Alcoholic beverage sale nuisances; locality by its mayor, etc. may petition court to enjoin sale. (HB1995)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage sale nuisances. Any locality by or through its mayor, executive, or attorney may file a complaint in a circuit court to enjoin the sale of alcohol at any establishment licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. The basis for such complaint shall be that the continued sale of alcohol at the establishment presents a threat to public safety as a result of frequent criminal acts occurring on or near the premises. The injunction would be automatically lifted upon final disposition of a mandatory ABC Board hearing into the matter. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077013520
01/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2007Impact statement from ABC (HB1995)
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 077828520-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Impact statement from ABC (HB1995H1)
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077828520-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1995H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/12/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Read third time
02/13/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2007Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Placed on Calendar
02/15/2007Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1995ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
02/26/2007Impact statement from ABC (HB1995ER)
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 456 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)