Alcoholic beverage control; Sunday store hours, distiller commission. (HB1770)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; Sunday store hours; distiller commission. Requires the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Authority) to pay a distiller who operates a government store on the distiller's licensed premises a commission of not less than 20 percent of the retail price of any goods sold. The bill also allows certain government stores, as determined by the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Authority, to be open on Sundays for the sale of alcoholic beverages after 10:00 a.m. Finally, the bill grants the Board the power to employ or retain in-house legal counsel to advise or represent the Authority in hearings, controversies, or other matters involving the interests of the Authority. The bill provides, however, that upon request by the Board, the Attorney General shall provide legal services for the Authority in accordance with current law. This bill is identical to SB 1668. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102169D
12/26/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1770)
01/17/2019Reported from General Laws (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2019Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations with amendment (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations with amendments (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB1770E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19102169D-E
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1770E)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (83-Y 13-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/07/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Reading of amendments waived
02/12/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2019Passed Senate with amendments (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Placed on Calendar
02/13/2019Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 91-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 91-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Senate insisted on amendments (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/13/2019House acceded to request
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/13/2019Delegates: Knight, Peace, Aird
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/13/2019Senators: Reeves, Mason, Norment
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Conference substitute printed 19107301D-H1
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (74-Y 15-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1770ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1770ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/26/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 810 (effective 7/1/19)
03/26/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0810)