Alcoholic beverage control; increases general license application fee. (SB884)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control. Increases the alcoholic beverage general license application fee from $65 to $195. The bill also increases the application fee for mixed beverage special event licenses from $15 to $45 and increases the state tax on wine shipper's licenses, beer shipper's licenses, and wine and beer shipper's licenses from $95 to $230. The bill establishes that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for (i) any person to sell wine to retailers or consumers without paying the wine excise tax or (ii) any retailer to purchase, receive, transport, store, or sell any wine on which such retailer has reason to know such tax has not been paid and may not be paid. The bill provides for a civil penalty for (a) each manufacturer or wholesaler who fails to make any return and pay the full amount of the wine excise tax or (b) each manufacturer or wholesaler who makes a false or fraudulent return, where willful intent exists to defraud the Commonwealth of any excise tax due on each liter of wine. Current law provides for these criminal and civil penalties with regard to failure to pay the excise tax imposed on beer and wine coolers but not for failure to pay the excise tax on wine. This bill is identical to HB 826. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104145D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB884)
01/26/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2018Reported from Finance (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/08/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/08/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB884E
02/08/2018Printed as engrossed 18104145D-E
02/09/2018Passed by for the day
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB884E)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2018Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed House (85-Y 13-N)
02/26/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB884ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB884ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 406 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0406)