Lottery Proceeds Fund; appropriates a portion to Department of Veterans Services. (SB1386)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Use of the Lottery Proceeds Fund.  Appropriates three percent of the moneys credited to the Lottery Proceeds Fund to the Department of Veterans Services for its use in meeting its statutory responsibilities. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2011Presented and ordered printed
01/14/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103073D
01/14/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1386)
02/02/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104976D-S1
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1386S1)
02/04/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104976D-S1
02/07/2011Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2011Amendments by Senator Colgan agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1386ES1
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11104976D-ES1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2011Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1386ES1)
02/17/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/22/2011Left in General Laws

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Comments

robert legge writes:

I thought this was only for education. Will this open the floodgates for lots of other worthy causes?

Blaine Norum writes:

The Lottery was established with the promise that the proceeds would go to Education. What are the chances that once this precedent is set it won't be tapped for every cause that some lobbyist convinces some lawmakers is "worthy." My guess: zero. While I am fully in support of funding Veterans Services adequately this bait and switch game is not the way to do it. It merely reinforces the widespread impression that lawmakers cannot be trusted to live up to their promises.