Alcoholic beverage control; limited distillers' licenses. (SB1272)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; limited distiller's license. Creates a limited distiller's license for distilleries that (i) manufacture no more than 36,000 gallons of spirits per calendar year, (ii) are located on a farm in the Commonwealth on land zoned agricultural and owned or leased by such distillery or its owner, and (iii) grow agricultural products on the farm that are used in the manufacture of its alcoholic beverages. The bill also establishes local and state taxes for limited distillers' licenses and prevents local regulation of certain activities by such licensees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102005D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1272)
01/23/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Committee substitute printed 15104148D-S1
01/26/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Read second time
01/27/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104148D-S1
01/27/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1272S1
01/28/2015Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (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 (20-Y 1-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 (86-Y 5-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1272ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1272ER)
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
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0695)