Alcoholic beverage control; grounds for suspension or revocation of a license. (HB2523)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; grounds for suspension or revocation of a license. Adds two new grounds for which the ABC Board may suspend or revoke a license. Under the bill, a license may be suspended if the licensee has operated the licensed premises in such a manner that it has adversely affected real property values located within the adjacent area or has substantially interfered with the usual quietude and tranquility of an adjacent residence or residential area or if the place occupied by the licensee has become a place where people are charged with criminal offenses on or immediately adjacent to the premises that are so frequent and serious as to be deemed a continuing threat to the public safety. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2009Presented and ordered printed 091223544
01/16/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2009Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/03/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 091824796-H1
02/04/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091824796-H1
02/05/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2523H1
02/06/2009Read third time and passed House (84-Y 11-N)
02/06/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (84-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2009Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/13/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Read third time
02/17/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/17/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2009Passed by temporarily
02/17/2009Passed by for the day
02/18/2009Passed by for the day
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee amendment rejected
02/19/2009Floor substitute printed 095868304-S1 (Puller)
02/19/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2009Passed by temporarily
02/19/2009Passed by for the day
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Substitute #1 by Senator Puller withdrawn 095868304-S1
02/20/2009Floor substitute printed 095870304-S2 (Puller)
02/20/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2009Substitute #2 by Senator Puller agreed to 095870304-S2 (21-Y 17-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2523S2
02/20/2009Passed Senate with substitute (28-Y 10-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Placed on Calendar
02/24/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 095870304-S2 (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2523ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 486 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.