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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverages
Agency 5. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Chapter 50. Retail Operations
5/20/2022

3VAC5-50-260. Marketplace license; qualifications; application.

A. The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

1. "Bona fide customer" means a patron of the business enterprise that is seeking to obtain the goods or services of the licensee.

2. "Personalized experience" means goods or services catered to the specifications of an individual or event.

B. The marketplace license is a retail license. A premises described in an application for a marketplace license shall be subject to any regulations and requirements that apply to licensed premises upon which alcoholic beverages may be sold at retail for on-premises consumption. The employees who are involved in the marketplace licensee's service of complimentary alcoholic beverages shall be subject to the regulations and requirements that apply to employees of licensed establishments selling wine or beer at retail. A marketplace licensee's alcoholic beverage control manager shall be subject to the same regulations and requirements as designated managers of licensed establishments selling wine or beer at retail.

C. Marketplace licensees shall be subject to all requirements of 3VAC5-70-90 that apply to licensed premises upon which beer or wine may be sold at retail. In addition, every marketplace licensee shall keep complete, accurate, and separate records of the complimentary service of alcoholic beverages. Such records shall include accurate accounts of daily service of alcoholic beverages, by the drink, showing the kinds and quantities of alcoholic beverages served.

D. In addition to the requirements in § 4.1-206.3 E of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Directors of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority may also consider other requirements for licensure that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority may deem appropriate to protect the public health, safety, and welfare based on a review of the application and determinations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, Bureau of Law Enforcement during the investigation of the applicant.

E. Any person licensed pursuant to § 4.1-206 A 9, A 11, A 12, A 14, A 18, or A 19 of the Code of Virginia prior to July 1, 2021, that wishes to maintain licensure after December 31, 2021, shall apply for a marketplace license on or before July 1, 2021. If the licensee fails to apply for a marketplace license, the licensee shall be authorized to continue to operate under such license until the expiration of its original term.

F. Any person licensed pursuant to § 4.1-206 A 9, A 11, A 12, A 14, A 18, or A 19 of the Code of Virginia prior to July 1, 2021, whose license expires prior to December 31, 2021, and wishes to renew the license, may renew the license for another year and shall be authorized to continue to operate under such license until the expiration of that term. At least 60 days prior to the expiration of that term, the licensee shall apply for a marketplace license if the licensee wishes to maintain licensure following the expiration of the renewed license.

G. Any persons not currently licensed may apply for issuance of a license pursuant to § 4.1-206 A 9, A 11, A 12, A 14, A 18, or A 19 of the Code of Virginia on or before December 31, 2021. If such license is issued, the licensee shall be authorized to continue to operate under such license until the expiration of that term. At least 60 days prior to the expiration of that term, the licensee shall apply for a marketplace license if the licensee wishes to maintain licensure following the expiration of the issued license.

Statutory Authority

§ 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 1, eff. January 1, 2022.

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