HB 2035

84(R) - 2015
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Alcoholic Beverage Code
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

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Richard Raymond

Bill Caption

Relating to regulation by certain alcohol-related businesses based on the amount of alcohol sold.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact to the State or local governments is expected.

Bill Analysis

HB 2035 seeks to increase the authority of a governmental entity to regulate the location of an establishment that derives 50% or more of the establishment ’s gross revenue from the on-premise sale of alcoholic beverages and is located in a municipality or county any portion of which is located not more than 50 miles from an international border. 

Sen. Zaffirini is the Senate sponsor of this legislation. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 2035 would allow a governmental entity to determine where a business whose revenue is 50% or more from alcohol may be zoned. This is a much lower threshold than the current restrictions on other businesses including businesses that make 75% or more of their income from alcohol sales. It is not the role of government to determine whether or where a bar may operate simply due to its proximity to the international border. Consequently are opposed to this legislation on limited government and free market grounds.