AN ACT REGULATING TELEPHONE SALES OF STATE LOTTERY WAGERS OR TICKETS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1.Section 24 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as
in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 10,
"shares, provided that" and inserting in place thereof the following
words:- shares; provided, however, that no
tickets or shares, other than season tickets, so-called, shall be sold, offered
for sale, or purchased from a licensed sales agent or the lottery commission by
telephone or by the use of computer or facsimile services; provided, further,
restriction shall not govern the transmittal of lottery information and sales
through telephone services strictly between the lottery commission and its duly
licensed sales agents; provided, further, that.
Said section 24 of said chapter 10, as so appearing, is
further amended by inserting after the word "shares", in line 15,
the following words:- ; provided, however,
the amount of compensation, if any, to be paid to licensed sales agents as a
commission pursuant to this section shall be calculated on the total face value
of each ticket or share sold and not on any discounted price of any such ticket
or share sold.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special
law, rule, or
regulation to the contrary, the state lottery commission shall conduct an
investigation and study relative to the implementation of telephone betting
services by said commission through its licensed sales agents.
Said commission shall report the results of its investigation and study and
its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to
carry its recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the clerk of the
house of representatives and the clerk of the senate by December 31, 1998.