ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE - Title 3 - SUBTITLE B. LICENSES

Link to law: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/AL/htm/AL.63.HTM
Published: 2015-07-01

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE

TITLE 3. LICENSES AND PERMITS

SUBTITLE B. LICENSES

CHAPTER 63. NONRESIDENT MANUFACTURER'S LICENSE



Sec. 63.01. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES. The holder of a nonresident manufacturer's license may transport beer into Texas only to holders of importer's licenses. The nonresident manufacturer's licensee may transport the beer in carriers or vehicles operated by holders of carrier's permits or in motor vehicles owned or leased by the nonresident manufacturer. The beer must be shipped in barrels or other containers in accordance with the provisions of this code and may not be shipped into the state in tank cars.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 476, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1969, ch. 777, Sec. 11, eff. Aug. 27, 1979.



Sec. 63.02. FEE. The annual state fee for a nonresident manufacturer's license is $750. No county or city is entitled to a fee for the issuance of the license.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 477, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1350, ch. 278, Sec. 39, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.



Sec. 63.03. LIABILITY FOR TAXES; BOND. The holder of a nonresident manufacturer's license that transports beer into Texas in a motor vehicle owned or leased by him is not primarily responsible for the payment of the taxes on the beer, which remains the responsibility of the holder of the importer's license. However, the nonresident manufacturer shall furnish the commission with a bond in an amount which, in the commission's judgment, will protect the revenue of the state from the tax due on the beer over any six-week period.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 477, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Sec. 63.04. APPLICATION OF CODE PROVISIONS AND RULES. A holder of a nonresident manufacturer's license is subject to all applicable provisions of this code and all applicable rules of the commission which apply to holders of manufacturer's licenses, including rules relating to the quality, purity, and identity of beer and to protecting the public health. The commission may suspend or cancel a nonresident manufacturer's license and apply penalties in the same manner as it does with respect to a manufacturer's license.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 477, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Sec. 63.05. USE OF FACILITIES. (a) The holder of a manufacturer's or nonresident manufacturer's license may contract with the holder of a nonresident manufacturer's license:

(1) to provide manufacturing services; or

(2) for the use of the license holder's manufacturing facilities under an alternating brewery proprietorship if each party to the proprietorship:

(A) has filed the appropriate Brewer's Notice and Brewer's Bond as required by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury; and

(B) if applicable, has posted with the commission a bond in an amount determined by the commission under Subsection (d) or (e).

(b) An entity is not required to own its manufacturing facilities if the entity operates under an alternating brewery proprietorship as provided by Subsection (a).

(b-1) Each entity that is a party to an alternating brewery proprietorship or contract brewing arrangement must hold a license at the location where manufacturing services are conducted under the arrangement.

(c) This section does not authorize a person acting as an agent for a manufacturer located outside of this state to contract with the holder of a nonresident manufacturer's license to manufacture beer on the person's behalf. A contract described by this subsection may only be entered into by the holder of a nonresident manufacturer's license and another person holding a license under this code.

(d) Subject to Subsection (e), the commission by rule may require an entity that is a party to an alternating brewery proprietorship or contract brewing arrangement to post with the commission a bond in an amount determined by the commission not to exceed $200,000.

(e) An entity that is a party to an alternating brewery proprietorship or contract brewing arrangement must post with the commission a bond in an amount determined by the commission of not less than $30,000 if the entity does not own a fee interest in a manufacturing facility.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1182 (S.B. 1255), Sec. 7, eff. June 18, 2005.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1074 (H.B. 3307), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2013.