Texas and keg registration

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Texas state lawmakers are trying to cut off underage drinking at the source. Kegs are fueling plenty of these teenage parties, mainly because they are cheap and hold lots of beer.

A new bill would require kegs being used for off-premise consumption to be registered and labeled. That way when a person rents a keg, they would be required to complete a form that would link their identity to the keg. The registration is then kept on hand by the retailer and readily available for law enforcement to review. Keg registration is a key tool for police to identify the purchaser and aids them in prosecuting that person for supplying alcohol to minors.

Currently Texas has no statewide law requiring retailers to use keg registration.