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. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 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.