Bill Text: TX HB940 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain malt beverages sold on July 4.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-04 - Filed [HB940 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB940-Introduced.html
  87R583 BEF-D
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 940
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain malt
  beverages sold on July 4.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter H, Chapter 151, Tax Code, is amended
  by adding Section 151.3155 to read as follows:
         Sec. 151.3155.  BEER OR ALE ON JULY 4. The sale of beer or
  ale is exempted from the taxes imposed by this chapter if:
               (1)  the sale takes place on July 4; and
               (2)  the seller holds a wine and beer retailer's
  off-premise permit under Chapter 26, Alcoholic Beverage Code.
         SECTION 2.  Effective September 1, 2021, Section 151.3155,
  Tax Code, as added by this Act, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 151.3155.  MALT BEVERAGES [BEER OR ALE] ON JULY 4. The
  sale of a malt beverage [beer or ale] is exempted from the taxes
  imposed by this chapter if:
               (1)  the sale takes place on July 4; and
               (2)  the seller holds a wine and malt beverage [beer]
  retailer's off-premise permit under Chapter 26, Alcoholic Beverage
  Code.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act does not
  affect tax liability accruing before the effective date of this
  Act. That liability continues in effect as if this Act had not been
  enacted, and the former law is continued in effect for the
  collection of taxes due and for civil and criminal enforcement of
  the liability for those taxes.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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