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Code of Virginia
Title 4.1. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control
Chapter 2. Administration of Licenses
12/9/2022

§ 4.1-212.2. Third-party deliveries; limitations; penalties.

A. For the purposes of this section, "delivery personnel" means any employee, agent, or independent contractor of the third-party delivery licensee that engages in direct-to-consumer alcoholic beverage delivery on behalf of the third-party delivery licensee.

B. A third-party delivery license shall authorize the licensee to deliver alcoholic beverages to a consumer pursuant to an order for such alcoholic beverages placed with a licensee vested with delivery privileges. Except as otherwise permitted under § 4.1-212.1, no person shall provide alcoholic beverage delivery services in the Commonwealth unless such person holds a third-party delivery license and is registered with the State Corporation Commission. All deliveries of alcoholic beverages by a third-party delivery licensee shall comply with the following: (i) alcoholic beverages shall be delivered only to persons who are 21 years of age or older and have provided valid identification that provides bona fide evidence of legal age, as prescribed in § 4.1-304; (ii) the third-party delivery licensee shall verify at the time of delivery that the recipient is 21 years of age or older, ensure that the recipient's identification bears a photograph that reasonably appears to match the appearance of the recipient, and record the recipient's name and date of birth and the address to which the alcoholic beverages were delivered; (iii) alcoholic beverages shall not be delivered to any person whom the third-party delivery licensee knows or has reason to believe is intoxicated; (iv) except for deliveries made on behalf of the Authority, alcoholic beverages shall be delivered only for personal use and not for resale; (v) alcoholic beverages shall not be delivered to a correctional facility, a reformatory, a locker mailbox, a package shipping or storage facility, a retail licensee, or undergraduate housing at an institution of higher education; (vi) any alcoholic beverage that cannot be lawfully delivered shall be promptly returned to the licensed establishment at which the alcoholic beverage was purchased; (vii) only alcoholic beverages obtained directly from the licensed establishment with which the order was placed may be delivered; and (viii) the provisions of § 4.1-212.1 and any other requirements imposed on the delivery of alcoholic beverages by this subtitle or Board regulation.

C. In addition to the application requirements set forth in § 4.1-230 and any regulations or requirements adopted pursuant thereto, third-party delivery licensees shall provide to the Board, at the time of application and annually thereafter or as otherwise required by the Board, written certification that the third-party delivery licensee is in compliance with all applicable requirements set forth in Article 2 (§ 46.2-2141 et seq.) of Chapter 21 of Title 46.2. Third-party delivery licensees shall also provide to the Board, upon request, a copy of any contracts entered into by the licensee with any person offering alcoholic beverages for delivery.

D. Third-party delivery licensees shall provide to the Board, at the time of application and annually thereafter or as otherwise required by the Board, written certification that all delivery personnel (i) prior to delivering alcoholic beverages and annually thereafter, have completed and passed with a score of no less than 80 percent a Board-approved public safety course; (ii) are 21 years of age or older; (iii) have a valid driver's license, vehicle inspection, and vehicle registration; (iv) within the last seven years, have not been convicted of any of the following offenses under Virginia law or a substantially similar ordinance or law in any other jurisdiction: driving under the influence in violation of § 18.2-266 or 46.2-341.24 or a violation of § 4.1-304, 18.2-36.1, 18.2-51.4, 18.2-95, 18.2-357.1, or 46.2-894; (v) within the last three years, have not been convicted of more than three vehicle moving violations; and (vi) are not required to register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry pursuant to Chapter 9 (§ 9.1-900 et seq.) of Title 9.1 or listed on the U.S. Department of Justice's National Sex Offender Public Website.

E. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be required to pay (i) $2,500 for a first violation and (ii) $5,000 for any second or subsequent violation. The penalties provided under this subsection may be imposed in addition to or without imposing any other penalties or actions provided by law.

F. Notwithstanding subsection B, a third-party delivery licensee may deliver alcoholic beverages to a retail licensee if such alcoholic beverages are being delivered on behalf of the Authority.

2022, cc. 78, 79.

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