Florida Senate - 2018                              CS for SB 296
       By the Committee on Regulated Industries; and Senator Brandes
       580-01836-18                                           2018296c1
    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; repealing s. 564.055,
    5         F.S., relating to limitations on the size of
    6         individual cider containers; amending s. 564.09, F.S.;
    7         revising provisions authorizing a restaurant to allow
    8         a patron to remove bottles of wine from a restaurant
    9         for off-premises consumption; providing an effective
   10         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 Section 564.05, Florida Statutes, is repealed.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 Section 564.055, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
   16         Section 3. Section 564.09, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   17  read:
   18         564.09 Restaurants; off-premises consumption of wine.
   19  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a restaurant
   20  licensed to sell wine on the premises may permit a patron to
   21  remove one unsealed bottle of wine for consumption off the
   22  premises if the patron has purchased a full course meal
   23  consisting of a salad or vegetable, entree, a beverage, and
   24  bread and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such
   25  meal on the restaurant premises. A partially consumed bottle of
   26  wine that is to be removed from the premises must be securely
   27  resealed by the licensee or its employees before removal from
   28  the premises. The partially consumed bottle of wine shall be
   29  placed in a bag or other container that is secured in such a
   30  manner that it is visibly apparent if the container has been
   31  subsequently opened or tampered with, and a dated receipt for
   32  the bottle of wine and full course meal shall be provided by the
   33  licensee and attached to the container. If transported in a
   34  motor vehicle, the container with the resealed bottle of wine
   35  must be placed in a locked glove compartment, a locked trunk, or
   36  the area behind the last upright seat of a motor vehicle that is
   37  not equipped with a trunk.
   38         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.