Law:Title 3. Licenses And Permits. Subtitle A. Permits from Chapter 14. Distiller's And Rectifier's Permit (Texas)

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Subtitle A. Permits

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Chapter 14. Distiller's And Rectifier's Permit

Section  14.01.  Authorized Activities.

(a) The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may:

(1)  manufacture distilled spirits;

(2)  rectify, purify, and refine distilled spirits and wines;

(3)  mix wines, distilled spirits, or other liquors;

(4)  bottle, label, and package the permit holder's finished products;

(5)  sell the finished products in this state to holders of wholesaler's permits and to qualified persons outside the state;

(6)  import distilled spirits, to be used only for manufacturing or rectification purposes, from holders of nonresident seller's permits; and

(7)  dispense free distilled spirits for consumption on the permitted premises.

(b)  The privileges granted to a distiller and rectifier are confined strictly to distilled spirits and wines manufactured and rectified under his permit.

(c)  The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may dispense distilled spirits for consumption on the permitted  premises under Section 14.04.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 415, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1342, ch. 278, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 31, Sec. 1, eff. May 13, 2009.



Section  14.02.  Fee.

The annual state fee for a distiller's and rectifier's permit is $1,500.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 415, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1342, ch. 278, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.



Section  14.03.  Continuance Of Operation After Local Option Election.

The right of a distiller's and rectifier's permittee to continue in operation after a prohibitory local option election is covered by Section 251.76 of this code.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 415, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1342, ch. 278, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.



Section 14.04.  Distilled Spirits Sampling.

(a) The holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit may conduct distilled spirits samplings on the permitted premises.

(b)  A sampling event authorized by this section may not be advertised except by on-site communication or by direct mail.

(c)  A person other than the holder of a permit or the holder's agent or employee may not dispense or participate in the dispensing of distilled spirits under this section.

(d)  A person authorized to dispense distilled spirits under this section may not:

(1)  serve a person more than one sample of each brand of distilled spirits being served at a sampling event; or

(2)  serve a sample to a minor or to an obviously intoxicated person.

(e)  Sample portions served at a distilled spirits sampling event may not exceed one-half ounce.

(f)  A person who receives a sample may not remove the sample from the permitted premises.

(g)  For the purposes of this code and any other law of this state or a political subdivision of this state, the holder of a permit, during the sampling of distilled spirits under this section, is:

(1)  not the holder of a permit authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption; and

(2)  not considered to have received any revenue from the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 31, Sec. 2, eff. May 13, 2009.


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