VA SB5036 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on October 28 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-10-28 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0034)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Alcoholic beverage control; local special events license; limitations on events during public health emergency. Provides that no limitation on the number of special events that may be held by a local special events licensee shall be imposed 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. Under current law, local special events licensees are limited to holding 16 special events per year. The bill contains an emergency clause.

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Alcoholic beverage control; local special events license, limitations on events, etc.


Roll Calls

2020-10-07 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (94-Y 0-N) (Y: 94 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-10-07 - Senate - Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-21 - House - House: Reported from General Laws with amendment (19-Y 2-N) (Y: 19 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-08-26 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-18 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-10-28 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0034)
2020-10-28 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 34 (effective 10/28/20)
2020-10-21 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
2020-10-21SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
2020-10-14HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-10-14SenateSigned by President
2020-10-14SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB5036ER)
2020-10-07SenateHouse amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
2020-10-07HouseVOTE: Passage (94-Y 0-N)
2020-10-07HousePassed House with amendment (94-Y 0-N)
2020-10-07HouseEngrossed by House as amended
2020-10-07HouseEmergency clause added
2020-10-07HouseCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-10-07HouseRead third time
2020-10-02HousePassed by for the day
2020-10-02HouseRead third time
2020-09-29HousePassed by for the day
2020-09-29HouseRead third time
2020-09-25HousePassed by for the day
2020-09-24HouseRead second time
2020-09-21HouseReported from General Laws with amendment (19-Y 2-N)
2020-09-17HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2020-09-17HouseRead first time
2020-09-17HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-08-26SenateRead third time and passed Senate (36-Y 0-N)
2020-08-20SenateRead second time and engrossed
2020-08-19SenateRead first time
2020-08-18SenateReported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
2020-08-14SenateReferred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
2020-08-14SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200732D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
41206(n/a)See Bill Text
41206.3(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments