Alcoholic beverage control; operation of contract winemaking facilities. (HB1849)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), and Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; operation of contract winemaking facilities. Includes in the privileges for winery and farm winery licensees the ability to operate a contract winemaking facility. In the bill, "contract winemaking facility" is defined as the premises of a licensed winery or farm winery that obtains grapes, fruits, and other plants grown exclusively in Virginia from a person holding a Class A farm winery license and crushes, processes, ferments, bottles, or provides any combination of such services pursuant to an agreement with the Class A farm winery licensee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103339D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1849)
01/22/2013Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Committee substitute printed 13104210D-H1
01/23/2013Read first time
01/24/2013Read second time
01/24/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104210D-H1
01/24/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1849H1
01/25/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-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 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1849ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1849ER)
03/06/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 117 (effective 7/1/13)
03/06/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0117)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1127.