Date Requested:January 14, 2011
Time Requested:05:54 PM
Agency: Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1251 Introduced HB2057
CBD Subject: STORAGE, TRANSPORTING LIQUORS AND BEERS
FUND(S)
7351
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    This bill is aimed at deteriorating the 3 tier system of alcohol regulation by creating an unlicensed warehouse to receive and distribute alcoholic liquors within the state and outside the state.
    
    Enacting this bill could lead to a dismantling of the state regulatory structure and cost the state licensing revenue and a loss of revenue generate by the WVABCA bailment warehouse.
    
    The bill's fiscal impact could have a negative impact on all liquor revenues received from operations of the WVABCA bailment warehouse, WVABCA transfers to general revenue and liquor tax receipts.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Enacting this bill could lead to a dismantling of the state regulatory structure, the 3 tier system and the loss of state licensing revenue and a loss of revenue generate by the WVABCA bailment warehouse.
    
    The bill would likely have a negative impact on state revenues.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Anoop Bhasin
Email Address:
Anoop.K.Bhasin@wv.gov
    This bill provides an unlicensed entity the ability to warehouse and store liquors which is a power granted to State under the federal and state constitution.
    
    The ability of the state to control alcoholic liquors is state police power granted to the WVABCA Commissioner.
    
    Granting this authority to an unlicensed and unchecked entity jeopardizes the state regulatory structure. The passage of this bill could result in the erosion of the state control system and the revenue it generates.