Alcoholic beverage control; privileges of brewery licensees. (SB604)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; privileges of brewery licensees.  Allows a brewery licensee to sell beer at retail at premises described in the brewery license for on-premises consumption and in closed containers for off-premises consumption. The bill also allows these licensees to offer samples of the brewery's products to individuals visiting the licensed premises, provided that such samples shall be provided only to individuals for consumption on the licensed premises and only to individuals to whom such products may be lawfully sold. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103624D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/10/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/20/2012Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/28/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read second time
03/01/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB604
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Committee amendments agreed to
03/01/2012Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2012Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB604ER)
03/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB604ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 619 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)


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 2 minutes.