Alcoholic beverage control; creates confectionery license. (HB1602)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; confectionery license. Creates a confectionery license, which authorizes the licensee to prepare and sell on the licensed premises for off-premises consumption confectionery that contains five percent or less alcohol by volume. The bill provides that any alcohol contained in such confectionery shall not be in liquid form at the time such confectionery is sold and requires the Board of Directors of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill, which shall include a definition of the term "confectionery" and labeling requirements for such confectionery. This bill is identical to SB 61. Amends § 4.1-206, § 4.1-231, § 4.1-233, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105616D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/05/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18105939D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105939D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1602H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1602H1)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/27/2018Reported from Finance (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1602ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1602ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 334 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0334)