Seven Virginia ABC laws to go into effect starting July 1

The Virginia General Assembly passed seven Virginia ABC-related laws that will go into effect...
The Virginia General Assembly passed seven Virginia ABC-related laws that will go into effect starting on July 1.(WECT)
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 2:09 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia General Assembly passed seven Virginia ABC-related laws that will go into effect starting on July 1.

Governor Northam signed the following laws:

  • Restaurants will continue to serve cocktails to go
  • Restaurants with wine and beer licenses will continue to have alcoholic beverages be delivered
  • Non-profit corporations can ship and serve wine in closed containers during virtual fundraising events
  • Guests can consume alcohol outside of a restaurant as long as they are in a designated outdoor area as long as several blocks
  • Retail stores will stop selling low alcohol beverages which are 7.5% or less alcohol by volume unless they were made by a Virginia distiller. Beverages that are above 7.5% will be sold in retail stores.
  • Games of skill will be considered unlawful in Virginia. Any local county or city attorney, a Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Attorney General can enforce against unlawful games of skill starting on July 1.

For more information on these law changes, click here.

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