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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control
Agency 5. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Chapter 10. Procedural Rules for the Conduct of Hearings Before the Board and Its Hearing Officers

3VAC5-10-160. Offers in compromise.

Following notice of a disciplinary proceeding, a licensee may be afforded opportunity for the submission of an offer in compromise in lieu of suspension or in addition thereto, or in lieu of revocation of his license, where in the discretion of the board, the nature of the proceeding and the public interest permit. Such offer should be addressed to the chief hearing officer. Acceptance of the offer in compromise shall constitute an admission of the alleged violation of the A.B.C. laws or regulations, and shall result in a waiver of the right to a formal hearing and the right to appeal or otherwise contest the charges. The reason for the acceptance of such an offer shall be made a part of the record of the proceeding. Unless good cause be shown, continuances for purposes of considering an offer in compromise will not be granted. Offers in compromise may be submitted anytime following notice of a disciplinary proceeding and before the conclusion of an appeal hearing. Any such offer may not be accepted at the informal conference and no offer shall be submitted after the conclusion of the appeal hearing. The board may waive any provision of this section for good cause shown.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-103 and 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-1 § 1.16, eff. December 12, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 4, Issue 6, eff. January 21, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 2, eff. November 24, 1988; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 23, 1989; Volume 8, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 22, 2018.

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