Alcoholic beverage control; happy hour advertising. (HB2073)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; happy hour advertising. Expands the ability of retail on-premises licensees to advertise happy hours by allowing them to advertise the prices of featured alcoholic beverages and to use creative marketing techniques, provided that such techniques do not tend to induce overconsumption or consumption by minors. This bill is identical to SB 1726. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102576D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Committee substitute printed 19104490D-H1
01/21/2019Read first time
01/22/2019Read second time
01/22/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104490D-H1
01/22/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2073H1
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2073H1)
01/23/2019Read third time and passed House (90-Y 4-N)
01/23/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/01/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Read third time
02/05/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/05/2019Passed Senate with amendment (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Placed on Calendar
02/07/2019Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 3-N)
02/07/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2073ER)
02/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2073ER)
02/11/2019Signed by Speaker
02/11/2019Signed by President
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 18, 2019
02/12/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 12, 2019
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2019
02/15/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 29 (effective 7/1/19)
02/15/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0029)