Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 108.73
Definitions


In this subchapter:

(1)

"Independent concessionaire" means a licensed or permitted member of the retail tier or a holder of a private club permit, caterers permit, or food and beverage certificate who:

(A)

has a written concession agreement from the owner, operator, or lessee of a public entertainment facility;

(B)

receives no monetary benefit, directly or indirectly, by any scheme or device or in any form or degree from the alcoholic beverage industry including a benefit in the form of capital improvements, furniture, fixtures, or equipment, unless otherwise authorized by this code or commission rules; and

(C)

is not owned, in whole or in part, by the public entertainment facility, or a subsidiary, agent, manager, or company managing the facility, and who does not own, in whole or in part, or manage the public entertainment facility.

(1)

"Independent concessionaire" means a licensed or permitted member of the retail tier or a holder of a private club registration permit, mixed beverage permit, or food and beverage certificate who:

(A)

has a written concession agreement from the owner, operator, or lessee of a public entertainment facility;

(B)

receives no monetary benefit, directly or indirectly, by any scheme or device or in any form or degree from the alcoholic beverage industry including a benefit in the form of capital improvements, furniture, fixtures, or equipment, unless otherwise authorized by this code or commission rules; and

(C)

is not owned, in whole or in part, by the public entertainment facility, or a subsidiary, agent, manager, or company managing the facility, and who does not own, in whole or in part, or manage the public entertainment facility.

(2)

"Public entertainment facility" means an arena, stadium, automobile race track, amphitheater, auditorium, theater, civic center, convention center, or similar facility that is primarily designed and used for live artistic, theatrical, cultural, educational, charitable, musical, sporting, nationally sanctioned automobile racing, or entertainment events and includes parking areas that are adjacent to the facility. The term includes a facility that is owned or leased by the Texas State Railroad Authority and used as a station for passenger rail services. The term also includes a facility that is part of an approved venue project, including the venue and related infrastructure, as those terms are defined by Section 334.001, Local Government Code. The term does not include a facility the primary purpose of which is the sale of food or alcoholic beverages, including a bar, nightclub, restaurant, hotel, bowling alley, pool hall, or dance hall, or a facility that derives 75 percent or more of the facilitys annual gross revenue from the on-premise sale of alcoholic beverages, except for a facility that is part of an approved venue project, including the venue and related infrastructure, as those terms are defined by Section 334.001, Local Government Code.

(3)

"Public entertainment facility property" means property on which a public entertainment facility and a licensed or permitted premises are located and related surrounding property.

(4)

"Sponsorship signs" means any manner of advertising, promotional, or sponsorship signage, or any representation, device, display, regalia, insignia, indicia, design, slogan, trade name, brand name, product name, permittee or licensee name, advertising specialties, marketing services, or other materials indicating participation in or sponsorship of all or part of a public entertainment facility or an event or venue at a public entertainment facility, including the sponsorship or naming of all or part of the facility or event, wherever located, whether indoor or outdoor, including billboards, awnings, and electric signs, however manufactured, comprising whatever materials, and however disseminated, including by writing, printing, graphics, newspaper, periodicals, radio, television, cable, Internet, electronic, satellite, and other media or communication modalities.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 946, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 433 (S.B. 1519), Sec. 1, eff. June 1, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 230 (H.B. 2196), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 697 (S.B. 2410), Sec. 1, eff. June 10, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 349, eff. September 1, 2021.
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