Alcoholic beverage control; 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. Read the Bill »


02/06/2020: In Subcommittee


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

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee on 02/21/2020. It meets on Friday, 8:30 A.M. - Senate Room B.

Duplicate Bills

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

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