HBA-MSH H.B. 3033 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3033 By: Moreno, Joe E. Licensing & Administrative Procedures 4/4/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (commission) is composed of three members appointed by the governor. The commission is required to inspect, supervise, and regulate every phase of the business of manufacturing, importing, exporting, transporting, storing, selling, advertising, labeling, and distributing of alcoholic beverages, and the possession of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale or otherwise. With only three members, the commission is unable to reflect the increasing population and diversity of the state. House Bill 3033 increases the number of members of the commission and requires the governor to attempt to reflect the geographic diversity of the state. 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 3033 amends the Alcoholic Beverage Code to increase the number of members of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (commission) from three to six. The bill requires the governor to attempt to reflect the geographic diversity of the state in making appointments to the commission. The bill provides that the terms of two members of the commission rather than one expire every two years. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.