Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 186
       By Senator Latvala
       20-00141B-15                                           2015186__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to malt beverages; creating s.
    3         563.0614, F.S.; authorizing the sale of malt beverages
    4         packaged in individual containers of certain sizes if
    5         they are filled at the point of sale by certain
    6         licenseholders; requiring each container to be
    7         imprinted or labeled with certain information;
    8         requiring the containers to be sealed or incapable of
    9         being immediately consumed; providing penalties;
   10         providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 563.0614, Florida Statutes, is created
   15  to read:
   16         563.0614 Malt beverage container sizes.—
   17         (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Beverage
   18  Law, a malt beverage may be packaged in an individual container
   19  of 32, 64, or 128 ounces if it is filled at the point of sale by
   20  any of the following:
   21         (a) A licensed manufacturer of malt beverages which holds a
   22  vendor’s license under s. 561.221(2).
   23         (b) A vendor holding a quota license that authorizes the
   24  sale of malt beverages under ss. 561.20(1) and 565.02(1)(a).
   25         (c) A vendor holding a license under s. 563.02(1)(b)-(f),
   26  s. 564.02(1)(b)-(f), or s. 565.02(1)(b)-(f), unless such license
   27  restricts the sale of malt beverages for consumption on the
   28  premises only.
   29         (2) The container must identify or be imprinted or labeled
   30  with information specifying the manufacturer and the brand of
   31  the malt beverage and must have an unbroken seal or be incapable
   32  of being immediately consumed.
   33         (3) A person, firm, or corporation, including its agents,
   34  officers, or employees, which violates subsection (1) commits a
   35  misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
   36  775.082 or s. 775.083, and the license held by the person, firm,
   37  or corporation, if any, is subject to revocation or suspension
   38  by the division. A person, firm, or corporation, including its
   39  agents, officers, or employees, which violates subsection (2)
   40  may be subject to a fine by the division of up to $250.
   41         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.