Alcoholic beverage control; local referendums. (HB2634)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; local referendums. Allows the sale of mixed beverages by licensed restaurants and the sale of alcoholic beverages by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority in any county, town, or supervisor's election district unless a referendum is held and a majority of the voters voting in such referendum vote to prohibit such sales. Under current law, such sales are prohibited unless they have been approved through the referendum process. The bill includes a grandfathering provision that allows the granting of a mixed beverage license to any establishment described in § 4.1-126, as it was in effect prior to the effective date of this bill, notwithstanding the provisions of the bill related to local referendums but subject to other applicable laws and regulations. The bill also provides that the result of any referendum held prior to the effective date of the bill shall remain valid and enforceable. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2020. Amends § 4.1-100, § 4.1-119, § 4.1-121, § 4.1-122, § 4.1-124, § 4.1-221.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


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


01/10/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104143D
01/10/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3

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