Illegal gambling; amends definition. (SB1195)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Illegal gambling; definitions. Amends the definition of "illegal gambling" to clarify that the purchase of a product or other thing of value (e.g., phone card, Internet time), which purchase credits the purchaser with free points or other measurable units that may be risked by the purchaser for an opportunity to win money, is deemed consideration for the purposes of illegal gambling. The bill also clarifies that the conduct of a game, contest, lottery, scheme, or promotional offering may be lawful if (i) no part of the purpose of the contest is illegal gambling, (ii) no part of the contest involves the use of a gambling device, and (iii) the contest complies with certain requirements enumerated in the bill. The bill provides that it is declaratory of existing law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102434D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1195)
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104800D-S1
01/31/2011Incorporates SB1164
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 5-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read second time
02/02/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104800D-S1
02/02/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1195S1
02/03/2011Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1195S1)
02/14/2011Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/17/2011Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Committee substitute printed 11105441D-H1
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1195H1)
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105441D-H1
02/22/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1195H1
02/22/2011Passed by for the day
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Title replaced 11105441D-H1
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1195ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1195ER)
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1195ER)
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (23-Y 12-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (26-Y 12-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011House rejected Governor's recommendation (36-Y 61-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: REJECTED EMERGENCY (36-Y 61-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Communicated to Governor
04/29/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 887 (effective 7/1/11)
04/29/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0887)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1164.