Alcoholic beverage control; wine and beer tastings by gourmet shop licensees (HB694)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville) with support from co-patrons Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), and Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; wine tastings by gourmet shop licensees. Allows gourmet shop licensees to sell or give samples of wine or beer at tastings sponsored by the licensee for its customers for on-premises consumption. Additionally, with the consent of the licensee, farm wineries, wineries, and breweries may participate in tastings held by licensees authorized to conduct tastings, including the pouring of samples to any person to whom alcoholic beverages may be lawfully sold.   Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088396416
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB694)
01/29/2008Reported from General Laws with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Read first time
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2008Emergency clause added
01/31/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB694E
01/31/2008Printed as engrossed 088396416-E
02/01/2008Read third time and passed House (88-Y 11-N)
02/01/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE EMERGENCY (88-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to Senate
02/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB694E)
02/15/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB694ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB694ER)
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 178 (effective 3/3/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 179 (effective 3/3/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0179)