the conduct of its affairs. Notice of any regular meeting shall be given to directors as set forth in the bylaws of the corporation.

      (b) The board may delegate to three or more of the directors powers and duties as it deems proper. The board shall establish such committees, subcommittees or other entities as it deems necessary to further the purposes of the corporation including, but not limited to, an executive committee and a finance committee.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 5, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective June 4, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-805. Officers of the corporation. (a) The board shall appoint officers of the corporation, which shall include a president, a secretary, and such other officers as the board may approve. Such officers shall not be members of the board, shall serve at the pleasure of the board and shall receive such compensation as shall be determined by the board. The president and secretary shall not be the same person. The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation. The president shall have the general charge, supervision and control of the operation and management of business and affairs of the corporation subject to the direction of the board of directors. The president shall have such other powers and duties as are generally incident to the office of the president and as may be assigned by the board of directors. The president shall not be a state employee. The president shall attend all meetings of the board. The secretary shall keep a true, faithful and correct record of all proceedings and maintain and be custodian of all books, documents and papers filed with the corporation and of the book of minutes of the corporation and of its official seal. The secretary may cause copies to be made of all minutes and other records and documents of the corporation and may give certificates under the official seal of the corporation to the effect that such copies are true copies, and all persons dealing with the corporation may rely upon such certificates. The president or his designee may serve as a member of such other boards or committees as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

      (b) The president shall take all such action as to the operation and management of the corporation as he in his discretion deems advisable in order to enhance the monetary value of the corporation and the lottery.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 6, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective June 4, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-806. Purpose. Powers. (a) The purposes of the corporation shall be to: (1) Operate and manage the lottery in an entrepreneurial and business-like manner free from the budgetary and other constraints that affect state agencies; (2) provide continuing and increased revenue to the people of the state through the lottery by being responsive to market forces and acting generally as a corporation engaged in entrepreneurial pursuits; and (3) ensure that the lottery continues to be operated with integrity and for the public good.

      (b) The corporation shall have the following powers:

      (1) To receive as transferee from the state of Connecticut all of the tangible and intangible assets constituting the lottery including the exclusive right to operate the lottery as the exclusive lottery of the state and, subject to subsection (b) of section 12-808, to assume and discharge all of the agreements, covenants and obligations of the Division of Special Revenue entered into which constitute a part of the operation and management of the lottery;

      (2) To operate and manage the lottery consistent with the provisions of sections 1-120, 1-121, 1-125, 12-557e, 12-563, 12-563a, 12-564, 12-566, 12-567, 12-568a and 12-569, subsection (d) of section 12-574 and sections 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, and as specifically provided in section 12-812;

      (3) To have perpetual succession as a body corporate and to adopt bylaws, policies and procedures for the operation of its affairs and conduct of its businesses;

      (4) To introduce new lottery games, modify existing lottery games, utilize existing and new technologies, determine distribution channels for the sale of lottery tickets and, to the extent specifically authorized by regulations adopted by the Division of Special Revenue pursuant to chapter 54, introduce instant ticket vending machines, kiosks and automated wagering systems or machines, with all such rights being subject to regulatory oversight by the Division of Special Revenue, except that the corporation shall not offer any interactive on-line lottery games, including on-line video lottery games for promotional purposes;

      (5) To establish an annual budget of revenues and expenditures, along with reasonable reserves for working capital, capital expenditures, debt retirement and other anticipated expenditures, in a manner and at levels considered by the board of directors as appropriate and prudent;

      (6) To adopt such administrative and operating procedures which the board of directors deems appropriate;

      (7) To enter into agreements with one or more states or territories of the United States for the promotion and operation of joint lottery games and to continue to participate in any joint lottery game in which the corporation participates on July 1, 2003, regardless of whether any government-authorized lottery operated outside of the United States participates in such game;

      (8) Subject to the provisions of section 12-815, to enter into agreements with vendors with respect to the operation and management of the lottery, including operation of lottery terminals, management services, printing of lottery tickets, management expertise, marketing expertise, advertising or such other goods or services as the board of directors deems necessary and appropriate;

      (9) To purchase or lease operating equipment, including, but not limited to, computer gaming and automated wagering systems and to employ agents or employees to operate such systems;

      (10) To retain unclaimed prize funds as additional revenue for the state, or to use unclaimed prize funds to increase sales, or to return to participants unclaimed prize funds in a manner designed to increase sales;

      (11) To establish prize reserve accounts as the board of directors deems appropriate;

      (12) To pay lottery prizes as awarded under section 12-812, to purchase annuities to fund such prizes, and to assure that all annuities from which payments to winners of lottery prizes are made are invested in instruments issued by agencies of the United States government and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, or are issued by insurance companies licensed to do business in the state, provided the issuer has been determined by the Division of Special Revenue to be financially stable and meets the minimum investment rating as determined by the division;

