VA SB1706 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 15 2019 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2019-01-21 - Incorporated by General Laws and Technology
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; limited Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; limited operation; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). The bill specifies the licensing requirements for casino gaming and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. Under the bill, casino gaming shall be conducted only (i) by an Indian tribe acknowledged by the United States Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law that has the authority to conduct gaming activities as a matter of claimed inherent authority or under the authority of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) and (ii) within a city with a population greater than 200,000. The bill imposes a tax of 10 percent on the adjusted gross receipts of licensees and provides for how the tax proceeds are disbursed. In addition, a referendum must be passed in the city on the question of allowing casino gaming in the city. The bill requires the Board to establish and implement 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 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

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Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming, limited operation, penalties.


Roll Calls

2019-01-21 - Senate - Senate: Incorporated by General Laws and Technology (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-21SenateIncorporated by General Laws and Technology
2019-01-15SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2019-01-15SenatePresented and ordered printed 19104651D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182334.5(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
5814002(n/a)See Bill Text
5814006(n/a)See Bill Text
5814100(n/a)See Bill Text
5814130(n/a)See Bill Text
591364(n/a)See Bill Text

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