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Thursday, February 11, 2021

10:00 a.m.
Texas Lottery Commission

ZOOM (Password: 517408; Webinar ID: 987 2804 8873).

Due to Governor Abbott’s March 13, 2020 proclamation of a state of disaster affecting all counties in Texas because of the COVID-19 pandemic (renewed monthly thereafter) and pursuant to the Governor’s March 16, 2020 suspension of certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, the February 11, 2021 meeting of the Texas Lottery Commission will be conducted via Zoom webinar.

Members of the public will not be able to attend the open meeting in person. Instead, the public will have access and a means to participate in this meeting, by two-way audio, via the following link:https://txlottery.zoom.us/j/98728048873?pwd=RTZjdXc4YVpzbHBnYkJpZ2RxNTNydz09 (Password: 517408; Webinar ID: 987 2804 8873).

If you would like to join by phone, call +1 346 248 7799. When prompted, enter the Webinar ID: 987 2804 8873 and press #; then enter the Passcode: 517408 and press #.

Members of the public may register to provide public comment by following the instructions below.  When the Commission reaches the item noted for public comment, Chairman Rivera will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak. All public comments are limited to three minutes.

If you wish to provide public comment at the meeting, notify Bob Biard, General Counsel, by email at bob.biard@lottery.state.tx.us or by phone at 512-344-5127 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Please include the following information in the email/ phone message:

  • Subject: Witness Affirmation Form
  • Name:
  • Street Address:
  • Phone:
  • Representing:
  • Item and either For, Against or Neutral

An archived recording of the meeting will be available by the close of business on February 12, 2021 on the Commission’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTexasLottery.

I. The Texas Lottery Commission will call the meeting to order. Item I Documents (PDF File)

Roll Call for Commissioners.

II. Report, possible discussion and/or action on external audits and/or reviews relating to the Texas Lottery Commission, including the FY 2020 annual financial audit. Item II Documents (PDF File)

III. Report by the Bingo Advisory Committee (BAC) Chairman; possible discussion and/or action on the BAC’s activities, including removal and appointment of committee members. Item III Documents (PDF File)

IV. Report, possible discussion and/or action on agency major contracts, including amendment, renewal or extension of the contracts for instant ticket manufacturing and services. Item IV Documents (PDF File)

V. Report, possible discussion and/or action on agency major contracts, including the amendment of the lottery operator contract, and whether discussion relating to the negotiation of the lottery operator contract in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the Commission's position in the negotiations. Item V Documents (PDF File)

VI. Consideration of and possible discussion and/or action, including adoption, on amendments to 16 TAC §§ 401.305 (“Lotto Texas” Draw Game Rule), 401.312 (“Texas Two Step” Draw Game Rule), and 401.317 (“Powerball” Draw Game Rule). Item VI Documents (PDF File)

VII. Report, possible discussion and/or action on lottery sales and revenue, game performance, new game opportunities, advertising, promotional activities, market research, trends, and game contracts, agreements, and procedures. Item VII Documents (PDF File)

VIII. Report, possible discussion and/or action on transfers to the State and the agency’s budget status. Item VIII Documents (PDF File)

IX. Report, possible discussion and/or action on the 87th Legislative Session. Item IX Documents (PDF File)

X. Report, possible discussion and/or action on external and internal audits and/or reviews relating to the Texas Lottery Commission, and/or on Internal Audit activities, including the revised FY 2021 Annual Internal Audit Plan, the CAPPS Payroll Processes Audit Report, and a Charitable Bingo Operations Division Ledger Account Reconciliation Update. Item X Documents (PDF File)

XI. Report by the Charitable Bingo Operations Director and possible discussion and/or action on the Charitable Bingo Operations Division’s activities, including licensing, accounting and audit activities, reports, BOSS ledger reconciliation, and special projects. Item XII Documents (PDF File)

XII. Report by the Executive Director and possible discussion and/or action on the agency’s operational status, major contracts, agency procedures, awards, and FTE status. Item XII Documents (PDF File)

XIII. Consideration of the status and possible approval of orders in enforcement cases: Item XIII Documents (PDF File)

Lottery NSF License Revocation Cases (Default)

A. Docket No. 362-21-0104 – Quikin Food Mart

Other Lottery Cases

B. Docket No. 362-21-0068 – 7-ABC Beer to Go

Bingo Agreed Orders

C. Case Nos. 2020-250, 2020-253, and 2020-254 – Friends of Everman Police, Polytechnic Main Street Project Inc., and Variety Wheelchair Arts and Sports Association

D. Case Nos. 2020-285, 2020-286, 2020-287, 2020-288, 2020-289, and 2020-380 – American Legion Audie Murphy Post #336, American Legion Unit 2 Aux., Catholic War Veterans Post 1907, Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department, LULAC Council 4483, and Landlord Green LLC

E. Case Nos. 2020-341, 2020-342, 2020-343, 2020-344, and 2020-431 – American GI Forum of Texas Inc., the Department of TX Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US Aux., Red Men Tribe 19 Apache, Leander FFA Alumni, and North Austin Bingo Association

XIV. Public comment. Item XIV Documents (PDF File)

XV. Commission may meet in Executive Session: Item XV Documents (PDF File)

A. To deliberate personnel matters, including the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Executive Director and/or Acting Charitable Bingo Operations Director, and the appointment and employment of a Charitable Bingo Operations Director, pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code.

B. To deliberate the duties of the General Counsel and/or the Human Resources Director pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code.

C. To receive legal advice regarding pending or contemplated litigation or settlement offers, or other legal advice, pursuant to §551.071(1) and (2) of the Texas Government Code, including but not limited to legal advice regarding the following items:

Pending litigation regarding Fun 5’s Scratch Ticket Game #1592, including Travis County District Court Docket No. D-1-GN-14-005114 (Steele, et al. v. GTECH Corp.) and Dallas County District Court Docket No. DC-14-14838 (Nettles v. GTECH Corp.);

Legal advice regarding the Governor’s March 13, 2020 COVID-19 state of disaster declaration (as renewed thereafter) and related Texas Lottery Commission matters, Texas Government Code Chapters 466 (State Lottery Act) and 467 (Texas Lottery Commission), the Bingo Enabling Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Public Information Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, employment and personnel law, procurement and contract law, evidentiary and procedural law, ethics laws, and general government law.

Legal advice regarding any item on this open meeting agenda. 

XVI. Return to open session for further deliberation and possible action on any matter posted for discussion in Executive Session.  Any matter posted for Executive Session also may be the subject of discussion and/or action in open session. Item XVI Documents (PDF File)

XVII. Adjournment. Item XVII Documents (PDF File)

Notice of Assistance at Public Meetings. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, should contact Debbie Jamieson at (512) 344-5038 at least four (4) work days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.