Alcoholic beverage control (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio for certain mixed beverage licensees. (SB970)

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 (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio for certain mixed beverage licensees. Reduces the current 45 percent food-to-beverage ratio for mixed beverage licensees to 35 percent under certain conditions met by a mixed beverage licensee in accordance with ABC Board regulations. The bill requires the ABC Board to adopt fast-track regulations that prescribe the terms and conditions under which persons holding a mixed beverage restaurant, caterer's, or limited caterer's license meet or exceed the following: (i) For such licensees with monthly food sales of at least $4,000 but less than $10,000, the food-to-beverage ratio shall be 35 percent; and (ii) for such licensees with monthly food sales of at least $10,000, there shall be no food-to-beverage ratio requirement imposed. The bill provides in addition that such regulations shall provide that food cooked or prepared on the premises and consumed on the premises shall be available at all times when alcoholic beverages are served by such licensees. The bill is a recommendation of the Special Joint Subcommittee of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee of Rehabilitation and Social Services Studying ABC Issues. Amends § 4.1-111, § 4.1-210, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101213D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB970)
01/27/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (6-Y 8-N 1-A) (see vote tally)