2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Anderson
Transfer Charitable Gaming to NGF Status

Item 99 #1h

Item 99 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FY2017 ($1,185,067) FY2018 ($1,182,067) GF
FY2017 $1,185,067 FY2018 $1,182,067 NGF


Page 85, strike lines 29 through 32 and insert:

"A. Any and all fees paid by any organization conducting charitable gaming under a permit issued by the department, including audit and administrative and permit fees, shall be deposited to the division of charitable gaming, including the fees imposed pursuant to § 18.2-340.19 and § 18.2-340.31."

Page 85, after line 40, insert:

"D. In the event revenues exceed the appropriated amounts in this item in the second year, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to seek an administrative appropriation, for the Office of Charitable Gaming and Regulatory Programs, up to $1,000,000, from the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, to develop and enforce new games and programs and more adequately undertake its audit and enforcement functions."

In no event, however, shall any appropriation be increased for the division that would cause the reversion to the general fund required by this act to fall below $1,600,000."


(This amendment transfers the funding for the Division of Charitable Gaming from general fund to nongeneral fund status and allows the Division to retain additional revenues it may generate by expanding games and programs provided there is no impact on the amounts collected from charitable gaming entities that currently is utilized to balance the general fund budget.)