Charitable gaming; special permit for the play of electronic versions of instant bingo, etc. (SB1671)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming; special permit for the play of electronic versions of instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards on certain premises. Creates a special permit that shall be granted to a qualified organization that has already received a general permit for the conduct of charitable gaming from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to allow such organization to place Department-approved electronic versions of instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards on the licensed premises of an entity licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption with the consent of such licensee. The bill also exempts qualified organizations that are granted such a special permit from certain requirements relating to (i) limits on the number of organizations for which a person may manage, operate, or conduct charitable games; (ii) prohibitions on providing compensation or any other remuneration to persons for organizing, managing, or conducting charitable games; or (iii) the use of proceeds derived from the conduct of charitable games, as those requirements relate to the management, operation, or conduct of charitable games pursuant to such special permit. Amends § 18.2-340.28, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103852D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1671)
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Passed by for the day
02/05/2019Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2019Amendment by Senator McPike agreed to
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1671E
02/05/2019Printed as engrossed 19103852D-E
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2019Referred from General Laws
02/12/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1671E)
02/19/2019Left in Rules

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB2302.

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