VA HB1686 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-11 - Left in General Laws
Pending: House General Laws Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for the manufacture, distribution, operating, servicing, and hosting of video game terminals, requires employees of such licensees to be registered with the Lottery Department, and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the law and regulations related to video game terminals. The bill prohibits any host location licensee from offering more than five electronic gaming devices to the public for play at such host location's establishment. The bill imposes a 33 percent tax on all gross profits from the play of video game terminals and provides for how the tax proceeds are disbursed. The bill also establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund, administered by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, to provide counseling and other support services for compulsive and problem gamblers, develop problem gambling treatment and prevention programs, and provide grants to support organizations that provide assistance to compulsive gamblers.

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Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of video game terminals.



2020-02-11HouseLeft in General Laws
2020-01-17HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2020-01-17HousePresented and ordered printed 20105608D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182334.3(n/a)See Bill Text
192389(n/a)See Bill Text
223711(n/a)See Bill Text
372304(n/a)See Bill Text
372314.1(n/a)See Bill Text
5814000(n/a)See Bill Text
5814002(n/a)See Bill Text
5814006(n/a)See Bill Text
5814007(n/a)See Bill Text
5814012(n/a)See Bill Text
5814027(n/a)See Bill Text
5814030(n/a)See Bill Text
5814057(n/a)See Bill Text

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