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Alcoholic Beverage Control Act
ABC; amphitheater mixed beverage license. Repeals the sunset provision on the mixed beverage license granted to the performing arts center in Portsmouth.
Patron - Melvin
ABC licenses; rain sites. Provides that on an application for a banquet license, the applicant may identify an alternative location when the event is planned to be held outdoors. The bill also provides that any person granted a wine or beer license may display upon their premises point-of-sale advertising that features the use of a professional athlete or athletic team provided such ad meets federal requirements and does not show the athlete consuming alcohol either prior to or during participation is an athletic event or while driving a motor vehicle or other machinery nor does it imply that alcohol consumption enhances athletic prowess.
Patron - Drake
ABC; special licenses. Provides for a special ABC license for a motor sports road racing club facility in Halifax County (described by population). The bill would grant privileges to the motor sports club to offer for on-premises consumption beer, wine, or mixed beverages to spectators at locations on the premises in all areas covered by the license. The bill would also allow, similar to stadia and coliseums, persons to bring in their own lawfully acquired alcoholic beverages. The bill also provides for a special license for a recreational facility located near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Patron - Bennett
Alcoholic beverage control; referendum on Sunday wine and beer sales. Provides that notwithstanding the referendum on Sunday wine sales, where property that constitutes a farm winery lies within or abuts the boundaries of two adjoining counties, one of which has a population between 12,000 and 12,100 and one of which has a population between 17,450 and 17,500 (Floyd and Patrick Counties), the retail sale of wine by such farm winery licensee shall be allowed in the county that restricts the sale of wine and beer at one fixed location that contains all or part of the licensee's producing vineyard and vinification facilities. The bill sets certain limits by which the ABC Board may refuse to allow such retail licensee his retail sales privilege.
Patron - Day
Alcoholic beverage control; wine for judging. Allows persons who make homemade wine to give away a certain amount per year as gifts or for sampling at events organized for judging without having to obtain an ABC license. This exemption is similar to that for homemade beer. Neither the wine nor the beer can be sold and is strictly for noncommercial purposes. These provisions do not apply to any person who resides on property on which a winery, farm winery, or brewery is located.
Patron - Dickinson
Alcoholic beverage control; Sunday sale of wine and beer. Authorizes a referendum to be conducted in a supervisor's election district of a county on the question of the Sunday sale of wine or beer in that supervisor's election district.
Patron - Day
ABC; amphitheater mixed beverage license. Repeals the sunset provision on the mixed beverage license granted to the performing arts center in Portsmouth. This bill is identical to HB 1701.
Patron - Lucas
ABC; special licenses. Provides for a special ABC license for a motor sports road racing club facility in Halifax County. The bill would grant privileges to the motor sports club to offer for on-premises consumption beer, wine, or mixed beverages to spectators at locations on the premises in all areas covered by the license. The bill would also allow, similar to stadia and coliseums, persons to bring in their own lawfully acquired alcoholic beverages.
Patron - Lucas
ABC; refusal to grant license. Expands the types of information that the Board must consider in deciding whether to issue an ABC license to include the effects the establishment would have on the character of the neighborhood in which it would be located and objections filed by local residents.
Patron - Rhodes
Alcoholic beverage control; false identification. Authorizes retail licensees of the ABC Board to confiscate without force or violence a false identification presented to them for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages. The bill requires the licensee to submit the identification so confiscated to a law-enforcement officer or magistrate within 24 hours of its confiscation. In addition, the bill grants the licensee immunity from civil damages, other than personal injury, in certain circumstances. The bill defines false identification. Retail licensee includes an agent or employee of the licensee.
Patron - Clement
Sale of alcohol to a minor; penalties. Creates the crime of giving alcohol to a minor under 15, punishable as a Class 6 felony or, if bodily injury is caused, a Class 5 felony. The law would not apply to alcohol provided by a parent or guardian, or as a component of a religious ceremony.
Patron - Phillips
Penalty for underage possession of alcohol. Provides that if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt of underage possession of alcohol by a defendant who is less than 21 years of age, at any time before entering a judgment of guilt, the court shall defer further proceedings and suspend the defendant's driving privilege for six months. Upon the defendant's compliance with the conditions imposed by the court, it must dismiss the charge against the defendant. Currently, there is no specific provision for deferred disposition in such case.
Patron - Almand
Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores. Creates an exemption to the prohibition that no alcoholic beverages shall be consumed by any person in a government store. The exemption created by this bill allows for tastings conducted by a manufacturer under the supervision of the ABC Department and in accordance with any ABC Board regulations.
Patron - Reid
ABC; store closure. Prohibits the closure of a state ABC store that has been in continuous operation for 20 years in a town with a population of less than 2,500 without public notice and an affirmative vote of the governing body. The notice of the proposed closure shall be posted at the store location, printed in a newspaper of general circulation, and provided to the local governing body at least 60 days prior to the anticipated closing.
Patron - Trumbo
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