Charitable Gaming Board; powers and duties. (SB402)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Charitable Gaming Board; powers and duties. Changes the Charitable Gaming Board (the Board) from a policy board to an advisory board in the executive branch of state government, decreases the membership from 11 members to nine members, and moves the power and duty to promulgate regulations related to charitable gaming in the Commonwealth from the Board to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department). The bill provides that (i) the current regulations enacted by the Board shall be administered by the Department and remain in full force and effect until the Department promulgates new regulations pursuant to this bill and (ii) notwithstanding clause (i), the regulations promulgated by the Board regarding Texas Hold'em poker games and tournaments, which became effective on March 23, 2021, and were rescinded by the General Assembly pursuant to Item 105 of Chapter 552 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I, shall not take effect, but the Department shall promulgate regulations regarding Texas Hold'em poker games and tournaments consistent with the provisions of Chapter 982 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020 and pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Process Act. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to HB 765. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104179D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB402)
01/26/2022Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/27/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-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
02/14/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/14/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB402E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22104179D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 1-N 4-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (36-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB402E)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/24/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
03/03/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Read second time
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Committee amendments agreed to
03/08/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/08/2022Passed House with amendments (86-Y 11-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Passage (86-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022House amendments agreed to by Senate (35-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB402ER)
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB402ER)
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 554 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0554)

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB765.

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