      (13) To pay the Office of Policy and Management to reimburse the Division of Special Revenue for the reasonable and necessary costs arising from the division's regulatory oversight of the corporation, in accordance with the assessment made pursuant to section 12-806b, including costs arising directly or indirectly from the licensing of lottery agents, performance of state police background investigations, and the implementation of subsection (b) of section 12-562, sections 12-563a, 12-568a, 12-569, 12-570, 12-570a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive;

      (14) In the event that the operation or management of the corporation becomes subject to the federal gaming occupation tax, to pay such tax on behalf of lottery sales agents and to assist agents subject thereto;

      (15) To determine the commissions payable to lottery sales agents, provided any agent's commission shall not average less than four per cent of such agent's lottery sales;

      (16) To invest in, acquire, lease, purchase, own, manage, hold and dispose of real property and lease, convey or deal in or enter into agreements with respect to such property on any terms necessary or incidental to carrying out the purposes of sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, provided such transactions shall not be subject to approval, review or regulation pursuant to title 4b or any other statute by any state agency, except that real property transactions shall be subject to review by the State Properties Review Board;

      (17) To borrow money for the purpose of obtaining working capital;

      (18) To hold patents, copyrights, trademarks, marketing rights, licenses or any other evidence of protection or exclusivity issued under the laws of the United States or any state;

      (19) To employ such assistants, agents and other employees as may be necessary or desirable to carry out its purposes in accordance with sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, to fix their compensation and, subject to the provisions of subsections (e) and (f) of section 12-802, establish all necessary and appropriate personnel practices and policies; to engage consultants, accountants, attorneys and financial and other independent professionals as may be necessary or desirable to assist the corporation in performing its purposes in accordance with sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive;

      (20) To make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive;

      (21) In its own name, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, adopt a seal and alter the same at pleasure;

      (22) Subject to the approval of the board and to the requirement to remit excess lottery funds to the General Fund as set forth in section 12-812, to invest any funds not needed for immediate use or disbursement, including any funds held in approved reserve accounts, in investments permitted by sections 3-20 and 3-27a for the proceeds of state bonds;

      (23) To procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property and other assets in such amounts and from such insurers as it deems desirable;

      (24) To the extent permitted under any contract with other persons to which the corporation is a party, to consent to any termination, modification, forgiveness or other change of any term of any contractual right, payment, royalty, contract or agreement of any kind;

      (25) To acquire, lease, purchase, own, manage, hold and dispose of personal property, and lease, convey or deal in or enter into agreements with respect to such property on any terms necessary or incidental to the carrying out of these purposes;

      (26) To account for and audit funds of the corporation;

      (27) To pay or provide for payment from operating revenues all expenses, costs and obligations incurred by the corporation in the exercise of the powers of the corporation under sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive; and

      (28) To exercise any powers necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 7, 32; P.A. 03-60, S. 3; 03-191, S. 1; P.A. 09-2, S. 23; P.A. 10-154, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 03-60 amended Subsec. (b)(4) to provide that the corporation shall not offer any interactive on-line lottery games, including on-line video lottery games for promotional purposes; P.A. 03-191 amended Subsec. (b)(7) to allow corporation to enter into agreements with one or more territories of the United States for promotion and operation of joint lottery games and to continue to participate in any joint lottery game in which the corporation participates on July 1, 2003, regardless of whether any government-authorized lottery operated outside of the United States participates in such game, effective July 1, 2003; P.A. 09-2 amended Subsec. (b)(15) by revising agent's commission from 5% to 4%, effective April 1, 2009; P.A. 10-154 amended Subsec. (b)(13) to require corporation to pay Office of Policy and Management to reimburse Division of Special Revenue for its regulatory oversight of corporation, in accordance with assessment made pursuant to Sec. 12-806b, deleted provisions re planning and implementation costs, deleted provision re other affected state agencies, replaced "direct and indirect" with "and necessary" re costs and added implementation of specific statutory references to list of reimbursable costs, effective June 7, 2010.

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      Sec. 12-806a. Regulation of activities. Approval of procedures. As used in this section, "procedure" shall have the same meaning as "procedure", as defined in subdivision (2) of section 1-120. The Division of Special Revenue shall, for the purposes of sections 12-557e and 12-568a, subsection (d) of section 12-574 and sections 12-802a, 12-815a and this section, regulate the activities of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to assure the integrity of the state lottery. In addition to the requirements of the provisions of chapter 12 and notwithstanding the provisions of section 12-806, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall, prior to implementing any procedure designed to assure the integrity of the state lottery, obtain the written approval of the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue in accordance with regulations adopted under section 12-568a.

