Casino gaming; technical amendments. (HB1812)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Casino gaming; technical amendments. Makes technical amendments to the casino gaming law related to its interaction with sports betting law, the capital investment required of an applicant for a license, authorized closed meetings under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and the frequency of the distribution of tax revenues to cities. The bill also requires applicants for operator's licenses to submit (i) a minority investment plan disclosing any equity interest owed by a minority individual or minority-owned business or the applicant's efforts to seek equity investment from minority individuals or minority-owned businesses and (ii) a plan for the participation of minority individuals or minority-owned businesses in the applicant's purchase of goods and services related to the casino gaming establishment. Read the Bill »


02/25/2021: signed by governor


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102313D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2021Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1812)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/19/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read first time
01/25/2021Passed by for the day
01/26/2021Read second time
01/26/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1812E
01/26/2021Printed as engrossed 21102313D-E
01/27/2021Read third time and passed House (68-Y 32-N)
01/27/2021VOTE: Passage (68-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1812E)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1812ER)
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1812ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/17/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB1812ER)
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/19/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2021
02/19/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
02/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 7 (effective 7/1/21)
02/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0007)