By: Carona S.B. No. 639
  relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 1, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is amended
  by adding new Section 1.09 to read as follows:
         Sec. 1.09.  SEVERABILITY.  If a court holds that any
  provision of the Alcoholic Beverage Code violates the constitution
  of this state or of the United States, the regulatory system
  affected by the unconstitutional provision shall stay in place to
  be as consistent with the original regulatory construct of the
  provision and this code as is constitutionally permissible.  If a
  court rules that Section 12.05 or 62.12 impermissibly prohibits an
  out-of-state entity from engaging in activity or receiving a
  benefit that is permissible or granted to an in-state entity, as a
  remedy to the court's ruling the activity shall be prohibited as to
  both in-state and out-of-state entities.
         SECTION 2.  Section 102.75, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 102.75.  PROHIBITED CONDUCT.  No manufacturer shall:
               (1)  induce or coerce, or attempt to induce or coerce,
  any distributor to engage in any illegal act or course of conduct;
               (2)  require a distributor to assent to any
  unreasonable requirement, condition, understanding, or term of an
  agreement prohibiting a distributor from selling the product of any
  other manufacturer or manufacturers;
               (3)  fix or maintain the price at which a distributor
  may resell beer;
               (4)  discriminate in price, allowance, rebate, refund,
  commission, discount, or service between wholesalers licensed in
  Texas.  As used in this subsection, "discriminate" means the
  granting of a more favorable price, allowance, rebate, refund,
  commission, discount, advertising funds, promotional funds,
  service, or actual net freight cost of delivery from the closest
  geographical brewery to the wholesaler's designated delivery
  warehouse to one Texas wholesaler than to another Texas wholesaler;
               (5)  accept payment or agreement to bear any costs in
  exchange for the territorial assignment of a brand to a
               (6)  fail to provide to each distributor of its brands a
  written contract which embodies the manufacturer's agreement with
  its distributor;
               [(5)](7)  require any distributor to accept delivery of
  any beer or any other item or commodity which shall not have been
  ordered by the distributor.
         SECTION 3.   This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.