Charitable gaming; registration of landlords, Texas Hold'em poker operations. (SB394)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming; registration of landlords; Texas Hold'em poker operations. Provides that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may promulgate regulations that require any landlord that leases to a qualified charitable organization any premises devoted in whole or in part to the conduct of bingo games or any other charitable gaming to register with the Department. The bill also prohibits an organization qualified to conduct Texas Hold'em poker tournaments from conducting any Texas Hold'em poker games where the game has no predetermined end time and the players wager actual money or poker chips that have cash value. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102779D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB394)
01/26/2022Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/24/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22107107D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107107D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB394H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute (60-Y 38-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (60-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Title replaced 22107107D-H1
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB394H1)
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB394ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB394ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB764.