Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 108.75
Advertising and Promotion in Public Entertainment Facility


(a)

A member of the distiller, manufacturing, distributor, or wholesaler tier may promote, sponsor, or advertise an entertainment event or venue or promote or advertise an alcoholic beverage brand or product at a public entertainment facility if the alcoholic beverage promoted, sold, or served at the event, venue, or facility is furnished by an independent concessionaire.

(b)

An independent concessionaire may not receive direct monetary benefit from advertising, promotional, or sponsorship revenues generated by operation of a public entertainment facility. A member of the manufacturing or distributing tier may not, directly or indirectly through the owner or operator of a public entertainment facility, furnish, give, rent, lend, or sell any equipment, fixtures, or supplies to an independent concessionaire. A public entertainment facility owner or operator or a member of the distiller, manufacturing, distributor, or wholesaler tier may not directly or indirectly control the quantity or brand of alcoholic beverages bought or sold by an independent concessionaire. An independent concessionaire must enter into a written concession agreement with an owner, lessee, or operator of a public entertainment facility.

(c)

A member of the distiller, manufacturing, distributor, or wholesaler tier who has entered into an advertising, promotional, or sponsorship agreement may provide sponsorship signs at a public entertainment facility property and as otherwise authorized in this code and commission rules.

(d)

An independent concessionaire who has entered into a concessionaire agreement under this subchapter may place sponsorship signs at, in, or on public entertainment facility property.

(e)

The owner or operator of a public entertainment facility who has entered into a concessionaire agreement and a sponsorship agreement under this subchapter shall not be precluded from placing and displaying sponsorship signs, as otherwise permitted by law, provided by sponsoring members of the distiller, manufacturing, distributor, or wholesaler tier, at, in, or on an independent concessionaires venues at a public entertainment facility property, including the area where alcoholic beverages are displayed, served, or poured.

(f)

Nothing in this subchapter shall limit the independent concessionaires right to place and display sponsorship and other signs authorized under this code and commission rules.

(g)

All advertising, promotional, sponsorship, and concession agreements authorized by this subchapter shall contain an affirmative provision disavowing the right of any party to engage in conduct prohibited by this subchapter.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 946, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
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