      (P.A. 97-277, S. 3, 13; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 40.)

      History: P.A. 97-277 effective June 26, 1997; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 deleted reference to Sec. 12-802b, effective June 30, 2005.

      See chapter 226 (Sec. 12-557b et seq.) re the Division of Special Revenue.

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      Sec. 12-806b. Assessment of Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Payments to Office of Policy and Management. Lottery assessment account. (a) Commencing July 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the Office of Policy and Management shall assess the Connecticut Lottery Corporation in an amount sufficient to compensate the Division of Special Revenue for the reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the division for the regulatory activities specified in subdivision (13) of subsection (b) of section 12-806 for the preceding fiscal year ending June thirtieth.

      (b) On or before August first of each year, the Office of Policy and Management shall submit the total of the assessment made in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, together with a proposed assessment for the succeeding fiscal year based on the preceding fiscal year cost, to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. The assessment for the preceding fiscal year shall be determined not later than September fifteenth of each year, after receiving any objections to the proposed assessments and making such changes or adjustments as the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management determines to be warranted. The corporation shall pay the total assessment in quarterly payments to the Office of Policy and Management, with the first payment commencing on October first of each year, and with the remaining payments to be made on January first, April first, and July first annually. The office shall deposit any such payment in the lottery assessment account established under subsection (c) of this section.

      (c) There is established an account to be known as the "lottery assessment account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Division of Special Revenue.

      (P.A. 10-154, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 10-154 effective June 7, 2010.

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      Sec. 12-807. Duties. (a) The corporation shall:

      (1) Comply with all laws, rules and regulations of the United States and the state of Connecticut;

      (2) Comply with regulations, adopted by the Division of Special Revenue in accordance with chapter 54;

      (b) The corporation shall not:

      (1) Sell, transfer, assign, deliver, license, grant or otherwise alienate any portion or aspect of the lottery or lottery operations, but may sell real or personal property, provided any revenue from such sale shall be remitted to the state;

      (2) Take any action with respect to the introduction or modification of lottery games which would cause a violation of any compact or any memorandum of understanding or agreement from time to time in force between the state and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation or the Mohegan Tribe of Montville, Connecticut, or any future compact or agreement with a federally recognized tribe.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 8, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-808. Transfer of lottery. (a) As soon as practicable after July 1, 1996, and the organization of the corporation, the corporation shall enter into such agreements as the board shall authorize in order to effect the transfer, assignment and delivery to the corporation from the state of all the tangible and intangible assets constituting the lottery, including the exclusive right to operate the lottery, and, subject to subsection (b) of this section, to effect the assignment to and assumption by the corporation of all agreements, covenants and obligations of the Division of Special Revenue and other agencies of the state relating to the operation and management of the lottery. Such agreements may contain such other provisions as the board deems necessary or appropriate for the continued operation of the lottery by the corporation pursuant to sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive.

      (b) The state shall transfer to the corporation ownership of all annuities it purchased for payment of lottery prizes and shall not be liable for any lottery awards. In addition, the state shall not be liable for any obligations of the lottery arising prior to the date of transfer as described in subsection (a) of this section, including those arising in the ordinary course of business under existing contracts specifically assumed by the corporation. The Division of Special Revenue shall assign to the corporation any annuity for payment of any lottery award arising on or before the date of such transfer. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing with the division, the corporation shall be solely responsible for the payment of all lottery prizes and the purchase of all annuities to provide revenue for such payment.

      (c) The corporation shall request and obtain all approvals, consents and rulings of and from all state and federal governmental agencies necessary or in order to effect the transactions contemplated by this section.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 9, 32; P.A. 97-233, S. 1, 2.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 97-233 amended Subsec. (b) to require the state to transfer rather than retain ownership of annuities, to eliminate the state's liability for lottery obligations arising prior to the date described in Subsec. (a), to require the division to assign to the corporation annuities for payment of lottery awards arising on or before the date of such transfer and to provide that the corporation is liable for payment of all lottery prizes, not just those arising on and after the date of such transfer, effective July 1, 1997.

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      Sec. 12-809. Performance bonds. Each director and the president shall execute a surety bond in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars. The chairman of the board may execute a blanket position surety bond, or arrange for separate surety bonds, covering each director, the president and the employees of the corporation at amounts determined by the board, but in no event less than the sum of fifty thousand dollars per person. Each surety bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office or offices covered, be executed by a surety company authorized to transact business in this state as surety, be approved by the Attorney General and be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State. The cost of each such bond shall be paid by the corporation.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 10, 32; P.A. 10-32, S. 40.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 10-32 made a technical change, effective May 10, 2010.

