Alcoholic beverage control; retail licensee advertising Happy Hour on its website. (HB470)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; advertising "Happy Hour."  Provides that nothing in ABC law or ABC Board regulations shall be construed to prohibit a retail on-premises licensee from advertising "Happy Hour" or "Drink Specials" and the time period during which alcoholic beverages are being sold at reduced prices using the Internet or similar forms of electronic communications media, provided the licensee complies with all other provisions of ABC law and Board regulations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101415D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2012Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/26/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB470)
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 12104856D-H1
02/07/2012Incorporates HB1026
02/08/2012Read first time
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104856D-H1
02/09/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB470H1
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
02/17/2012Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1026.