Alcoholic beverage control; outdoor refreshment area license. (HB2266)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; designated outdoor refreshment area license. Renames the "local special events" license as the "designated outdoor refreshment area" license. The bill allows the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to increase the frequency and duration of events held under such license after adoption of an ordinance by a locality requesting such increase in frequency and duration. Under current law, localities are limited to holding 16 events per year under such license, with each event lasting no more than three consecutive days, except 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. The bill also increases the state and local license fees for designated outdoor refreshment area licenses issued pursuant to a local ordinance. This bill incorporates HB 2051 and is identical to SB 1471. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102661D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2266)
01/24/2021Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/26/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103823D-H1
01/28/2021Incorporates HB2051 (Bourne)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103823D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2266H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (91-Y 5-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (91-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2266H1)
02/12/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Committee substitute printed 21104446D-S1
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2266S1)
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104446D-S1
02/16/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2266S1
02/16/2021Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Placed on Calendar
02/18/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21104446D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2021House acceded to request
02/23/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2021Delegates: Ayala, Bulova, Brewer
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2021Senators: Dunnavant, McPike, Mason
02/25/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2021Conference substitute printed 21200688D-H2
02/25/2021Conference report agreed to by House (85-Y 4-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Agreed To (85-Y 4-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2266ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2266ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 390 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0390)