Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming, penalties, report. (SB1126)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). The bill specifies the licensing requirements for casino gaming and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, and a referendum must be passed in the city on the question of allowing casino gaming in the city. The referendum must be adopted prior to January 1, 2021. The bill imposes a tax ranging from 13 to 15 percent of the adjusted gross receipts of licensees, based upon a licensee's annual adjusted gross receipts, and provides for how the tax proceeds are disbursed. The bill requires the Board to establish and implement a voluntary exclusion program allowing individuals to voluntarily list themselves as being barred from entering a casino gaming establishment or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Board. The bill also establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund administered by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide counseling and other support services for compulsive and problem gamblers, develop problem gambling treatment and prevention programs, and provide grants to support organizations that provide assistance to compulsive gamblers. The bill requires the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to report no later than November 1, 2019, regarding recommendations for casino gaming in the Commonwealth. The bill includes a reenactment clause for the referenda provisions of the bill. Amends § 19.2-389, § 2.2-3711, § 37.2-304, § 58.1-4002, § 58.1-4006, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


04/23/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance Committee


12/28/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103689D
12/28/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/02/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1126)
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1126)
01/21/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (9-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105340D-S1
01/21/2019Incorporates SB1503 (Carrico)
01/21/2019Incorporates SB1706 (Lewis)
01/21/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/22/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1126S1)
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1126S1)
01/30/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19105946D-S2
01/31/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1126S2)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2019Committee substitute rejected 19105340D-S1
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105946D-S2
02/01/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2019Amendment by Senator Norment agreed to
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1126ES2
02/01/2019Printed as engrossed 19105946D-ES2
02/04/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1126E)
02/04/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1126ES2)
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1126ES2)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
02/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1126ES2)
02/12/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2019Reported from Rules with substitute (12-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Committee substitute printed 19106846D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1126H1)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106846D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1126H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute (80-Y 17-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute (67-Y 31-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House insisted on substitute
02/13/2019House requested conference committee
02/13/2019Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/13/2019Senators: Carrico, Lucas, Sturtevant
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/13/2019Delegates: Peace, Gilbert, Jones, S.C., Plum
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107709D-S3
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (64-Y 27-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (64-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (64-Y 33-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (64-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1126S3)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1126ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1126ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 789 (effective - see bill)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 789 (effective - see bill)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0789)

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