Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 108.79
Optional Preapproval Process


(a)

Subject to the terms of the relevant agreement, a permittee or licensee may by certified mail, return receipt requested, submit to the administrator in writing the permittees or licensees original or amended advertising, promotional, sponsorship, or concessionaire agreement relating to a public entertainment facility, requesting the administrators approval.

(b)

Not later than the 30th day after the date the administrator receives the request for preapproval under this section, the administrator shall notify the permittee or licensee in writing, by certified mail, return receipt requested, whether the administrator approves, conditionally approves, or disapproves the submission. If the administrator does not provide the notification in that time and the permittee or licensee does not agree to a timely and reasonable written request for an extension by the administrator giving the reason for the request, the agreement is considered approved as submitted.

(c)

If the administrator conditionally approves or disapproves a submission under Subsection (b), the administrator shall specify in the notice provided under that subsection the basis for the administrators determination, referencing any specific provisions of this code or other law involved in the determination and any necessary and reasonable actions the permittee or licensee may take to obtain approval of the submission.

(d)

On receipt of the administrators conditional approval or disapproval, the permittee or licensee may:

(1)

revise and resubmit the agreement in compliance with the administrators specific comments and instructions, including any discussions between the administrator and permittee or licensee to resolve the issues involved in the administrators determination; or

(2)

contest the commissions or administrators determinations, acts, or omissions related to this subchapter and engage in informal mediation to resolve the dispute regarding the submission.

(e)

A submission under Subsection (d)(1) is subject to the approval period prescribed by Subsection (b) unless the administrator and the permittee or licensee agree otherwise.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 946, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
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