S.B. No. 1939
  relating to the storage of grapes in a public warehouse.
         SECTION 1.  Section 14A.001(1), Agriculture Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
               (1)  "Public warehouse operator" means a person who
  stores cotton, wheat, rye, oats, grapes, or rice, or any kind of
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 14A, Agriculture Code, is amended by
  adding Sections 14A.0065 and 14A.0115 to read as follows:
         Sec. 14A.0065.  RECEIPT FOR GRAPES. (a)  A public warehouse
  operator shall issue a warehouse receipt to any person who deposits
  grapes in the warehouse operator's warehouse and requests a
         (b)  The receipt shall contain:
               (1)  all information required to be included on a
  receipt by Section 14A.005;
               (2)  the date on which the grapes were received in the
               (3)  a statement that the grapes represented by the
  receipt are deliverable on return of the receipt properly endorsed
  and payment of charges for storage and insurance stated on the face
  of the receipt; and
               (4)  a statement of the varietal of the grapes
  represented by the receipt.
         (c)  Failure or neglect by a public warehouse operator to
  comply with the provisions of this section is a ground for
  revocation of a certificate to transact business as a public
  warehouse operator.
         Sec. 14A.0115.  GRAPE BYPRODUCTS. Notwithstanding any other
  law, a natural byproduct of grapes stored in a public warehouse
  operator's warehouse is an agricultural commodity and not subject
  to regulation under other law, regardless of the byproduct's
  alcohol content, until the byproduct is:
               (1)  removed from the warehouse; or
               (2)  mixed with another ingredient.
         SECTION 3.  Section 14A.012, Agriculture Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  This chapter does not apply to a producer of grapes who
  stores in a warehouse owned by the producer grapes produced and
  owned by the producer.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1939 passed the Senate on
  April 11, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1939 passed the House on
  April 24, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House