Alcoholic beverage control; neutral grain spirits or alcohol sold at government stores, proof. (HB143)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Alcoholic beverage control; neutral grain spirits or alcohol sold at government stores; proof. Increases from 101 to 151 the proof of neutral grain spirits or alcohol that is without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color that may be sold at government stores. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/21/2015Committee
12/21/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101873D
12/21/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #3
01/18/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB143)
01/19/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2016Reported from General Laws (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Read first time
01/29/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2016Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/01/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/12/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Read third time
02/16/2016Passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Enrolled
02/17/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB143ER)
02/17/2016Signed by Speaker
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB143ER)
02/19/2016Signed by President
02/19/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/19/16
02/19/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 26, 2016
02/29/2016Governor's recommendation received by House
02/29/2016Placed on Calendar
03/01/2016House rejected Governor's recommendation (31-Y 63-N)
03/01/2016House rejected Clause #2 of Governor's recommendation (31-Y 63-N)
03/01/2016VOTE: REJECTED (31-Y 63-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Clause #3 of Governor's recommendation ruled not properly before the House
03/01/2016Communicated to Governor
03/07/2016G Vetoed by Governor

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 13 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): I'D ASK THAT HOUSE BILL 143 PASS, SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE BODY, HOUSE BILL 143 IS A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW CLEAR ALCOHOL, GRAIN ALCOHOL, TO BE SOLD IN OUR ABC STORES TO WHAT USED TO BE 101 PROOF TO 150 PROOF. CURRENTLY THERE ARE GRAIN -- BROWN GRAIN ALCOHOL THAT'S SOLD IN THE ABC STORES THAT IS OF THAT SAME PROOF. THIS WOULD JUST ALLOW THAT CLEAR LIQUID STUFF TO BE AT 150. THERE'S NO IMPACT ON ABC. THAT'S THE BILL, MR. PRESIDENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR BLACK.

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. YOU KNOW, I HAD INITIALLY VOTED FOR THIS. WE COVERED A NUMBER OF BILLS RATHER QUICKLY. YOU KNOW, I'M NOT A TEE TOTALER. I'VE HAD A DRINK WILLIAM OF YOU HERE, BUT I REALLY LIKE THE BALANCE THAT'S STRUCK WITHIN VIRGINIA BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, BEING ABLE TO GO OUT AND SOCIALLY HAVE A DRINK AND HAVING PEOPLE LAYING AROUND ON THE STREET CORNERS WITH A BAG AND A BOTTLE, AND I JUST -- I'M VERY UNCOMFORTABLE IN GOING FROM 101 PROOF, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, THAT'S PRETTY GOOD STIFF DRINK, AND GOING TO 151, WHICH IS WHERE YOU'RE SIMPLY GOING BLASTED. I REMEMBER IN FLIGHT TRAINING, WE USED TO GET A DRINK CALLED A ZOMBIE AND I'M -- AND I SEE THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX IS NODDING. I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, WHEN YOU HAD A ZOMBIE, YOU WERE A ZOMBIE, AND FRANKLY, I JUST THINK PERHAPS THIS IS GOING A LITTLE TOO FAR, AND SO I INTEND TO VOTE AGAINST THAT BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM CHESAPEAKE, SENATOR COSGROVES.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMANS WITH THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN PLEASE YIELD FOR A QUESTION.

