Regulations

Cheers to Virginia Limousine Association

Posted on February 26, 2014

The Virginia Limousine Association (VLA) scored a victory yesterday when a state senate committee approved an amended bill that allows limousine companies to obtain a permit to collect a fee for wine-tasting as part of their tour packages.

The bill originally was slated for “sight-seeing carriers” (only three in the state) but after the VLA and The Virginia Motorcoach Association protested, the bill eventually was amended to grant authority to “contract passenger carriers” to apply for a permit to including the cost of a winery’s tasting fee in a package tour.

“We wanted to make sure we were included in the bill,” said VLA President Glenn Stafford Jr. (Stafford Limousine dba Love Limousine) Love Limo. “The bill passed the committee yesterday and should easily pass the full senate next week and then the governor will sign the bill,” he added.

Stafford said the bill only allows operators to apply to the state’s authority on all things alcohol related in the state, the department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), for a permit that allows any operator to collect a fee for wine tasting. “It’s up to the operators and the wineries to work out the remittance procedure for the fee,” explained Stafford. “We just wanted to make sure we were included in the bill so we were not shut out,” he said.

 —By Tom Halligan, East Coast Editor

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Pennsylvania Unveils Guidelines For Driverless Cars

The state’s variable climate and geography make it an ideal testing ground for self-driving vehicles.

Classifying Uber's Business Model: A Complicated Affair

Governments have every right to regulate a digital platform that arranges rides and provides work for its citizens.

Industry Leaders Adjust Political Agenda For Trump Era

The NLA is sizing up a post-Nov. 8 legislative and regulatory scene that could yield breakthroughs as well as new unknowns.

Mass. TNC Drivers Face Background Checks Sooner

The state will conduct Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information background checks and consult motor vehicles records.

What Will Trump's Transportation Pick Mean For TNCs?

Department of Transportation Secretary nominee Elaine Chao has shown friendliness to the gig economy.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - December 2016 $12.95 GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE COVER STORY: * The Coolest Operators on the Planet * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close