Charitable gaming; clarifies definition of 'social organization.' (SB344)

Introduced By

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 HB 523. Read the Bill »


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01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100604D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/2024Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/24/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2024Committee substitute printed 24106155D-S1
01/24/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB344S1)
02/06/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24106935D-S2
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read second time
02/08/2024General Laws and Technology Committee substitute rejected 23106155D-S1
02/08/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106935D-S2
02/08/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB344S2
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB344S2)
02/14/2024Placed on Calendar
02/14/2024Read first time
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2024Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2024Committee substitute printed 24107738D-H1
02/19/2024Read second time
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB344H1)
02/20/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107738D-H1
02/20/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB344H1
02/20/2024Passed House with substitute (95-Y 1-N)
02/20/2024VOTE: Passage (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024House insisted on substitute
02/23/2024House requested conference committee
02/27/2024Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2024Senators: Reeves, McPike, VanValkenburg
02/28/2024Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2024Delegates: Krizek, Cole, Arnold
03/01/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/01/2024Passed by temporarily
03/01/2024Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 4-N)
03/01/2024VOTE: Adoption (92-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB344ER)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB344ER)
03/06/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed 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
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 504 (effective 7/1/24)

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