Zoning ordinances; restrictions on ABC licenses in City of Portsmouth. (SB831)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Zoning ordinances; restrictions on ABC licenses. Provides that the City of Portsmouth may impose a condition upon any special use permit issued after July 1, 2009, relating to retail alcoholic beverage control licensees, which provides that such special use permit will be subject to an automatic review by the governing body upon a change of ownership of the property, a change in possession, or a transfer of majority control of the business entity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098169260
12/17/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/16/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2009Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Placed on Calendar
02/05/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/16/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 2
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/20/2009Tabled in Counties, Cities and Towns


This bill mentions Portsmouth, Norfolk, Richmond.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2443.