Horse racing; local referendum. (HB754)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Horse racing; local referendum; definition of town. Specifies that for the purposes of local referenda on pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing by a town with a population of 5,000 or more, population shall be calculated based upon the most recent population estimate by the United State Bureau of the Census or the most recent population update either from the National Planning Data Corporation or other similar recognized. source. Amends § 59.1-391, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087032528
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB754)
02/05/2008Reported from General Laws with amendments (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB754E
02/07/2008Printed as engrossed 087032528-E
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House (74-Y 25-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (74-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB754E)
02/26/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (9-Y 5-N)
02/28/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Floor substitute printed 082427284-S1 (Norment)
03/03/2008Read third time
03/03/2008Passed by for the day
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2008Committee amendment rejected
03/04/2008Substitute #1 by Senator Norment rejected 082427284-S1
03/04/2008Floor substitute printed 089880284-S2 (Norment)
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Chair ruled substitute #2 germane
03/04/2008Substitute #2 by Senator Norment agreed to 089880284-S2
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB754S2
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 14-N 1-A)
03/04/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 15-N 1-A)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Speaker ruled Senate substitute not germane
03/06/2008Chair ruled bill not properly before Senate
03/14/2008No further action taken
03/14/2008Failed to pass in Senate