Alcoholic beverage control; handling of wine and beer tasting fees by sight-seeing carrier. (SB178)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; handling of tasting fees by tour company. Allows tour companies that transport tour participants to a wine or beer tasting to collect tasting fees from tour participants for the sole purpose of remitting such fees to the licensed winery or brewery conducting the tasting event. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101160D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/10/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
01/10/2014Committee substitute printed 14103695D-S1
01/13/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/14/2014Read second time
01/14/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/14/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14103695D-S1
01/14/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB178S1
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
02/12/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/18/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/28/2014Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)
03/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB178S1)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB178ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB178ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)


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 48 seconds.