The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 31 : Recreation and Sports
Chapter 014 : STATE LOTTERY
Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS(Cite as: 31 V.S.A. § 652)
§ 652. Multijurisdictional lottery games
(a)(1) In addition to the Tri-State Lotto Compact provided for in subchapter 2 of this chapter, and the other authority to operate lotteries contained in this chapter, the Board of Liquor and Lottery is authorized to negotiate and contract with not more than four multijurisdictional lotteries to offer and provide multijurisdictional lottery games. The Board may join any multijurisdictional lottery that provides indemnification for its standing committee members, officers, directors, employees, and agents.
(2)(A) The Board shall adopt procedures pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 835 to govern the establishment and operation of any multijurisdictional lottery game authorized by this section. For each procedure proposed to be adopted or amended pursuant to this section, the Board shall publish the proposal on the Department of Liquor and Lottery’s website, provide notice of the proposal to all persons licensed to sell lottery tickets, provide not less than 30 days for public comment on the proposal, and hold not less than two public hearings at which members of the public may seek additional information or submit oral or written comments on the proposal.
(B) The Board of Liquor and Lottery shall not be required to initiate rulemaking pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 831(c) in relation to a procedure adopted pursuant to this section.
(C) A procedure adopted pursuant to this section shall have the force of law and be binding on all persons who play or sell the multijurisdictional lottery game.
(b) In each fiscal year, the revenues received from the operation of any multijurisdictional lottery game authorized by this section, after payment of prizes and costs of administration, shall be deposited in the Education Fund established in 16 V.S.A. § 4025.
(c) The provisions of subdivisions 674L.1.1A through 674L.1.1I of this title shall apply to the payment of prizes to a person other than a winner for prizes awarded under any multijurisdictional lottery authorized by this section, except that the Board of Liquor and Lottery shall be responsible for implementing the provisions under this section, rather than the Tri-State Lotto Commission. (Added 2003, No 19, § 49, eff. May 6, 2003; amended 2007, No. 65, § 296, eff. June 4, 2007; 2018, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 91.)