Charitable gaming; increase in certain maximum allowable prize amounts. (HB1690)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming; increase in certain maximum allowable prize amounts. Increases the maximum allowable amount for a single bingo door prize from $50 to $250 and the maximum allowable cumulative door prizes in any one bingo session from $250 to $500. The bill also increases the maximum allowable regular bingo or special bingo game prize from $100 to $200 and the prize for a single instant bingo, pull tab, or seal card from $1,000 to $2,000. The bill increases the maximum allowable prize for a bingo jackpot from $1,000 to $2,000 and the total allowable amount of bingo jackpot prizes awarded in any one session from $1,000 to $2,000. The bill also increases from $100 to $200 the allowable amount of increase of a progressive prize per session in certain progressive bingo games. The bill directs the Charitable Gaming Board to convene a stakeholder work group to review the current limitations on prize amounts and provide any recommendations to the General Assembly by November 30, 2020. The provisions of the bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2021 Session of the General Assembly.


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104802D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020Reported from General Laws (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1690)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2020Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2020Passed Senate with amendment (32-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1690ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1690ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 980 (effective - see bill)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0980)