Texas beer bill package to go up for House vote on Friday

Texas Craft Brewers Guild logo crop(Austin, TX) – According to Jester King Craft Brewery, the Texas House will vote on the beer bill package this Friday. The note below courtesy of a Wednesday email blast (abridged)…

After having been voted out of the Texas Senate and out of committee in the House, the bills that would allow Texas brewpubs to distribute and small production breweries to offer on-site sales directly to consumers have been scheduled for a full house vote this coming Friday, May 17.

[The Texas House of Representatives will be voting on] the entire package of craft brewery bills: SB 515, 516, 517, 518 & 639. Once again, all five bills must pass for any of them to take effect.

If all five bills pass the House with a two thirds majority and are signed by the governor they will become effective right away, while if they receive a straight majority but not a two thirds majority, they will become effective September 1, 2013.

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