Alcoholic beverage control; consumption of lawfully acquired wine at licensed establishments. (SB1292)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; conduct not prohibited; consumption of lawfully acquired wine at certain licensed establishments.  Provides that any restaurant licensed by the ABC Board may permit the consumption of lawfully acquired wine by bona fide customers on the premises in all areas and locations covered by the license. The bill provides that a licensee may charge a corkage fee to such customer for the wine so consumed; however, the licensee may not charge any other fee to such customer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103480D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/21/2011Assigned Rehab sub: Alcoholic Beverage Control
02/04/2011Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (9-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Passed by for the day
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/2011Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/17/2011Reported from General Laws (15-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Passed House (78-Y 18-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1292ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 559 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0559)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.