Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 107.03
Delivery of Liquor in Dry Area


No carrier may transport and deliver liquor to a person in a dry area in this state except for a purpose authorized by this code.
Sec. 107.01. TRANSPORTATION OF LIQUOR: STATEMENT REQUIRED. (a) No person may transport liquor into this state or on a public highway, street, or alley in this state unless the person accompanying or in charge of the shipment has with him, available for exhibition and inspection, a written statement furnished and signed by the shipper showing the name and address of the consignor and the consignee, the origin and destination of the shipment, and any other information required by rule or regulation of the commission.

(b)

The person in charge of the shipment while it is being transported shall exhibit the statement to the commission, an authorized representative of the commission, or a peace officer on demand, and it is a violation of this code to fail or refuse to do so. The representative or officer shall accept the written statement as prima facie evidence of the legal right to transport the liquor.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 516, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.
Sec. 107.02. TRANSPORTATION OF BEER: STATEMENT REQUIRED. (a) It is lawful for a person to transport beer from any place where its sale, manufacture, or distribution is authorized to another place in the state where its sale, manufacture, or distribution is authorized, or from the state boundary to a place where its sale, manufacture, or distribution is authorized, even though the route of transportation may cross a dry area.

(a-1)

A person transporting beer to the premises of a distributor, including to a location from which the distributor is temporarily conducting business under Section 109.62, shall provide to the consignee a shipping invoice that clearly states:

(1)

the name and address of the consignor and consignee;

(2)

the origin and destination of the shipment; and

(3)

any other information required by this code or commission rule, including the brands, sizes of containers, and quantities of beer contained in the shipment.

(b)

A shipment of beer must be accompanied by a written statement furnished and signed by the shipper showing:

(1)

the name and address of the consignor and consignee;

(2)

the origin and destination of the shipment; and

(3)

any other information required by the commission or administrator.

(c)

The person in charge of the shipment while it is being transported shall exhibit the written statement to any representative of the commission or peace officer who demands to see it. The statement shall be accepted by the representative or peace officer as prima facie evidence of the legal right to transport the beer.

(d)

A person who transports beer not accompanied by the required statement, or who fails to exhibit the statement after a lawful demand, violates this code.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 517, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 517 (H.B. 2035), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 331, eff. September 1, 2021.
Sec. 107.02. TRANSPORTATION OF MALT BEVERAGES: STATEMENT REQUIRED. (a) It is lawful for a person to transport malt beverages from any place where its sale, manufacture, or distribution is authorized to another place in the state where its sale, manufacture, or distribution is authorized, or from the state boundary to a place where its sale, manufacture, or distribution is authorized, even though the route of transportation may cross a dry area.

(a-1)

A person transporting malt beverages to the premises of a distributor, including to a location from which the distributor is temporarily conducting business under Section 109.62, shall provide to the consignee a shipping invoice that clearly states:

(1)

the name and address of the consignor and consignee;

(2)

the origin and destination of the shipment; and

(3)

any other information required by this code or commission rule, including the brands, sizes of containers, and quantities of malt beverages contained in the shipment.

(b)

A shipment of malt beverages must be accompanied by a written statement furnished and signed by the shipper showing:

(1)

the name and address of the consignor and consignee;

(2)

the origin and destination of the shipment; and

(3)

any other information required by the commission or administrator.

(c)

The person in charge of the shipment while it is being transported shall exhibit the written statement to any representative of the commission or peace officer who demands to see it. The statement shall be accepted by the representative or peace officer as prima facie evidence of the legal right to transport the malt beverages.

(d)

A person who transports malt beverages not accompanied by the required statement, or who fails to exhibit the statement after a lawful demand, violates this code.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 517, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 517 (H.B. 2035), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 331, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 517, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.
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