Texas Distilled Spirits Association

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SB 525 and HB 3923 - Bottle Bill

Author: Sen. Buckingham and Rep. Bernal

Bottle Bill (SB 525 by Sen. Buckingham and HB 3923 Rep. Bernal) – allows a distillery to sell two bottles of each product the distillery manufactures to the ultimate consumer in a 30 day period.

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SB 930 and HB 1608 - Distillery Festival Permit

Author: Sen. Buckingham and Rep. Bernal

Distillery Festival Permit (SB 930 by Sen. Buckingham and HB 1608 by Rep. Bernal) - creates a distillery festival permit which allows distillers to sell and promote Texas distilled spirits at festivals, farmers markets, celebrations and similar events.

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SB 1655 and HB 1997 - Sampling of Product

Author: Sen. Hancock/Sen. Schwertner and Rep. Geren

Sampling of Product (SB 1655 by Sen. Hancock & Sen. Schwertner and HB 1997 by Rep. Geren) – allows a distiller to furnish or give a sample of a distilled spirit to a retailer that has not previously purchased the brand.

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SB 623 and HB 1545 - TABC Sunset

Author: Sen. Birdwell and Rep. Paddie

TABC Sunset (SB 623 by Sen. Birdwell and HB 1545 by Rep. Paddie) - continues the functions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

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HB 3063 - Tastings Bill

Author: Rep. Kyle Kacal

This bill would allow distilleries the opportunity to bring in their own product for tasting and sampling marketing events at package stores, bars and restaurants. 

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HB 2278 - Solicitation Bill

Author: Rep. Larry Phillips

This bill removes the mandatory distributor presence at new business solicitations for distillers. This will allow small distillers the opportunity to market their products to new venues without the time constraints of their distributors time. 

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SB 734 - Bottles Sales at the Distillery

Author: Sen. Kelly Hancock

This legislation will allow a Texas distiller to sell up to two 750 mL commemorative bottles per product that the distiller produces, up to six bottles, per consumer, per 30 days, while continuing to observe the 3,500 annual gallon limit. 

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HB 408 – Festival Bill

Author: Rep. Drew Springer

Under current law wineries are allowed to apply for festival permits at TABC to participate and sale products at festival. This legislation would create a new distillery festival permit that would give distillers the right to market and sell spirits at festivals .

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