Sec. 108.52. PERMISSIBLE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING. (a) No outdoor advertising is permitted in this state except that which is authorized by this section or under rules of the commission or administrator promulgated pursuant to Section 108.03 of this code.
(b) Billboards and electric signs are permitted if they are not located in a manner contrary to this code.
(c) Retail licensees and permittees may erect or maintain one sign at each place of business which may read as follows:
(1) if a beer retailer, the sign may read "Beer";
(2) if an off-premises beer retailer, the sign may read "Beer" or "Beer to Go";
(3) if a wine and beer retailer, the sign may read "Beer," "Beer and Wine," or "Beer, Wine and Ale";
(4) if a wine and beer off-premises retailer, the sign may read "Beer," "Beer to Go," "Beer and Wine," "Beer and Wine to Go," "Beer, Wine and Ale," or "Beer, Wine and Ale to Go";
(5) if a package store permittee, the sign may read "Package Store," "Liquors," or "Wines and Liquors," and if a retail dealer's off-premise license is also held, the sign may read "Package Store," "Wines, Liquors and Beer," or "Wine, Liquors and Beer to Go"; or
(6) if a wine only package store permittee, the sign may read "Wine" or "Wines," and if a retail dealer's off-premise license is also held, the sign may read "Wines and Beer," "Wine and Beer," or "Wine and Beer to Go."
(d) A sign erected under Subsection (c) of this section may be placed inside or outside the place of business so as to be visible to the general public. None of the letters on a sign may be more than 12 inches in height, and no sign may contain any wording, insignia, or device representative of the brand or name of an alcoholic beverage. The commission or administrator may permit a licensee or permittee to erect or maintain one sign at each entrance or side of a building occupied by him if it faces more than one street or highway.
(e) Billboards, electric signs, or other signs to designate the firm name or business of a permittee or licensee authorized to manufacture, rectify, bottle, or wholesale alcoholic beverages may be displayed at the licensee's or permittee's place of business.
(f) A display composed of alcoholic beverages or printed or lithographed material advertising alcoholic beverages located inside the licensed premises is permitted if the alcoholic beverages or advertising material is not placed within six inches of a window or opening facing a street, alley, or highway. A card or certificate of membership in an association or organization is not "advertising material" for the purpose of this subsection if it is not larger than 80 square inches.
(g) Outdoor advertising of an alcoholic beverage or of the business of any person engaged in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of an alcoholic beverage is permitted to be placed on or affixed to a bench unless:
(1) the advertising is prohibited by an ordinance of an incorporated city or town; or
(2) the advertising is in an area or zone where the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law.
(h) In addition to the signs authorized by this section, any retail licensee or permittee whose trade name or corporate name includes one or more of the words or phrases regulated by Subsection (c) of this section may also have one sign designating the trade name or corporate name of the retail licensee's or permittee's business. The commission or administrator may permit a retail licensee or permittee to erect and maintain one sign at each entrance or side of a building occupied by the retail licensee or permittee if the building faces more than one street or highway. Signs erected pursuant to this subsection shall comply with all local regulations concerning the erection of signs.
(i) Except as provided by Subsection (j), outdoor advertising of an alcoholic beverage or of the business of any person engaged in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of an alcoholic beverage may be placed on or affixed to the outside of a public transportation passenger vehicle or vehicle for hire. In this subsection:
(1) "Public transportation passenger vehicle" means a vehicle operated by a political subdivision and used for the transportation of passengers for a fee.
(2) "Vehicle for hire" includes a van, taxi, limousine, pedicab, and rickshaw and any other means of transportation available to the public for a fee.
(j) An incorporated city or town may, by ordinance, prohibit outdoor advertising described by Subsection (i) on or affixed to a vehicle for hire.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 521, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 501, ch. 231, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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