VA HB4 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Enrolled on March 18 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

Summary

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 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 2,000 statewide, and includes other provisions relating to the placement of historical horse racing terminals in the Commonwealth.

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Title

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

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-03-08 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (60-Y 35-N) (Y: 60 N: 34 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-07 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N) (Y: 26 N: 12 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (2-Y 91-N) (Y: 2 N: 90 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (29-Y 11-N) (Y: 28 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-25 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 2-N) (Y: 13 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-19 - Senate - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (11-Y 1-N) (Y: 10 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (61-Y 33-N) (Y: 61 N: 32 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations with amendments (17-Y 4-N) (Y: 17 N: 4 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations with amendments (17-Y 4-N) (Y: 17 N: 4 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N) (Y: 7 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-06 - House - House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (11-Y 8-N) (Y: 11 N: 8 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-06 - House - House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (11-Y 8-N) (Y: 11 N: 8 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-04 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N) (Y: 6 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-20HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
2020-03-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President
2020-03-18HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB4ER)
2020-03-18HouseEnrolled
2020-03-08HouseVOTE: Adoption (60-Y 35-N)
2020-03-08HouseConference report agreed to by House (60-Y 35-N)
2020-03-08HousePassed by temporarily
2020-03-07SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N)
2020-03-07HouseConference substitute printed 20109737D-H2
2020-03-07 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-02-27SenateSenators: Lucas, Norment, McPike, McClellan, Pillion
2020-02-27SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-02-27HouseDelegates: Knight, Jones, Krizek, Carr, Austin
2020-02-27HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-02-27HouseHouse acceded to request
2020-02-26SenateSenate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-26SenateSenate requested conference committee
2020-02-26HouseVOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 91-N)
2020-02-26HouseSenate substitute rejected by House 20108623D-S1 (2-Y 91-N)
2020-02-26SenatePassed Senate with substitute (29-Y 11-N)
2020-02-26SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB4S1
2020-02-26SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20108623D-S1
2020-02-26SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-26SenateRead third time
2020-02-26SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2020-02-25SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 2-N)
2020-02-19SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-02-19SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108623D-S1
2020-02-19SenateReported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (11-Y 1-N)
2020-02-18SenateAssigned GL&T sub: Gaming
2020-02-12SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-02-12SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-11HouseVOTE: Passage (61-Y 33-N)
2020-02-11HouseRead third time and passed House (61-Y 33-N)
2020-02-10HousePrinted as engrossed 20107727D-EH1
2020-02-10HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB4EH1
2020-02-10HouseAmendment by Delegate Bourne agreed to
2020-02-10HouseCommittee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
2020-02-10HouseCommittee on General Laws substitute agreed to 20107727D-H1
2020-02-10HouseRead second time
2020-02-09HouseRead first time
2020-02-07HouseReported from Appropriations with amendments (17-Y 4-N)
2020-02-07HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
2020-02-07HouseAssigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
2020-02-06HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-02-06HouseIncorporates HB428 (Scott)
2020-02-06HouseIncorporates HB560 (Lindsey)
2020-02-06HouseIncorporates HB374 (Kilgore)
2020-02-06HouseIncorporates HB1661 (Carr)
2020-02-06HouseIncorporates HB1343 (Bourne)
2020-02-06HouseCommittee substitute printed 20107727D-H1
2020-02-06HouseReported from General Laws with substitute (11-Y 8-N)
2020-02-04HouseSubcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
2020-02-04HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
2020-01-17HouseAssigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
2019-11-18HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2019-11-18HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101085D

Same As/Similar To

HB374 (Similar To) 2020-02-06 - Incorporated by General Laws
HB428 (Similar To) 2020-02-06 - Incorporated by General Laws
HB560 (Similar To) 2020-02-06 - Incorporated by General Laws
HB1343 (Similar To) 2020-02-06 - Incorporated by General Laws
HB1661 (Similar To) 2020-02-06 - Incorporated by General Laws
SB36 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182334.5(n/a)See Bill Text
192389(n/a)See Bill Text
223711(n/a)See Bill Text
5814002(n/a)See Bill Text
5814006(n/a)See Bill Text
5814100(n/a)See Bill Text
5814101(n/a)See Bill Text
591364(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB4&201+sum+HB4
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB4+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB4H1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB4EH1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB4S1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB4H2+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB4ER+hil
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H1103V0047+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H11V0295+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H11V0329+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H0207V0022+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H02V0235+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H02V0278+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV0885+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+S12V0174+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+S05V0394+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV1050HB0004+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV1057HB0004+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV1419+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV1120HB0004+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV1808HB0004+HB0004
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV2086+HB0004

Bill Comments

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