HB 1825 (Turner) Relating to the consumption, possession, and sale of alcoholic beverages at certain performing arts facilities owned by certain school districts

  • Allows the board of trustees at Arlington ISD to adopt a policy allowing alcohol to be served a standalone complex at Arlington ISD during non-school events outside of school hours
  • HB 1825 passed out of both chambers and is heading to the Governor‚Äôs desk

HB 3712 (Hernandez) Relating to authorizing a holder of a distributor’s license to provide samples of malt beverages to retailers

  • Reinstates the practice of allowing distributor licensees to provide malt beverage samples to retail permit holders
  • HB 3712 passed out of both chambers and is heading to the Governor‚Äôs desk

SB 926 (Parker) Relating to certain temporary sales by a mixed beverage permit holder

  • Allows Texas Motor Speedway to apply for temporary beer/wine permits and to allow patrons to bring in alcohol in their personal coolers
  • SB 926 has been signed by the Governor and is now effective¬†

SB 2284 (Middleton) Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller’s and rectifier’s permit

  • Allows distillers to sell four bottles directly from their distillery; 3.5k annual total sale gallon restriction will remain in place
  • SB 2284 has been signed by the Governor and is now effective

SB 341 (Springer) Relating to the applicability of the mixed beverage gross receipts tax and the mixed beverage sales tax to items sold by certain nonprofit entity temporary event permittees

  • Changes the definition of a permittee in alcohol beverage code to allow nonprofits who only sell beer/wine at their events to remit taxes only for the beer/wine
  • SB 341 passed out of the Senate, but was not granted a hearing in the House