Charitable gaming; electronic gaming is restricted to social organizations, etc. (SB403)

Introduced By

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

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Charitable gaming; social organizations and social quarters; electronic gaming. Provides that the conduct of electronic gaming, defined in the bill, is restricted to qualified social organizations on their premises or other qualified organizations that lease the premises of a qualified social organization pursuant to the guidelines set out in the bill. The bill eliminates the exceptions related to the sale of instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards or the conduct of bingo games in current law for veterans and fraternal organizations. The bill provides that such qualified organizations shall be subject to two prohibitions that, under current law, apply to all other organizations, as defined in relevant law: (i) they are prohibited from selling instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards or conducting bingo games outside of their home locality and (ii) they are prohibited from offering such games at an establishment that has been granted a license by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority unless they hold such license. The bill provides that, with the exception of social organizations qualified under § 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code, all gross receipts attributable to electronic gaming shall be reported to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) and shall be subject to application, audit, and administration fees. Under the provisions of the bill, social organizations that are exempt from taxation pursuant to § 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code are permitted to conduct electronic gaming until such organizations reach $200,000 in electronic gaming adjusted gross receipts, defined in the bill, during any 12-month period. Such organizations are required to report their adjusted gross receipts to the Department and are subject to application, audit, and administration fees based on their adjusted gross receipts. The bill provides that application fees shall be paid to the Department by the qualified organization and that audit fees may be paid to the Department either by the qualified organization or the electronic gaming manufacturer that provides electronic gaming devices to such organization. The bill imposes on any person or organization conducting charitable gaming without a permit a civil penalty of not less than $25,000 and not more than $50,000 per incident. Finally, the bill sets out via a second enactment provisions that require qualified organizations permitted to conduct electronic gaming to report and pay all required fees to the Department based on such organization's electronic gaming adjusted gross receipts. The provisions of the first enactment of the bill requiring the use of a qualified organization's electronic gaming gross receipts for the purpose of reporting and payment of required fees has an expiration date of July 1, 2024. The provisions of the second enactment of the bill requiring the use of a qualified organization's electronic gaming adjusted gross receipts for the purpose of reporting and payment of required fees has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2024. This bill is identical to HB 763. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104080D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2022Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/27/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB403)
02/02/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB403S1)
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 22105808D-S1
02/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB403S1)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (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 substitute waived
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105808D-S1
02/14/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB403ES1
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22105808D-ES1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 2-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB403ES1)
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 (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22107012D-H1
02/25/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB403H1)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107012D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB403H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute (51-Y 48-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB403H1)
03/02/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 37-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022House insisted on substitute
03/02/2022House requested conference committee
03/02/2022Senate acceded to request (37-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/02/2022Senators: Reeves, Bell, McPike
03/02/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2022Delegates: Leftwich, Robinson, Krizek
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference substitute printed 22107787D-S2
03/11/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB403S2)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (56-Y 39-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Enrolled
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB403ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed 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
04/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB403ER)
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108178D-S3
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 (55-Y 45-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB403ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 722 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0722)

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