Alcoholic beverage control; definitions, license and fee reform. (HB390)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with enforcement demands, and standardizes quantity limits on alcohol samples. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. This bill is identical to SB 389. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101854D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Committee substitute printed 20105671D-H1
01/27/2020Read first time
01/28/2020Passed by for the day
01/29/2020Read second time
01/29/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105671D-H1
01/29/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB390H1
01/30/2020Read third time and passed House (89-Y 11-N)
01/30/2020VOTE: Passage (89-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB390H1)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/06/2020Assigned Rehab sub: ABC
02/21/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (84-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (84-Y 9-N)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB390ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB390ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1113 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1113)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB389 and SB447.