A proposed Virginia bill that would have enabled bars and restaurants to advertise drink specials and happy hours on social media has been withdrawn as too controversial. A law, in effect since the 1980′s, effectively prohibits restaurants and bars from advertising happy hours and drink specials outside their establishments or on electronic media. According to the bill’s sponsor, David Albo, “The bill would not have allowed anyone to promote anything. It merely would allow a restaurant to put its happy hour specials on its own website. That website may be a Facebook site or a regular website.” Concern about underage drinking led Albo to withdraw the bill from consideration.