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      Sec. 12-810. Compliance with Freedom of Information Act. Exceptions. (a) The Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200, shall apply to all actions, meetings and records of the corporation, except (1) where otherwise limited by subsection (c) of this section as to new lottery games and serial numbers of unclaimed lottery tickets, and (2) with respect to financial, credit and proprietary information submitted by any person to the corporation in connection with any proposal to provide goods, services or professional advice to the corporation as provided in section 12-815.

      (b) The records of proceedings as provided in subsection (a) of section 12-805 shall be subject to disclosure pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of section 1-210.

      (c) Any new lottery game and the procedures for such game, until the game is publicly announced by the corporation, and any serial number of an unclaimed lottery ticket shall not be deemed public records, as defined in section 1-200, and shall not be available to the public under the provisions of section 1-210. The president shall submit a fiscal note prepared by the corporation with respect to the procedures for a new lottery game to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue, bonding and public safety after approval of such game by the board.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 11, 32; P.A. 97-47, S. 20.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 97-47 substituted "the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in Sec. 1-18a" for list of sections.

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      Sec. 12-811. Conflict of interest. (a) The president and all directors, officers and employees of the corporation shall be state employees for purposes of sections 1-79 to 1-89, inclusive.

      (b) No director, officer or employee of the corporation shall, directly or indirectly, participate in, or share in the winnings from, a game conducted pursuant to sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 12, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-812. Duties of president. (a) The president of the corporation, subject to the direction of the board, shall conduct daily, weekly, multistate, special instant or other lottery games and shall determine the number of times a lottery shall be held each year, the form and price of the tickets and the aggregate amount of prizes, which shall not be less than forty-five per cent of the sales unless required by the terms of any agreement entered into for the conduct of multistate lottery games. The proceeds of the sale of tickets shall be deposited in the lottery fund of the corporation from which prizes shall be paid, upon vouchers signed by the president, or by either of two persons designated and authorized by him, in such numbers and amounts as the president determines. The corporation may limit its liability in games with fixed payouts and may cause a cessation of sales of tickets of certain designation when such liability limit has been reached.

      (b) The president, subject to the direction of the board, may enter into agreements for the sale of product advertising on lottery tickets, play slips and other lottery media.

      (c) On a weekly basis, the president shall estimate, and certify to the State Treasurer, that portion of the balance in the lottery fund which exceeds the current needs of the corporation for the payment of prizes, the payment of current operating expenses and funding of approved reserves of the corporation. The corporation shall transfer the amount so certified from the lottery fund of the corporation to the General Fund, upon notification of receipt of such certification by the Treasurer.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 13, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-813. Sale of lottery tickets. Deposit of receipts. Compensation of agents. (a) The corporation may sell lottery tickets at any location in the state determined by the president which, in the opinion of the president, will best enhance lottery revenues, except that no license shall be issued by the Division of Special Revenue to any person to engage in business exclusively as a lottery sales agent. Subject to the provisions of subdivision (15) of subsection (b) of section 12-806, the president may authorize compensation to such agents in such manner and amounts and subject to such limitations as he may determine if he finds such compensation is necessary to assure adequate availability of lottery tickets, provided, if such agent is a lessee of state property and his rental fee is based upon the gross receipts of his business conducted thereon, all receipts from the sale of such lottery tickets shall be excluded from such gross receipts for rental purposes. The president may suspend for cause any licensed agent, subject to a final determination through a hearing provided by the Division of Special Revenue.

      (b) All moneys received by lottery sales agents from the sale of lottery tickets constitute property of the corporation while in such agent's possession and shall be held in trust for the corporation by such agents. The president shall require lottery sales agents to deposit, in a special or suspense account in the name of the corporation to the credit of the corporation, which the president shall establish, in institutions which are legal for the deposit of state funds under section 4-33, all moneys received by such agents from the sale of lottery tickets, less the amount of compensation authorized under subsection (a) of this section and less the amounts paid out as prizes and, if requested by the president, to conform with the corporation their recorded receipts and transactions in the sale of lottery tickets, in such form and with such information as the president may require. Lottery sales agents shall not commingle lottery sales funds with other funds.

      (c) The president may impose surety bonding requirements on lottery sales agents.

      (d) No ticket shall be sold at a price greater than that fixed by the president, subject to the direction of the board and no sale shall be made other than by a licensed lottery sales agent or his designated employee, or by such other lawful means. No person shall sell a lottery ticket to a minor and no minor shall purchase a lottery ticket. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. A minor may receive a lottery ticket as a gift.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 14, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-814. Lottery advertising. (a) In each advertisement intended to promote the purchase of lottery tickets issued for games authorized under sections 12-563a and 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, the corporation shall include a prominent and clear statement of the average chances of winning per lottery ticket.

