Honorable Kevin Eltife, Chair, Senate Committee on Business & Commerce
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB482 by Geren (Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell beer, ale, and malt liquor to certain wholesalers, distributors, and qualified persons outside the state.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
The bill's impact on the production of ale and malt liquor, and collections from excise and sales taxes, cannot be determined.
The bill would amend the Alcoholic Beverage Code as it relates to authorized activities for certain permit and license holders as described by the bill. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) indicates the bill would have no fiscal cost impact on TABC. The Comptroller of Public Accounts reports the bill's impact on the production of ale and malt liquor, and collections from excise and sales taxes, cannot be determined. The bill would take effect immediately upon receiving a two-thirds majority vote in each house, otherwise the bill would take effect September 1, 2015.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
458 Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts