Mixed beverage restaurant licensees; food-to-beverage ratio. (SB488)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Alcoholic beverage control; food-beverage ratio. Modifies the food-beverage ratio for mixed beverage restaurant licensees to require that such licensees sell a minimum of 25 cents of food and nonalcoholic beverages for every dollar of mixed beverages sold. The bill provides that gross receipts shall be calculated on the basis of the price that the licensee paid for the food, nonalcoholic beverages, or mixed beverages sold, rather than the price at which the licensee sells such items to patrons. Under current law, a licensee's gross receipts, which are calculated on the basis of the price at which the licensee sells items to patrons, from the sale of food and nonalcoholic beverages must amount to at least 45 percent of its gross receipts from the sale of mixed beverages and food. The bill also requires mixed beverage restaurant licensees to serve food during any period of time mixed beverages are served and allows the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to summarily suspend a license for a maximum of 24 hours for failure to comply with this provision. Amends § 4.1-210, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2016: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101477D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2016Committee substitute printed 16105242D-S1
02/05/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (12-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Passed by for the day
02/10/2016Read second time
02/10/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105242D-S1
02/10/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB488S1
02/11/2016Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/17/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
03/01/2016Continued to 2017 in General Laws

Video

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 30 seconds.

Transcript

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

THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED TO TAKE UP THE RESOLUTION FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION. CLERK WILL PLEASE READ THE TITLE. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NUMBER 268. COMMENDING CHARLES HALEY. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE RESOLUTION BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION SAY AYE. OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO.

Comments

Robyn Chandler writes:

I have owned a restaurant and bar in Richmond for 21 years. I wholeheartedly support this bill to decrease the amount of alcohol to food sales ratio.