RD192 - Mixed Beverage Food-to-Beverage Ratio Report

Executive Summary:
The second enactment clause of Chapter 661 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly (SB1349) directs:

"2. That the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board shall meet with interested parties, including licensees and trade associations representing the same, to develop guidelines for appropriate sanctions, including license revocation, for violations of alcoholic beverage control laws and regulations governing (i) the food-to-beverage ration for mixed beverage licensees and (ii) the submission of the annual MBAR report by such licensees, including instances where the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board finds that a licensee has submitted a fraudulent report.

On or before September 1, 2013, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board shall report to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on General Lawson the aforementioned guidelines. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board's report shall also include the number of audits it has conducted of mixed beverage licensees during the preceding two-year period, the number of instances of substantiated violations relating to either the food qualification requirement or the MBAR report, the penalties imposed for such violations, and whether the Board has made findings of fraud in relation to such reports."

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board hereby submits the report required by this legislation.