VA SB1238 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 5 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-31 - Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (16-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Sports betting; Virginia Sports Betting Department created; Sports betting; Virginia Sports Betting Department created; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; Sports Betting Operations Fund; penalties. Establishes the Virginia Sports Betting Department (the Department) and authorizes it to regulate sports betting. Before administering a sports betting operation, an entity is required to apply for a three-year license and pay an application fee of $5,000. An entity could apply for a license to operate only (i) at a racetrack or off-track betting facility in a locality that as of 2019 had approved such facilities at referendum or (ii) in a locality that votes to allow sports betting at referendum. Licensed vendors must apply for renewal of a license every three years, which requires a renewal

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Virginia Sports Betting Department; created, etc.


Roll Calls

2019-01-31 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (16-Y 0-N) (Y: 16 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-28 - Senate - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (Y: 14 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-31SenatePassed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (16-Y 0-N)
2019-01-28SenateRereferred to Finance
2019-01-28SenateReported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N)
2019-01-05SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2019-01-05SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100553D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182334.3(n/a)See Bill Text
223705.3(n/a)See Bill Text
223711(n/a)See Bill Text
372304(n/a)See Bill Text
372314.1(n/a)See Bill Text
5814100(n/a)See Bill Text
5814124(n/a)See Bill Text
591364(n/a)See Bill Text
591569(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments