Alcoholic beverage control; no retail licensee shall employ as manager any unauthorized alien. (SB515)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), and Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; managers of licensed retail establishments.  Requires managers of licensed retail establishments to be U.S. citizens or legally present in the United States. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100496D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB515)
02/10/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB515E
02/14/2012Printed as engrossed 12100496D-E
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/22/2012Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/28/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Committee substitute printed 12105727D-H1
02/29/2012Read second time
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Speaker ruled substitute 12105727D-H1 not germane
03/01/2012Motion to refer to committee agreed to
03/01/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/02/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12105910D-H2
03/06/2012Read second time
03/07/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB515H1
03/07/2012Read third time
03/07/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105910D-H2
03/07/2012Amendment by Delegate Albo agreed to
03/07/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB515H2
03/07/2012Passed House with substitute with amendment (72-Y 25-N)
03/07/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Title replaced 12105910D-H2
03/09/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB515ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
03/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB515ER)
04/05/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 643 (effective 7/1/12)
04/05/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0643)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 21 minutes.