Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licensee, samples, etc. (SB486)

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; distiller licensee; samples; banquet licenses. Allows licensed distillers to include in mixed beverages samples spirits or vermouth not manufactured on the licensed premises, provided that at least 75 percent of the alcohol used in such samples is manufactured on the premises. The bill also increases the number of banquet licenses for special events a licensed distiller may purchase per year from four to eight and allows the licensee to sell samples of spirits at such special events.


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101153D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB486)
02/02/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Committee substitute printed 18106637D-S1
02/02/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB486S1)
02/06/2018Reported from Finance (9-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106637D-S1
02/08/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB486S1
02/09/2018Passed by temporarily
02/09/2018Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Placed on Calendar
02/14/2018Read first time
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Committee substitute printed 18107452D-H1
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Taken up out of order pursuant to House Rule 52 (96-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Committee substitute agreed to18107452D-H1
02/28/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB486H1
02/28/2018Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Passed by temporarily
02/28/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Title replaced 18107452D-H1
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB486H1)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB486ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB486ER)
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 734 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0734)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.


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

the delegate from virginia beach, delegate knight. Mr. Speaker, senate bill 486. We have seen the bill in general laws. It makes sure that at least 75% of the spirits sold or sold are manufactured on site from virginia. It allows for eight events a year up from four. I move the house adopt the bill. Delegate knight, we need to adopt the substitute. >> I move the substitute.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights): shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.

[Unknown]: ayes 97, nos 0. >> ayes 97, nos 0.