Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/6/2021

Part I. General Parameters

11VAC5-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in any of the agency's regulations shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Administrative Process Act" or "APA" means Chapter 40 (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia.

"Agency" means the Virginia Lottery created by the Virginia Lottery Law (Chapter 40 (§ 58.1-4000 et seq.) of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia).

"Appeal" means a proceeding initiated by a retailer, bidder, or offeror (for a contract negotiated on a sole source basis), contractor or individual for an informal conference or formal hearing contesting the director's decision (i) to refuse to issue or renew, to suspend or to revoke a lottery license; or (ii) regarding a procurement action.

"Bank" means any commercial bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, trust company, and any other type or form of banking institution organized under the authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia or of the United States of America that is designated by the State Treasurer to perform functions, activities or services in connection with the operations of the lottery for the deposit, handling and safekeeping of lottery funds, accounting for those funds and the safekeeping of records.

"Board" means the Virginia Lottery Board established by the Virginia Lottery Law.

"Conference" or "consultation" means a type of appeal in the nature of an informational or factual proceeding of an informal nature provided for in § 2.2-4019 of the Administrative Process Act.

"Conference officer" means the director, or a person appointed by the director, who is empowered to preside at informal conferences or consultations and to provide a recommendation, conclusion or decision in such matter.

"Consideration" means something of value given for a promise to make the promise binding. It is one of the essentials of a legal contract.

"Contract" means a binding agreement, enforceable by law, between two or more parties for the supply of goods or services.

"Depository" means any person, including a bonded courier service, armored car service, bank, central or regional offices of the agency, or any state agency that performs any or all of the following activities or services for the lottery:

1. The safekeeping and distribution of tickets to retailers;

2. The handling of lottery funds;

3. The deposit of lottery funds; or

4. The accounting for lottery funds.

"Director" means the Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery or his designee.

"Electronic funds transfer" or "EFT" means a computerized transaction that withdraws or deposits money from or to a bank account.

"Goods" means all material, equipment, supplies, printing, and automated data processing hardware and software.

"Hearing" means agency processes other than those informational or factual inquiries of an informal nature provided in §§ 2.2-4007 and 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia and includes only (i) opportunity for private parties to submit factual proofs in formal proceedings as provided in § 2.2-4009 of the Code of Virginia in connection with the making of regulations or (ii) a similar right of private parties or requirement of public agencies as provided in § 2.2-4020 of the Code of Virginia in connection with case decisions.

"Household" means members of a group who reside at the same address.

"Immediate family" means (i) a spouse and (ii) any other person residing in the same household as the officer or employee, who is a dependent of the officer or employee or of whom the officer or employee is a dependent.

"Inspection" means the close and critical examination of goods and services delivered to determine compliance with applicable contract requirements or specifications. It is the basis for acceptance or rejection.

"Legal entity" means an entity, other than a natural person, which has sufficient existence in legal contemplation that it can function legally, sue or be sued and make decisions through agents, as in the case of a corporation.

"Lottery" or "state lottery" means the lottery or lotteries established and operated pursuant to Chapter 40 (§ 58.1-4000 et seq.) of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Person" means a natural person and may extend and be applied to groups of persons, as well as a corporation, company, partnership, association, club, trust, estate, society, joint stock company, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee, or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, and any combination of individuals, as well as all departments, commissions, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Commonwealth, including counties, cities, municipalities, political subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities thereof.

"Procurement" means the process for obtaining goods or services, including all activities from planning and preparation to processing of a request through the processing of a final invoice for payment.

"Retailer and sales agent" means a person or business licensed by the agency as an agent to sell lottery tickets or shares.

"Sales," "gross sales," "annual sales" and similar terms mean total ticket sales including any discount allowed to a retailer for his compensation.

"Services" means any work performed by an independent contractor where the service rendered does not consist primarily of acquisition of equipment or materials, or the rental of equipment, materials and supplies.

"Sole source" means that only one source is practicably available to furnish a product or service.

"Surety bond" means an insurance agreement in which a third party agrees to be liable to pay a specified amount of money to the agency in the event the retailer fails to meet his obligations to the agency.

"Transaction" means any matter considered by any governmental or advisory agency, whether in a committee, subcommittee, or other entity of that agency or before the agency itself, on which official action is taken or contemplated.

"Vendor" means one who provides goods or services to the agency.

"Virginia Lottery Law" means Chapter 40 (§ 58.1-4000 et seq.) of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 58.1-4007 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR447-01-2 § 1.1, eff. December 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 6, eff. January 17, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 13, eff. April 24, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 19, Issue 15, eff. May 7, 2003; Volume 28, Issue 26, eff. September 26, 2012; Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. November 5, 2014.

11VAC5-20-20. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR447-01-2 §§ 1.2 to 1.5, eff. December 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 6, eff. January 17, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 13, eff. April 24, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 3, eff. November 28, 1996.

11VAC5-20-60. Advertising.

A. Advertising may include, but is not limited to, print advertisements; radio and television advertisements; digital, electronic, and video advertisements; billboards; point of purchase materials; point-of-sale display materials; and Internet and social media.

B. Any lottery retailer may use his own advertising materials unless the agency objects thereto. The agency shall develop written guidelines for such materials.

C. The agency may provide information displays or other material to the retailer, who shall position the material so it can be seen easily by the general public.

D. The agency may produce special posters, brochures or flyers describing various aspects of the lottery and provide these to lottery retailers to post or distribute.

Statutory Authority

§ 58.1-4007 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR447-01-2 § 1.6, eff. December 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 6, eff. January 17, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 13, eff. April 24, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 13, Issue 3, eff. November 28, 1996; Volume 19, Issue 15, eff. May 7, 2003; Volume 28, Issue 26, eff. September 26, 2012; Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. November 5, 2014.

11VAC5-20-70. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR447-01-2 § 1.7, eff. December 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 6, eff. January 17, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 13, eff. April 24, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 13, Issue 3, eff. November 28, 1996; Volume 19, Issue 15, eff. May 7, 2003; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 26, eff. September 26, 2012.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.