§ 4.1-122

Effect of local option referenda

A. If in any referendum held under the provisions of § 4.1-121 in any county, city, or town a majority of the qualified voters vote “No” on the question, then on and after sixty days from the date on which the order of the court, setting forth the results of such referendum was entered of record, none of the alcoholic beverages voted against shall be sold in such county, city, or town except for delivery or shipment to persons outside of such county, city, or town authorized under this title to acquire the alcoholic beverages for resale. This subsection shall not apply to common carriers of passengers by train, boat or airplane selling wine and beer to bona fide passengers.

B. If in any such referendum held in any county, city, or town in which a majority of the qualified voters have previously voted against permitting the sale of alcoholic beverages by the Board and in a subsequent election a majority of the voters of the county, city, or town vote “Yes” on the question stated in § 4.1-121, then such alcoholic beverages permitted to be sold by such referendum may, in accordance with this title, be sold within the county, city, or town on and after sixty days from the day on which the order of the court setting forth the results of such election is entered of record.

C. If any referendum is held under the provisions of § 4.1-124 in any county, town or supervisor’s election district of a county and the majority of voters voting in such referendum voted “Yes,” the sale by the Board of alcoholic beverages, other than beer and wine not produced by farm wineries, shall be permitted in such county, town or supervisor’s election district of a county. Notwithstanding this section and any referendum held under § 4.1-121 to the contrary, persons licensed to sell mixed beverages in such county, town or supervisor’s election district of a county shall also be permitted to sell wine and beer for on-premises consumption, provided the appropriate license fees are paid for the privilege.

D. The provisions of this section shall not prevent in any county, city, or town, the sale and delivery or shipment of alcoholic beverages specified in § 4.1-200 to and by persons therein authorized to sell alcoholic beverages, nor prevent the delivery or shipment of alcoholic beverages under Board regulations into any county, city, or town, except as otherwise prohibited by this title.

E. For the purpose of this section, when any referendum is held in any town, separate and apart from the county in which such town or a part thereof is located, such town shall be treated as being separate and apart from such county.

History

Code 1950, § 4-46; 1954, c. 221; 1974, c. 460; 1975, c. 482; 1977, c. 683; 1980, cc. 541, 543; 1982, cc. 66, 204; 1984, c. 200; 1991, c. 690; 1993, c. 866.

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