Alcoholic beverage control; local referendums. (SB1110)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


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. 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 »


12/21/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee


12/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100982D
12/21/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee on 01/19/2019. It meets on Friday, 8:30 A.M. - Senate Room B.

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