Alcoholic beverage control; location of government stores. (SB943)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; location of government stores. Requires the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) or its designee to provide notice and hold a public hearing before establishing a government store for the sale of alcoholic beverages. The bill prohibits the establishment of a government store within one-tenth of a mile of any (i) church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of religious worship; (ii) public, private, or parochial school, college, or university; or (iii) child-welfare agency. The bill requires the Board, prior to entering into any lease of real property for the purposes of establishing a government store, to (a) conduct a visual inspection of the property and (b) consult with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Education or review any databases maintained by such departments regarding the locations of schools and child welfare agencies to ensure that the property to be leased is not located within one-tenth of a mile of any of the aforementioned entities. The bill provides that any government store established prior to July 1, 2017, by the Board may continue to operate without meeting the requirements of this bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100647D
12/30/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)