Alcoholic beverage control; creates local special events license. (SB1171)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; local special events license. Creates a local special events license, which allows a locality, business improvement district, or nonprofit organization to permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages within the area designated by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority for a special event, provided that such alcoholic beverages are purchased from a permanent retail on-premises licensee located within such designated area and are contained in disposable containers that clearly display the selling licensee's name or logo. The bill limits local special events licensees to 12 events per year and provides that the area designated for the special event may include sidewalks and the premises of businesses not licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, upon approval of such businesses. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100724D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1171E
02/01/2019Printed as engrossed 19100724D-E
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1171E)
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/12/2019Reported from General Laws (18-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House (91-Y 6-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1171ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1171ER)
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 622 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0622)