Charitable gaming; conduct of instant bingo, network bingo, pull tabs, and seal cards. (SB1127)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming; permit requirement; permissible locations; use of proceeds; suspensions and revocations. The bill modifies the list of organizations that may conduct charitable gaming and requires such organizations to obtain a permit from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; however, the bill exempts certain organizations from the permit application and audit fees. The bill removes provisions that allowed an organization to exclude from its gross receipts proceeds from instant bingo, pull tabs, seal cards, and Texas Hold'em. The bill specifies the locations at which an organization may conduct bingo, network bingo, instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards. The bill prohibits the holding of a permit by a supplier or manufacturer that commits certain violations or offenses after July 1, 2021. The bill prohibits the Charitable Gaming Board from adjusting the percentage of gross receipts that an organization must use for religious, charitable, community, or educational purposes or for certain real property expenses until a study is completed by a joint subcommittee created in the bill. Read the Bill ?


02/07/2021: In Committee


12/23/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101186D
12/23/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1127)
01/27/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103702D-S1
01/27/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (8-Y 1-N 6-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104331D-S2
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute rejected 21103702D-S1
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104331D-S2
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Amendments by Senator Reeves agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1127ES2
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21104331D-ES2
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 7-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws


greg writes:

Why was the three day a week only stipulation added? Why are you trying to curtail the sale of these gaming vehicles to only three days a week?

greg writes:

Why is it being changed to only three days a week?