Florida Senate - 2014 SB 406
By Senator Latvala
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
28 Section 2. Section 563.09, Florida Statutes, is created to
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.