Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties. (SB716)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Creates the Virginia Casino Gaming Commission as the licensing body for casino gaming. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for casino gaming and imposes penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. Under the bill, casino gambling shall be limited to localities in which at least 40 percent of the land area is exempt from local real property taxation pursuant to federal law or subdivisions (a) (1) through (a) 5 and (a) 7 of Section 6 of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia. The bill requires proceeds of the gross receipts tax and admission tax imposed on casino gaming operators to be paid as follows: (i) 10 percent to the locality in which the casino gaming operation is located and (ii) 90 percent into the Toll Mitigation Fund, which shall be used to mitigate the tolls established to support construction and maintenance of the Dominion Boulevard Bridge and Roadway Improvement Project and the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/Martin Luther King Freeway Extension Project. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100154D
12/05/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
12/07/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB716)
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB716)
02/02/2015Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (4-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)