Alcoholic beverage control; winery and farm winery licenses, requirements and privileges. (SB983)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; winery and farm winery licenses; requirements and privileges. Makes numerous changes to the privileges of and requirements for winery and farm winery licenses. Such changes relate to the characteristics of and tasks to be performed on the licensed premises, license qualifications, manufacturing and sale requirements and limitations, and utilization of contract winemaking services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101333D
01/06/2023Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2023Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/27/2023Committee substitute printed 23104953D-S1
01/30/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2023Read second time
01/31/2023Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23104953D-S1
01/31/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB983S1
02/01/2023Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB983S1)
02/10/2023Placed on Calendar
02/10/2023Read first time
02/10/2023Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2023Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/14/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/16/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2023Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Read second time
02/21/2023Read third time
02/21/2023Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2023Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/2023Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2023Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB983ER)
03/08/2023Signed by President
03/08/2023Signed by Speaker
03/09/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB983ER)
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
03/27/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 731 (effective 7/1/23)
03/27/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0731)