Alcoholic beverage control; definitions, license and fee reform. (SB389)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


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 incorporates SB 447 and is identical to HB 390. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101743D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/10/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/10/2020Incorporates SB447 (Reeves)
01/10/2020Committee substitute printed 20105539D-S1
01/10/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB389S1)
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105539D-S1
02/06/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB389S1
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Committee substitute printed 20108236D-H1
02/17/2020Read second time
02/18/2020Read third time
02/18/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108236D-H1
02/18/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB389H1
02/18/2020Passed House with substitute (91-Y 9-N)
02/18/2020VOTE: Passage (91-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Title replaced 20108236D-H1
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB389H1)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB389ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB389ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
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 1114 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1114)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB390 and SB447.