Charitable gaming; removes restrictions regarding the number of calendar days that may be conducted. (SB199)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conduct of charitable gaming. Removes restrictions regarding (i) the number of calendar days that charitable gaming may be conducted, (ii) the number of bingo sessions that may be played in any calendar day and the number of bingo games that may be played during each session, and (iii) the locations at which games may be played. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101909D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB199)
01/21/2020Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/29/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106902D-S1
01/29/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB199S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20107944D-S2
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB199S2)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Committee substitute rejected 20106902D-S1
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107944D-S2
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB199S2
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/20/2020Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/26/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Passed House (96-Y 2-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB199ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB199ER)
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
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 568 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0568)