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. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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
09/29/2020Read third time
09/29/2020Passed by for the day
10/02/2020Read third time
10/02/2020Passed by for the day
10/07/2020Read third time
10/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
10/07/2020Emergency clause added
10/07/2020Engrossed by House as amended
10/07/2020Passed House with amendment (94-Y 0-N)
10/07/2020VOTE: Passage (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5036ER)
10/14/2020Signed by President
10/14/2020Signed by Speaker
10/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5036ER)
10/21/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 34 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/28/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 34 (effective 10/28/20)
10/28/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0034)