Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain properties. (HB1449)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain properties. Provides that the ABC Board may grant a mixed beverage license, notwithstanding the requirement for a referendum, to properties (i) located as of December 1, 2012, within the Montgomery County Route 177 Urban Development Area, which area is adjacent to Exit 109 on Interstate 81, and (ii) on property fronting Route 603 with portions fronting on Interstate 81, located approximately 1,100 feet from the intersection of Route 603 and Interstate 81 at Exit 128 in Montgomery County. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100062D
12/27/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2013Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/22/2013Reported from General Laws (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Read first time
01/24/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2013Read third time and passed House (77-Y 18-N)
01/25/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2013Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1449ER)
02/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1449ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 186 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0186)


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 55 seconds.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This is a bill to allow a just two businesses to have a liquor license, right? Can anybody tell us which businesses these are? I think the reason that this requires an act of the legislature is because it's amending § 4.1-126, which exempts places from blanket rules that prohibit alcohol sales. For instance, localities are free to prohibit alcohol sales, but this section specifies that liquor licenses may be provided within the Jefferson National Forest, George Washington National Forest, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. At some point, things started getting specific ("at an altitude of 2,800 feet or more above sea level on property adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Marker No. 18"), and now they're really specific.