HBA-DMH H.B. 1613 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1613 By: Goolsby Licensing & Administrative Procedures 2/23/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, the amount of time various licensees are required to retain records for inspection by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) differs. Creating consistency in the record keeping process will facilitate the record review process conducted by TABC and the comptroller of public accounts. House Bill 1613 requires beer manufacturers and distributors to retain certain records for inspection for at least four years. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 1613 amends the Alcoholic Beverage Code to increase from two years to four years the number of years that a holder of a manufacture's license or a general, local, or branch distributor's license is required to retain certain records for inspection by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or its authorized representative. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.