Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 107.07
Importation for Personal Use; Importation by Railroad Companies


(a)

A person may import not more than 24 12-ounce bottles or an equivalent quantity of malt beverages, 3 gallons of wine, and 1 gallon of distilled spirits for the persons own personal use without being required to hold a permit. A person importing alcoholic beverages into the state under this subsection must pay the state tax on alcoholic beverages and an administrative fee of $3 and must affix the required tax stamps. No minor and no intoxicated person may import any alcoholic beverages into the state. A person importing alcoholic beverages under this subsection must personally accompany the alcoholic beverages as the alcoholic beverages enter the state. A person may not use the exemptions set forth in this subsection more than once every thirty days.

(b)

Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 157, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.

(c)

Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 157, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.

(d)

A railroad company operating in this state may import beer owned by the company in quantities necessary to meet the needs of its passengers, but it may not sell or serve beer in a dry area.

(d)

Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 410(a)(17), eff. September 1, 2021.

(e)

The administrative fees collected under this section shall be used by the commission for the administrative costs of enforcing the requirements of Subsection (a).

(f)

Except as provided by Chapter 54, any person in the business of selling alcoholic beverages in another state or country who ships or causes to be shipped any alcoholic beverage directly to any Texas resident under this section is in violation of this code.

(g)

In computing the total amount of taxes and administrative fees to be collected on alcoholic beverages imported by a person into the state for personal use, the commission may round the amount up to the nearest quarter of a dollar.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 518, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 258, ch. 107, Sec. 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2212, ch. 515, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 31, 1981; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 285, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1986; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 462, Sec. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1986; Acts 1986, 69th Leg., 3rd C.S., ch. 9, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 30, 1986; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 495, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 31, 1987; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 135, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 36 (S.B. 877), Sec. 3, eff. May 9, 2005.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 792 (S.B. 269), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 157 (H.B. 1936), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 157 (H.B. 1936), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 410(a)(17), eff. September 1, 2021.
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