Virginia Lottery; prohibits ticket courier services in the Commonwealth. (HB1291)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Lottery; ticket courier services. Prohibits the operation of a ticket courier service in the Commonwealth. The bill defines "ticket courier service" as a person operating, or business entity organized and operated, for the purpose of purchasing Virginia Lottery tickets on behalf of individuals located within or outside of the Commonwealth and delivering or transmitting such tickets, or electronic images thereof, to such individuals as a for-profit delivery service. Amends § 58.1-4002, § 58.1-4014, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/21/2016Committee
01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104112D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1291)
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #3
01/27/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2016Reported from General Laws with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB1291E
02/15/2016Printed as engrossed 16104112D-E
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1291E)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/29/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Enrolled
03/07/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1291ER)
03/07/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1291ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/09/2016Signed by President
03/09/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/9/2016
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/23/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 461 (effective 7/1/16)
03/23/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0461)

Video

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 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

BILL 1291, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY, TICKET COURIER SERVICES PROHIBITED. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 96, NOS THREE. AYES 96, NOS THREE, THE BILL IS PASSED.
RESPONSIBILITIES. I MOVE THE BILL PASS. President: SHALL HOUSE BILL 1237 PASS? ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTE AYE; THOSE OPPOSED, NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): PRESIDENT: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: Clerk: AYES 35, KNOWS FOUR. President: THE BILL PASSES, HOUSE BILL 1291, A BILL RELATING TO THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY, TICKET CARRIER SERVICES PROHIBITED, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY. President: THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBURG. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. SPEAKING TO THE MOTION? President: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THIS DEALS WITH OPERATIONS THAT ARE CALLED TICKET COURIER SERVICES. THE BILL PROVIDES THAT THOSE SERVICES THAT OPERATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING VIRGINIA LOTTERY TICKETS ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS LOCATED WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH AND TRANSMITTING SUCH TICKETS OR ELECTRONIC IMAGES, THEREFORE, AS A FOR PROFIT DELIVERY SERVICE. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL COMPANIES THAT HAVE BEEN BUYING TICKETS FOR PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE STATE, OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY, AND SENDING THEM A PHOTOCOPY OR OTHER TRANSMISSION DEALING WITH THE -- WITHOUT ACTUALLY BUYING THE TICKET AS SUCH. President: THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY, SENATOR SUETTERLEIN. THOSE OF YOU WHO REVIEW THE JOURNAL -- OR THE CALENDAR, YOU'LL SEE I'M THE ONLY NO RECORDED ON THIS. I'M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHY YOU SHOULD ALL JOIN ME IN THIS BUT THIS WAS CONSIDERED AT THE END OF THE GENERAL LAWS MEETING THE OTHER DAY, AND SOME OF YOU WHO ACTUALLY SPOKE AGAINST THE COMPANION BILL HAD LEFT PROXIES WITH FOLKS WHO VOTED YOU'S NOW IN FAVOR OF THE BILL. I DIDN'T SPEAK TO THE BILL IN COMMITTEE BUT SOME OF YOU DID, AND IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THE SAME POSITION THAT YOU ARTICULATED AT THAT TIME, YOU MIGHT JUST WANT TO PAY ATTENTION AND VOTE NO AS THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. WELL. President: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 1291 PASS? ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL OPPOSED, NO. RECORD THEIR VOTE AYE; THOSE ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE?