Illegal gaming laws; enforcement, Charitable Gaming Fund created. (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; Charitable Gaming Fund established. Establishes the Charitable Gaming Fund (the Fund) as the receiver of all fees and penalties collected by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) in its administration of charitable gaming laws. The bill allocates 50 percent of the collected funds to the Department to fund its costs of administering charitable gaming laws; five percent to the Virginia Lottery to fund the costs of the Illegal Gaming Enforcement Coordinator, a position created at the Virginia Lottery by the bill; one percent to the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; and 44 percent to the general fund. The bill charges the Illegal Gaming Enforcement Coordinator with coordinating local, state, and federal enforcement of illegal gaming laws and with establishing a tip line for members of the public to report concerns about illegal gaming. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102802D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

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