Category Archives: TABC Announcements

85th Texas Legislative Session Liquor Law Update

Dear Friends: We’re willing to bet that, by now, you’ve heard that we’ve had a season of heavy legislative weather here in Austin, and we bet you’ve been wondering just what happened to liquor law during the storm. As usual, … Continue reading

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New 30-Day Deadline for Reporting Changes to TABC

Effective August 21, 2016, permittees and licensees are required to report changes to the commission that previously were not due to be reported until the next renewal application was to be filed. Specifically, the following changes must now be reported … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Meeting for Proposed TABC Rule Changes for Coupons and On-Premises Promotions

The TABC hosted a well-attended stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, December 10th, at Commission headquarters regarding possible amendments to Rules §45.101 (Rebates, Coupons and Premium Stamps) and §45.103 (On-Premises Promotions). The Commission fostered an open conversation about the proposed changes and was … Continue reading

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Plan Now for Consumer Sales

Effective June 14, 2013, Texas breweries were authorized, for the first time ever, to sell their products to consumers by-the-glass for consumption at the brewery.  As of September 1st, Texas distilleries will not only be authorized to sell their products … Continue reading

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The (Third) Party Rocks On

When the regular session ended with neither a bang nor a whimper we were so relieved that the Jack Martin & Associates folks, and their treasured clients, had escaped with only minor cuts and bruises that most of us made … Continue reading

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Crawling from the Wreckage

We’re always pretty glad we don’t live in Oklahoma, particularly in recent weeks, but lately we’ve been feeling like the victims of an Oklahoma tornado; metaphorically at least. Over the last few months the Legislative storm has blown us hither … Continue reading

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Alcohol Laws Ruled Unconstitutional

In a harsh rebuke of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, federal judge Sam Sparks ruled several provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (the “Code”) unconstitutional in Authentic Beverages Company, Inc. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The court struck down … Continue reading

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