Alcoholic beverage control; creates annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license. (HB598)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license. Creates an annual mixed beverage performing arts facility license that (i) may be granted to persons operating food concessions at any corporate and performing arts facility located in Fairfax County, provided that the corporate and performing arts facility (a) is occupied under a bona fide long-term lease, management, or concession agreement, the original term of which was more than one year and (b) has a total capacity in excess of 1,400 patrons and (ii) authorizes the licensee to sell, on the dates of performances or events, alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. This bill is identical to SB 212. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104949D
01/06/2020Referred 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 amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read first time
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB598E
01/28/2020Printed as engrossed 20104949D-E
01/29/2020Read third time and passed House (90-Y 6-N)
01/29/2020VOTE: Passage (90-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB598E)
02/07/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read third time
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB598ER)
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB598ER)
02/13/2020Signed by Speaker
02/13/2020Signed by President
02/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 17, 2020
02/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 24, 2020
02/24/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 15 (effective 7/1/20)
02/24/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0015)