Bed-and-breakfast operations; definition of restaurant. (HB552)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Definition of restaurant; exception; bed-and-breakfast operations. Exempts from requirements related to restaurants, including licensure requirements, any bed-and-breakfast operation that prepares food for and offers food to guests, regardless of the time the food is prepared and offered, so long as (i) the premises of the bed-and-breakfast operation is a home that is owner occupied or owner-agent occupied, (ii) the bed-and-breakfast operation prepares food for and offers food to guests only, (iii) the number of guests served by the bed-and-breakfast operation does not exceed 18 on any single day, and (iv) guests for whom food is prepared and to whom food is offered are informed in a manner established by the State Board of Health in regulations that the food is prepared in a kitchen that is not licensed as a restaurant and is not subject to regulations governing restaurants. This bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100133D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB552)
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2018Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read first time
01/30/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Committee substitute printed 18107055D-S1
02/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB552S1)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107055D-S1
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB552S1
02/26/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107055D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB552ER)
03/02/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB552ER)
03/02/2018Signed by Speaker
03/05/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 450 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450)