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Texas Laws | Alcoholic Beverage Code
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE
TITLE 3. LICENSES AND PERMITS

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 896 (H.B. 2605), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (3870)

Sec. 81.005. CANCELLATION OR SUSPENSION OF PERMIT OR LICENSE. (3871)(Text)

(a) The commission or administrator may suspend for not more than 60 days or cancel a permit or license if the commission or administrator finds, after notice and hearing, that the permit or license holder used or allowed others to use the permitted or licensed premises in a manner that constitutes a common nuisance. (3872)

(b) If the commission or administrator receives information from an official under Section 81.003, the commission or administrator shall consider the information and, if the commission or administrator finds the information sufficient to indicate that cancellation or suspension under Subsection (a) may be appropriate, provide notice and hold a hearing under that subsection to determine whether to suspend or cancel the permit or license. (3873)

(c) Notwithstanding Section 11.64, the commission or administrator may not give a permit or license holder the opportunity to pay a civil penalty rather than have the permit or license suspended. (3874)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 896 (H.B. 2605), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (3875)

Sec. 81.006. ORDER IMPOSING ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS ON PERMIT OR LICENSE HOLDER. (3876)(Text)

(a) The commission, administrator, or county judge, as applicable, may, after notice and hearing under Section 81.004 or 81.005, issue an order imposing any condition on a permit or license holder that is reasonably necessary to abate a common nuisance on the premises. (3877)

(b) The commission or administrator may suspend for not more than 60 days or cancel the permit or license of a permit or license holder who violates an order issued under this section. The commission or administrator may offer the permit or license holder the opportunity to pay a civil penalty rather than have the permit or license suspended. (3878)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 896 (H.B. 2605), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (3879)

Sec. 81.007. TEMPORARY ORDER DURING PENDENCY OF PROCEEDING. (3880)(Text)

(a) Before holding a hearing and making a determination under Section 81.004 or 81.005, the commission, administrator, or county judge, as applicable, may, if there is evidence showing a reasonable likelihood that a common nuisance exists on the premises for which the permit or license is held or sought, issue an order imposing any condition on the permit or license holder or the applicant for the permit or license that is reasonably necessary to abate a common nuisance on the premises. An order issued under this section is effective until: (3881)

(1) the expiration of the time for appealing the determination under Section 81.004 or 81.005; or (3882)

(2) if the determination is appealed, until all appeals are finally decided. (3883)

(b) A hearings officer or county judge may issue an order under this section on the hearings officer's or county judge's own motion or the motion of a person listed in Section 81.003 or, for an original or renewal permit or license application, any individual entitled to protest the issuance of the original or renewal permit or license. (3884)

(b-1) If an individual other than a person described in Subsection (b) who is entitled to protest the issuance of the original or renewal permit or license files a motion for a temporary order under this section, the commission, administrator, or county judge, as applicable, may not issue a temporary order without conducting a hearing. (3885)

(c) The hearings officer or county judge may impose any sanction on a person who violates an order issued under Subsection (a) that is necessary to secure compliance with the order. (3886)

(d) A hearing under this section must be held not later than the 10th day after the date notice is served on all interested parties. Failure to hold a hearing in the time prescribed by this subsection does not invalidate an order issued under this section. (3887)

(e) A person who requests an order under this section may not be required to post security for costs in connection with the application or any hearing conducted as a result of the application. (3888)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 896 (H.B. 2605), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (3889)

TITLE 4. REGULATORY AND PENAL PROVISIONS (3890)(Text)

CHAPTER 101. GENERAL CRIMINAL PROVISIONS (3891)(Text)

SUBCHAPTER A. PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS (3892)(Text)
Sec. 101.01. RESTRAINING ORDERS AND INJUNCTIONS. (3893)(Text)

(a) If a credible person by affidavit informs the attorney general or a county or district attorney that a person is violating or is about to violate a provision of this code, or that a permit or license was wrongfully issued, the attorney general or county or district attorney shall begin proceedings in district court to restrain the person from violating the code or operating under the permit or license. (3894)

(b) The court may issue a restraining order without a hearing, and on notice and hearing may grant an injunction, to prevent the threatened or further violation or operation. The court may require the complaining party to file a bond in an amount and with the conditions the court finds necessary. (3895)

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