Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of Directors
Retail Operations [3 VAC 5 ‑ 50]
Alcoholic Energy Drinks
Action 3281
General Information
Action Summary Section 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Alcoholic Control Board to promulgate regulations related to the storage of alcoholic energy drinks in off-premises retail establishments. The purpose of this action is to amend 3 VAC 5-50, dealing with Retail Operations, by adding a new section, 3 VAC 5-50-230, regarding alcoholic energy drinks. This action proposes to require off-premises retail licensees to place any premixed alcoholic energy drinks containing one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume in the same location where wine and beer are available for sale within the licensed premises.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002427]
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
5537 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/20/2011.
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.