Date Requested: January 28, 2020
Time Requested: 11:40 AM
Agency: Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2582 Introduced SB638
CBD Subject: Alcoholic Liquors and Beers



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Revenue

Fiscal Note Summary

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

Summarize in a clear and concise manner what impact this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government. This is an agency bill. The purpose of this bill is to is to create new private club licenses for: (1) A private multi-vendor fair or festival permitting multi different licensed vendors to sell alcohol at a singular event; (2) a private night club where subject to public health and safety requirements a club may stay open until 4 a.m.; (3) a private tennis club license to license certain indoor and outdoor tennis facilities; and (4) a private wedding venue where events are held on a reservation basis and the location is not open for regular daily operations. The bill would permit private night clubs to close at 4 a.m. while ceasing entertainment at 3 a.m. and ceasing alcohol sales at 3:30 am. The bill sets the closing hours for private fairs and festivals and private multi-vendor fairs and festivals at 1 a.m. with staff and employees out by 2 a.m. The bill also allows for the exemption of certain private clubs from the minor admission requirements. The bill should generate revenue for the state.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
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 131,500 263,000 263,000

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

Please explain increases and decreases in personal services, current expenses, repairs and alterations, assets, other costs and revenues, including assumptions and data sources and delineation between start-up and ongoing costs. Please also include a long-range schedule of costs and revenues if fiscal impact is expected to vary in future years. With the passage of the new one day charitable beer and the private fair and festival license in 2019, the WVABCA issued approximately 347 various fair and festival licenses. Since June of 2019, 14 private fair and festivals have been issued. A speculative estimate of 7 private multi-vendor fair and festivals could be issued. The private night club would likely be a small subset of the number of actual private clubs which would operate later and be required to have liability insurance. A speculative estimate of 50 licenses could be issued. Likely a smaller subset of private clubs, a private tennis club could be speculatively issued to perhaps 5 entities. The private wedding venue has received numerous inquiries in the past year and there are a number of locations that conduct such services and speculatively 30 entities could be issued a license. Thus, a best guess total for such licenses would be: (1) A private multi-vendor fair or festival - 7 x $1500 = $10,500 (2) a private night club - 50 x $4000 = $200,000 (3) a private tennis club license - 5 x $1500 = $7,500 (4) a private wedding venue - 30 x $1500 = $45,000 Total $263,000 Note, this revenue could replace other license fee revenue and may not all be new revenue.


Please identify any areas of vagueness, technical defects, reasons a bill would not have a fiscal impact, and/or any special issues not captured elsewhere on this form. The Legislature has implemented changes with new private club licenses the past few years. This bill would add new private club alternatives for licenses requested by the public for different locations.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Anoop Bhasin, General Counsel on behalf of WVABCA
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