Bill Text: TX SB313 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-07 - Referred to Business & Commerce [SB313 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB313-Introduced.html
  86R724 MCK-F
 
  By: Buckingham S.B. No. 313
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to
  consumers.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 16.01(a), Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Section 16.011, the holder of a
  winery permit may:
               (1)  manufacture, bottle, label, and package wine
  containing not more than 24 percent alcohol by volume;
               (2)  manufacture fruit brandy and:
                     (A)  use that brandy on the winery permit holder's
  permitted premises for fortifying purposes only; or
                     (B)  sell that brandy to other winery permit
  holders;
               (3)  import or buy fruit brandy from a permit holder
  authorized to manufacture fruit brandy and use that brandy on the
  winery permit holder's permitted premises for fortifying purposes
  only;
               (4)  sell wine in this state to or buy wine from permit
  holders authorized to purchase and sell wine, including holders of
  wholesaler's permits, winery permits, and wine bottler's permits;
               (5)  sell wine to ultimate consumers:
                     (A)  for consumption on the winery premises; or
                     (B)  in unbroken packages for off-premises
  consumption [in an amount not to exceed 35,000 gallons annually];
               (6)  sell the wine outside this state to qualified
  persons;
               (7)  blend wines;
               (8)  dispense free wine for consumption on the winery
  premises; and
               (9)  purchase and import wine from the holder of a
  nonresident seller's permit.
         SECTION 2.  Section 54.02, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 54.02.  PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. The holder of an
  out-of-state winery direct shipper's permit may not:
               (1)  sell or ship wine to a minor;
               (2)  deliver wine to a consumer using a carrier that
  does not hold a carrier's permit under this code; or
               (3)  deliver to the same consumer in this state more
  than nine gallons of wine within any calendar month or more than 36
  gallons of wine within any 12-month period[; or
               [(4)     sell to ultimate consumers more than 35,000
  gallons of wine annually].
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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