Gaming laws; enforcement, definitions, Gaming Enforcement Coordinator established. (SB401)

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


Enforcement of illegal gaming laws; Illegal Gaming Enforcement Coordinator established. Establishes the Office of the Illegal Gaming Enforcement Coordinator in the Department of State Police and charges such Coordinator with coordinating local, state, and federal enforcement of illegal gaming laws, defined as laws regulating gambling, charitable gaming, lottery games, sports betting, casino gaming, fantasy contests, and horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, and with establishing a tip line for members of the public to report concerns about illegal gaming. This bill is identical to HB 766. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102802D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2022Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB401)
02/02/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22105797D-S1
02/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB401)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105797D-S1
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB401S1
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Passed Senate (36-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB401S1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/24/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22107110D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107110D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB401H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute (76-Y 22-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB401H1)
03/02/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Title replaced 22107110D-H1
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB401ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB401ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
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
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108188D-S2
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (72-Y 28-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (72-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB401ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)

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