Alcoholic beverage control; food-beverage ratio. (SB489)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Alcoholic beverage control; food-beverage ratio. Provides that a mixed beverage restaurant licensee meets the required food-beverage ratio if its gross receipts from the sale of food and nonalcoholic beverages amount to at least (i) $5,000 per month or (ii) 25 percent of the gross receipts from the sale of mixed beverages and food. The bill also provides that mixed beverage caterer and limited mixed beverage caterer licensees meet the required food-beverage ratio if their gross receipts from the sale of food and nonalcoholic beverages amount to at least 25 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of mixed beverages and food. Under current law, mixed beverage restaurant, mixed beverage caterer, and limited mixed beverage caterer licensees' gross receipts from the sale of food and nonalcoholic beverages must amount to at least 45 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of mixed beverages and food. The bill also requires such 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 § 4.1-100, § 4.1-114, § 4.1-210, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2016: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101509D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2016Introduced bill reprinted 16101509D
02/12/2016Continued to 2017 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)