Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 388 By the Committee on Regulated Industries; and Senator Hutson 580-02477-17 2017388c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Beverage Law; amending s. 3 561.42, F.S.; providing an exemption from provisions 4 relating to the tied house evil for specified 5 financial transactions between a manufacturer of beer 6 or malt beverages and a licensed vendor; providing 7 conditions for the exception; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Subsection (15) is added to section 561.42, 13 Florida Statutes, to read: 14 561.42 Tied house evil; financial aid and assistance to 15 vendor by manufacturer, distributor, importer, primary American 16 source of supply, brand owner or registrant, or any broker, 17 sales agent, or sales person thereof, prohibited; procedure for 18 enforcement; exception.— 19 (15) This section does not apply to a financial transaction 20 negotiated at arm’s length for fair market value between a 21 manufacturer of beer or malt beverages, as defined in s. 563.01, 22 and a vendor licensed under the Beverage Law if: 23 (a) Such financial transaction does not involve, either all 24 or in part, the direct sale or distribution of beer or malt 25 beverages between the manufacturer and licensed vendor; 26 (b) Such financial transaction does not limit, either 27 directly or indirectly, the sale of alcoholic beverages from 28 another manufacturer during or in connection with any sponsored 29 events; 30 (c) The vendor operates places of business where 31 consumption on the premises is permitted, which premises are 32 located within a theme park complex comprised of at least 25 33 contiguous acres owned and controlled by the same business 34 entity and which contains permanent exhibitions and a variety of 35 recreational activities and has a minimum of 1 million visitors 36 annually; and 37 (d) The financial transaction is registered with the 38 division with a summary of the transaction that includes a 39 description of any sponsored events, activities, or cooperative 40 advertising. 41 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.