      (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall apply only to (1) advertisements in newspapers, magazines, brochures and on posters and (2) television and radio advertisements thirty seconds or longer for one game.

      (c) On or before October 1, 1999, the corporation shall implement a code of standards for all advertisements and other activities intended to promote the purchase of lottery tickets for games authorized pursuant to this chapter. The code of standards shall include the requirement that no advertisement or promotion shall denigrate the character or conduct of nonlottery players or praise the character or conduct of lottery players.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 15, 32; P.A. 99-173, S. 57, 65.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 99-173 added new Subsec. (c) re implementation of code of standards, effective July 1, 1999.

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      Sec. 12-815. Purchasing and contracting. (a) The corporation shall establish and adopt specific policies, rules and procedures on purchasing and contracting. Such policies, rules and procedures or amendments thereto shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of the entire board. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the corporation may enter into management, consulting and other agreements for the provision of goods, services and professional advisors necessary or useful in connection with the operation and management of the lottery (1) pursuant to a process of open or competitive bidding, provided (A) the corporation shall first determine the format, content and scope of any agreement for any procurement of goods or services, the conditions under which bidding will take place and the schedule and stipulations for contract award, and (B) the corporation may select the contractor deemed to have submitted the most favorable bid, considering price and other factors, when, in the judgment of the corporation, such award is in the best interests of the corporation, or (2) if the corporation, in its discretion, determines that, due to the nature of the agreement to be contracted for or procured, open or public bidding is either impracticable or not in the best interests of the corporation, by negotiation with such prospective providers as the corporation may determine. The terms and conditions of agreements and the fees or other compensation to be paid to such persons shall be determined by the corporation. The agreements entered into by the corporation in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not be subject to the approval of any state department, office or agency, except as provided in regulations adopted by the Division of Special Revenue. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to restrict the discretion of the corporation to utilize its own staff and workforce for the performance of any of its assigned responsibilities and functions whenever, in the discretion of the corporation, it becomes necessary, convenient or desirable to do so. Copies of all agreements of the corporation shall be maintained by the corporation at its offices as public records, subject to said exemption.

      (b) The corporation shall not be subject to rules, regulations or restrictions on purchasing or procurement or the disposition of assets generally applicable to Connecticut state agencies, including those contained in titles 4a and 4b and the corresponding rules and regulations. The board shall adopt rules and procedures on purchasing, procurement and the disposition of assets applicable to the corporation. The adoption of such rules or procedures shall not be subject to chapter 54. Any such rules or procedures shall be a public record as defined in section 1-200.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 16, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-815a. Vendor, affiliate and occupational licenses. Suspension or revocation of license. Compliance by licensees. Regulations. (a) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue shall issue vendor, affiliate and occupational licenses in accordance with the provisions of this section.

      (b) No person or business organization awarded a primary contract by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to provide facilities, components, goods or services that are necessary for and directly related to the secure operation of the activities of said corporation shall do so unless such person or business organization is issued a vendor license by the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue. For the purposes of this subsection, "primary contract" means a contract to provide facilities, components, goods or services to said corporation by a person or business organization (1) that provides any lottery game or any online wagering system related facilities, components, goods or services and that receives or, in the exercise of reasonable business judgment, can be expected to receive more than seventy-five thousand dollars or twenty-five per cent of its gross annual sales from said corporation, or (2) that has access to the facilities of said corporation and provides services in such facilities without supervision by said corporation. Each applicant for a vendor license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of two hundred fifty dollars.

      (c) No person or business organization, other than a shareholder in a publicly traded corporation, may be a subcontractor for the provision of facilities, components, goods or services that are necessary for and directly related to the secure operation of the activities of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, or may exercise control in or over a vendor licensee unless such person or business organization is licensed as an affiliate licensee by the executive director. Each applicant for an affiliate license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of two hundred fifty dollars.

      (d) (1) Each employee of a vendor or affiliate licensee who has access to the facilities of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and provides services in such facilities without supervision by said corporation or performs duties directly related to the activities of said corporation shall obtain an occupational license.

      (2) Each officer, director, partner, trustee or owner of a business organization licensed as a vendor or affiliate licensee and any shareholder, executive, agent or other person connected with any vendor or affiliate licensee who, in the judgment of the executive director, will exercise control in or over any such licensee shall obtain an occupational license.

      (3) Each employee of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall obtain an occupational license.

      (e) The executive director shall issue occupational licenses in the following classes: (1) Class I for persons specified in subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of this section; (2) Class II for persons specified in subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section; (3) Class III for persons specified in subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of this section who, in the judgment of the executive director, will not exercise authority over or direct the management and policies of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and (4) Class IV for persons specified in subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of this section who, in the judgment of the executive director, will exercise authority over or direct the management and policies of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Each applicant for a Class I or III occupational license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of twenty dollars. Each applicant for a Class II or IV occupational license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of one hundred dollars. The nonrefundable application fee shall accompany the application for each such occupational license.

