Wine and beer; delivery thereof, permits. (HB1784)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; delivery of wine and beer; permits. Restores to certain Virginia retailers the privilege of delivering wine and beer to their customers. Such privilege was removed as a result of recent federal litigation challenging the constitutionality of Virginia's ABC law. The bill contains technical amendments, including relocating the existing provisions concerning direct shipment of wine and beer ( 4.1-112.1) to the administration of licenses portion of ABC law. Read the Bill »


03/08/2007: signed by governor


12/28/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070839276
12/28/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2007Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming (Gear)
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 070887276-H1
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070887276-H1
01/25/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1784H1
01/26/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to Senate
01/29/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2007Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1784H1)
02/12/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Read third time
02/13/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1784ER)
02/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1784ER)
02/19/2007Signed by Speaker
02/20/2007Signed by President
03/08/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 99 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Yay. This is greatly needed. That small vintners and brewers cannot distribute their own products to restaurants is just crazy. I can only assume that alcohol distributors (a powerful economic force in state politics) will strongly oppose this bill.

Jennifer Hainin writes:

I strongly encourage allowing retailers to deliver wine and beer to their customers. I believe this will help the "small business" owner of restaurants to compete with larger retailers such as 7-11 etc. if they are able to deliver beer and wine along with their food products.