S.B. No. 693
  relating to proof of identification to purchase an alcoholic
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (b), Section 106.03, Alcoholic
  Beverage Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A person who sells a minor an alcoholic beverage does
  not commit an offense if the minor falsely represents himself to be
  21 years old or older by displaying an apparently valid proof of
  identification that contains [Texas driver's license or an
  identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public
  Safety, containing] a physical description and photograph
  consistent with the minor's [his] appearance, purports to establish
  that the minor is 21 years of age or older, and was issued by a
  governmental agency [for the purpose of inducing the person to sell
  him an alcoholic beverage]. The proof of identification may
  include a driver's license or identification card issued by the
  Department of Public Safety, a passport, or a military
  identification card.
         SECTION 2.  The defenses added by this Act to Subsection (b),
  Section 160.03, Alcoholic Beverage Code, are available to a person
  regardless of when the offense was committed but only for trials
  commencing on or after the effective date of this Act.
         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, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 693 passed the Senate on
  April 30, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 693 passed the House on
  May 26, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, one present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House