Va. Toll Mitigation Act & Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties. (SB714)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Toll Mitigation Act; Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Creates the Virginia Casino Gaming Commission as the licensing body for casino gaming. The bill sets up the regulatory system for casino gaming and provides penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. Proceeds of the gross receipts tax and admission tax imposed on casino gaming operators will be paid into the Toll Mitigation Fund, which shall be used to mitigate the tolls established to support construction and maintenance of the (i) Dominion Boulevard Bridge and Roadway Improvement Project and (ii) Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/Martin Luther King Freeway Extension Project. Under the bill, a referendum of the location of a casino gaming operation shall be limited to localities within the Hampton Roads Transportation District, and no initial license to operate a casino gaming operation may be issued unless a regional referendum approving casino gaming has been conducted and approved. Read the Bill »


01/28/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


11/30/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
11/30/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100562D
11/30/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
12/07/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB714)
01/15/2013Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB714)
01/28/2013Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


stephen writes:

We Dont need anymore over paid commissions, and I would have to wonder whats in this for the bills writer.

Shannon writes:

Fully support casinos in hampton roads. It is a great reveune generating mechansim rather than tolls and taxes. Get in front of the curve. Every state will have it sooner rather than later. The lottery has been great for va schools. Casinos can do the same.

Bryan Burgess writes:

We do not need the added crime this type of adult entertainment ushers in.If you need more revenue you should raise the fuel tax.Tolls destroy local economys.Raise vehicle regristration.People who use and abuse the roads should pay for(road) better stewards of the peoples money.Get better warrantys and use better materials.