Vol. 34 Iss. 23 - July 09, 2018

Chapter 50
Emergency Regulation

Title of Regulation: 3VAC5-50. Retail Operations (adding 3VAC5-50-250).

Statutory Authority: ยงยง 4.1-103 and 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Dates: July 1, 2018, through December 30, 2019.

Agency Contact: LaTonya D. Hucks, Legal Liaison, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 2901 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220, telephone (804) 213-4698, FAX (804) 213-4574, or email


Section 2.2-4011 A of the Code of Virginia states that regulations that an agency finds are necessitated by an emergency situation may be adopted upon consultation with the Attorney General, which approval shall be granted only after the agency has submitted a request stating in writing the nature of the emergency, and the necessity for such action shall be at the sole discretion of the Governor.

The emergency action implements the confectionery license created by Chapters 173 and 334 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly, which authorizes the licensee to prepare and sell on the licensed premises for off-premises consumption confectionery. The provisions require that the confectionery contain 5.0% or less alcohol by volume and that any alcohol contained in such confectionery shall not be in liquid form at the time such confectionery is sold. The regulation defines the term "confectionery" and includes labeling requirements for such confectionery.

3VAC5-50-250. Confectionery; definition; restrictions; labeling.

A. "Confectionery" means a general class of sweet foods and edibles, including baked goods and candies, having an alcohol content not more than 5.0% by volume.

B. Any alcohol contained in such confectionery shall not be in liquid form at the time such confectionery is sold. Such alcohol shall be fully integrated or blended into the confectionery product.

C. Any such confectionery shall only be sold to those individuals who can lawfully consume alcohol.

D. Any establishment licensed to sell confectioneries for off-premises consumption shall properly label the product with such label including:

1. Notice that the product contains alcohol;

2. Notice that the product can only be consumed off premises; and

3. Warning that the product should not be consumed by anyone under the age of 21.

VA.R. Doc. No. R18-5486; Filed June 20, 2018, 11:03 a.m.