Charitable gaming; revises several existing definitions. (HB525)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming. Adds definitions of conduct, management, and operation and revises several existing definitions. Minors may no longer play bingo with parental consent, but may play only if accompanied by a parent or guardian. The bill allows a qualified organization to accept debit cards, and provides that certain employees of the Department of Charitable Gaming are law-enforcement officers. The bill allows a private security services business to provide security for bingo games. Increases the allowance for a single door prize from $25 to $50 and allows $250 in cumulative door prizes in any one session. Increases the remuneration which may be paid to bingo callers from $50 to $100. Differentiates between the management or operation of a charitable game and the conduct of a game for the purposes of criminal convictions and places more restrictions on participation by persons with criminal convictions. Increases the fee for a supplier permit from $500 to $1,000. The bill provides that conversion of funds derived from charitable gaming is punishable as larceny. Allows the dissemination of criminal history record information to the Department of Charitable Gaming for the conduct of investigations. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060951106
01/09/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB525)
01/18/2006Referred from Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2006Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: #3 ABC/Gaming (Gear)
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB525)
02/07/2006Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 2-N)
02/07/2006Committee substitute printed 067711520-H1
02/08/2006Read first time
02/08/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB525H1)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067711520-H1
02/09/2006Amendments by Delegate McQuigg agreed to
02/09/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB525EH1
02/09/2006Printed as engrossed 067711520-EH1
02/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB525H1)
02/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB525EH1)
02/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB525EH1)
02/10/2006Read third time and passed House (68-Y 30-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 30-N)
02/10/2006Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2006Passed House (58-Y 35-N 1-A)
02/10/2006VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (58-Y 35-N 1-A)
02/10/2006Communicated to Senate
02/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/22/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (12-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/27/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006Placed on Calendar
03/01/2006Senate amendments agreed to by House (63-Y 31-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (63-Y 31-N)
03/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB525ER)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB525ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB525ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 644 (effective 7/1/06)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0644)