      (f) In determining whether to grant a vendor, affiliate or occupational license to any such person or business organization, the executive director may require an applicant to provide information as to such applicant's: (1) Financial standing and credit; (2) moral character; (3) criminal record, if any; (4) previous employment; (5) corporate, partnership or association affiliations; (6) ownership of personal assets; and (7) such other information as the executive director deems pertinent to the issuance of such license, provided the submission of such other information will assure the integrity of the state lottery. The executive director shall require each applicant for a vendor, affiliate or occupational license to submit to state and national criminal history records checks and may require each such applicant to submit to an international criminal history records check before such license is issued. The state and national criminal history records checks required pursuant to this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a. The executive director shall issue a vendor, affiliate or occupational license, as the case may be, to each applicant who satisfies the requirements of this subsection and who is deemed qualified by the executive director. The executive director may reject for good cause an application for a vendor, affiliate or occupational license.

      (g) Each vendor, affiliate or Class I or II occupational license shall be effective for not more than one year from the date of issuance. Each Class III or IV occupational license shall remain in effect throughout the term of employment of any such employee holding such a license. The executive director may require each employee issued a Class IV occupational license to submit information as to such employee's financial standing and credit annually. Initial application for and renewal of any such license shall be in such form and manner as the executive director shall prescribe.

      (h) (1) The executive director may suspend or revoke for good cause a vendor, affiliate or occupational license after a hearing held before the executive director in accordance with chapter 54. The executive director may order summary suspension of any such license in accordance with subsection (c) of section 4-182.

      (2) Any such applicant aggrieved by the action of the executive director concerning an application for a license, or any person or business organization whose license is suspended or revoked, may appeal to the Gaming Policy Board not later than fifteen days after such decision. Any person or business organization aggrieved by a decision of the board may appeal pursuant to section 4-183.

      (3) The executive director may impose a civil penalty on any licensee for a violation of any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted under section 12-568a in an amount not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars after a hearing held in accordance with chapter 54.

      (i) The executive director may require that the books and records of any vendor or affiliate licensee be maintained in any manner which the executive director may deem best, and that any financial or other statements based on such books and records be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in such form as the executive director shall prescribe. The executive director or a designee may visit, investigate and place expert accountants and such other persons as deemed necessary in the offices or places of business of any such licensee for the purpose of satisfying himself or herself that such licensee is in compliance with the regulations of the division.

      (j) For the purposes of this section, (1) "business organization" means a partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, firm, corporation, trust or other form of business or legal entity; (2) "control" means the power to exercise authority over or direct the management and policies of a licensee; and (3) "person" means any individual.

      (k) The executive director of the Division of Special Revenue may adopt such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as are necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

      (P.A. 97-277, S. 6, 13; P.A. 01-175, S. 8, 32; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 38; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 159.)

      History: P.A. 97-277 effective June 26, 1997; P.A. 01-175 referenced executive director and added language re state and national criminal history records checks in accordance with Sec. 29-17a, added prohibition re provision of facilities, components, goods or service without background investigation and added reference to Sec. 12-574 (i), effective July 1, 2001; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 rewrote section to provide for vendor, affiliate and occupational licensure, require certain information from an applicant and a criminal history records check, provide for suspension or revocation of licenses, appeal from suspension or revocation, civil penalties and review of licensee records and allow adoption of regulations, effective June 30, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsecs. (b), (c) and (e) to increase fees.

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      Sec. 12-816. Tax exemption. The exercise of the powers granted by sections 1-120, 1-121, 1-125, 12-557e, 12-563, 12-563a, 12-564, 12-566, 12-567, 12-568a and 12-569, subsection (d) of section 12-574 and sections 12-800 to 12-818, inclusive, constitute the performance of an essential governmental function and all operations of the corporation shall be free from any form of federal or state taxation. In addition, except pursuant to any federal requirements, the corporation shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments upon or in respect to sales of lottery tickets, or any property or moneys of the corporation, levied by the state or any political subdivision or municipal taxing authority. The corporation and its assets, property and revenues shall at all times be free from taxation of every kind by the state and by the municipalities and all other political subdivisions or special districts having taxing powers in the state.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 17, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996.

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      Sec. 12-817. Jurisdiction. (a) The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to enter judgment against the corporation founded upon any express contract between the corporation and any person or party thereto for the provision of goods, services or professional advice to the corporation or the lottery.

