Agency Bulletins

The following agency bulletins are developed to improve internal and external communications and ensure a more consistent interpretation and application of the statutes across the state. The following bulletins reflect our staff opinions on inquiries presented to us after taking into consideration the specific circumstances involved and the relevant statutes. We will continuously review these opinions and issue new bulletins as necessary to reflect revised statutes, changing circumstances, and industry trends.

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Licensing Bulletins

Number Date Title File Size
LIC001 01/2012 Shipping, Delivery and Transportation of Wine 153k

Marketing Practices Bulletins

Number Date Title File Size
MPA056 6/2013 Wine Shipping and Third Party Advertisers/Payment Processing Services 150k
MPA055 6/2013 Wine Shipping Calendar Calculation 164k
MPA054 3/2013 Credit Law Requirements 197k
MPA053 2/2013 Promotional Activity Prearrangement/Preannouncement for Beer Amended 02/05/14 139k
MPA052 12/2012 Distinguishing Between Illegal Outdoor Advertising and Content Neutral Illustrations 129k
MPA051 09/2012 Market Research Guidelines 120k
MPB050 03/2012 Promotional Activity Prearrangement / Preannouncement and Advertising Product Location 118k
MPB049 01/2012 Changes to Current Regulations – Advertising and Labeling 274k
MPB048 11/2011 Credit Law Requirements Update 140k
MPB047 08/2011 Split Case Fees - Wine and Distilled Spirits 175k
MPB046 07/2011 Post Delivery Product Damage, a.k.a. "Chips and Flats" 139k
MPB045 02/2011 TABC Adds Active Suspended Permit Status to Public Inquiry System 240k
MPB044 01/2011 Mixed Beverage Purchasing Requirements Amended 02/21/13 220k
MPB043 01/2011 Cash Credit Law Field Settlement Civil Penalty Chart 270k
MPB042 12/2010 TABC Authorizations for Credit Exchange of Caffeinated Malt Beverages 180k
MPB041 12/2010 TABC Expands Collaborative Effort with Comptroller's Office to Collect Delinquent Taxes 324k
MPB040 11/2010 TABC Seeks Voluntary Removal of All Caffeinated Malt Beverages from the Texas Marketplace 158k
MPB039 11/2010 Credit Law Rule Requirements Update Amended 12/02/10 161k
MPA038 06/2010 Reach Back Pricing Amended 01/19/14 139k
MPB037 03/2010 Digital File Retention 123k
MPB036 02/2010 Product Displays & Enhancement Items 165k
MPB035 12/2009 16 TAC 45.131 Cash Law Requirements Revised 12/28/09 133k
MPB034 10/2009 Possession of Alcoholic Beverages for Cooking Purposes 126k
MPB033 09/2009 Texas Distillery On-Site Samplings 123k
MPB032 09/2009 Bottle Engraving 125k
MPB031 09/2009 Distribution of Non-Alcoholic Products by Alcoholic Beverage Distributors 121k
MPB030 10/2009 16 TAC 45.121 Credit Law Requirements Amended 10/15/09 121k
MPB029 07/2009 The Sale of Glassware and Nonalcoholic Beverages by Certain Wholesalers and Distributors 127k
MPB028 06/2009 Distinguishing Between a Sign and an Illegal Improvement 124k
MPB027 01/2009 Refunds, Credits or Exchanges 116k
MPB026 06/2008 Charitable, Religious or Civic Organizations Serving Alcoholic Beverages at Fundraising Events Amended 06/09/08 51k
MPA025 12/2007 Retail Sale of Liquor and Beer Co-Packs Amended 02/05/14 141k
MPB024 09/2009 Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to Private Clubs Amended 09/23/09 67k
MPB023 08/2007 Amendments to Statutory Provisions during 80th Legislature 43k
MPB022 03/2007 Retailer Advertising Specialties 37k
MPB021 03/2007 Public Storage of Consumer’s Private Wine Collection Amended 03/05/07 36k
MPB020 09/2012 On-Premise Consumer Taste Comparison Amended 09/19/12 165k
MPB019 07/2006 Private Club Advertisement 40k
MPB018 12/2005 Coupon Offers 28k
MPB017 09/2005 Consumer Events Sponsored by Upper Tier Members at
Non-Licensed Venues
42k
MPB016 09/2007 Advertising Product on Delivery Vehicles Amended 09/20/07 62k
MPB015 06/2005 Infusion of Vodka and/or other Distilled Spirits 26k
MPB014 04/2005 Retailer offering Price Discount to Consumer 21k
MPB013 02/2005 Cost of Promotional Items to Retailers 36k
MPB012 04/2005 Common Media Issues Amended 10/12/07 45k
MPB011 02/2005 Methods of Payment and Central Pay Collection Relating to Cash Law 41k
MPB010 12/2004 Malt Beverage Labels 25k
MPB009 11/2004 Fuel Surcharge 17k
MPB008 09/2004 Agency Realignment 52k
MPB007 08/2004 Malt Beverage Secondary Packaging 17k
MPB006 06/2012 Classification of Cooler Door Racks, Shelf Glides, and Spring-Loaded Shelf Glides Amended 06/01/12 17k
MPB005 07/2004 Retail Seller/Server Policies & Procedures 15k
MPB004 07/2004 Billboards & Electric Signs: "Distance Measurement" 17k
MPB003 07/2004 C02 Filter as Draught Dispensing Equipment
Repealed by SB 1472 Effective 09/01/05
47k
MPB002 06/2004 Wine and/or Product Tastings at Retail Accounts Amended 09/17/10 244k
MPB001 06/2004 Signage in Unlicensed Establishments Amended 11/09/10 160k