Va. Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, etc., video games. (SB960)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)

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, defined in the bill, 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 20 percent tax on all gross profits generated from the play of dominant skill video games and the sale of fills, defined in the bill, 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 »

Status

02/05/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/14/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104736D
01/14/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB960)
01/21/2020Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/29/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations (SB1063-McPike) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)