2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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ABC Regulatory and Licensing Fee Structure (language only)

Item 386 #1c

Item 386 #1c

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control


Page 377, after line 20, insert:

"D.  The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shall conduct a review of its current application and licensing fees as established in the Code of Virginia, with regard to the adequacy of the current fee structure in covering the actual cost of regulating the alcoholic beverage industry in the Commonwealth.  In conducting its review, the department shall  consider the actual costs involved in issuing a license, regulating that license, and adjudicating violations against a license, as well as the actual cost of collecting all fees.  The department shall provide its findings and any recommendations to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Chairmen of the House Committees on General Laws and Appropriations, and the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Rehabilitation and Social Services and Finance by November 1, 2017."


(This amendment directs the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to review its current regulatory and licensing fee structure.)