Charitable gaming; clarifies definition of 'social organization.' (HB523)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), and Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming. Amends charitable gaming law to allow, as a condition of receiving a charitable gaming permit or authorization to conduct electronic gaming, certain organizations to use a predetermined percentage of its receipts for expenses related to the rental of real property where such real property is involved in the operation of the organization and used for lawful religious, charitable, community, or educational purposes. The bill prohibits the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from promulgating electronic gaming regulations that prohibit (i) devices that display spinning, rotating, or rolling reels or animations or flashing lights; (ii) devices that accept vouchers; or (iii) the purchase and play of an electronic pull tab with a single press or touch of a button. This bill is identical to SB 344. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100602D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2024Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB523)
01/30/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/01/2024Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Committee substitute printed 24106735D-H1
02/01/2024Incorporates HB298 (Ballard)
02/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB523H1)
02/05/2024Read first time
02/06/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Read second time
02/06/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106735D-H1
02/06/2024Amendment by Delegate Krizek agreed to
02/06/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB523EH1
02/06/2024Printed as engrossed 24106735D-EH1
02/07/2024Read third time and passed House (97-Y 3-N)
02/07/2024VOTE: Passage (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB523EH1)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/27/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/27/2024Committee substitute printed 24108321D-S1
02/27/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Read third time
02/28/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108321D-S1
02/28/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB523S1
02/28/2024Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108321D-S1 (90-Y 5-N)
03/01/2024VOTE: Adoption (90-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB523S1)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB523ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB523ER)
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 445 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0445)

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