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Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 404, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (557)

Sec. 11.03. NATURE OF PERMIT. (558)(Text)

A permit issued under this code is a purely personal privilege and is subject to revocation as provided in this code. It is not property, is not subject to execution, does not pass by descent or distribution, and except as otherwise provided in this code, ceases on the death of the holder. (559)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 404, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (560)

Sec. 11.04. MUST DISPLAY PERMIT. (561)(Text)

All permits shall be displayed in a conspicuous place at all times on the licensed premises. (562)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 404, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (563)

Sec. 11.041. WARNING SIGN REQUIRED. (564)(Text)

(a) Each holder of a permit who is not otherwise required to display a sign under Section 411.204, Government Code, shall display in a prominent place on the permit holder's premises a sign giving notice that it is unlawful for a person to carry a weapon on the premises unless the weapon is a handgun the person is licensed to carry under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code. (565)

(b) The sign must be at least 6 inches high and 14 inches wide, must appear in contrasting colors, and shall be displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public. The commission or administrator may require the permit holder to also display the sign in a language other than English if it can be observed or determined that a substantial portion of the expected customers speak the other language as their familiar language. (566)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1261, Sec. 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 9.18, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (567)

Amended by: (568)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1302 (H.B. 3142), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013. (569)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 437 (H.B. 910), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2016. (570)

Sec. 11.042. HEALTH RISKS WARNING SIGN. (571)(Text)

(a) The commission by rule shall require the holder of a permit authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to display a warning sign on the door to each restroom on the permitted premises that informs the public of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. (572)

(b) The commission's rules shall specify the language of the warning and the size and graphic design of the sign, including font size and type. (573)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 68 (S.B. 904), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2007. (574)

Sec. 11.05. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF PERMIT. (575)(Text)

A permittee may not consent to or allow the use or display of the permittee's permit by a person other than the person to whom the permit was issued. (576)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 404, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (577)

Amended by: (578)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 424 (S.B. 367), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (579)


No person may use a permit or exercise any privileges granted by the permit except at the place, address, premises, or location for which the permit is issued, except as otherwise provided by this code. (581)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 405, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (582)


If a permit is lost, destroyed, or needs to be changed, the commission may issue a duplicate or corrected permit. (584)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 405, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (585)

Sec. 11.08. CHANGE OF LOCATION. (586)(Text)

If a permittee desires to change the location of his place of business, he may file an application for a change of location with the commission. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the commission. The commission or administrator may deny the application on any ground for which an original application may be denied. The application is subject to protest and hearing in the same manner as an original application for a permit. (587)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 405, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (588)


(a) A permit issued under this code expires on the second anniversary of the date it is issued, except as provided by Subsections (d) and (e) or another provision of this code. Notwithstanding Section 5.50(b), the commission shall double the amount of fees and surcharges otherwise applicable under this code for a permit with a two-year term. (590)

(b) A secondary permit which requires the holder of the permit to first obtain another permit, including a late hours permit or temporary permit, expires on the same date the basic or primary permit expires. The commission may not prorate or refund any part of the fee for the secondary permit if the application of this section results in the expiration of the permit in less than two years. (591)

(c) An action by the commission resulting in the suspension of a basic or primary permit also acts to suspend any secondary permit held by the holder of the basic or primary permit. (592)

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