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565.02(2)(c) (c) Notwithstanding s. 111.321, no person may be employed under par. (b) if he or she has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, any of the following:
565.02(2)(c)1. 1. A felony, other than a felony conviction for an offense under subd. 2. or 3., during the immediately preceding 10 years, unless the person has been pardoned.
565.02(2)(c)2. 2. A gambling-related offense.
565.02(2)(c)3. 3. A violation of a provision of this chapter or rule of the department relating to the state lottery.
565.02(2)(d) (d) Before appointment of employees is made under par. (b), the department, with the assistance of the department of justice, shall conduct a background investigation of the proposed employees. The department shall require the persons proposed as employees to be photographed and fingerprinted on 2 fingerprint cards each bearing a complete set of the person's fingerprints. The department of justice may submit the fingerprint cards to the federal bureau of investigation for the purposes of verifying the identity of the person fingerprinted and obtaining records of his or her criminal arrests and convictions. The department shall reimburse the department of justice for the department's services under this paragraph.
565.02(2)(e) (e) If requested by a lottery prize winner to provide a certification that lists the amounts of the lottery prize payments, if any, that the administrator is required to withhold under s. 565.30 (4), (5), (5m) and (5r), the administrator shall provide the certification.
565.02(2m) (2m) No applicant for employment or appointment under sub. (1) or (2) may intentionally make a false statement or material omission in an application for employment or appointment.
565.02(2r) (2r) The department may require a fidelity bond from the administrator or any other employee of the lottery division in the department.
565.02(3) (3) The department shall promulgate all of the following rules:
565.02(3)(a) (a) Establishing a plan of organizational structure for lottery division employees.
565.02(3)(b) (b) For the selection of retailers for contract which shall be based on objective criteria. The rule may not limit the number of retailers solely on the basis of the population of the city, town or village in which the retailers are located and shall include requirements relating to all of the following:
565.02(3)(b)1. 1. The financial responsibility of the retailer.
565.02(3)(b)2. 2. The security of the retailer and the retailer's business.
565.02(3)(b)3. 3. The accessibility of the location from which the retailer will sell lottery tickets or lottery shares to the public. Restrictions under s. 125.07 relating to presence of underage persons on premises licensed to sell alcohol beverages may not be used under this subdivision to deny a person a lottery retailer contract.
565.02(3)(b)4. 4. The sufficiency of existing retailers to serve public convenience.
565.02(3)(b)5. 5. The volume of expected lottery ticket and lottery shares sales.
565.02(3)(b)6. 6. Qualifications for retailers, in addition to those under this section, as determined by the department.
565.02(3)(b)7. 7. Ensuring that there will not be an undue concentration of retailers in any geographic area of the state.
565.02(3)(c) (c) Establishing requirements for information to be submitted with a bid or proposal by a person proposing to contract under s. 565.25.
565.02(3)(d) (d) Determining the types of lottery games to be offered under s. 565.27.
565.02(3)(f) (f) Defining "advertising" for the purposes of s. 565.32 (3).
565.02(3)(g) (g) Defining "lottery shares" for the purposes of this chapter.
565.02(3)(h) (h) Establishing the circumstances and procedures under which a retailer may not be reimbursed if he or she accepts and directly pays a prize on an altered or forged lottery ticket or lottery share.
565.02(3)(i) (i) Providing for terms of lottery retailer contracts for periods that are shorter than 3 years.
565.02(3)(j) (j) Requiring retailers to display a sign provided by the department under s. 565.27 (5) that provides notice that the top prizes in a scratch-off game have been claimed.
565.02(4) (4) The department may promulgate all of the following rules:
565.02(4)(a) (a) Implementing the provisions of this chapter.
565.02(4)(b) (b) Establishing an amount to be charged as an initial application fee, as an annual fee for contract continuation or as a fee for issuance of a certificate of authority under s. 565.10 (8).
565.02(4)(c) (c) Establishing qualifications for vendors in addition to those specified under s. 565.25 (3).
565.02(4)(d) (d) Requiring fidelity bonds from retailers.
565.02(4)(e) (e) Establishing requirements for advertising of the state lottery, and any multijurisdictional lotteries in which the state participates, that are in addition to those specified under s. 565.32.
565.02(4)(f) (f) Providing for payment of a rate of compensation that is higher than the basic compensation under s. 565.10 (14) (b) for retailers that are nonprofit organizations.
565.02(4)(g) (g) Establishing a program to provide for additional compensation, above the compensation provided under s. 565.10 (14) (b) 1. or 2., to be paid to retailers who meet certain performance goals identified by the department. Under this program, the total compensation provided to retailers may not exceed 1.0% of the gross revenues from the sale of lottery tickets and lottery shares.
565.02(6) (6) The department shall deposit all gross lottery revenues, as defined in s. 25.75 (1) (b), in the lottery fund.
565.02(7) (7) Not later than March 1 of each year, the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance a report that includes an estimate for that fiscal year and for the subsequent fiscal year of the gross revenues from the sale of lottery tickets and lottery shares, the total amount paid as prizes and the prize payout ratio for each type of lottery game offered, and an evaluation of the effect of prize payout ratios of lottery games on lottery sales, lottery operating costs and on maximizing the revenue available for the lottery and gaming property tax credit. If, within 14 working days after the date on which the committee receives the report, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the department's proposed prize payouts, the department may proceed with its plans for the prize payouts for the subsequent fiscal year only upon approval of the plans by the committee. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the department within 14 working days after the date on which the committee receives the report that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the department's proposed prize payouts, the department's plans for the prize payouts for the subsequent fiscal year are considered approved by the committee.
565.02(8) (8) The department shall do all of the following:
565.02(8)(a) (a) Subject to s. 565.25, provide all of the security services for the gaming operations under this chapter.
565.02(8)(b) (b) Monitor the regulatory compliance of gaming operations under this chapter.
565.02(8)(c) (c) Audit the gaming operations under this chapter.
565.02(8)(d) (d) Investigate suspected violations of this chapter.
565.02(8)(e) (e) Report suspected gaming-related criminal activity to the division of criminal investigation in the department of justice for investigation by that division.
565.02(8)(f) (f) If the division of criminal investigation in the department of justice chooses not to investigate a report under par. (e), coordinate an investigation of the suspected criminal activity with local law enforcement officials and district attorneys.
565.05 565.05 Conflicts of interest.
565.05(1) (1) No employee in the lottery division of the department or the secretary, deputy secretary, or assistant deputy secretary of revenue may do any of the following:
565.05(1)(a) (a) Have a direct or indirect interest in, or be employed by, any vendor while serving as an employee in the lottery division of the department or as secretary, deputy secretary, or assistant deputy secretary of revenue for 2 years following the person's termination of service.
565.05(1)(b) (b) Have a direct or indirect interest in or be employed by a business which has entered into a retailer contract under s. 565.10.
565.05(1)(d) (d) Accept or agree to accept money or any other thing of value from any vendor, retailer or person who has submitted a bid, proposal or application to be a vendor or retailer.
565.05(2) (2) A vendor selected to provide management consultation services described under s. 565.01 (4c) (a) or (b) may not do any of the following:
565.05(2)(a) (a) Submit a bid or competitive sealed proposal with respect to those goods or services.
565.05(2)(b) (b) Have any ownership interest in or any partners, members or shareholders who have any ownership interest in any vendor that is under contract to supply or that submits a bid or competitive sealed proposal to supply those goods or services.
565.10 565.10 Retailer contract.
565.10(1)(1) Selection of retailers; retailer contract. Under rules promulgated by the department under s. 565.02 (3) (b) and (4) (a), the administrator may contract with a person for the retail sale of lottery tickets or lottery shares. Retailers shall be selected for contract so as to provide adequate and convenient availability of lottery tickets and lottery shares to prospective buyers.
565.10(2) (2)Age restriction. No lottery retailer contract may be entered into with any person under 18 years of age. If the retailer is a partnership, this subsection applies to each partner of the partnership. If the retailer is a limited liability company, this subsection applies to each member of the limited liability company. If the retailer is an association or a corporation, this subsection applies to each officer and director of the association or corporation.
565.10(3) (3)Felony and other violations restriction; delinquent taxes and contributions restriction.
565.10(3)(a)(a) Notwithstanding s. 111.321, no lottery retailer contract may be entered into with a person if, during the immediately preceding 10 years, the person has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, any of the following, unless the person has been pardoned:
565.10(3)(a)1. 1. A felony.
565.10(3)(a)2. 2. Any gambling-related offense.
565.10(3)(a)3. 3. Fraud or misrepresentation in any connection.
565.10(3)(a)4. 4. A violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter.
565.10(3)(b) (b) No lottery retailer contract may be entered into with a person who has been finally adjudged to be delinquent in the payment of taxes under ch. 71, 72, 76, 77, 78, or 139, who has been found delinquent in the payment of contributions to the unemployment reserve fund under s. 108.16 in a proceeding under s. 108.10, or who owes a payment to the uninsured employers fund under s. 102.82 or 102.85 (4) or to the work injury supplemental benefit fund under s. 102.49 (5) (a), 102.59 (2), or 102.60 (5) (b) if the person remains liable for those taxes, contributions, or payments at the time the person seeks to enter into the lottery retailer contract.
565.10(3)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 4., if the retailer is a partnership, pars. (a) and (b) apply to the partnership and each partner of the partnership.
