Gaming; use of the phrase 'Virginia is for Bettors', civil penalty. (SB96)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Gaming businesses; use of the phrase "Virginia is for Bettors"; civil penalty. Prohibits gaming businesses, as defined in the bill, from using the phrase "Virginia is for Bettors" in an advertisement in association with their products or services. A violation is subject to a civil penalty of up to $50,000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100569D
01/05/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2022Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB96)
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 (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Rules suspended (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB96E
02/07/2022Printed as engrossed 22100569D-E
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB96E)
02/08/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (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 (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Defeated by House (32-Y 67-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Defeated (32-Y 67-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
03/01/2022Passed by for the day
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed House (58-Y 35-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (58-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB96ER)
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB96ER)
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 475 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)

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