Alcoholic beverage control; Sunday store hours, distiller commission. (SB1668)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


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 HB 1770. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104334D
01/10/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1668)
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Committee substitute printed 19106534D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1668H1)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106534D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1668H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute (80-Y 17-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House insisted on substitute
02/13/2019House requested conference committee
02/13/2019Senate acceded to request (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/13/2019Senators: Reeves, Mason, Norment
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/13/2019Delegates: Knight, Peace, Aird
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Conference substitute printed 19107298D-S1
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 19-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1668ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1668ER)
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 811 (effective 7/1/19)
03/26/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0811)