Passing the Senate, S.B. 1860 would allow brewers, manufacturers, and importers to serve small samples of their beer or malt beverages at certain events.
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The Texas Association of Business, the McLane Company and McLane Beverage Distribution, Inc. have filed suit in U.S. District Court challenging the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) position that it is illegal for a person …More
Passing the House, House Bill 444 allows certain permittees to provide up to four tasting samples (free of charge) of beer, wine, or spirituous liquor, in any 24-hour period of time. The bill also …More
Signed by the Governor, House Bill 375 requires the electronic submission by brewers of certain reports.
Held for further study in the Assembly following Senate passage, S.B. 1426 seeks to establish a new tied-house exception that authorizes, until January 1, 2022, a person who does not hold an ownership interest in …More
Failing to pass the Senate, House Bill 228 sought to allow holders of a “Farmer’s Market Permit or Agricultural Themed Event Permit” to conduct tastings and sell craft beer, mead, distilled spirits, and wine in …More
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 667 expands sampling privileges for certain permit holders.
Legislation to create a task force of brewers, distributors and political appointees to work out differences on franchise law reform, specifically when and how a brewer can exit a distribution arrangement, has cleared the Senate. …More
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 919 allows a brewer to lease portable refrigeration units to retail licensees at a value equal to the cost of the unit to the brewer. A brewer may also …More
Signed by he Governor, Senate Bill 306 allows the sampling of beer or wine at farmers’ markets if authorized by the town or city.