SB 1010 Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming; penalties.
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Summary as introduced:

Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Creates the Virginia Casino Gaming Commission (the Commission) as the licensing body for casino gaming. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for casino gaming and imposes penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. The bill also requires the Commission to establish a voluntary exclusion program allowing persons to voluntarily exclude themselves from the gaming areas of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Commission. Under the bill, casino gaming is limited to localities in which at least 40 percent of the land area is exempt from local real property taxation pursuant to federal law or subdivisions (a) (1) through (a) 5 and (a) 7 of Article X, Section 6 of the Constitution of Virginia. In addition, the bill 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 supporting organizations that provide assistance to compulsive gamblers. The bill requires proceeds of the gross receipts tax and admission tax imposed on casino gaming operators to be paid as follows: (i) one percent into the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund, (ii) 10 percent to the locality in which the casino gaming operation is located, and (iii) 89 percent into the Toll Mitigation Fund, which shall be used to mitigate the tolls established to support construction and maintenance of the Dominion Boulevard Bridge and Roadway Improvement Project and the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/Martin Luther King Freeway Extension Project.

Full text:
01/04/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100706D  pdf | impact statements

Amendments:
Senate committee amendments

Status:
01/04/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100706D
01/04/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/17  Senate: Committee amendments
01/23/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N)