Bill Text: TX HB436 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to grounds for refusal of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-25 - Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures [HB436 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB436-Introduced.html
  87R1701 JAM-D
 
  By: Thompson of Harris H.B. No. 436
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to grounds for refusal of certain alcoholic beverage
  licenses and permits.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.44(b), Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The commission shall deny an application for a permit or
  license for any location of an applicant who submitted a prior
  application that expired or was voluntarily surrendered before the
  hearing on the application was held on a protest involving
  allegations of prostitution, a shooting, stabbing, or other violent
  act, or an offense involving drugs, [or] trafficking of persons, or
  drink solicitation as described by Section 104.01 before the third
  anniversary of the date the prior application expired or was
  voluntarily surrendered.
         SECTION 2.  Section 11.46(c), Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The commission shall deny for a period of one year after
  cancellation an application for a mixed beverage permit or private
  club registration permit for a premises where a license or permit
  has been canceled during the preceding 12 months as a result of:
               (1)  a shooting, stabbing, or other violent act; [,] or
               (2)  [as a result of] an offense involving drugs,
  prostitution, [or] trafficking of persons, or drink solicitation as
  described by Section 104.01.
         SECTION 3.  Section 61.42(c), Alcoholic Beverage Code, as
  effective September 1, 2021, is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The commission shall deny for a period of one year an
  application for a retail dealer's on-premise license or a wine and
  malt beverage retailer's permit for a premises where a license or
  permit has been canceled during the preceding 12 months as a result
  of:
               (1)  a shooting, stabbing, or other violent act; [,] or
               (2)  [as a result of] an offense involving drugs,
  prostitution, [or] trafficking of persons, or drink solicitation as
  described by Section 104.01.
         SECTION 4.  Sections 11.44(b), 11.46(c), and 61.42(c),
  Alcoholic Beverage Code, as amended by this Act, apply to an
  application for an alcoholic beverage permit or license filed on or
  after the effective date of this Act or pending on the effective
  date of this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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