565.10(3)(c)1L. 1L. Except as provided in subd. 4., if the retailer is a limited liability company, pars. (a) and (b) apply to the limited liability company and to each of its members.
565.10(3)(c)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 4., if the retailer is an association, pars. (a) and (b) apply to the association and each officer and director of the association.
565.10(3)(c)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 4., if the retailer is a corporation, pars. (a) and (b) apply to the corporation, each officer or director of the corporation and each owner, directly or indirectly, of any equity security or other ownership interest in the corporation. In the case of owners of publicly held securities of a publicly traded corporation, pars. (a) and (b) apply only to those persons who are beneficial owners of 5% or more of the publicly held securities.
565.10(3)(c)4. 4. The restrictions under par. (a) do not apply to the partnership, limited liability company, association or corporation if the department determines that the partnership, limited liability company, association or corporation has terminated its relationship with the partner, member, officer, director or owner who was convicted or entered the plea or with the partner, member, officer, director, owner or other individual whose actions directly contributed to the partnership's, limited liability company's, association's or corporation's conviction or entry of plea.
565.10(3m) (3m)False statement or material omission. No retailer or person seeking a contract under this section may intentionally make a false statement or material omission in any disclosure statement required to obtain, retain or renew a retailer contract.
565.10(4) (4)Exclusive business restriction. No lottery retailer contract may be entered into with any person who is engaged in business exclusively as a lottery ticket or lottery share retailer unless one of the following is true:
565.10(4)(a) (a) The retailer contract is a temporary retailer contract.
565.10(4)(b) (b) Subject to approval of each such retailer contract by the department, the retailer contract is with one of the following:
565.10(4)(b)1. 1. An individual who has a physical or mental disability which constitutes or results in a substantial handicap to his or her employment.
565.10(4)(b)2. 2. A group of individuals who have physical or mental disabilities which constitute or result in substantial handicaps to their employment.
565.10(4)(b)3. 3. A nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 108.02 (19), whose primary purpose is to provide service to or for individuals who have physical or mental disabilities which constitute or result in substantial handicaps to their employment.
565.10(5) (5)State agencies; government property.
565.10(5)(a)(a) In entering into a lottery retailer contract with state agencies, other than the department, and agencies of local units of government, the administrator shall attempt to minimize the competitive effect of sales by the state or local agencies on other retailers. An application for a retailer contract by a local unit of government shall be approved by the governing body of the local unit of government.
565.10(5)(b) (b) A lottery retailer contract may be entered into with a private person operating activities on state or local government property. The department shall give preference to an individual, group of individuals or nonprofit organization, as specified under sub. (4) (b), in entering into contracts under this paragraph.
565.10(7) (7)Length and sales authorization of contract.
565.10(7)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a lottery retailer contract shall be for a period of 3 years and shall specify whether the retailer is authorized to conduct lottery ticket sales on a year-round, seasonal or temporary basis.
565.10(7)(b) (b) The administrator may, under rules promulgated by the department, contract for a period that is shorter than 3 years in order to stagger lottery retailer contract expiration dates throughout a 3-year period.
565.10(8) (8)Contract fees. A contract entered into under this section may require payment of a nonrefundable initial application fee or a nonrefundable annual fee for continuation, or both, in an amount promulgated by the department by rule under s. 565.02 (4) (b). A separate nonrefundable fee, in an amount specified in rules promulgated under s. 565.02 (4) (b), may be required for each certificate of authority issued under sub. (11).
565.10(8m) (8m)Payment to department or contractor. Payment by a retailer to the department or to any contractor for lottery tickets or lottery shares shall be by check, bank draft, electronic fund transfer or other recorded means, as determined by the administrator. No payment under this subsection may be in cash.
565.10(9) (9)Contract not assignable or transferable. A lottery retailer contract may not be assigned or transferred from one person or location to another.
565.10(10) (10)Location of sales. A retailer may sell lottery tickets or lottery shares only at locations specified in the contract entered into under this section.
565.10(11) (11)Certificate of authority; required display. The department shall issue to each retailer a separate certificate of authority for each location from which the retailer may sell lottery tickets or lottery shares. Each retailer shall conspicuously display the certificate of authority on the premises where retail sales of lottery tickets or lottery shares are authorized under the certificate in a location which is accessible for public inspection.
565.10(12) (12)Certificate of authority not assignable or transferable. A certificate of authority may not be assigned or transferred from one person or location to another.
565.10(13) (13)Bond. The department may by rule under s. 565.02 (4) (d) require fidelity bonds from retailers. In lieu of a bond, the department may purchase blanket bonds covering all or selected retailers or may allow a retailer to deposit and maintain with the department interest-bearing or interest-accruing securities approved by the department. Such securities shall be held in trust by the department and shall have at all times a market value at least equal to the amount required by the department.
565.10(14) (14)Compensation.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)