Alcoholic beverage control; expands privileges of gift shop licenses. (SB104)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; privileges of gift shop licenses. Expands the privileges for a gift shop licensee to include the ability to give to any person to whom wine or beer may be lawfully sold (i) a sample of wine, not to exceed two ounces by volume or (ii) a sample of beer not to exceed four ounces by volume for on-premises consumption. Such licensee may also give samples of wine and beer in designated areas at events held by the licensee for the purpose of featuring and educating the consuming public about the alcoholic beverages being tasted. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101136D
12/27/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/10/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (13-Y 0-N)
01/13/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/14/2014Read second time
01/14/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/14/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/14/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB104E
01/14/2014Printed as engrossed 14101136D-E
01/15/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Placed on Calendar
01/20/2014Read first time
01/20/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB104E)
02/12/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/18/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB104ER)
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB104ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/08/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)