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Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of Directors

General Notice
Exemption to the 30 minute Rule for Mixed Beverage Casino Licensees
Date Posted: 9/13/2022
Expiration Date: 9/27/2022
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
13 Day Comment Forum is underway. Began on 9/14/2022 and will end on 9/27/2022

The purpose of this communication is to provide notice to the public of an exempt amendment to 3VAC5-50-110 of the Virginia Administrative Code, and to give the public an opportunity to comment on the amendment prior to its effective date.   House Bill 455 of the 2022 General Assembly Session authorized the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Board) to issue a mixed beverage casino license.  The bill also provides for the sale and service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption in areas designated by the Board during all hours of operation of the mixed beverage casino licensee, and authorizes the licensee to provide gifts of alcoholic beverages to patrons and establish loyalty or reward credit programs under certain conditions. In addition, the bill provides that a mixed beverage restaurant licensee located on the premises of a casino gaming establishment may sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption on the licensed premises of the restaurant during all hours of operation of the mixed beverage restaurant licensee. §4.1-111(22) of the Code of Virginia states that the Board shall promulgate regulations that require mixed beverage licensees, except for mixed beverage casino licensees, to have food, cooked or prepared on the licensed premises, available for on-premises consumption until at least 30 minutes prior to an establishment's closing. Per the Code, the current regulation outlined in 3VAC5-50-110(C)(4) will need to be amended to include the food availability exception for mixed beverage casino licensees.  A link to the amendment is below.  Please contact VA ABC Senior Legal Counsel, LaTonya D. Hucks-Watkins, with any questions or concerns.


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Contact Information
Name / Title: LaTonya D. Hucks-Watkins  / Senior Legal Counsel
Address: 7450 Freight Way
Mechanicsville, 23116
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