At first glance this appeared to be an attempt to remove the very hard-fought concealed carry in a restaurant from last year's session. A closer read reveals that it does not, however, it does for the first time (as far as I am aware) make it a crime to drink any alcohol in a restaurant while carrying openly.
There is no mention of this one on the VCDL Tracking page yet.
SB 1395 Handgun; Class 1 misdeameanor for carrying while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Firearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm in a public place and that a person found guilty is ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years. The bill also makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor for a person to carry a loaded firearm onto the premises of any restaurant or club licensed to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and consume an alcoholic beverage while on the premises.
Here is the tricky section that gave me a start. You have to read all the way to the end:
B. A person who carries a loaded firearm onto the premises of any restaurant or club as defined in § 4.1-100 for which a license to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption has been granted by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board under Title 4.1 and consumes an alcoholic beverage while on the premises is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
And as always...
C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, or military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties. The exemptions set forth in § 18.2-308 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the provisions of this section.