Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of Directors
Retail Operations [3 VAC 5 ‑ 50]
Clarifying and Simplifying Retailer Regulations
Action 2153
General Information
Action Summary The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is proposing amendments to its regulations governing operations by retail licensees. The new provisions will (1) provide a process for licensees to apply for permission to employ individuals with certain criminal convictions, (2) allow persons 18 and over to serve wine at a counter in establishments selling wine only, (3) allow wine to be placed in containers of ice by farm wineries at wine festivals, (4) simplify food requirements for grocery stores and convenience grocery stores, (5) simplify the limitations of non-member use of licensed club facilities, and (6) clarify the rules with respect to partially nude entertainers at licensed establishments to define the separation that must be maintained from customers, and clarify that this regulation does not restrict legitimate theatrical productions.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000625]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3794 Fast-Track Comment period complete, but objections were filed.
4349 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/17/2008.
4906 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/04/2009.
Contact Information
Name / Title: LaTonya D. Hucks-Watkins  / Senior Legal Counsel
Address: 7450 Freight Way
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Email Address:
Phone: (804)213-4698    FAX: (804)213-4574    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.