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I'm doing a compliance regulation report over a particular industry for my Legal Environment class.

I need compliance regulation laws for wine bars or bars in Houston.
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This kind of thing can be a little complicated, but I hope some of the tips I provide below will help you find what you need. One place to look is the "alcoholic beverages" section of Texas state regulations, Houston city ordinances, and U.S. federal regulations. The links below should take you directly to those regulations in versions that are easy to browse. 

Houston Code of Ordinances
http://bit.ly/I4OZa9
On the side menu, scroll down to "CODE OF ORDINANCES," then choose "Chapter 3 - ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES." 

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Code and Rules
http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/laws/code_and_rules.asp
This website links to Texas laws and regulations relating to alcoholic beverages.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 16
http://bit.ly/IrONi0
This link should take you directly to the alcoholic beverages section of Texas regulations.

United States Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 27
http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/chapter-I/subchapter-A
Direct link to chapter of federal regalations on alcoholic beverages.

There are also several ways to search these regulations. 

Houston Code of Ordinances
ttp://bit.ly/I4OZa9
See search box at top of screen.  Try:  wine, "alcoholic beverages," bars, taverns, cocktail, restaurant, etc.

Texas Administrative Code (see screen shot at the bottom of the screen)
1. Start with your class guide at http://library.uhd.edu/BA3301.
2. Choose "LexisNexis Academic" at the bottom of the screen.
3. Click on the "US Legal" tab at the side of the "LexisNexis Academic" homepage.
4. Click on "State Statutes, Codes & Regulations" under "US Legal" on the side menu.
5. Find the "Select Source(s)" box below the search options. 
6. Uncheck the box next to "Statutory Code."
7. Check the box next to "Administrative Code."
8. Find "State:" directly above "Select Source(s)".
9. Change the state from "Alaska" to "Texas."
10. Above the "State" option, find the "Search for:" boxes.
11. Type one of these searches:

        wine w/10 retail
        wine w/10 sell
        wine w/10 sale
        liquor w/10 retail
        liquor w/10 sell
        liquor w/10 sale
        "liquor license"
        "alcoholic beverages"
        bars w/10 "liquor license"
        bars w/10 restaurants
   
12. Click on the search button.

U.S. Federal Code of Regulations
1. Start with your class guide at http://library.uhd.edu/BA3301.
2. Choose "LexisNexis Academic" at the bottom of the screen.
3. Click on the "US Legal" tab at the side of the "LexisNexis Academic" homepage.
4. Click on "Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations" under "US Legal" on the side menu.
5. Find the "Select Source(s)" box below the search options. 
6. Uncheck the box next to "Annotated U.S. Code (USCS)."
7. Check the box next to "CFR - Code of Federal Regulations."
8. Find the "Search for:" boxes.
9. Type one of these searches:

        wine w/10 retail
        wine w/10 sell
        wine w/10 sale
        liquor w/10 retail
        liquor w/10 sell
        liquor w/10 sale
        "liquor license"
        "alcoholic beverages"
        bars w/10 "liquor license"
        bars w/10 restaurants
        bars w/10 cocktail
   
10. Click on the search button.

SCREET SHOT EXAMPLE FOR TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE SEARCH

Steven Ring
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