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HB 261: Beverage Law


Beverage Law; Prohibits certain entities & persons from directly or indirectly assisting any vendor in certain ways; prohibits licensed vendor from accepting certain items & services; authorizes Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco to impose administrative sanctions; prohibits vendor from displaying certain signs in windows of his or her licensed premises; authorizes certain entities & persons to give, lend, furnish, or sell certain advertising material to certain vendors; provides exemptions relating to tied house evil for certain sales & purchases of merchandise; prohibits manufacturer or importer of malt beverages from soliciting or receiving any portion of certain payments from its distributors; specifies that brand-naming rights agreement does not obligate or place responsibility upon distributor; provides civil penalties; prohibits division from imposing certain civil penalties.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/14/2019 House • Filed
1/23/2019 House • Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 40
2/6/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Business and Professions Subcommittee, 02/13/19, 1:30 pm, Webster Hall
2/14/2019 House • Favorable by Business and Professions Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 7 -HJ 298
2/15/2019 House • Now in Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 298
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 40
3/8/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/12/19, 1:30 pm, Morris Hall
3/12/2019 House • Favorable by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 403
• Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 403
3/19/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 03/21/19, 12:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/21/2019 House • Favorable by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -HJ 489
3/22/2019 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 489
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died on Calendar