Charitable gaming; conduct of instant bingo, network bingo, pull tabs, and seal cards. (SB1127)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming; permit requirement; permissible locations; suspensions and revocations. Modifies the list of organizations that may conduct charitable gaming and requires such organizations, other than organizations conducting raffles that reasonably expect to realize gross receipts from such raffles of $40,000 or less in any 12-month period, to obtain a permit from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; however, the bill exempts certain organizations from the permit application and audit fees. The bill specifies the locations at which an organization may conduct bingo, network bingo, instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards. The bill prohibits the holding of a permit by a supplier or manufacturer that commits certain violations or offenses after July 1, 2021. The bill prohibits the Charitable Gaming Board from adjusting the percentage of gross receipts that an organization must use for religious, charitable, community, or educational purposes or for certain real property expenses until a study is completed by a joint subcommittee created in the bill. The bill provides that, notwithstanding the provisions of the bill, any organization that conducted bingo, network bingo, instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards at a location outside of the county, city, or town in which its principal office, as registered with the State Corporation Commission, is located or an adjoining county, city, or town on or before February 1, 2021, may continue to conduct bingo, network bingo, instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards at such locations until June 30, 2022. Read the Bill »


04/07/2021: enacted


12/23/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101186D
12/23/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1127)
01/27/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103702D-S1
01/27/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (8-Y 1-N 6-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104331D-S2
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute rejected 21103702D-S1
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104331D-S2
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Amendments by Senator Reeves agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1127ES2
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21104331D-ES2
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 7-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/09/2021Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1127ES2)
02/15/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200255D-H1
02/16/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/17/2021Reported from Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200255D-H1
02/19/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1127H1
02/19/2021Passed House with substitute (78-Y 22-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (78-Y 22-N)
02/19/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/19/2021Title replaced 21200255D-H1
02/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1127H1)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1127ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1127ER)
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N 2-A)
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (78-Y 21-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Agree To (78-Y 21-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (SB1127ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 520 (effective 7/1/21)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0520)