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Securities Regulation - S.B. 221

by Senator Sibley

House Sponsor: Representative Brimer

§ Allows a real estate broker or salesman to enter into property management agreements that do not have definite termination dates.

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Streamlining of Retail Store Regulations - S.B. 1355

by Senators Brown and Ellis

House Sponsor: Representative Maxey

§ Streamlines grocery store regulations by eliminating duplication in state licensing requirements and food safety inspections.

§ Creates an Interagency Task Force on Texas Retail Food Store Regulation to further study regulation and report to the legislature.

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Unauthorized Harvesting of Timber - H.B. 1128

by Representative Kamel, et al.

Senate Sponsor: Senator Ogden, et al.

§ Provides regulations regarding the harvesting of and payment for timber.

§ Provides that a person who harvests standing timber with knowledge that the harvesting is without the permission of the timber's owner is liable for damages in an amount equal to three times the market price of the timber harvested without permission.

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Alcoholic Beverage Advertising - H.B. 2997

by Representative Delwin Jones

Senate Sponsor: Senator Duncan

§ Authorizes the placement of a billboard advertising alcoholic beverages in an area where the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law, under the following conditions:

§ the premises that the billboard advertises are located in a county with a population of 250,000 or less; and

§ the billboard is within 1,500 feet of the premises that the billboard advertises; and

§ a U.S. highway that merges into and becomes an interstate highway separates the premises and the billboard; or

§ the billboard is located adjacent to a wet precinct separated by a U.S. highway that merges into and becomes an interstate highway in a county with a population of 250,000 or less and advertises directions to a winery located in the adjacent wet precinct.

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Wine Tasting Fee - H.B. 3176

by Representative Delwin Jones

Senate Sponsor: Senator Duncan

§ Allows wineries to conduct wine samplings and tastings on approved premises and to collect a fee for the sampling.

§ Prohibits a sampling event from being advertised except by on-site communication or direct mail.

§ Prohibits a person who receives a wine sample from removing the sample from the premises.

§ Provides that the holder of a permit, during the sampling of wine, is not the holder of a permit authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption; and is not considered to have received any revenue from the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages.