S.B. 714
                                                         By: Cain
                                                    State Affairs
                                       Committee Report (Amended)

Current law exempts various fraternal and veterans organizations
from several requirements of the Alcoholic Beverage Code's
provisions for the Private Club Registration permit holders. 
Fraternal and veterans organizations qualifying for private club
registration permit exemption status are not required to pay a
permit fee, provide regular food service for members, have guests
pay for beverages in cash, or maintain a locker system to store
members' alcoholic beverages or a pool system to purchase alcoholic
beverages for all members.  In addition, any funds held jointly by
club members can be used to replenish the club's joint stock of
alcoholic beverages.


As proposed, S.B. 714 redefines "fraternal organization" to include
a chapter or other local unit of a national fraternal organization
that promotes physical fitness among the organizations exempt from
certain requirements of the Alcoholic Beverage Code.  


It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not grant any
additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or


SECTION 1. Amends Section 32.11(a)(1), Alcoholic Beverage Code, to
redefine "fraternal organization," to include a chapter or local
unit of an American national fraternal organization that promotes
physical fitness and provides class in athletics to children and
that, as owner, lessee, or occupant, has operated an establishment
for fraternal purposes for at least one year.  Requires the
fraternal organization to actively operate in not fewer than 12
states, have at least six local units in this state, and have at
least one unit in this state that has been in active, continuous
existence for at least 75 years.

SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1995.

SECTION 3. Emergency clause.