Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1040
       By Senator Artiles
       40-01042-17                                           20171040__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to beer or malt beverages; amending s.
    3         561.42, F.S.; authorizing a manufacturer or importer
    4         of beer or malt beverages to give or sell specified
    5         glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt
    6         beverages for on-premises consumption; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (14) of section
   12  561.42, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         561.42 Tied house evil; financial aid and assistance to
   14  vendor by manufacturer, distributor, importer, primary American
   15  source of supply, brand owner or registrant, or any broker,
   16  sales agent, or sales person thereof, prohibited; procedure for
   17  enforcement; exception.—
   18         (14) The division shall adopt reasonable rules governing
   19  promotional displays and advertising, which rules shall not
   20  conflict with or be more stringent than the federal regulations
   21  pertaining to such promotional displays and advertising
   22  furnished to vendors by distributors, manufacturers, importers,
   23  primary American sources of supply, or brand owners or
   24  registrants, or any sales agent or sales person thereof;
   25  however:
   26         (a) If a manufacturer, distributor, importer, brand owner,
   27  or brand registrant of beer or malt beverages beverage, or any
   28  sales agent or sales person thereof, provides a vendor with
   29  expendable retailer advertising specialties such as trays,
   30  coasters, mats, menu cards, napkins, cups, glassware glasses,
   31  thermometers, and the like, such items, except branded glassware
   32  furnished by a manufacturer or importer, may be sold only at a
   33  price not less than the actual cost to the industry member who
   34  initially purchased them, without limitation in total dollar
   35  value of such items sold to a vendor. A manufacturer or importer
   36  may give or sell beer or malt beverage branded glassware to a
   37  vendor licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises
   38  consumption.
   39         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.