Bill Text: TX HB937 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the hours for the sale or delivery of certain alcoholic beverages.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-24 - Referred directly to subcommittee by chair [HB937 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB937-Introduced.html
  87R577 MCK-F
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 937
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the hours for the sale or delivery of certain alcoholic
  beverages.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 24.07, Alcoholic Beverage Code, as
  effective September 1, 2021, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 24.07.  HOURS OF SALE. A holder of a wine only package
  store permit may remain open and sell malt beverages, wine, and
  vinous liquors, for off-premises consumption only, on any day and
  during the same hours that the holder of a wine and malt beverage
  retailer's permit may sell malt beverages and wine, except that the
  permittee may not sell wine or vinous liquor containing more than 17
  percent alcohol by volume [on a Sunday or] after 10 p.m. on any day.
         SECTION 2.  Section 105.01, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 105.01.  HOURS OF SALE: LIQUOR. [(a)] Except as
  provided in Sections 105.02, 105.03, 105.04, and 105.08, no person
  may sell, offer for sale, or deliver any liquor:
               (1)  on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas
  Day;
               (2)  before noon or after 10 p.m. on Sunday; or
               (3)  before 9 [10] a.m. or after 10 [9] p.m. on any
  other day.
         [(b)  When Christmas Day or New Year's Day falls on a Sunday,
  Subsection (a) of this section applies to the following Monday.]
         SECTION 3.  Section 105.02, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 105.02.  HOURS OF SALE:  WHOLESALERS AND LOCAL
  DISTRIBUTORS TO RETAILERS. (a) A holder of a wholesaler's permit
  may sell, offer for sale, or deliver liquor to a retailer anytime
  except [Sunday and] Christmas Day.
         (b)  A local distributor's permittee may sell, offer for
  sale, or deliver liquor to a retailer between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. on
  any day except:
               (1)  [Sunday;
               [(2)]  Christmas Day; or
               (2) [(3)]  a day on which a package store permittee is
  prohibited from selling liquor.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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