Virginia Spirits Board and Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund; established, report. (HB1436)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Spirits Board. Establishes the Virginia Spirits Board, within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund. The Board is composed of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, and nine gubernatorial-appointed nonlegislative citizens who represent coopers or maltsters and owners or operators of distilleries. Among its powers and duties, the Board is authorized to contract for research services to improve farming practices related to the growing of ingredients necessary for alcohol distillation in Virginia; enter into contracts with private and public entities to market, advertise, and promote the industry; and engage in revenue-producing activities. The Fund consists of general fund appropriations, fees from services rendered, and payments received for products, equipment, or goods supplied. The bill exempts contracts for advertising, marketing, or publishing that are entered into by the Board from certain provisions of the Virginia Public Procurement Act. This bill is identical to SB 583. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104939D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1436)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (82-Y 17-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (82-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/14/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1436ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1436ER)
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 410 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0410)