Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; prescribe terms under which licensed brewery may manufacture beer. (HB359)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcohol beverage control; conduct not prohibited; leasing of licensed premises by breweries.  Provides that ABC law does not prohibit any licensed brewery from leasing its licensed premises and equipment located thereon to a person holding a brewery license for the manufacture of beer by such person at such times as specified in the lease agreement. Any such lease agreement shall require that (i) title to the beer at all stages of the manufacturing process be retained by the respective licensee using the licensed premises to manufacture the beer, (ii) the respective licensee maintain separate records as required by ABC law and Board regulations, and (iii) each licensee otherwise comply with Board regulations. This arrangement is commonly known as alternating proprietorship. Amends § 4.1-201, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100495D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/2012Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/26/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB359)
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/07/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12104666D-H1
02/08/2012Read first time
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104666D-H1
02/09/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB359H1
02/10/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/17/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB359ER)
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB359ER)
02/24/2012Signed by Speaker
02/27/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 376 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0376)


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.