Delaware General Assembly







TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies

RE: The Establishment of the Governor's Lottery Advisory Commission

WHEREAS, Chapter 348, Volume 59, Laws of Delaware, authorized the creation of a State-operated lottery; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 348, Volume 59, Laws of Delaware, established that the State Lottery Office be lodged in the Executive Office of the Governor; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the citizens of the State of Delaware that said Lottery be initiated, operated and conducted according to the highest standards of integrity, thereby assuring public confidence in it; and

WHEREAS, the successful initiation and subsequent profitable operation of the Lottery will require expertise in many diverse fields and endeavors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:

1. There is hereby established the Governor's Lottery Advisory Commission.

2. The Commission shall be composed of ten members, eight of whom shall serve at the Governor's pleasure, selected in the following fashion:

a. A representative of the Banking Community who shall be, by virtue of his office, the President of the Delaware Banker's Association.

b. A representative of the Accounting Fraternity who shall be, by virtue of his office, the President of the Delaware Association of Certified Public Accountants.

c. A person knowledgeable in the Sport of Horse Racing.

d. A person knowledgeable in the Field of Computer Data Processing.

e. A person knowledgeable in security practices and procedures.

f. A person knowledgeable in marketing, advertising and public relations.

g. A person learned in the Law.

h. Three members chosen from the public at large.

3. The Commission shall, at its first meeting, select its own Chairman and Vice Chairman.

4. The duties and responsibilities of the Commission:

a. The Commission is charged with the following responsibilities:

i. - To review the system developed to initiate the Lottery, to act as an oversight committee on the performance of the Lottery, and to review proposals and advise the Lottery Director on the implementation, from time to time, of new games.

ii. - During the implementation phase of the Lottery, the Commission shall meet no less than once each month. Once the Lottery is in operation, the Commission shall meet no less than once each quarter.

iii. - The Commission and the Director are jointly charged with the responsibility of submitting to the Governor and the General Assembly a quarterly status report until such time as the Lottery is implemented. The first such report shall be due 90 days from the date of this Executive Order.

iv. - Once the Lottery is implemented, the Commission and the Director are charged with responsibility to submit an Annual Report to the Governor and to the General Assembly no later than 60 days after the close of the Fiscal Year.

Approved this 16th day of October, 1974.






Secretary of State