Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code - ALCO BEV § 11.431. Protest by Member of the Public

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<Text of § 11.431 as redesignated and amended by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), § 34(a).  See, also, § 11.431 as redesignated and amended by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., ch. 1359 (H.B. 1545), § 34(b), eff. Sept. 1, 2021.>

(a) A member of the public may protest an application for:

(1) an original mixed beverage permit, private club registration permit, or wine and beer retailer's permit if a sexually oriented business is to be operated on the premises to be covered by the permit;

(2)

any renewal of a mixed beverage permit, private club registration permit, or wine and beer retailer's permit if a sexually oriented business is to be operated on the premises to be covered by the permit and a petition is presented to the commission requesting a hearing which is signed by 50 percent of the residents who reside within 300 feet of any property line of the affected premises;

(3) a private club registration permit or a permit authorizing the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption if the person resides within 300 feet of any property line of the premises for which the permit is sought;  and

(4) a mixed beverage permit or a wine and beer retailer's permit in a municipality with a population of 1,500,000 or more if:

(A) any point of the property line of the premise is less than 300 feet from the nearest point on a property line of a residence, church, school, hospital, day-care facility, or social service facility, as measured in a straight line;  and

(B) 75 percent or more of the permittee's actual or anticipated gross revenue is from the sale of alcoholic beverages.

(b) In addition to the situations described by Subsection (a), the commission by rule may authorize a member of the public to protest other permit applications the commission considers appropriate.

(c) A protest made under this section must include an allegation of grounds on which the original or renewal application, as applicable, should be denied.

(a) A person commits an offense if he commits perjury as defined in Section 37.02, and the false statement:

(1) is made during or in connection with an official proceeding;  and

(2) is material.

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

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