Alcoholic beverage control; privatization of ABC stores, report. (HB611)

Introduced By

Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control (ABC); privatization of ABC stores. Provides for the issuance of a "package store" license to authorize the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. The bill also requires the ABC Board to dispose of all real estate used as ABC stores, and to terminate leased property upon which the ABC Board has operated a government store. The bill requires the ABC Board to complete an implementation study by December 31, 2008, on how it will privatize government stores. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2009, to achieve full retail privatization of government stores. The bill provides that persons holding a retail off-premises wine and beer license are eligible to obtain a package store license. The bill contains numerous technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/07 081797688
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/12/2008Left in General Laws