Virginia Riverboat Gaming Commission; created, regulation, penalties. (SB1499)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Riverboat Gaming Commission; regulation of riverboat gaming; penalties. Creates the Virginia Riverboat Gaming Commission as the licensing body for riverboat gaming. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for riverboat gaming and imposes penalties for violations of the riverboat gaming law, and it directs that riverboat gaming shall be limited to localities that have passed a referendum on the question of allowing riverboat gaming in the locality. The bill requires proceeds of the adjusted gross receipts tax and admission tax imposed on riverboat gaming licensees to be paid as follows: (i) 50 percent to the locality in which the riverboat gaming operation is located and (ii) 50 percent into the Transportation Trust Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103493D
01/18/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1499)
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1499)
01/23/2017Committee amendments
01/23/2017Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)