SB 639

83(R) - 2013
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

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John Carona

Bill Caption

Relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 639 would place additional restrictions on the prices that manufacturers are allowed to charge to alcoholic beverage distributors.

Analysis: SB 639 would continue the trend of the state protecting distributors from having to compete against each other on the free market. Only distributors benefit from this agreement and this relationship forces Texans to pay higher prices than the free market would require.