Alcoholic beverage control; adds a meal-assembly kitchen license. (HB1815)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), and Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; meal-assembly kitchen license. Adds a new license for meal-assembly kitchens, defined as any commercial establishment that offers to its customers, for off-premises consumption, ingredients for the preparation of meals and entrees in professional kitchen facilities located at the establishment. Under the terms of the license, a licensee is authorized to permit the consumption of lawfully acquired wine or beer on the premises of the licensee by any bona fide customer of the licensee and to serve wine or beer on the premises of the licensee to any such bona fide customer; however, the licensee shall not give more than two five-ounce glasses of wine or one 12-ounce glass of beer to any such customer, nor shall it sell or otherwise charge a fee to such customer for the wine or beer served or consumed. The privileges of this license shall be limited to the premises of the meal-assembly kitchen regularly occupied and utilized as such. The bill provides for state and local license taxes. Read the Bill »


03/08/2007: signed by governor


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075192520
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2007Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming (Gear)
01/17/2007Read first time
01/18/2007Read second time
01/18/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/18/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1815E
01/18/2007Printed as engrossed 075192520-E
01/19/2007Read third time and passed House (76-Y 21-N)
01/19/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2007Communicated to Senate
01/22/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1815E)
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 (34-Y 6-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1815ER)
02/19/2007Signed by Speaker
02/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1815ER)
02/20/2007Signed by President
03/08/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 101 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0101)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB762 and HB2116.