Virginia Spirits Board; established, report. (SB583)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


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. Read the Bill »


02/21/2020: Passed the General Assembly


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104861D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/22/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB583)
01/24/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2020Reported from General Laws (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read second time
02/18/2020Read third time
02/18/2020Passed House (85-Y 15-N)
02/18/2020VOTE: Passage (85-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB583ER)
02/20/2020Signed by Speaker
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB583ER)
02/21/2020Signed by President
02/25/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2020
02/25/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020

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