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Petition Information
Petition Title Differentiation of Pricing by Wine Wholesalers Between Classifications of Retail Licensees
Date Filed 4/20/2016    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Walter Marston, Esq. representing the Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association 
Petitioner's Request

A request has been recieved from the Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association requesting that this regulation be amended to permit wine wholesalers to differentiate between on-premises and off-premises licensees in prices charged.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at  Comment on the petition will be requested until May 20, 2016 and may be posted on the Townhall or sent to the Board.

Following receipt of comments on the petition to amend regulations, the matter will be considered by the full Board to determine if there is sufficient need or interest to pursue formal amendment to the current rule.

Comment Period Began 4/20/2016    Ended 5/20/2016
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 4/20/2016
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 4/20/2016     Volume: 32  Issue: 19
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 7/6/2016
Decision Publication Date Published on: 7/25/2016     Volume: 32  Issue: 24
Agency Decision Summary

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Board held a public comment period concerning the petition that requested an amendment to the existing pricing regulation.  The petitioner requested that the existing regulation be amended to allow for differences in pricing between off premise and on premise retailers.

The Board took public comment on June 22, 2016 .  At this meeting, the Board considered all previously submitted written comments, all of which fully supported the proposal.   The Board decided to proceed with the requested regulatory action.

Associated regulatory action Price Discrimination; Inducements
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

Contact Information
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