Alcoholic beverage control; ABC Board to adopt regulation that require off-premise retail licensees. (HB2597)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; regulations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Mandates the ABC Board to adopt regulations that require off-premises retail licensees to place any premixed alcoholic energy drinks containing one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume in the same location where wine and beer are available for sale within the licensed premises. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2009Presented and ordered printed 098652668
01/22/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2597)
01/29/2009Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/03/2009Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2009Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/06/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2009Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/13/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Read third time
02/17/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2597ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2597ER)
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 122 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0122)