Alcoholic beverage control; local outdoor refreshment areas. (HB1738)

Introduced By

Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patron Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; local outdoor refreshment areas. Defines "outdoor refreshment area" and permits the governing body of any locality in the Commonwealth to designate, by ordinance, up to three outdoor refreshment areas within such locality. The bill provides that such ordinance would permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages within the outdoor refreshment area, provided that such alcoholic beverages are purchased from a permanent retail on-premises licensee located within such designated area and are contained in disposable containers with a maximum capacity of no more than 16 fluid ounces that clearly display the selling licensee's name or logo. The bill requires the locality, prior to adopting such an ordinance, to create a public safety plan for each outdoor refreshment area. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100448D
11/06/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2021Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1738)
01/26/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2021Left in General Laws