Farm brewery licenses, limited; Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control may grant to certain breweries. (SB430)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; farm brewery license created; local regulation of certain activities. Creates a new farm brewery license and sets out the privileges of this new license and the state and local license tax. The bill defines farm brewery. The bill also limits application of local zoning ordinances to farm breweries in the same manner as farm wineries and specifically provides that no local ordinance shall impose minimum parking, road access, or road upgrade requirements on any licensed farm brewery. The bill contains numerous technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103430D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/24/2014Committee substitute printed 14104119D-S1
01/24/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (11-Y 1-N)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read second time
01/29/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104119D-S1
01/29/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB430S1
01/30/2014Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 3-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/14/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
02/17/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Committee substitute printed 14105051D-H1
02/20/2014Read second time
02/21/2014Read third time
02/21/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105051D-H1
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB430H1
02/24/2014Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N)
02/26/2014Title replaced 14105051D-H1
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB430ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
03/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB430ER)
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 365 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0365)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.