Texas retail liquor laws restrict competition, provide preferential treatment for select families, and limit consumer choice. It’s time to level the playing field, eliminate preferential loopholes and allow fair competition in the retail sale of spirits.

Since 1935, laws restricting liquor store ownership have operated within a clearly anti-competitive model that prevents competition, protects a privileged group of liquor store owners and limits consumer choice.

Texas is the only state in the nation that allows privately held corporations to own liquor stores, while prohibiting publicly traded corporations from doing so.

This protectionist law harms Texas consumers, who deserve and expect the choice and convenience free markets are supposed to provide.

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Public Corporation Restriction

Public Corporation Restriction

Texas is the ONLY state in the nation that allows privately held corporations to own liquor stores while prohibiting publicly traded corporations from doing so.

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Public Corporation Restriction
Five Store Restriction

Five Store Restriction

Since 1935, Texas code has limited liquor store ownership to NO MORE THAN FIVE permits per individual.

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Five Store Restriction
“Loophole” Families Dominate the Market

“Loophole” Families Dominate the Market

Outdated, protectionist retail liquor laws in Texas have limited consumer choice by allowing a small handful of privileged families to establish virtual CARTELS that now dominate the retail liquor market across the state.

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Loophole Families Dominate the Market