ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE


TITLE 3. LICENSES AND PERMITS


SUBTITLE A. PERMITS


CHAPTER 34. AIRLINE BEVERAGE PERMIT


Sec. 34.01. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES. The holder of an airline beverage permit may:

(1) sell or serve alcoholic beverages in or from any size container on a commercial passenger airplane operated in compliance with a valid license, permit, or certificate issued under the authority of the United States or of this state, even though the plane, in the course of its flight, may cross an area in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited; and

(2) store alcoholic beverages in sealed containers of any size at any airport regularly served by the permittee, in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 442, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

Sec. 34.02. FEE. The annual fee for an airline beverage permit is $2,200.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 442, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1347, ch. 278, Sec. 25, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

Sec. 34.03. ELIGIBILITY FOR PERMIT. The commission or administrator may issue an airline beverage permit to any corporation operating a commercial airline in or through the state. Application and payment of the fee shall be made directly to the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 442, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

Sec. 34.04. EXEMPTION FROM TAXES. The preparation and service of alcoholic beverages by the holder of an airline beverage permit is exempt from a tax imposed by this code and from the tax imposed by Chapter 151, Tax Code.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 442, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 1), Sec. 10.01, eff. September 28, 2011.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 431 (S.B. 559), Sec. 1(1), eff. June 14, 2013.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1255 (H.B. 1905), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.

Sec. 34.05. SALE OF LIQUOR TO PERMITTEE. (a) Only the holder of a package store permit may sell liquor to the holder of an airline beverage permit. For the purposes of this code, a sale of liquor to a holder of an airline beverage permit shall be considered as a sale at retail to a consumer.

(b) The holder of a package store permit may sell liquor in any size container authorized by Section 101.46 of this code to holders of an airline beverage permit, and may purchase liquor in any size container for resale from the holders of a wholesaler's permit. A holder of a wholesaler's permit may import, sell, offer for sale, or possess for resale to package store permittees to resell to holders of airline beverage permittees liquor in any authorized size containers.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 442, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

Sec. 34.06. INAPPLICABLE PROVISION. Section 109.53 of this code does not apply to an airline beverage permit.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 443, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.