Bill Text: TX HCR78 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-04-30 - Signed by the Governor [HCR78 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HCR78-Enrolled.html
  H.C.R. No. 78
         WHEREAS, The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission celebrated
  the 85th anniversary of its founding on November 18, 2020; and
         WHEREAS, The Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  was ratified in December 1933, ending Prohibition and giving
  individual states the right to regulate alcohol; and
         WHEREAS, In 1935, Texas voters ratified an amendment to the
  state constitution that repealed state prohibition, granting local
  governments across the state the authority to decide if their
  communities were "wet" or "dry"; and
         WHEREAS, That same year, a special called session of the 44th
  Texas Legislature passed the Texas Liquor Control Act, creating the
  Texas Liquor Control Board, which met for the first time on November
  18, 1935, in the governor's reception room at the State Capitol; in
  1970, the board was renamed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage
  Commission; and
         WHEREAS, Today, TABC continues to oversee every aspect of the
  alcoholic beverage industry in Texas, regulating more than 55,000
  licensed businesses and collecting over $637 million biannually in
  taxes and fees that contribute to the funding of state government;
  the commission also plays a vital role in the effort to combat human
  trafficking; and
         WHEREAS, For more than three-quarters of a century, the Texas
  Alcoholic Beverage Commission has ably served the people of Texas
  and fulfilled its mission to promote public safety by ensuring the
  responsible manufacture, sale, and consumption of alcohol; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Texas Alcoholic
  Beverage Commission and extend to the commission's members and
  employees sincere best wishes for continued success in their
  important work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission as an
  expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives and
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 78 was adopted by the House on April
  9, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 78 was adopted by the Senate on
  April 20, 2021, by a viva-voce vote.
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________