Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 103.09
Sale of Liquor


Any liquor, its container, or its packaging which is seized under the terms of this chapter shall be disposed of in accordance with this section.


On notification that liquor has been seized, the commission shall promptly notify a holder of a wholesaler’s permit or a general class B wholesaler’s permit who handles the brand of liquor seized and who operates in the county in which it was seized. If the liquor was seized in a dry area, the commission shall notify the wholesaler who handles the brand seized who operates nearest the area. The commission and the wholesaler shall jointly determine whether the liquor is in a salable condition.


If the liquor is determined not to be in a salable condition, the commission shall immediately destroy it. If it is determined to be in a salable condition, it shall first be offered for sale to the wholesaler notified at the wholesaler’s cost price F.O.B. its place of business, plus any storage or warehousing charges necessarily incurred as a result of the seizure.


If the wholesaler does not exercise the right to purchase salable liquor, containers, or packages at the price specified in this section within 10 days, the commission shall sell the liquor, container, or packages at public or private sale, as provided in this chapter.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 506, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 320, eff. September 1, 2019.
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