Alcoholic beverage control; creates retail cigar shop license. (HB2301)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; retail cigar shop license. Creates a retail cigar shop license, which authorizes the licensee to (i) permit the consumption of lawfully acquired wine or beer on the premises of the licensee by any bona fide customer of the retail cigar shop and (ii) serve wine or beer on the premises of the licensee to any such bona fide customer. The bill prohibits the licensee from giving more than two five-ounce glasses of wine or one 12-ounce glass of beer to any such customer, as well as selling or otherwise charging a fee to such customer for the wine or beer served or consumed. The bill defines "cigar shop" and sets the state and local taxes for this new license. The bill also clarifies that the provisions of the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act are not applicable to retail cigar shop licensees. Amends § 15.2-2821, § 4.1-100, § 4.1-206, § 4.1-231, § 4.1-233, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101790D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3

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