Providing alcohol to an underage person; person who purchases is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB1496)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Providing alcohol to an underage person. Provides that any person who purchases alcoholic beverages for or otherwise gives, provides, or willfully assists by act of commission or omission in the provision of alcoholic beverages to or consumption of alcoholic beverages by another person, knowing or having reason to believe that such person was less than 21 years of age is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Current law does not address acts of omission, consumption by an underage person, or a violation committed when the violator has reason to believe a person is underage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/16/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100958D
12/16/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/21/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1496)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104541D-H1
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104541D-H1
02/03/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1496H1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/11/2011Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1496ER)
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1496ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 31 (effective 7/1/11)
03/10/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)