Committee: Economic Development and TourismSponsor: Lovvorn
Analyst: Tiffany WeaverDate: 03/02/2022


House Bill 395 as amended and reported by the Committee on Economic Development and Tourism would increase the administrative obligations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board to require the board to establish and issue Hospitality Management Program licenses to state universities that meet certain criteria provided by this bill. This increase in obligations could be offset, wholly or in part, by certain license fees collected and retained by the board. This bill could (1) increase receipts to the State General Fund by $1,000 for each state university that obtains a license in addition to any other applicable application or renewal fee; and (2) 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 on the price of alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, and spirits manufactured and sold at retail pursuant to this bill.

 Andy Whitt, Chair
Economic Development and Tourism