[Unknown]: WOULD THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN YIELD FOR A QUESTION? I YIELD. HE YIELDS, SENATOR. THANK YOU M PEZ. I'D ASK THE FORMER MARINE AND AVIATOR IF HE'S EVER HEARD OF BACARDI 151. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN. I'M SORRY, I DID NOT QUITE GET THE QUESTION. COULD YOU REPEAT YOUR QUESTION, SENATOR? I WILL, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I WILL ASK THE GENTLEMAN IF HE HAS EVER HEARD OF A RUM CALLED BACARDI 151. THE SENIOR SENATOR. I WOULD RESPOND THAT, YES, I HAVE HEARD OF BACARDI 151 AND, NO, I -- I DIDN'T QUITE CATCH THE GENTLEMAN'S YES INITIALLY BECAUSE I'M -- QUESTION INITIALLY BECAUSE I'M A MARINE, NOT A NAVY TYPE OF GUY, SO IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO CATCH ON. THANK YOU, SENATOR. SPEAKING TO THE BILL, MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. I HOPE THAT WE WILL ACTUALLY PASS THIS BILL. BACARDI 151 HAS ALWAYS BEEN AVAILABLE IN OUR ABC STORES. THERE'S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT CHOCK CONTENT AND THIS BILL. WHY MAKE EXCEPTIONS? THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 143 RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 34, NOS 5. AYES 34, NOS 5. THE BILL PASSES. MOVING TO PAGE 2, HOUSE BILL 226. THE SENATOR FROM RESPONSE SYLVANIA, SENATOR REEVES.

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): THANK YOU AGAIN, MR. PRESIDENT.


