SB1752: Virginia Lottery; ticket discounting, civil penalties.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2, relating to the Virginia Lottery; ticket discounting; civil penalties.
[S 1752]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2 as follows:

§ 58.1-4018.2. Ticket discounting; civil penalties.

A. As used in this section, "ticket discounting" means reselling or having a person other than the prize winner claim a winning lottery ticket or buying or claiming a winning lottery ticket for the purpose of assisting the original prize winner with concealing his identity as a prize winner.

B. No person shall engage in the practice of ticket discounting.

C. Any person found to have engaged in the practice of ticket discounting shall be fined as determined by the Director (i) for prizes of less than $1,000, not more than $250; (ii) for prizes of $1,000 or more but less than $5,000, more than $250 but not more than $500; and (iii) for prizes of $5,000 or more, no less than $1,000. All fines recovered for violations of this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the Literary Fund, in accordance with § 19.2-353.


SENATE BILL NO. 1752
Senate Amendments in [ ] – January 31, 2019
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2, relating to the Virginia Lottery; ticket discounting; civil penalties.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Ruff

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2 as follows:

§ 58.1-4018.2. Ticket discounting; civil penalties.

A. As used in this section, "ticket discounting" means reselling or having a person other than the [ prizewinner prize winner ] claim a winning lottery ticket or buying or claiming a winning lottery ticket for the purpose of assisting the original [ prizewinner prize winner ] with concealing his identity as a [ prizewinner prize winner ].

B. No person shall engage in the practice of ticket discounting.

C. Any person found to have engaged in the practice of ticket discounting shall be fined as determined by the Director (i) for prizes of less than $1,000, not more than $250; (ii) for prizes of $1,000 or more but less than $5,000, more than $250 but not more than $500; and (iii) for prizes of $5,000 or more, no less than $1,000. All fines recovered for violations of this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the Literary Fund, in accordance with § 19.2-353.

SENATE BILL NO. 1752

Offered January 18, 2019
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2, relating to the Virginia Lottery; ticket discounting; civil penalties.
Patron-- Ruff

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2 as follows:

§ 58.1-4018.2. Ticket discounting; civil penalties.

A. As used in this section, "ticket discounting" means reselling or having a person other than the prizewinner claim a winning lottery ticket or buying or claiming a winning lottery ticket for the purpose of assisting the original prizewinner with concealing his identity as a prizewinner.

B. No person shall engage in the practice of ticket discounting.

C. Any person found to have engaged in the practice of ticket discounting shall be fined as determined by the Director (i) for prizes of less than $1,000, not more than $250; (ii) for prizes of $1,000 or more but less than $5,000, more than $250 but not more than $500; and (iii) for prizes of $5,000 or more, no less than $1,000. All fines recovered for violations of this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the Literary Fund, in accordance with § 19.2-353.