Law:Title 3. Licenses And Permits. Subtitle A. Permits from Chapter 24. Wine Only Package Store Permit (Texas)

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Subtitle A. Permits

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Chapter 24. Wine Only Package Store Permit

Section  24.01.  Authorized Activities.

(a) The holder of a wine only package store permit may:

(1)  purchase ale, wine, and vinous liquors in this state from the holder of a winery, wine bottler's, wholesaler's, or class B wholesaler's permit; and

(2)  sell those beverages to consumers at retail on or from the licensed premises in unbroken original containers of not less than six ounces for off-premises consumption only and not for the purpose of resale.

(b)  The holder of a wine only package store permit whose premises is located in a wet area permitting the legal sale of wine for off-premises consumption only as determined by an election held under Section 251.19 may only purchase, sell, or possess vinous liquor on those licensed premises.

(c)  The qualifications for a wine only package store permit whose premises is in a wet area permitting the legal sale of wine for off-premises consumption only as determined by an election held under Section 251.19 are the same as the qualifications for a permit issued under Chapter 26 of this code, including the citizenship requirements prescribed by Section 6.03.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 423, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2118, ch. 819, Sec. 7, eff. June 13, 1979; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 400, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.



Section  24.02.  Fee.

The annual state fee for a wine only package store permit is $75.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 423, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1344, ch. 278, Sec. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.



Section  24.03.  Deliveries And Collections.

The holder of a wine only package store permit may make deliveries to and collections from customers as provided in Section 22.03 of this code.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 424, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Section  24.04.  Designation Of Place Of Storage.

The owner of more than one wine only package store who is also the holder of a local cartage permit may designate one of his places of business as a place of storage. He may transfer alcoholic beverages to and from his place of storage and his other stores in the same county, subject to rules prescribed by the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 424, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Section  24.05.  Prohibited Interests.

(a) No person who holds a wine only package store permit or owns an interest in a wine only package store may have a direct or indirect interest in any of the following:

(1)  a manufacturer's or general, branch, or local distributor's license;

(2)  the business of any of the licenses listed in Subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(b)  A person may hold both a wine only package store permit and a retail dealer's off-premise license.

(c)  A person may not hold a wine and beer retailer's or wine and beer retailer's off-premise permit at the same location where the person holds a wine only package store permit.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 424, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1445, ch. 634, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 1042, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1995.



Section  24.06.  Violation When License Also Held.

If a person holding a wine only package store permit who also holds a retail dealer's off-premise license for the same location violates a provision of this code or a rule or regulation of the commission, the violation is a ground for the suspension or cancellation of both the wine only package store permit and the retail dealer's off-premise license for the premises where the violation was committed.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 424, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Section  24.07.  When License Also Held: Hours Of Sale, Etc.

A holder of a wine only package store permit who also holds a retail dealer's off-premise license for the same location may remain open and sell ale, wine, vinous liquors, and beer, for off-premises consumption only, on any day and during the same hours that the holder of a wine and beer retailer's permit may sell ale, beer, and wine, except that he may not sell wine or vinous liquor containing more than 17 percent alcohol by volume on a Sunday or after 10 p.m. on any day.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 424, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 418, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.



Section 24.09.  Opening Containers Prohibited.

Except as provided by Section 52.01, a person may not break or open a container of liquor or beer or possess an opened container of liquor or beer on the premises of a wine only package store.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 424, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1291, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2005.



Section 24.10.  Beverage From Opened Container.

Except as provided by Section 52.01, a person may not sell, barter, exchange, deliver, or give away a drink of alcoholic beverage from a container that has been opened or broken on the premises of a wine only package store.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 425, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1291, Sec. 2, eff. June 18, 2005.



Section  24.11.  Breach Of Peace.

The commission or administrator may suspend or cancel a wine only package store permit after giving the permittee notice and the opportunity to show compliance with all requirements of law for the retention of the permit if it finds that a breach of the peace has occurred on the licensed premises or on premises under the control of the permittee and that the breach of the peace was not beyond the control of the permittee and resulted from his improper supervision of persons permitted to be on the licensed premises or on premises under his control.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 425, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Section 24.12.  Wine And Ale Sampling.

(a) The holder of a wine only package store permit may conduct free product samplings of wine or ale on the permit holder's premises during regular business hours as provided by this section.

(b)  An agent or employee of the holder of a wine only package store permit may open, touch, or pour wine or ale, make a presentation, or answer questions at a sampling event.

(c)  For the purposes of this code and any other law or ordinance:

(1)  a wine only package store permit does not authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption; and

(2)  none of the permit holder's income may be considered to be income from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption.

(d)  Any wine or ale used in a sampling event under this section must be purchased from or provided by the retailer on whose premises the sampling event is held.

(e)  When a sampling event under this section is held on the premises of a wine only package store permit located in an area which is wet for the sale of wine but which is not wet for the sale of higher alcohol content wines that may be sold under an unrestricted wine only package store permit, the only wines that may be sampled are wines which may be legally sold by the wine only package store permittee as restricted under Section 251.81.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 192, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1073, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1073, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007.


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