Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating video games. (HB903)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, operation, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for the manufacture, distribution, operation, and hosting of dominant skill video games and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the law and regulations related to dominant skill video games. The bill imposes a 10 percent tax on all gross profits generated from the play of dominant skill video games and the sale of fills by distributor licensees to operator licensees and provides for how the tax proceeds are disbursed. 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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105003D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB903)
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1589-Bagby)
02/11/2020Left in General Laws

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