      (b) Any action brought under subsection (a) of this section shall be brought in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford. The jurisdiction conferred upon the Superior Court by this section includes any set-off, claim or demand whatsoever on the part of the corporation against any plaintiff commencing an action under this section. Such action shall be tried to the court without a jury. All legal defenses, except governmental immunity, shall be reserved to the corporation. Any action brought under this section shall be privileged in respect to assignment for trial upon matters of either party. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize any action against the state of Connecticut or to abrogate any defense available to the state of Connecticut, including governmental immunity.

      (P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; P.A. 95-220, S. 4-6; P.A. 96-212, S. 18, 32.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996 (Revisor's note: P.A. 88-230, 90-98, 93-142 and 95-220 authorized substitution of "judicial district of Hartford" for "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" in public and special acts of the 1996 session of the General Assembly, effective September 1, 1998).

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      Sec. 12-818. Funding for chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account. For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall transfer one million nine hundred thousand dollars of the revenue received from the sale of lottery tickets to the chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account created pursuant to section 17a-713. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall transfer one million five hundred thousand dollars of the revenue received from the sale of lottery tickets to the chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account created pursuant to section 17a-713.

      (P.A. 96-212, S. 19(b), 32; P.A. 98-250, S. 10, 39; P.A. 99-173, S. 58, 65; P.A. 06-188, S. 39; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 61.)

      History: P.A. 96-212 effective July 1, 1996 (Revisor's note: Subsec. (a) of section 19 of the act concerning duties of Division of Special Revenue was codified as Sec. 12-563a, while Subsec. (b) concerning duties of Connecticut Lottery Corporation was codified as Sec. 12-818); P.A. 98-250 increased the amount transferred from $250,000 to $500,000 for the 1999 fiscal year and each year thereafter, effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 99-173 deleted former provisions and added new funding provisions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, and each fiscal year thereafter, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 06-188 increased the amount transferred from $1,200,000 to $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, and each fiscal year thereafter, effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 replaced former provisions with provisions re amount of funds transferred to chronic gamblers treatment rehabilitation account for fiscal years 2010 and 2011, effective September 9, 2009.

      See Sec. 12-563a re preparation of informational material re chronic gambling programs by Division of Special Revenue.

      See Sec. 17a-713 re programs for chronic gamblers operated by Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.


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      Secs. 12-819 to 12-829. Reserved for future use.

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      Sec. 12-830. Assignment of lottery prize authorized. The right of any person to a lottery prize that is paid in installments over time awarded pursuant to section 12-568 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 1995, or section 12-812 may be voluntarily assigned, in whole or in part, pursuant to the provisions of section 12-831.

      (P.A. 98-137, S. 57, 62; 98-219, S. 33, 34.)

      History: P.A. 98-137 effective October 1, 1998, and applicable to any action or arbitration brought on or after said date with respect to a land survey performed or furnished on or after said date; P.A. 98-219 changed the effective date of P.A. 98-137, S. 57 from October 1, 1998, to July 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1998.

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      Sec. 12-831. Execution and approval of assignment. (a) Except as provided in section 12-833, no assignment of a lottery prize, in whole or in part, including an assignment of a lottery prize to be used as collateral to secure a loan pursuant to title 42a, shall be valid unless it is executed pursuant to and approved in accordance with this section. Any such assignment shall entitle the assignee to receive, to the extent assigned, the lottery prize to which the assignor would be entitled. Such assignment shall be in writing and executed by the assignor. Such assignment shall be accompanied by an affidavit, signed and sworn to by the assignor before a proper authority, stating that the assignor (1) is of sound mind and not acting under duress, (2) has been advised by independent legal counsel and has received independent financial and tax advice concerning the assignment, (3) understands that he will not receive lottery prize payments or portions thereof for the time period assigned, (4) has received a disclosure statement as provided in subsection (b) of this section, (5) at the time of the execution of the assignment, was informed in writing by the assignee that the assignor had the right to cancel the assignment no later than three business days following the date on which the assignment was signed, (6) will have no outstanding or unsatisfied judgments against him when the assignment transaction is closed and is not subject to any court order or judgment regarding delinquent child support or alimony obligations, and (7) releases the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and its directors, officers and employees from any further liability to the assignor upon payment of any lottery prize pursuant to an assignment made in accordance with this section.

      (b) The assignee shall provide to the assignor a one-page written disclosure statement in at least ten-point bold type setting forth (1) the payments being assigned, by amount and payment dates, (2) the purchase price being paid for the assignment of such lottery prize, (3) the rate of discount to present value, assuming daily compounding and funding on the date of assignment, and (4) the amount, if any, of origination or closing fees that will be charged to the assignor. With regard to the assignment of a lottery prize to be used as collateral to secure a loan, the one-page written disclosure statement required by this subsection shall also include (A) the amount of the loan, (B) the interest rate to be charged, (C) the interest rate to be charged in case of default, and (D) any penalties to be charged upon early repayment of the loan.

