Alcoholic beverage control; walking tour permit. (HB1088)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; walking tour permit. Removes the requirement that food cooked or prepared on the premises be served at each retail on-premises licensee visited by a tour company guiding individuals for compensation pursuant to a walking tour permit. Under current law, food cooked or prepared on the premises is required to be served at each establishment visited by the tour. The bill adds requirements that the tour company ensure that (i) each tour includes no more than 15 guests per tour guide and no more than three tour guides, (ii) a tour guide is present with guests throughout the duration of the tour, and (iii) all participants are persons to whom alcoholic beverages may be lawfully sold. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100107D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/21/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Committee substitute printed 20106087D-H1
01/27/2020Read first time
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106087D-H1
01/28/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1088H1
01/29/2020Read third time and passed House (91-Y 7-N)
01/29/2020VOTE: Passage (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/06/2020Assigned Rehab sub: ABC
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1088H1)
02/21/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1088ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1088ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 816 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0816)