Alcoholic beverage control; local special events license, limitations on events, etc. (SB5036)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; local special events license; limitations on events during public health emergency. Provides that no limitation on the number of special events that may be held by a local special events licensee shall be imposed during the effective dates of any rule, regulation, or order that is issued by the Governor or State Health Commissioner to meet a public health emergency and that effectively reduces allowable restaurant seating capacity. Under current law, local special events licensees are limited to holding 16 special events per year. Read the Bill »


09/21/2020: passed committee


08/14/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200732D
08/14/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
08/18/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/19/2020Read first time
08/20/2020Read second time and engrossed
08/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5036)
08/26/2020Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
09/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/21/2020Reported from General Laws with amendment (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020Passed by for the day

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