Florida Senate - 2014                                     SB 406
       By Senator Latvala
       20-00002A-14                                           2014406__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to malt beverages; amending s. 563.06,
    3         F.S.; authorizing containers of malt beverages to be
    4         sold or offered for sale by a vendor at retail in any
    5         size; providing requirements for malt beverage
    6         containers; creating s. 563.09, F.S.; authorizing malt
    7         beverage tastings upon certain licensed premises under
    8         certain circumstances; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (6) of section 563.06, Florida
   13  Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         563.06 Malt beverages; imprint on individual container;
   15  size of containers; exemptions.—
   16         (6) All malt beverages packaged in individual containers
   17  that are sold or offered for sale by a vendor vendors at retail
   18  in this state may shall be in individual containers of any size.
   19  Such containers must include information specifying the
   20  manufacturer and brand of the malt beverage and must have an
   21  unbroken seal or be incapable of being immediately consumed.
   22  containing no more than 32 ounces of such malt beverages;
   23  provided, however, that nothing contained in This section does
   24  not shall affect malt beverages packaged in bulk, or in kegs, or
   25  in barrels or in any individual container containing 1 gallon or
   26  more of such malt beverage regardless of individual container
   27  type.
   28         Section 2. Section 563.09, Florida Statutes, is created to
   29  read:
   30         563.09 Malt beverage tastings by manufacturers and
   31  vendors.—Notwithstanding any other provision of the Beverage
   32  Law, a licensed manufacturer or distributor of malt beverages or
   33  a vendor may conduct a malt beverage tasting upon a licensed
   34  premises authorized to sell alcoholic beverages by package or
   35  for consumption on the premises. Such manufacturer, distributor,
   36  or vendor does not violate s. 561.42 if the conduct of the malt
   37  beverage tasting is limited to and directed toward members of
   38  the general public who are of the age of legal consumption.
   39         Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.