Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licensees, commissions and fees. (HB2703)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licensees; commissions and fees. Requires the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to pay a licensed distiller a commission of 25 percent of the retail price of any spirits sold by the distiller at a government store on his licensed premises. The bill provides that monthly revenue transfers resulting from such sales (i) may be submitted electronically and through other methods approved by the Board and (ii) shall be limited to the amount due to the Board in applicable taxes and markups. The bill prohibits the Board from (a) imposing a markup on spirits sold during an organized tasting event, provided that such spirits are manufactured on the licensed premises or on contiguous premises of the licensed distillery conducting such tasting event, or (b) charging a case fee for moving spirits to the tasting area of a government store established on the premises of a licensed distillery when such spirits are moved by employees of the licensed distiller. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104428D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/29/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2703)
02/05/2019Left in General Laws