Honorable John Kuempel, Chair, House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2953 by Geren (Relating to the definition of a public entertainment facility and the promotion, sponsorship, or advertising of an entertainment event or venue or alcoholic beverage at certain governmentally owned public entertainment facilities.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Alcoholic Beverage Code to amend the definition of a public entertainment facility to include a facility that is part of an approved venue project, including the venue and related infrastructure, as defined by Section 334.001, Local Government Code.
The bill would also amend the Alcoholic Beverage Code to exempt certain venues from the restriction or governing of the promotion, sponsorship, or advertising of an entertainment event or an alcoholic beverage brand or product. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicates that any costs associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within the agency's existing resources.
The bill would take effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2017.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Municipal League, no fiscal impact to municipalities is anticipated.