Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 102.071
Sale of Glassware and Nonalcoholic Beverages


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Branded glassware” means glassware that contains the name, emblem, or logo of or any reference to a brand of alcoholic beverage.

(2)

“Unbranded glassware” means glassware that does not contain the name, emblem, or logo of or any reference to a brand of alcoholic beverage.

(b)

Notwithstanding Sections 102.04 and 102.07 or any other provision of this code, the holder of a wholesaler’s permit who is primarily engaged in the wholesale sale of distilled spirits and wine may sell branded or unbranded glassware to retailers, provided that the glassware is not marketed or sold in a manner:

(1)

to influence a retailer to purchase any quantity of alcoholic beverages;

(2)

to affect the terms by which a retailer may purchase alcoholic beverages; or

(3)

that threatens the independence of a retailer.

(c)

Section 102.32 applies to payment for unbranded glassware or glassware bearing the name, emblem, or logo of a brand of distilled spirits or wine by the holder of a wholesaler’s permit under Subsection (b).

(d)

Sections 61.73 and 102.31 apply to payment for glassware bearing the name, emblem, or logo of a brand of malt beverage by the holder of a wholesaler’s permit or a distributor’s license.

(d)

Sections 61.73 and 102.31 apply to payment for glassware bearing the name, emblem, or logo of a brand of malt beverage by the holder of a distributor’s license.

(e)

For the purposes of Subchapters C and D, the sale, by the holder of a distributor’s license, of a nonalcoholic beverage produced or sold by a manufacturer of malt beverages and that bears the name, emblem, logo, or brand of a manufacturer of malt beverages is the same as a sale of beer.

(e)

For the purposes of Subchapters C and D, the sale, by the holder of a distributor’s license, of a nonalcoholic beverage produced or sold by a brewer of malt beverages and that bears the name, emblem, logo, or brand of a brewer of malt beverages is the same as a sale of malt beverages.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 196 (H.B. 3413), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 288, eff. September 1, 2021.
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