Sec. 108.53. BILLBOARDS AND ELECTRIC SIGNS: WHEN PERMIT IS REQUIRED. (a) No person may erect a billboard or electric sign advertising an alcoholic beverage within 200 feet of a retail establishment authorized to sell that beverage unless he has first obtained a permit for that purpose from the commission. No permit is required for a billboard or electric sign that is not located within 200 feet of a retail establishment authorized to sell the advertised alcoholic beverage.
(b) The commission or administrator shall provide permit application forms, which may contain any information the commission or administrator deems necessary. The application shall contain a statement that the erection or maintenance of the billboard or electric sign will not have the effect of advertising or directing patronage to a particular retail establishment authorized to sell alcoholic beverages. Application shall be made under oath, addressed to the commission or administrator.
(c) The commission or administrator shall issue a permit if either of them finds that all statements in the application are true and the erection or maintenance of the billboard or electric sign will not be contrary to this code or to a rule of the commission. Otherwise, the commission or administrator shall refuse to issue a permit.
(d) Notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by this section, but consistent with other provisions of this code, the commission shall promulgate rules allowing for signs advertising alcoholic beverages at charitable or civic events such as fairs, rodeos, or other events of a temporary nature. This subsection does not authorize, nor shall any rule of the commission authorize, a retailer of alcoholic beverages to derive, directly or indirectly, any money or consideration of any kind as a result of alcoholic beverage advertising, and the commission's rules shall reflect the intent that the charity or civic endeavor receive the proceeds, if any, from such advertising signs.
Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 521, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.Section: Previous 108.061 108.07 108.08 108.09 108.10 108.51 108.52 108.53 108.54 108.55 108.56 108.71 108.72 108.73 108.74 Next
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