Alcoholic beverage control; culinary lodging resort. (SB496)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; culinary lodging resorts. Allows culinary lodging resorts, as defined in the bill, to obtain a mixed beverage restaurant license, which authorizes such resorts to (i) sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, without regard to the amount of gross receipts from the sale of food prepared and consumed on the premises, in areas upon the licensed premises approved by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority and other designated areas of the resort, including outdoor areas under the control of the licensee; and (ii) permit the possession and consumption of lawfully acquired alcoholic beverages by persons to whom overnight lodging is being provided in bedrooms and private guest rooms. The bill also allows culinary lodging resorts to obtain a combined mixed beverage restaurant and caterer's license, which authorizes the licensee to operate as both a mixed beverage restaurant and mixed beverage caterer at the same business premises designated in the license, with a common alcoholic beverage inventory for purposes of the restaurant and catering operations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105126D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2020Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20106245D-S1
01/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106245D-S1
01/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB496S1
01/29/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB496S1)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/20/2020Reported from General Laws (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed House (84-Y 15-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Passage (84-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB496ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB496ER)
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
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1009 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1009)