Alcoholic beverage control; spirits tastings by distiller licensee. (SB536)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patron Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)

Progress

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

Description

Alcoholic beverage control; distiller's license; tastings. Increases from one and one-half ounces to four and one-half ounces the total quantity of spirits a distiller licensee may serve to each consumer at a tasting event. The bill allows samples to be offered in flights of three different spirits products, but limits each sample to one-half ounce per spirits product, unless served as a mixed beverage, in which case the sample may contain up to one and one-half ounces of spirits. The bill also allows distiller licensees to operate one remote tasting room, designated in the license, at which tastings may be conducted and spirits sold in closed containers for off-premises consumption. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103015D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2016Committee substitute printed 16105168D-S1
02/05/2016Incorporates SB714
02/05/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105168D-S1
02/09/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB536S1
02/10/2016Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Placed on Calendar
02/12/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/2016Reported from General Laws (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Read second time
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed House (91-Y 7-N)
02/22/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Enrolled
02/23/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB536ER)
02/23/2016Signed by President
02/23/2016Signed by Speaker
02/23/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/16
02/23/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 1, 2016
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB536ER)
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 141 (effective 7/1/16)

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 48 seconds.

Transcript

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

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. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): DOES THAT FINALLY COMPLETE TODAY'S CALENDAR?

[Unknown]: YES, SIR.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK. IS THERE ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE SENATE? SEEING NONE, THE CLERK WILL PLEASE REPORT ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE DESK.

[Unknown]: TODAY, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH. THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION WILL NOT MEET. THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION WILL NOT MEET. THE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL MEET ONE-HALF HOUR AFTER ADJOURNMENT IN SENATE ROOM B.