The following section was amended by the 86th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 1545, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting the following section.

  1. Sec. 48A.01. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES; APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER. The holder of a passenger bus beverage permit:
    1. (1) has the same rights with respect to the sale of alcoholic beverages on a passenger bus, as described by Section 48A.03(a), as the holder of an airline beverage permit has with respect to the sale of alcoholic beverages on a commercial passenger airplane under Section 34.01; and
    2. (2) may store alcoholic beverages at the permitted location.
    Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 283 (H.B. 3101), Sec. 2, eff. May 29, 2017.

The following section was amended by the 86th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 1545, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting the following section.

  1. Sec. 48A.02. FEE. The annual fee for a passenger bus beverage permit is $500.
  2. Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 283 (H.B. 3101), Sec. 2, eff. May 29, 2017.

The following section was amended by the 86th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 1545, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting the following section.

  1. Sec. 48A.03. ELIGIBILITY FOR PERMIT; APPLICATION AND PAYMENT OF FEE. (a) The commission or administrator may issue a passenger bus beverage permit to any corporation operating a commercial passenger bus service in or through the state using a passenger bus that:
    1. (1) is designed and used for the regularly scheduled intercity transportation of passengers for compensation;
    2. (2) is characterized by integral construction with:
      1. (A) an elevated passenger deck over a baggage compartment;
      2. (B) a passenger seating capacity of at least 16 and not more than 36; and
      3. (C) a separate galley area;
    3. (3) is at least 35 feet in length; and
    4. (4) while transporting passengers for compensation, also transports an attendant who:
      1. (A) is not the operator of the bus; and
      2. (B) has attended a commission-approved seller training program.
  2. (b) Application and payment of the fee shall be made directly to the commission.
  3. Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 283 (H.B. 3101), Sec. 2, eff. May 29, 2017.

The following section was amended by the 86th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 1545, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting the following section.

  1. Sec. 48A.04. EXEMPTION FROM TAXES. The preparation and service of alcoholic beverages by the holder of a passenger bus beverage permit is exempt from a tax imposed by this code and from the tax imposed by Chapter 151, Tax Code.
  2. Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 283 (H.B. 3101), Sec. 2, eff. May 29, 2017.

The following section was amended by the 86th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 1545, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting the following section.

  1. Sec. 48A.05. SALE OF LIQUOR TO PERMITTEE. Only a holder of a wholesale permit may sell liquor to a holder of a passenger bus beverage permit. A sale of liquor to a holder of a passenger bus beverage permit shall be considered as a sale at retail to a consumer.
  2. Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 283 (H.B. 3101), Sec. 2, eff. May 29, 2017.

The following section was amended by the 86th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 1545, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting the following section.

  1. Sec. 48A.06. INAPPLICABLE PROVISION. Section 109.53 does not apply to a passenger bus beverage permit.
  2. Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 283 (H.B. 3101), Sec. 2, eff. May 29, 2017.

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