Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores, sale of low alcohol beverage coolers. (SB1428)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores; sale of low alcohol beverage coolers. Prohibits the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from selling in government stores low alcohol beverage coolers not manufactured by licensed distillers. Under current law, the Board may sell any low alcohol beverage coolers in government stores. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/14/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102262D
01/14/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/29/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (12-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1428)
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1428E
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21102262D-E
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/09/2021Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1428E)
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021Reported from General Laws (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Passed House (86-Y 9-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (86-Y 9-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1428ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1428ER)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House reprinted (SB1428ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 288 (effective 1/1/22)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)

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