Alcoholic beverage control; happy hour advertising. (SB1726)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patrons Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


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 incorporates SB 1170 and is identical to HB 2073. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104599D
01/16/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19105295D-S1
01/18/2019Incorporates SB1170 (McPike)
01/21/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Read second time
01/22/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105295D-S1
01/22/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1726S1
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1726S1)
01/23/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/31/2019Reported from General Laws (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read third time
02/04/2019Passed House (94-Y 2-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1726ER)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1726ER)
02/05/2019Signed by President
02/05/2019Signed by Speaker
02/06/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 6, 2019
02/06/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 13, 2019
02/13/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 7 (effective 7/1/19)
02/13/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0007)