Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority; created, report, eliminates ABC Board. (HB1776)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control. Eliminates the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) and replaces it with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, created by the bill. The bill provides for the appointment of the Board of Directors of the Authority by the General Assembly, with the concurrence of the Governor, and the appointment by the Board of Directors of a Chief Executive Officer of the Authority and sets eligibility requirements for appointment, including background checks. Among other things, the bill also (i) provides for the transfer of current ABC employees to the Authority, (ii) continues such employees' participation in the state health plan and VRS, and (iii) sets out the powers and duties of the Authority and the Chief Executive Officer. The bill contains numerous technical amendments. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103320D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1776)
02/05/2015Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104893D-H1
02/05/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2015Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/06/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104908D-H2
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1776EH1
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute from General Laws rejected 15104893D-H1
02/09/2015Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 15104908D-H2
02/09/2015Amendment by Delegate Albo agreed to
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1776EH2
02/09/2015Printed as engrossed 15104908D-EH2
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1776EH2)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/13/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Committee substitute printed 15105066D-S1
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105066D-S1
02/16/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1776S1
02/16/2015Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Placed on Calendar
02/18/2015Passed by for the day
02/19/2015Passed by for the day
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105066D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1776S1)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1776ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1776ER)
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
03/27/2015Governor's substitute printed 15105740D-H3
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (HB1776ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)


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 10 minutes.