VA HB1738 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 6 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-11-06 - Committee Referral Pending
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Alcoholic beverage control; local outdoor refreshment areas. Defines "outdoor refreshment area" and permits the governing body of any locality in the Commonwealth to designate, by ordinance, up to three outdoor refreshment areas within such locality. The bill provides that such ordinance would permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages within the outdoor refreshment area, provided that such alcoholic beverages are purchased from a permanent retail on-premises licensee located within such designated area and are contained in disposable containers with a maximum capacity of no more than 16 fluid ounces that clearly display the selling licensee's name or logo. The bill requires the locality, prior to adopting such an ordinance, to create a public safety plan for each outdoor refreshment area.

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Alcoholic beverage control; local outdoor refreshment areas.



2020-11-06HouseCommittee Referral Pending
2020-11-06HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100448D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
152926.5(n/a)See Bill Text
41128(n/a)See Bill Text
41128.1(n/a)See Bill Text
41308(n/a)See Bill Text

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