Farm winery; licensees allowed to manufacture wine containing 21% or less of alcohol by volume. (HB1634)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; alcohol by volume. Allows farm winery licensees to manufacture wine containing 21 percent or less of alcohol by volume. Under current law, farm winery licensees may manufacture wine containing 18 percent or less of alcohol by volume. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102256D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1634)
01/15/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/20/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/22/2015Reported from General Laws with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Read first time
01/27/2015Read second time
01/27/2015Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB1634E
01/27/2015Printed as engrossed 15102256D-E
01/28/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/13/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Read third time
02/17/2015Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1634ER)
02/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1634ER)
02/20/2015Signed by Speaker
02/23/2015Signed by President
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/24/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/24/15
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/10/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 54 (effective 7/1/15)
03/10/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0054)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB946.