Alcoholic beverage control; local special events license, taxes and fees. (SB1471)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


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 is identical to HB 2266. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/22/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103589D
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1471)
01/29/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (11-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21104068D-S1
01/29/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104068D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1471S1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-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
02/08/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1471S1)
02/11/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200026D-H1
02/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1471H1)
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200026D-H1
02/16/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1471H1
02/16/2021Passed House with substitute (93-Y 4-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (93-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/2021Senators: Dunnavant, McPike, Mason
02/19/2021House insisted on substitute
02/19/2021House requested conference committee
02/23/2021Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2021Senators: Dunnavant, McPike, Mason
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: Ayala, Bulova, Brewer
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200686D-S2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 3-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (92-Y 3-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1471ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1471ER)
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 391 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)