Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 108.82
Alcoholic Beverage Consumption in Public Entertainment Facilities


(a)

This section applies only to a public entertainment facility:

(1)

that is owned or leased by the Texas State Railroad Authority and used as a station for passenger rail services; or

(2)

that is a stadium, arena, or other permanent structure that is used for sporting events and:

(A)

relating to which an agreement approved by the administrator under Section 108.79 is in force; and

(B)

for which all alcoholic beverage permits and licenses are held by a single holder.

(b)

Notwithstanding Section 28.10, the concessionaire for a public entertainment facility described by Subsection (a) may allow a patron who possesses an alcoholic beverage to enter or leave a licensed or permitted premises within the facility if the alcoholic beverage:

(1)

is in an open container, as defined by Section 49.031, Penal Code;

(2)

appears to be possessed for present consumption;

(3)

except as provided by Section 48.01(b), remains within the confines of the facility, excluding a parking lot; and

(4)

was purchased legally at a licensed or permitted premises within the facility.

(c)

A license or permit may be issued for a premises located in a facility described by Subsection (a)(1) in an area in which the sale of alcoholic beverages has not been authorized by a local option election if the area has been annexed by a municipality in which the sale of alcoholic beverages has been authorized by a local option election. A facility described by this subsection has the same local option status as the municipality.

(d)

For a facility described by Subsection (a)(1), a concessionaire under Subsection (b) may include a licensee or permittee of the manufacturing tier.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 54 (H.B. 893), Sec. 1, eff. May 18, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 409 (H.B. 2339), Sec. 1, eff. June 10, 2015.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 230 (H.B. 2196), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2019.
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