ABC legislation that is still active:

 

HB 1845 - VanValkenburg - Alcoholic beverage control; license fee reform. (Reported from Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services 14-Y 0-N)

  • Delays the effective date of the 2020 alcoholic beverage control license and fee reform from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022.
  • During the period of delay, and subject to certain requirements, the bill allows on-premises wine or beer licensees to sell wine or beer for off-premises consumption and allows such licensees, as well as off-premises wine or beer licensees, to deliver wine or beer that the licensee is authorized to sell without a delivery permit.
  • The bill contains a technical amendment and an emergency clause.

 

HB 1879 - Bulova - Alcoholic beverage control; sale and delivery of mixed beverages and pre-mixed wine. (Reported from Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee 14-Y 0-N)

  • Allows distillers that have been appointed as agents of the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Authority), mixed beverage restaurant licensees, and limited mixed beverage restaurant licensees to sell mixed beverages for off-premises consumption and deliver such mixed beverages to consumers subject to requirements set forth in the bill.
  • The bill allows the Board to summarily revoke a licensee's privileges to sell and deliver mixed beverages for off-premises consumption for noncompliance with the requirements set forth in the bill or applicable provisions of current law.
  • The bill also allows farm winery licensees to sell pre-mixed wine for off-premises consumption.
  • The bill directs the Authority to convene a work group to study the sale and delivery of mixed beverages and pre-mixed wine for off-premises consumption and report its findings to the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services by November 1, 2021.
  • The provisions of the bill sunset on July 1, 2022.

 

HB 2131 - Lopez - Alcoholic beverage control; license application, locality input. (Reported from Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee 14-Y 0-N)

  • Adds the chief administrative officer of a locality to the list of persons who may be sent notice of certain license applications by the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.
  • The bill also expands the definition of criminal blight, for which the locality may require a property owner to take corrective action, to include a condition existing on real property that endangers public health or safety and is caused by (i) the regular presence on the property of persons in possession of controlled substances and (ii) the discharge of a firearm under certain conditions.

 

HB 2266 - Ayala - Alcoholic beverage control; local outdoor refreshment areas. (Reported from Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee 14-Y 0-N)

  • Renames the "local special events" license as the "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 outdoor refreshment area licenses issued pursuant to a local ordinance.
  • This bill incorporates HB 2051.

 

SB 1299 - Bell - Alcoholic beverage control; sale and delivery of mixed beverages and pre-mixed wine. (Reported from House General Laws Committee 20-Y 2-N)

  • Allows distillers that have been appointed as agents of the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Authority), mixed beverage restaurant licensees, and limited mixed beverage restaurant licensees to sell mixed beverages for off-premises consumption and deliver such mixed beverages to consumers subject to requirements set forth in the bill.
  • The bill allows the Board to summarily revoke a licensee's privileges to sell and deliver mixed beverages for off-premises consumption for noncompliance with the requirements set forth in the bill or applicable provisions of current law.
  • The bill also allows farm winery licensees to sell pre-mixed wine for off-premises consumption.
  • The bill directs the Authority to convene a work group to study the sale and delivery of mixed beverages and pre-mixed wine for off-premises consumption and report its findings to the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services by November 1, 2021.
  • The provisions of the bill sunset on July 1, 2022.
  • This bill incorporates SB 1388.