Alcoholic beverage control; privatization of ABC stores. (HB342)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


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 sell at auction 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, 2010, on how it will privatize government stores. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2011, to achieve full retail privatization of government stores. The bill provides that any monetary savings realized by the ABC Board from the implementation of the bill shall be applied to the Transportation Trust Fund. The bill contains numerous technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/10 10100600D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2010Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/16/2010Left in General Laws