SEARCH SITE

Search FAQs

VIRGINIA LAW PORTAL

SEARCHABLE DATABASES

ACROSS SESSIONS

Developed and maintained by the Division of Legislative Automated Systems.

2017 SESSION

  • | print version

SB 943 Alcoholic beverage control; location of government stores.

Introduced by: Adam P. Ebbin | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Alcoholic beverage control; location of government stores. Requires the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) or its designee to provide notice and hold a public hearing before establishing a government store for the sale of alcoholic beverages. The bill prohibits the establishment of a government store within one-tenth of a mile of any (i) church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of religious worship; (ii) public, private, or parochial school, college, or university; or (iii) child-welfare agency. The bill requires the Board, prior to entering into any lease of real property for the purposes of establishing a government store, to (a) conduct a visual inspection of the property and (b) consult with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Education or review any databases maintained by such departments regarding the locations of schools and child welfare agencies to ensure that the property to be leased is not located within one-tenth of a mile of any of the aforementioned entities. The bill provides that any government store established prior to July 1, 2017, by the Board may continue to operate without meeting the requirements of this bill.


FULL TEXT

HISTORY