Alcoholic beverage control; beer distribution. (HB2258)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; beer distribution. Creates a restricted wholesale beer license that authorizes the licensee to provide wholesale beer distribution services to brewery and limited brewery licensees, provided that no more than 500 barrels of beer shall be distributed by the corporation to each licensee in any one calendar year. The bill requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and operate a nonprofit, nonstock corporation to hold such license to promote, develop, and sustain markets for brewery and limited brewery licensees. The bill prohibits the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from (i) granting a wholesale wine license to any entity that is owned, in whole or in part, by any manufacturer of alcoholic beverages, any subsidiary or affiliate of such manufacturer, or any person under common control with such manufacturer and (ii) granting a wholesale beer license to any officer, director, or principal stockholder of a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages or to the spouse of such person; however, the bill exempts from such prohibition any spouse of an officer, director, or principal stockholder of a brewery or limited brewery licensee that was granted such license prior to January 1, 2024. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23104136D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2023Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2023Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2023Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2023Committee substitute printed 23105346D-H1
01/26/2023Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2023Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/01/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2023Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2023Committee substitute printed 23106099D-H2
02/02/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2258H2)
02/03/2023Read first time
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 23105346D-H1
02/06/2023Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 23106099D-H2
02/06/2023Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2258H2
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/10/2023Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2023Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/14/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2023Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Read third time
02/15/2023Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2023Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2023Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/2023Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)
02/15/2023VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Senate requested conference committee
02/15/2023Conferees appointed by Senate
02/15/2023Senators: Favola, Mason, Hanger
02/15/2023House acceded to request
02/15/2023Conferees appointed by House
02/15/2023Delegates: Robinson, Austin, Krizek
02/20/2023C Amended by conference committee
02/21/2023Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 2-N)
02/21/2023VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2258ER)
03/08/2023Signed by Speaker
03/08/2023Signed by President
03/09/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2258ER)
03/13/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 13, 2023
03/13/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/26/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 597 (effective 7/1/24)
03/26/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)