Alcoholic beverage control; no banquet licenses required for private meetings or parties. (HB1975)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; banquet licenses; exception.  Provides that no banquet license shall be required for private meetings or private parties limited in attendance to members and guests of a common interest community as defined in 54.1-2345, provided (i) the alcoholic beverages shall not be sold or charged for in any way, (ii) the premises where the alcoholic beverages are consumed is limited to the common area regularly occupied and utilized for such private meetings or private parties, and (iii) no more than four such meetings or parties are held in any calendar year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100321D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2011Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Read first time
01/27/2011Read second time
01/27/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1975E
01/27/2011Printed as engrossed 11100321D-E
01/28/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
01/28/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2011Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/04/2011Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read third time
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1975ER)
02/10/2011Signed by Speaker
02/11/2011Signed by President
02/21/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 8 (effective 7/1/11)
02/21/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0008)
03/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1975ER)


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 55 seconds.