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1997 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Chapter 924)

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Item 483

Item 483

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Alcoholic Beverage Merchandising (80100)$215,103,175$215,097,903
Alcoholic Beverage Management Services (80101)FY1997 $10,050,433FY1998 $10,050,433
Alcoholic Beverage Purchasing, Warehousing, Distribution, and Sales (80102)FY1997 $205,052,742FY1998 $205,047,470
Fund Sources: 
EnterpriseFY1997 $215,103,175FY1998 $215,097,903

Authority: §§ 4-1 through 4-118.2, Code of Virginia.


A. The Auditor of Public Accounts and the State Comptroller shall review the automated point-of-sale cash register system being developed by the Department to ensure the system complies with the Commonwealth's auditing and accounting standards.


B. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board shall direct the timely correction of the audit deficiencies cited by the Auditor of Public Accounts for the year ending June 30, 1993. The adequacy of corrective action shall be reviewed semi-annually by the Auditor of Public Accounts who shall report his findings to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.


C. Not later than September 1, 1996, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the criteria to be used to determine whether the warehouse operation should be outsourced, privatized or liquidated and whether or not the facility should be retained, sold or sold and leased back. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shall not privatize or outsource the operation of its warehouse nor may the administrative office building, including the warehouse, be declared surplus or sold without the approval of the General Assembly.