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SB 36

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Nov 18, 2019
  • Passed Senate Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 21, 2020
  • Became Law Apr 22, 2020

Lottery Board; regulation and control of casino gaming, definitions.

Abstract

Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. The location of casino gaming establishments shall be limited to eligible host cities that meet specified criteria: the Cities of Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, Danville, and Bristol. The bill requires each eligible host city to hold a referendum on the question of whether to allow casino gaming in the city and, with the exception of the City of Richmond, to hold such referendum at the November 2020 general election. The bill imposes a tax ranging from 18 to 30 percent of the adjusted gross receipts of licensees, based upon a licensee's annual adjusted gross receipts, and provides for disbursement of the tax revenues. The bill requires the Board to establish a voluntary exclusion program allowing individuals to voluntarily list themselves as being barred from entering a casino gaming establishment or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Board. The bill establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund, administered by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and the Virginia Indigenous People's Trust Fund, both of which are funded by proceeds from the casino gaming tax revenues. The bill also establishes the Regional Improvement Commission, consisting of a representative of each jurisdiction composing the transportation district in which the City of Bristol is located, to receive disbursements of gaming tax revenues and to prioritize and fund improvements in those jurisdictions. The bill requires the Virginia Racing Commission to authorize an additional 600 historical horse racing terminals each time a local referendum held by an eligible host city is approved, provided that the total number of additional machines does not exceed 2,000 statewide, and includes other provisions relating to the placement of historical horse racing terminals in the Commonwealth. The bill incorporates SB 102, SB 374, SB 609, SB 743, and SB 1083 and is identical to HB 4.

Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. The location of casino gaming establishments shall be limited to eligible host cities that meet specified criteria: the Cities of Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, Danville, and Bristol. The bill requires each eligible host city to hold a referendum on the question of whether to allow casino gaming in the city and, with the exception of the City of Richmond, to hold such referendum at the November 2020 general election. The bill imposes a tax ranging from 27 to 40 percent of the adjusted gross receipts of licensees, based upon a licensee's annual adjusted gross receipts, and provides for disbursement of the tax revenues. The bill requires the Board to establish a voluntary exclusion program allowing individuals to voluntarily list themselves as being barred from entering a casino gaming establishment or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Board. The bill establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund, administered by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and the Virginia Indigenous People's Trust Fund, both of which are funded by proceeds from the casino gaming tax revenues proceeds. The bill also establishes the Regional Improvement Commission, consisting of a representative of each jurisdiction composing the transportation district in which the City of Bristol is located, to receive disbursements of gaming tax revenues and to prioritize and fund improvements in those jurisdictions. The bill requires the Virginia Racing Commission to authorize an additional 600 historical horse racing terminals each time a local referendum held by an eligible host city is approved, provided that the total number of additional machines does not exceed 2,500 statewide, and includes other provisions relating to the placement of horse racing terminals in the Commonwealth. The bill incorporates SB 102, SB 374, SB 609, SB 743, and SB 1083.

Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. The location of casino gaming establishments shall be limited to eligible host cities that meet specified criteria: the Cities of Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, Danville, and Bristol. The bill requires each eligible host city to hold a referendum on the question of whether to allow casino gaming in the city and, with the exception of the City of Richmond, to hold such referendum at the November 2020 general election. The bill imposes a tax ranging from 18 to 30 percent of the adjusted gross receipts of licensees, based upon a licensee's annual adjusted gross receipts, and provides for disbursement of the tax revenues. The bill requires the Board to establish a voluntary exclusion program allowing individuals to voluntarily list themselves as being barred from entering a casino gaming establishment or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Board. The bill establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund, administered by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and the Virginia Indigenous People's Trust Fund, both of which are funded by proceeds from the casino gaming tax revenues. The bill also establishes the Regional Improvement Commission, consisting of a representative of each jurisdiction composing the transportation district in which the City of Bristol is located, to receive disbursements of gaming tax revenues and to prioritize and fund improvements in those jurisdictions. The bill requires the Virginia Racing Commission to authorize an additional 600 historical horse racing terminals each time a local referendum held by an eligible host city is approved, provided that the total number of additional machines does not exceed 2,000 statewide, and includes other provisions relating to the placement of historical horse racing terminals in the Commonwealth. The bill incorporates SB 102, SB 374, SB 609, SB 743, and SB 1083 and is identical to HB 4.

Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming.Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by theVirginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limitedto certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in thebill, and a referendum must be passed in the city on the questionof allowing casino gaming in the city. This bill is a reenactment of the first enactment of Senate Bill 1126 of the 2019 legislativesession.

Bill Sponsors (7)

L. Louise Lucas

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 18
Primary

Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 6
Cosponsor

Jennifer L. McClellan

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 9
Cosponsor

Jeremy S. McPike

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29
Cosponsor

Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 3
Cosponsor

Todd E. Pillion

  • Republican
Cosponsor

John J. Bell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 13
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 22, 2020

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (30-Y 9-N)

House

Enacted, Chapter 1248 (effective 7/1/20)

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

Senate

Reenrolled bill text (SB36ER2)

Senate

Reenrolled

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

House

VOTE: (64-Y 29-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (64-Y 29-N)

Apr 11, 2020

Senate

Governor's recommendation received by Senate

Mar 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB36ER)

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 14, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB36S4)

Mar 09, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from VCSC (SB36S4)

Mar 08, 2020

House

VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 35-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (59-Y 35-N)

Mar 07, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N)

Senate

Conference substitute printed 20109796D-S4

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Feb 26, 2020

House

House insisted on substitute

House

House requested conference committee

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate acceded to request (33-Y 7-N)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Feb 21, 2020

House

Read third time

House

VOTE: Passage (66-Y 31-N)

House

Passed House with substitute (66-Y 31-N)

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB36H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20108448D-H1

Feb 20, 2020

House

Read second time

Senate

Impact statement from VCSC (SB36H1)

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB36H1)

Feb 18, 2020

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 6-N)

House

Committee substitute printed 20108448D-H1

Feb 14, 2020

House

Read first time

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from VCSC (SB36S3)

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20107864D-S2

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute rejected 20107690D-S1

Senate

Floor substitute printed 20108075D-S3 (Reeves)

Senate

Read second time

Senate

Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB36S2

Senate

Amendment by Senator McPike rejected

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Substitute by Senator Reeves withdrawn 20108075D-S3

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from VCSC (SB36S2)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)

Feb 07, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from VCSC (SB36S1)

Feb 06, 2020

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20107864D-S2

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 2-N)

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Incorporates SB102 (Pillion)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20107690D-S1

Senate

Incorporates SB1083 (McClellan)

Senate

Incorporates SB743 (McPike)

Senate

Incorporates SB609 (Norment)

Senate

Incorporates SB374 (Lewis)

Senate

Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N 1-A)

Feb 03, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB36)

Jan 30, 2020

Senate

Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming

Nov 18, 2019

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100717D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from VCSC (SB36S3) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (SB36H1) HTML
Impact statement from VCSC (SB36S4) HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB36ER) HTML
Reenrolled bill text (SB36ER2) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1248) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: SB36ASR HTML
Amendment: SB36AG HTML
Amendment: SB36AC HTML

Sources

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