Charitable gaming; authorizes network bingo. (HB2178)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming; network bingo. Authorizes the conduct of a new charitable game known as network bingo. The bill sets out the terms and conditions under which network bingo may be conducted, provides for the licensing of network bingo providers, and sets the maximum prize amount for network bingo. The bill defines the terms "network bingo," "pari-mutuel play," and "network bingo provider." With the exception of the provision requiring the Board of Charitable Gaming to establish regulations, the bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2014. The bill also contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Presented and ordered printed 13102970D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2178)
01/29/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/31/2013Reported from General Laws (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (83-Y 14-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2178ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Signed by President
02/26/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2178ER)
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 350 (effective - see bill)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0350)


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 3 minutes.