Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 102.73
Termination and Notice of Cancellation


(a)

Except as provided in Subsection (c) of this section, and except as may be specifically agreed upon at the time by the parties, no manufacturer or beer distributor may cancel, fail to renew, or otherwise terminate an agreement unless the manufacturer or distributor furnishes prior notification in accordance with Subsection (b) of this section to the affected party.

(b)

The notification required under Subsection (a) of this section shall be in writing and must be received by the affected party not less than 90 days before the date on which the agreement will be cancelled, not renewed, or otherwise terminated. Such notification shall contain a statement of intention to cancel, failure to renew, or otherwise terminate an agreement, a statement of reasons therefor, and the date on which such action shall take effect.

(c)

A manufacturer or distributor may cancel, fail to renew, or otherwise terminate an agreement without furnishing any prior notification for any of the following reasons:

(1)

in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy or dissolution or liquidation of the other party;

(2)

in the event the other party shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors or similar disposition of substantially all of the assets of such partys business;

(3)

in the event of a conviction or plea of guilty or no contest to a charge of violating a law or regulation or the revocation or suspension of a license or permit for a period of 30 days or more relating to the business and which materially and adversely affects the partys ability to continue in business; or

(4)

in the event of the failure to pay amounts owing the other when due, upon demand therefor, in accordance with agreed payment terms.
Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 60, ch. 26, Sec. 1, eff. April 8, 1981.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 311, eff. September 1, 2021.

(b)

The notification required under Subsection (a) of this section shall be in writing and must be received by the affected party not less than 90 days before the date on which the agreement will be cancelled, not renewed, or otherwise terminated. Such notification shall contain a statement of intention to cancel, failure to renew, or otherwise terminate an agreement, a statement of reasons therefor, and the date on which such action shall take effect.

(c)

A brewer or distributor may cancel, fail to renew, or otherwise terminate an agreement without furnishing any prior notification for any of the following reasons:

(1)

in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy or dissolution or liquidation of the other party;

(2)

in the event the other party shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors or similar disposition of substantially all of the assets of such partys business;

(3)

in the event of a conviction or plea of guilty or no contest to a charge of violating a law or regulation or the revocation or suspension of a license or permit for a period of 30 days or more relating to the business and which materially and adversely affects the partys ability to continue in business; or

(4)

in the event of the failure to pay amounts owing the other when due, upon demand therefor, in accordance with agreed payment terms.
Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 60, ch. 26, Sec. 1, eff. April 8, 1981.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 311, eff. September 1, 2021.
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