[Unknown]: TWO-YEAR COLLEGE. WE ASSUME THAT THEY WOULD BE IN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY COLLEGES, BUT THEY'RE NOT WITHOUT HAVING SPECIFICALLY NAMED THEM IN THE AMENDMENT. MR. PRESIDENT, THE SECOND ONE IS AN ENACTMENT CLAUSE, WHICH SIMPLY INDICATES THAT THESE INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE NAMED ARE ACTUALLY GRANTED THE AUTHORITY TO DO WHAT'S IN THE BILL. WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THEY END UP GETTING FUNDED. WE TALK ABOUT HOW THE PROCESS WORKS, BUT SOMEHOW THROUGH THAT PROCESS, WE FORGET TO INDICATE THAT THEY ACTUALLY CAN DO THE WORK AND THE COLLEGES WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT, SO THIS AMENDMENT ASSISTS WITHES THAT I HOPE WE ADOPT FLOOR AMENDMENTS IN A BLOCK. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE FLOOR AMENDMENTS EN BLOC BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE FLOOR AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 98, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION WITH SUBSTITUTE. COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE ADOPTED BY THE SENATE. HOUSE BILL 750, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. HOUSE BILL 1359, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. HOUSE BILL 118, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HOUSE BILL 136, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE AMENDMENTS BE ADOPTED. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO. MR. THE SENATOR FROM CHESAPEAKE, SENATOR COSGROVE. A PAGE 16, HOUSE BILL 98, I WOULD ASK THAT GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 98 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 248, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES. THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON. SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT. CAN HOUSE BILL 1359 GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 1359 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 342, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES. HOUSE BILL 448, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD. HI, SENATOR STUART. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 584, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HOUSE BILL 782, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES. HOUSE BILL 813, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HOUSE BILL 903, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HOUSE BILL 1094, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 1115, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HOUSE BILL 1127, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD. SENATOR STUART. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AGREEMENT BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 1250, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HOUSE BILL 1311, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HOUSE BILL 1329, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE HOUSE BILL PASS EN BLOC, THAT IS, ALL BILLS EXCEPT FOR 98 AND 1359. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE BILLS PASS EN BLOC. REGULAR CALENDAR, HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING. HOUSE BILL 944, A BILL TO ADDRESS LOCAL ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OR USE OF LANDSCAPE COVER MATERIALS UNTIL REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED AS PART OF THE STATEWIDE FIRE PREVENTION CODE. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, CAN WE TAKE THAT BYE FOR ONE MORE DAY?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 944 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 158, A BILL RELATING TO GRASS CUTTING IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT. SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN, SENATOR STAND. I THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. CAN HOUSE BILL 158 GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 158 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 516, A BILL RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, POLICY ON SEXUALLY EXPLICIT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG, SENATOR NAUM. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. SENATOR, YOU HAVE AN AMENDMENT THERE WE NEED TO PASS FIRST. MR. PRESIDENT, I APOLOGIZE. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, HOUSE BILL 516 IS A BILL THAT REQUIRES THAT THE BOARD ESTABLISH A FOIL AS RELATES TO -- POLICY AS RELATES TO PUBLIC EDUCATION IN REGARDS TO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS BILL IS ABOUT A QUARTER PAGE LONG AND IF YOU GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO OVER THE WORDS THERE, I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL. FIRST, THE BILL DOES REQUIRE IN THE FIRST SECTION THAT A PARENT BE NOTIFIED IF THERE IS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION THAT THIS MATERIAL IS BEING COMMUNICATED TO THE STUDENT. NEXT, ON PAGE -- EXCUSE ME, LINE 19, IT IS THE SECOND PORTION WHICH SIMPLY SAYS THAT A PARENT IS ALLOWED TO VIEW THE MATERIAL. THE LAST IS THAT IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, THAT A PARENT CAN BE GIVEN ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL MR. PRESIDENT, AS YOU'LL NOTE IN INFORMATION. THE CALENDAR ALSO, WE DID PUT AN AMENDMENT ON THE BILL. THE AMENDMENT SAYS THAT THE MATERIAL WILL BE DEEMED TO BE IN THIS CATEGORY IF DETERMINED BY THE BOARD. MR. PRESIDENT, I HOPE THAT YOU WOULD PASS THIS BILL. HOPEFULLY WE SEE THIS BILL AS A NOTIFICATION, REVIEW, AND ALTERNATIVE BILL, AND NOT ANYTHING BEYOND THAT. I HOPE THAT WELD SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF THE -- WE WOULD SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, SENATOR EBBIN. SPEAKING AGAINST THE BILL, SIR. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. I WANTED TO JUST DISCUSS BRIEFLY THREE THINGS ABOUT THE BILL. ONE IS THE NEED OR LACK OF NEED FOR THIS BILL. TWO IS THE CONSTITUTIONALITY AND THREE IS WHAT THE ROAD TO CENSORSHIP LOOKS LIKE. FAIRFAX COUNTY, WHICH IS WHERE I UNDERSTAND WHERE THE BILL ORIGINATED FROM, ADOPTED A PROCESS FOR SCHOOLS, BIT SCHOOL BOARD, OVER A YEAR AGO AND THEY DID THAT ON THEIR OWN, SO THIS BILL IS NOT GOING TO HAVE AN EFFECT THERE. ARLINGTON DOES HAVE A REVIEW PROCESS FOR PARENTS TO INSPECT ANY SORT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO I WAS ABLE TO CHECK WITH THIS MORNING, BUT IN TERMS OF THE KOORGET, ARTICLE 8, SECTION 7 OF THE CONSTITUTION IS CLEAR THAT THE SUPERVISION OF EACH SCHOOL DIVISION SHALL BE VESTED IN LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS AND THE BOARD SHALL WILL PRIMARY AUTHORITY FOR EFFECTUATING THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY SET FORTH IN THE ARTICLE AND IN A CASE IN 1978, SCHOOL BOARD VERSUS PARHAM, IT EXPLICITLY TALKED ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL TEACH STAFF AND LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS AND PARTICULARLY THE DAILY MANAGEMENT, AND THIS BILL I DID VESTS THE SCHOOL BOARD -- DIVESTS THE SCHOOL BOARD OF ITS FUNCTION OF DAILY MANAGEMENT AND AT LEAST IN THE SCHOOLS I COULD FIND, IT WASN'T NECESSARY. FINALLY, I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE ROAD TO CENSORSHIP. HERE ARE SOME OF THE GREAT WORKS THAT HAVE BEEN CENSORED IN THE FAST OR REMOVED FROM CONSIDERATION BY STUDENTS. CATCHER IN THE RYE, THE GRAPES