Alcoholic beverage control; creates confectionery license. (SB61)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 HB 1602. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/30/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100343D
11/30/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time
01/16/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/16/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/16/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB61E
01/16/2018Printed as engrossed 18100343D-E
01/17/2018Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Recommitted to Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/26/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/29/2018Committee amendments #3 and #4 agreed to
01/29/2018Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB61E2
01/29/2018Printed as reengrossed 18100343D-E2
01/29/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/05/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB61E2)
02/15/2018Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB61ER)
02/22/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB61ER)
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 173 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0173)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.