      (c) Upon payment of an entry fee of seventy-five dollars, the assignee shall submit the assignment to the superior court for the judicial district in which the assignor resides or where the Connecticut Lottery Corporation is located for review and approval by the court. If, upon review of the assignment and accompanying affidavit, the court determines that the requirements of subsection (a) of this section have been met, the court shall approve the assignment.

      (P.A. 98-137, S. 58, 62; 98-219, S. 29, 33, 34.)

      History: P.A. 98-137 effective October 1, 1998, and applicable to any action or arbitration brought on or after said date with respect to a land survey performed or furnished on or after said date; P.A. 98-219 amended Subsec. (a) to include an assignment of a lottery prize to be used as collateral to secure a loan pursuant to title 42a and to add Subdiv. (6) requiring the assignor to state that he will have no outstanding or unsatisfied judgments against him when the assignment transaction is closed and is not subject to any court order or judgment re delinquent child support or alimony obligations and Subdiv. (7) requiring the assignor to state that he releases the corporation and its directors, officers and employees from further liability upon payment of a lottery prize pursuant to an assignment, amended Subsec. (b) to add provision requiring the written disclosure statement to include certain additional information when the assignment of a lottery prize is to be used as collateral to secure a loan and changed the effective date of P.A. 98-137, S. 58 from October 1, 1998, to July 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1998.

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      Sec. 12-832. Confirmation of assignment. Agreement by assignee. Further assignments. (a) Not later than twenty days after receipt of a certified copy of a court order required under subsection (c) of section 12-831, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall issue written confirmation to the assignor and the assignee recognizing the assignment.

      (b) Any assignee of a lottery prize, by acceptance of the lottery prize in accordance with sections 12-830 to 12-834, inclusive, agrees to be bound by the general statutes, regulations and all duly enacted rules of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. All further assignments of lottery prizes shall be subject to the same restrictions and requirements as the initial assignment.

      (P.A. 98-219, S. 32, 34; P.A. 00-196, S. 5, 66.)

      History: P.A. 98-219 effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 00-196 amended Subsec. (b) by deleting reference to Sec. 52-367c.

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      Sec. 12-833. Persons prohibited from assigning lottery prize. No person may assign a lottery prize if (1) such person is liable for support under the provisions of section 52-362d, (2) such person is liable for any debt owed to the state under section 4a-12, (3) such person who does not assign any prize payments would be subject to an immediate income tax liability for the value of the entire prize rather than annual income tax liability for each installment when paid, as determined by a technical rule letter, revenue ruling or other public ruling of the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Revenue Services, (4) a court of competent jurisdiction issues a published decision that such person who does not assign any prize payments would be subject to an immediate income tax liability for the value of the entire prize rather than annual income tax liability for each installment when paid, (5) the Connecticut Lottery Corporation receives such letter or ruling from the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Revenue Services or a published decision of a court of competent jurisdiction and the corporation files such letter, ruling or decision with the Secretary of the State or (6) the assignor's lottery payments are subject to any lien, judgment, offset, levy, attachment, execution, garnishment or court ordered payment.

      (P.A. 98-137, S. 59, 62; 98-219, S. 30, 33, 34.)

      History: P.A. 98-137 effective October 1, 1998, and applicable to any action or arbitration brought on or after said date with respect to a land survey performed or furnished on or after said date; P.A. 98-219 added reference to the Department of Revenue Services in Subdivs. (3) and (5), added Subdiv. (6) prohibiting an assignment if the assignor's lottery payments are subject to any lien, judgment, offset, levy, attachment, execution, garnishment or court ordered payment and changed the effective date of P.A. 98-137, S. 59 from October 1, 1998, to July 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1998.

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      Sec. 12-834. Fee. Discharge of liability. (a) The Connecticut Lottery Corporation may establish a reasonable fee for any administrative expenses associated with assignments made pursuant to section 12-831, including the cost to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation of any processing fee that may be imposed by a private annuity provider. The amount of the fee shall reflect the direct and indirect costs of processing the assignments by said corporation.

      (b) The Connecticut Lottery Corporation and its directors, officers and employees shall be discharged of all further liability to the assignor upon payment of any lottery prize pursuant to an assignment made in accordance with section 12-831.

      (P.A. 98-137, S. 60, 62; 98-219, S. 31, 33, 34.)

      History: P.A. 98-137 effective October 1, 1998, and applicable to any action or arbitration brought on or after said date with respect to a land survey performed or furnished on or after said date; P.A. 98-219 amended Subsec. (b) to discharge the directors, officers and employees of the corporation of all further liability to the assignor and changed the effective date of P.A. 98-137, S. 60 from October 1, 1998, to July 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1998.

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