Alcoholic beverage control; unlawful possession, affirmative defense. (HB2627)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; unlawful possession; affirmative defense. Provides an affirmative defense to a charge of a underage consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages if the defendant shows that such consumption or possession was allowed under current exceptions in ABC law (i.e., drank it at home with his parents or spouse, etc.). The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 098693520
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2009Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/03/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 090327404-H1
02/04/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090327404-H1
02/05/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2627H1
02/06/2009Read third time and passed House (83-Y 15-N)
02/06/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (83-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2009Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/20/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Committee substitute printed 095869520-S1
02/23/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095869520-S1
02/24/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2627S1
02/24/2009Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 095869520-S1 (89-Y 6-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (89-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2627ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 248 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0248)