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  S.B. No. 905
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by
  the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 14.01, Alcoholic
  Beverage Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may:
               (1)  manufacture distilled spirits;
               (2)  rectify, purify, and refine distilled spirits and
  wines;
               (3)  mix wines, distilled spirits, or other liquors;
               (4)  bottle, label, and package the permit holder's
  finished products;
               (5)  sell the finished products in this state to
  holders of wholesaler's permits and to qualified persons outside
  the state;
               (6)  import distilled spirits, to be used only for
  manufacturing or rectification purposes, from holders of
  nonresident seller's permits; [and]
               (7)  dispense free distilled spirits for consumption on
  the permitted premises under Section 14.04; and
               (8)  if located in a wet area, sell distilled spirits to
  ultimate consumers under Section 14.04 or 14.05.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (a), Section 14.04, Alcoholic
  Beverage Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may
  conduct distilled spirits samplings on the permitted premises. The
  permit holder may dispense free samples or collect a fee for the
  sampling.
         SECTION 3.  Chapter 14, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is amended
  by adding Section 14.05 to read as follows:
         Sec. 14.05.  SALES TO ULTIMATE CONSUMERS. (a)  The holder
  of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may sell to ultimate
  consumers for consumption on the permitted premises distilled
  spirits manufactured or rectified by the permit holder in an amount
  not to exceed 3,000 gallons annually.
         (b)  The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may
  sell distilled spirits manufactured by the permit holder to
  ultimate consumers for off-premises consumption in unbroken
  packages containing not more than 750 milliliters of distilled
  spirits for off-premises consumption in an amount not to exceed
  3,500 gallons annually.
         (c)  The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may
  not under Subsection (b) sell more than two 750 milliliter bottles
  of distilled spirits or the equivalent to the same consumer within a
  30-day period.
         (d)  A sale under Subsection (b):
               (1)  may be made only to an individual who is physically
  present at the permit holder's premises; and
               (2)  must be delivered to the purchaser in person
  during the purchaser's visit.
         (e)  A person may not make a purchase under Subsection (b) as
  an agent for another person.
         (f)  The permit holder must check a purchaser's
  identification and keep records of purchases in a manner that
  enables the permit holder to comply with this section.
         (g)  A bottle of distilled spirits sold on the permit
  holder's premises under Subsection (b) must bear a notice affixed
  to the bottle that:
               (1)  does not obscure the label approved by the Alcohol
  and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau;
               (2)  states that the bottle is commemorative;
               (3)  states the month and year the bottle is sold; and
               (4)  is signed by an agent of the permit holder.
         SECTION 4.  Chapter 105, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is amended
  by adding Section 105.081 to read as follows:
         Sec. 105.081.  HOURS OF SALE AND CONSUMPTION: DISTILLERY.  
  (a)  The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may sell and
  offer for sale distilled spirits for on-premises consumption and a
  person may consume distilled spirits on the permitted premises
  during the same hours mixed beverages may be sold and offered for
  sale by a mixed beverage permit holder under Section 105.03(b).
         (b)  The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may
  sell and offer for sale distilled spirits to ultimate consumers for
  off-premises consumption during the same hours as the holder of a
  package store permit may sell and offer for sale distilled spirits
  to ultimate consumers for off-premises consumption.
         SECTION 5.  Subdivision (1), Subsection (b), Section
  183.001, Tax Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (1)  "Permittee" means a mixed beverage permittee, a
  private club registration permittee, a private club exemption
  certificate permittee, a private club late hours permittee, a daily
  temporary private club permittee, a private club registration
  permittee holding a food and beverage certificate, a daily
  temporary mixed beverage permittee, a mixed beverage late hours
  permittee, a mixed beverage permittee holding a food and beverage
  certificate, [or] a caterer permittee, or a distiller's and
  rectifier's permittee.
         SECTION 6.  Subsection (c), Section 14.01, and Subsection
  (g), Section 14.04, Alcoholic Beverage Code, are repealed.
         SECTION 7.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 905 passed the Senate on
  March 27, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 905 passed the House
  on May 2, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor