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Texas Laws | Alcoholic Beverage Code

(d) If a person has been convicted of a violation of this section occurring within a year of a subsequent violation, the subsequent violation is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $200. (4065)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2212, ch. 414, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. (4066)


(a) A person convicted of not more than one violation of Section 101.72 of this code within 12 months, after the first anniversary of the conviction, may apply to the court in which he was convicted to have the conviction expunged. (4068)

(b) The application shall contain the applicant's sworn statement that he was not convicted of an additional violation of Section 101.72 of this code during the previous 12 months. (4069)

(c) If the court finds that the applicant was not convicted of another violation of Section 101.72 of this code during the preceding 12 months, the court shall order the conviction, together with all complaints, verdicts, fines, and other documents relating to the offense, to be expunged from the applicant's record. After entry of the order, the applicant is released from all disabilities resulting from the conviction, and the conviction may not be shown or made known for any purpose. (4070)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2212, ch. 414, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. (4071)

Sec. 101.74. OFFENSES RELATING TO BINGO. (4072)(Text)

(a) An organization licensed to conduct bingo under Chapter 2001, Occupations Code, may not offer an alcoholic beverage as a bingo prize or as a door prize at a bingo occasion. (4073)

(b) A person who holds a permit or license at the manufacturing or wholesale levels of the alcoholic beverage industry or a person who holds a package store permit may not participate in advertising any bingo game or pay or contribute toward payment of the printing of bingo cards or of the supplying of any novelties of any sort to be used during or in connection with the conduct of a bingo game. (4074)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 238, Sec. 41, eff. Jan. 1, 1990. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.727, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (4075)


(a) A person commits an offense if the person possesses an open container or consumes an alcoholic beverage on a public street, public alley, or public sidewalk within 1,000 feet of the property line of a facility that is a public or private school, including a parochial school, that provides all or any part of prekindergarten through twelfth grade. (4077)

(b) This section does not apply to the possession of an open container or the consumption at an event duly authorized by appropriate authorities and held in compliance with all other applicable provisions of this code. (4078)

(c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. (4079)

(d) In this section, "open container" has the meaning assigned in Section 109.35. (4080)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 63, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 6, eff. May 30, 1995; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. May 28, 2001. (4081)


(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly allows another person to display or use a permit or license issued by the commission in any manner not allowed by law. (4083)

(b) A person commits an offense if the person displays or uses a permit or license issued by the commission to another person in any manner not allowed by law. (4084)

(c) Except as provided by Subsection (d), an offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor. (4085)

(d) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that the person has previously been convicted of an offense under this section, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor. (4086)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 424 (S.B. 367), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2015. (4087)


Sec. 102.01. TIED HOUSE PROHIBITED. (4089)(Text)

(a) In this section, "tied house" means any overlapping ownership or other prohibited relationship between those engaged in the alcoholic beverage industry at different levels, that is, between a manufacturer and a wholesaler or retailer, or between a wholesaler and a retailer, as the words "wholesaler," "retailer," and "manufacturer" are ordinarily used and understood, regardless of the specific names given permits under Subtitle A, Title 3, of this code. (4090)

(b) In considering an original or renewal application for a permit issued under Subtitle A, Title 3, of this code, the commission or administrator may make any investigation or request any additional information necessary to enforce this section and to provide strict adherence to a general policy of prohibiting the tied house and related practices. The activities prohibited by this section are unfair competition and unlawful trade practices. (4091)

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