Committee: JudiciarySponsor: Waggoner
Analyst: Julie KnightDate: 02/02/2021


Senate Bill 126 as introduced would: (1) authorize the filing and payment of a non-refundable $100 filing fee and $1,000 license and annual renew fee by a licensee of the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board, to obtain a delivery service license to transport and deliver, for personal use, up to 48 twelve ounce containers of beer, up to 288 ounces of draft beer, up to six 750 milliliter bottles of wine, and up to 1,750 milliliters of spirits, (sold by off-premises licensees) and up to 375 milliliters of spirits (sold by restaurant licensees) within a 24 hour period, to individuals in the state that are at least 21 years of age; and (2) authorize the ABC Board to promulgate rules to implement the provisions of the bill.

This bill could increase receipts to the State General Fund, assuming the license fees are distributed in the same manner as other fees for licenses issued by the board; increase receipts to the Education Trust Fund, State General Fund, the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Mental Health, and counties and municipalities, by an undetermined amount dependent upon the price of the regular and draft beer and wine and spirits sold and delivered; increase receipts to the State General Fund, county general funds, municipal general funds, and other funds to which courts costs are deposited; and could increase the obligations of the State General Fund, district attorneys, and local jails by an undetermined amount dependent upon the number of persons charged with and convicted of the offenses provided by this bill and the penalties imposed.

 Tom Whatley, Chairperson