Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020        

ABC Authority; work group to study tied house provisions, report.

Directs the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to convene a work group to study the tied house provisions that prevent (i) a restaurant licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in the Commonwealth that is under common control or ownership with a brewery, limited brewery, winery, farm winery, distiller, or limited distiller licensee from selling alcoholic beverages produced by such brewery, limited brewery, winery, farm winery, distiller, or limited distiller licensee and (ii) a licensee from employing a person who is also employed by a licensee operating in a different tier of the Commonwealth's three-tier alcoholic beverage control system. The bill requires the Authority to report the findings and recommendations of the work group to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on General Laws by November 30, 2020.

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01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104886D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104886D
    SENATE BILL NO. 709
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to direct the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to convene a work group regarding tied house provisions; report.
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    Patron-- McClellan
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    Referred to Committee on Rules
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. � 1. That the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Authority) shall convene a work group to study the tied house provisions that prevent (i) a restaurant licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in the Commonwealth that is under common control or ownership with a brewery, limited brewery, winery, farm winery, distiller, or limited distiller licensee from selling alcoholic beverages produced by such brewery, limited brewery, winery, farm winery, distiller, or limited distiller licensee and (ii) a licensee from employing a person who is also employed by a licensee operating in a different tier of the Commonwealths three-tier alcoholic beverage control system. The work group shall (a) determine whether such tied house provisions remain justified by legitimate policy concerns and (b) analyze whether exceptions should be created to such tied house provisions and, if so, identify any possible ancillary implications and any limitations that should be placed on licensees invoking such exceptions. The Authority shall report the findings and recommendations of the work group to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on General Laws by November 30, 2020.

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    Jennifer L. McClellan D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/24/2020 Senate Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Rules (14-Y 0-N)
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104886D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
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    Start Description.
    Directs the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to convene a work group to study the tied house provisions that prevent (i) a restaurant licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in the Commonwealth that is under common control or ownership with a brewery, limited brewery, winery, farm winery, distiller, or limited distiller licensee from selling alcoholic beverages produced by such brewery, limited brewery, winery, farm winery, distiller, or limited distiller license
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    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Alcohol
    709 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 7, 2020 A BILL to direct the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to convene a work group regarding tied house provisions; report

    Law
    The Authority shall report the findings and recommendations of the work group to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on General Laws by November 30, 2020

    Rehabilitation
    The Authority shall report the findings and recommendations of the work group to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on General Laws by November 30, 2020

    Senate
    The Authority shall report the findings and recommendations of the work group to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on General Laws by November 30, 2020


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