Alcoholic beverage control; privileges of distiller's license. (SB1269)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), and Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; privileges of holders of certain multiple licenses; distiller's remote license. Provides that a licensed distiller who is an agent of the ABC Board shall earn a 30 percent commission on all sales of spirits in closed containers sold on such agent's licensed premises. The bill also allows a person holding multiple licenses for the manufacture of wine, beer, spirits, or cider to provide samples of any alcoholic beverage produced on the licensed premises to persons under certain conditions. The bill creates a new Virginia distiller's remote license, which authorizes the owners, employees, or authorized representatives of licensed distillers whose premises are wholly contained within Virginia to sell or give samples of alcoholic beverages of the type specified in the license at licensed events held by the licensee or at a festival or event already authorized by a banquet, banquet special event, or manufacturer multi-day event license. The bill sets other privileges and limitations on this new license and sets the state and local license taxes. The bill also eliminates the volume limits on samples at distillery stores (agents of the ABC Board) or government stores and allows samples to be given so long as the person consuming the alcoholic beverages is not under age or intoxicated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103389D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1269)
01/23/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Committee substitute printed 15104149D-S1
01/26/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Floor substitute printed 15104170D-S2 (Deeds)
01/27/2015Read second time
01/27/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104149D-S1
01/27/2015Substitute by Senator Deeds agreed to 15104170D-S2
01/27/2015Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1269S2
01/28/2015Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015Reported from General Laws (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Passed House (85-Y 5-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1269ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1269ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 604 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)