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.


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

On the side menu, scroll down to "CODE OF ORDINANCES," then choose "Chapter 3 - ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES." You can also try searching See search box at top of screen.Try:  wine, "alcoholic beverages," bars, taverns, cocktail, restaurant, etc.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Code and Rules
This website links to Texas laws and regulations relating to alcoholic beverages.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 16
This link should take you directly to the alcoholic beverages section of Texas regulations.

United States Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 27
Direct link to chapter of federal regulations on alcoholic beverages.

There are also several ways to search these regulations.

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 "NexisUNI."
3. Click on "Advanced Search."
4. Click on "Legal."
5. Click on "Administrative codes and regulations."
6. Click "Administrative Code."

7. Type one of these searches:

        wine w/10 retail AND Texas
        wine w/10 sell AND Texas
        wine w/10 sale AND Texas
        liquor w/10 retail AND Texas
        liquor w/10 sell AND Texas
        liquor w/10 sale AND Texas
        "liquor license"  AND Texas
        "alcoholic beverages" AND Texas
        bars w/10 "liquor license" AND Texas
        bars w/10 restaurants AND Texas


  • Last Updated May 04, 2020
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