Alcoholic beverage control; increases amount of spirits that may be offered. (SB482)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; spirit samples. Increases the amount of spirits that may be offered as a sample at government stores and special events from one-half ounce to one ounce and the amount that can be offered in a mixed drink from one and one-half ounces to two ounces. The bill eliminates the prohibition on providing more than four samples of alcoholic beverage products or, in the case of spirits samples, more than three ounces of spirits to any person per day and removes the requirement that distillers use a method to track the consumption of each consumer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103732D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/02/2018Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


andrew stockdale writes:

Glad to see this, hope it passes. There is no reasonable argument for not passing SB482.