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Gambling Legislation 2020

Bill Number

Bill Title

Brief Explanation

Status

Companion Bill

Documents

HB 2280

Authorizing that money laundering forfeited proceeds and property be used for improvement of gambling-related law enforcement activities.

Would amend the current money laundering civil forfeiture statute to allow us, and other law enforcement agencies, to direct forfeited proceeds and property towards furthering and enhancing gambling-related law enforcement activities.

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to  Commerce & Gaming Committee; Public hearing in Commerce and Gaming Committee

Jan 21: Executive session in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 28: Passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 31: Referred to Appropriations

SB 6119

 

SB 6119

Authorizing that money laundering forfeited proceeds and property be used for improvement of gambling-related law enforcement activities.

Would amend the current money laundering civil forfeiture statute to allow us, and other law enforcement agencies, to direct forfeited proceeds and property towards furthering and enhancing gambling-related law enforcement activities.

In the Senate:

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to Law & Justice Committee

Jan 21: Public hearing in Law & Justice Committee

Jan 23: Executive session in Law & Justice Committee

Jan 23: Passed to Rules Committee for 2nd reading

Jan 28: Placed on 2nd reading consent calendar

Feb 5: Rules suspended; placed on 3rd reading

Feb 5: 3rd reading; Passed out of the Senate

In the House:

Feb 6: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 20: Public hearing and executive session in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 20: Passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 24: Referred to Rules Committee

HB 2280

 

HB 2281

Amending types of nonprofit organizations qualified to engage in gambling activities.

Would amend the “bona fide charitable or nonprofit” definition to include nonprofit organizations registered under the Charitable Solicitations Act (RCW 19.09) as additional types of organizations allowed to conduct gambling activities. The amendment also adds “religious” and “scientific” purposes as approved purposes for an organization to be considered a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization. Lastly, the bill clarifies that we can issue raffle licenses to credit unions or combined fund drive organizations.

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee; Public hearing in Commerce and Gaming Committee

Jan 21: Executive session in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 21: Passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 24: Referred to Rules 2 review

Feb 16: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration; placed on 2nd reading

Feb 21: Returned to Rules Committee for 2nd reading

SB 6120

 

SB 6120

Amending types of nonprofit organizations qualified to engage in gambling activities.

Would amend the “bona fide charitable or nonprofit” definition to include nonprofit organizations registered under the Charitable Solicitations Act (RCW 19.09) as additional types of organizations allowed to conduct gambling activities. The amendment also adds “religious” and “scientific” purposes as approved purposes for an organization to be considered a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization. Lastly, the bill clarifies that we can issue raffle licenses to credit unions or combined fund drive organizations.

In the Senate:

Dec 27: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading; referred to Labor & Commerce Committee

Jan 21: Public hearing in Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 4: Passed out of Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 5: To Rules Committee for 2nd reading

Feb 11: Placed on 2nd reading consent calendar

Feb 12: Rules suspended; placed on 3rd reading: passed out of Senate

In the House:

Feb 14: 1st reading: referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 20: Public hearing and executive session in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 20: Passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

HB 2281

 

SB 6277

Authorizing sports wagering at tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

Would authorize retail and online sports wagering for tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

$500k initial license fee and annual license fee set by Commission

1 online sports gambling skin per licensee and per tribal casino

Prohibits betting on in-state colleges and esports

Defines fantasy sports but does not appear to authorize in a separate section

10% tax on tribes and card rooms – tribes and card rooms must report revenues to DOR

Jan 14: 1st reading; referred to Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

Jan 30: Public hearing in Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 2478

 

HB 2478

Authorizing sports wagering at tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

Would authorize retail and online sports wagering for tribal casinos, card rooms, and racetracks

$500k initial license fee and annual license fee set by Commission

1 online sports gambling skin per licensee and per tribal casino

Prohibits betting on in-state colleges and esports

Defines fantasy sports but does not appear to authorize in a separate section

10% tax on tribes and card rooms – tribes and card rooms must report revenues to DOR

Jan 15: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

SB 6277

 

HB 2638

Authorizing sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts

Would authorize retail and on-premise mobile sports wagering at Class III tribal casinos

In the House:

Jan 16: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 27: Public hearing in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 30: 1st substitute bill passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 3: Referred to Appropriations

Feb 8: Public hearing in Appropriations Committee

Feb 11: Executive session in Appropriations Committee

Feb 11: 1st substitute bill passed out of Appropriations Committee; referred to Rules Committee

Feb 13: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration; placed on 2nd reading; 1st substitute bill substituted; floor amendments adopted; rules suspended; placed on 3rd reading; Passed out of the House

In the Senate:

Feb 17: 1st reading; referred to Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 24: Scheduled for public hearing and executive session in Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 24: Passed out of Labor & Commerce Committee

SB 6394

 

SB 6394

Authorizing sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts

Would authorize retail and on-premise mobile sports wagering at Class III tribal casinos
 

Jan 16: 1st reading; referred to Labor & Commerce Committee

Jan 30: Public hearing in Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 6: Executive session in Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 6: 1st substitute bill passed out of Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 7: Referred to Ways & Means Committee

HB 2638

 

SB 6357

Increasing the dollar limit of pull-tabs

Would increase the limit on the price of a single-chance punchboard or pull-tab from $1 to $5

In the Senate:

Jan 15: 1st reading; referred to Labor & Commerce Committee

Jan 21: Public hearing in Labor & Commerce Committee

Jan 24: Passed to Rules Committee for 2nd reading

Jan 28: Placed on 2nd reading by Rules Committee

Feb 13: Rules suspended; placed on 3rd reading

Feb 13: 3rd reading; passed out of the Senate

In the House:

Feb 16: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 20: Public hearing and executive session in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 20: Passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

HB 2492

 

HB 2492

Increasing the dollar limit of pull-tabs

Would increase the limit on the price of a single-chance punchboard or pull-tab from $1 to $5

Jan 15: 1st reading; referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 27: Public hearing in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 30: Passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 3: Referred to Rules 2 Review

Feb 16: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration; placed on 2nd reading

Feb 21: Referred to Rules Committee for 2nd reading

SB 6357

 

HB 2216

Increasing the maximum bet in sports pools

Would increase, from $1 or less to $5 or less, the amount of money for which a square on a sports pool board may be offered to prospective contestants. Would authorize an operator of a sports pool board to operate up to two sports pools on the same athletic event

Dec 6: Prefiled for introduction

Jan 13: 1st reading: referred to Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 13: Public hearing in Commerce & Gaming Committee

Jan 21: Passed out of Commerce & Gaming Committee

Feb 19: Passed out of the House