Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores on Sunday. (HB908)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores; Sunday sales. Allows ABC stores to be open in any city with a population of 100,000 or more. Since 2004, ABC stores may be open, at the discretion of the ABC Board, in the Counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William, and in the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax City, Manassas, Manassas Park, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. The bill would add the Cities of Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, and Chesapeake. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081799528
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB908)
02/05/2008Reported from General Laws (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House (62-Y 37-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (62-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/15/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (11-Y 4-N)
02/18/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB908ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB908ER)
02/25/2008Signed by President
02/26/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB908ER)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 133 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 134 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0134)


robert legge writes:

How is the public interest served by allowing this substance to be sold on one more day of the week?

jean clark writes:

Keep closed on Sunday. MondAY ONLY 24 HRS AWAY. eMPLOYEES TIme for family, church.

Jay writes:

about time.Screw your religious based discrimination.