HB 2101

85(R) - 2017
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Alcoholic Beverage Code

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


John Frullo

Bill Caption

Relating to the issuance of a food and beverage certificate to holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a holder of a wine and beer retailers permit, mixed beverage permit, private club registration permit, and retail dealer’s on-premise license may hold a food and beverage certificate if the total alcohol sales receipts are 50 percent or less. HB 2101 would allow a food and beverage certificate if the total receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages for the premises are 60 percent or less of the total receipts for the premises. The bill codifies requirements for the food and beverage permits, renewal procedures, and denial of the certificate.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our free market and limited government principles by decreasing regulation on certain alcoholic beverage certificate and license holders to allow a food and beverage certificate making it easier to earn a living. We support HB 2101.

Organizations Supporting

Brookshire Grocery Company 
Texas Hotel and Lodging Association  
Texas Municipal League
Texas Retailers Association
United Supermarkets