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Breaking News: Beer Bills Introduced

How to track latest proposed beer laws

By Ivy Le, 8:08AM, Wed. Feb. 13, 2013

Watch for HB 515, 516, 517 and 518
Watch for HB 515, 516, 517 and 518
photo by School House Rock

Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, has filed four bills to remove handicaps to Texas’ growing craft brewing businesses.

Together, Senate Bills 515, 516, 517 and 518 would update Prohibition-era laws that benefit out-of-state beer producers over Texas’ small craft brewers. Catch up on background here.

Ronnie Crocker from the Houston Chronicle has a good run-down here.

Scott Metzger, a vocal advocate for beer distribution law reform as head of the Texas Craft Brew­ers Guild's Legislative Committee and founder of Freetail Brewing Com­pany in San Antonio, said,

"If passed, we can expect to see increased capital investment, employment, and tax revenue for the state. I look forward to seeing this bill pass so that Texas can begin its ascent to being the top state in the nation for craft brewers."

To get email updates on the progress of SB 515, 516, 517 and 518, sign onto MyTLO (My Texas Legislature Online) and create your personalized bill list.

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