Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 296
       By Senator Brandes
       24-00141-18                                            2018296__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Beverage Law; repealing s.
    3         564.05, F.S., relating to limitations on the size of
    4         individual wine containers; amending s. 564.055, F.S.;
    5         authorizing the packaging, filling, refilling, or sale
    6         of cider in growlers; amending s. 564.09, F.S.;
    7         revising provisions authorizing a restaurant to allow
    8         a patron to remove certain containers from a
    9         restaurant for off-premises consumption; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 564.05, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
   15         Section 2. Section 564.055, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   16  read:
   17         564.055 Cider containers.—Notwithstanding any other law to
   18  the contrary, cider, as defined in s. 564.06(4), may be sold by
   19  vendors at retail in any size individual container containing no
   20  more than 32 ounces of cider; however, this section does not
   21  prohibit cider from being packaged and sold in bulk, in kegs or
   22  barrels, or in any individual container that contains 1 gallon
   23  or more of cider, regardless of container type. Cider may also
   24  be packaged, filled, refilled, or sold in 32-ounce, 64-ounce,
   25  and 1-gallon growlers in the same manner and under the same
   26  restrictions as authorized for malt beverages pursuant to s.
   27  563.06(7).
   28         Section 3. Section 564.09, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   29  read:
   30         564.09 Restaurants; off-premises consumption of wine or
   31  beer.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a restaurant
   32  licensed to sell wine or beer on the premises may permit a
   33  patron to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for consumption off
   34  the premises if the patron has purchased a full course meal
   35  consisting of a salad or vegetable, entree, a beverage, and
   36  bread and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such
   37  meal on the restaurant premises. A partially consumed bottle of
   38  wine that is to be removed from the premises must be securely
   39  resealed by the licensee or its employees before removal from
   40  the premises. The partially consumed bottle of wine shall be
   41  placed in a bag or other container that is secured in such a
   42  manner that it is visibly apparent if the container has been
   43  subsequently opened or tampered with, and a dated receipt for
   44  the bottle of wine and full course meal shall be provided by the
   45  licensee and attached to the container. If transported in a
   46  motor vehicle, the container with the resealed bottle of wine
   47  must be placed in a locked glove compartment, a locked trunk, or
   48  the area behind the last upright seat of a motor vehicle that is
   49  not equipped with a trunk.
   50         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.