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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverages
Agency 5. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Chapter 20. Advertising
6/26/2022

3VAC5-20-40. Advertising; print and electronic media.

A. Alcoholic beverage advertising in the print or electronic media is permitted with the following requirements and conditions:

1. All alcoholic beverage advertising shall include the name and address (street address optional) of the responsible advertiser.

2. Advertisements of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in publications not of general circulation that are distributed or intended to be distributed primarily to persons under 21 years of age. All advertisements of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in publications distributed or intended to be distributed primarily to a high school or younger age level.

B. As used in the section, "electronic media" shall mean any system involving the transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, television, electromagnetic, photo-electronic, or photo-optical system, including, but not limited to, radio, television, electronic mail, and the Internet.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-103 and 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-2 § 4, eff. December 12, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 1, eff. November 12, 1986; Volume 4, Issue 6, January 21, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 2, eff. November 24, 1988; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 23, 1989; Volume 7, Issue 4, eff. December 19, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2010; Volume 32, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2016.

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