Alcoholic beverage control; exemption for those owning rural event and entertainment park, etc. (SB1414)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; rural event facility mixed beverage license. Creates an annual mixed beverage rural event facility license for persons operating food and beverage services at any rural event and entertainment park or similar facility owned by a duly organized nonprofit corporation that has been granted an exemption from federal taxation under 501 (c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and has a minimum of 60,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, equine and other livestock show areas and is located in Caroline County. The license authorizes the licensee to serve or sell alcoholic beverages during scheduled events or performances immediately subsequent thereto, to patrons in all dining facilities, seating areas, viewing areas, walkways, concession areas or similar facilities, for on-premises consumption. The bill also authorizes distilleries, wineries, or breweries to sponsor the owner of a premises licensed pursuant to 4.1-210 provided the owner is (i) a bona fide duly organized nonprofit corporation that has been granted an exemption from federal taxation under 501 (c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and (ii) not under the control, directly or indirectly, of any person or other entity that operates or controls a for-profit business. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Presented and ordered printed 095844304
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1414)
01/30/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Committee substitute printed 095855304-S1
02/02/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095855304-S1
02/03/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1414S1
02/04/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1414S1)
02/17/2009Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/19/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee substitute printed 091861584-H1
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091861584-H1
02/24/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1414H1
02/24/2009Passed House with substitute (92-Y 6-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Title replaced 091861584-H1
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1414ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1414ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 322 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0322)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.