Illegal gaming devices; manufacturing, etc., device, civil penalty. (SB530)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Illegal gaming devices; Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; civil penalty. Adds the manufacturing for sale, selling, or distributing of an illegal gaming device while knowing that it is or is intended to be operated in the Commonwealth in violation of the law to the list of violations for which a civil penalty may be assessed against a person who is found to have committed such violation. The bill also adds a knowledge requirement to the existing violation of possessing or controlling an illegal gambling device. The bill also provides for a civil penalty of up to $25,000 per gambling device for any person who sells a gambling device that is located in an unregulated location. The bill provides that it shall be sufficient ground for an action for pretrial levy or seizure or an attachment that a principal defendant has conducted, financed, managed, supervised, directed, sold, or owned a gambling device that is located in an unregulated location. This bill incorporates SB 566. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104310D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB530)
01/26/2022Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22105926D-S1
02/02/2022Incorporates SB566 (McDougle)
02/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB530S1)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB530S1)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105926D-S1
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB530S1
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/24/2022Reported from General Laws (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/25/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2022Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/01/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2022Passed House with amendment (93-Y 7-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (93-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB530ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB530ER)
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
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0553)