Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority; created, report, eliminates ABC Board. (SB1032)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


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 15103325D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/30/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Committee substitute printed 15104509D-S1
01/30/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2015Substitute bill reprinted 15104509D-S1
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1032S1)
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1032S1)
02/04/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104677D-S2
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104509D-S1
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104677D-S2
02/06/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1032S2
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/2015Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Committee substitute printed 15104988D-H1
02/11/2015Read second time
02/12/2015Read third time
02/12/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104988D-H1
02/12/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1032H1
02/12/2015Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Title replaced 15104988D-H1
02/17/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1032ER)
02/17/2015Signed by Speaker
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1032ER)
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Governor's recommendation received by Senate
02/26/2015Governor's substitute printed 15105509D-S3
02/27/2015Enacted, Chapter 38 (effective 7/1/15)
02/27/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (34-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (88-Y 6-N)
02/27/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
02/27/2015Reenrolled bill text (SB1032ER2)
02/27/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/27/2015Enacted, Chapter 38 (effective - see bill)
02/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)
03/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1032S3)


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 25 minutes.