HB4472 H DA AM #1

CR 3338

The Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse moves to amend the bill on page one, by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:


§60-3-9. Uniform prices; posting and distribution of price lists; continuation of price increase on alcoholic liquors.

The commissioner shall, from time to time, fix uniform prices for each variety, class and brand of alcoholic liquors offered for sale in state stores. Alcoholic liquors shall be sold in state stores and agencies only at the uniform prices fixed by the commissioner.

The commissioner shall prepare price lists showing the price of each variety, class or brand. Price lists shall be posted prominently in each store and shall be available for distribution and inspection in every state store and agency.

The commissioner, in the exercise of his or her authority under this section, is hereby directed to continue the increase in the price of alcoholic liquors, heretofore effected pursuant to the provisions of this section as amended by chapter six, acts of the Legislature of West Virginia, regular session, one thousand nine hundred fifty-one, which is presently producing an additional annual revenue of $1,600,000 on an annual volume of business equal to the average for the past three years.

The revenue derived from the increase in the price of alcoholic liquors shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund in the manner hereinafter provided in section seventeen of this article. 5% of the revenue derived from the liquor profit transfer shall be transferred to the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund created in §16-53-2.