Alcoholic beverage control; spirits tastings by distiller licensee. (HB1350)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), and Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Alcoholic beverage control; distiller's license; tastings. Amends § 4.1-119, § 4.1-201.1, § 4.1-206, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/21/2016Committee
01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104666D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1350)
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #3
01/27/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1350)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2016Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Committee substitute printed 16105300D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105300D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1350H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (92-Y 6-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/19/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Enrolled
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1350ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1350ER)
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 132 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0132)

Video

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL, SPIRITS TASTINGS BY DISTILLER LICENSEES. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 92, NOS SIX. AYES 92, NOS SIX, THE BILL
HOUSE BILL 1350. THE SENATOR FROM SPOTSYLVANIA, SENATOR REEVES.

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THE ALCOHOL BILLS THAT HAS TO DO WITH DISTILLERS AND IT ALLOW THEMSELVES TO GIVE SAMPLE SPIRITS ON PREMISE UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS. THAT THE SPIRITS OR SAMPLED ARE MANUFACTURED WITHIN THE SAME LICENSED PREMISES OR ON CONTIGUOUS PREMISES OF SUCH AGENT LICENSED AS A DISTILLERY, NO SINGLE SAMPLE EXCEEDING ONE HALF OUNCE OF SPIRS AND UNLESS SERVED AS A MIXED BEVERAGE IN WHICH CASE A SINGLE SAMPLE MAY CONTAIN UP TO 1 1/2 OUNCES OF SPIRITS. NO MORE THAN THREE OUNCES OF SPIRITS MAYBE GIVEN OR SOLD TO ANY PERSON PER DAY. I BELIEVE THIS BILL IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE SENATOR FROM BATH AND THE SENATOR FROM BUCKINGHAM, MAYBE A COUPLE WORDS OFF. THIS IS ALREADY ALLOWED FOR BEER, WINE AND CIDER. IT'S LIKELY NOT TO HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT. THAT'S THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 1350 PASS. RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?