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AB-1479 Lottery tickets: delivery service.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 8880.47 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8880.47.
 (a)  The commission shall promulgate regulations specifying the terms and conditions for contracting with lottery game retailers so as to provide adequate and convenient availability of tickets or shares to prospective buyers of lottery games.
(b) (1) Notwithstanding Section 337a of the Penal Code and subdivision (b) of Section 8880.28, to further the purpose of providing adequate and convenient availability of tickets, a business that is not a lottery game retailer may purchase lottery tickets from an authorized lottery game retailer on behalf of an individual who orders those tickets through an internet website or mobile application operated by the business if all of the following requirements are met:
(A) The business is licensed by the commission.
(B) The business verifies that an individual who orders lottery tickets through the internet website or mobile application is 18 years of age or older and is located in the state at the time the lottery tickets are ordered.
(C) The business offers the lottery tickets at the same price as the price the lottery tickets are offered for sale at a lottery game retailer.
(D) The business does not receive a commission on any winning lottery ticket.
(E) The business provides the lottery tickets to the purchaser through a courier or a California authorized physical retail establishment.
(2) A business that offers the service authorized by this subdivision may charge a service fee to an individual who orders lottery tickets through the business’ internet website or mobile application.
(3) A business that offers the service authorized by this subdivision is exempt from licensure under the Money Transmission Act (Division 1.2 (commencing with Section 2000) of the Financial Code).
(4) The service authorized by this subdivision is a type of delivery service and does not constitute online gaming for any purpose, including, but not limited to, the purpose of a tribal compact.
(5) The commission shall license and regulate business conducted pursuant to this subdivision. The commission shall require an applicant for a license to complete a criminal background check.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that this act is consistent with the terms of, and furthers the purposes of, the California State Lottery Act of 1984, approved by the voters as Proposition 37 at the November 6, 1984, statewide general election.