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RULE §33.72Term of Authorization; Annual Limitation on Authorizations

(a) Temporary Event Approvals and File and Use Notifications shall be effective for no more than four consecutive days, except as provided by subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Temporary Event Approvals issued to holders of a mixed beverage permit for events conducted in accordance with Alcoholic Beverage Code §28.20 may be effective for:

  (1) no more than five consecutive days; or

  (2) up to six consecutive days if necessary to accommodate the postponement of a scheduled racing event due to an act of nature.

(c) A person or entity may use a Temporary Event Approval or File and Use Notification at the same location for no more than ten events in a calendar year if the person or entity that will hold the authorization has an ownership interest in the real property or a portion of it or has a lease for its use of the location. For purposes of this rule, a lease is defined as a contractual agreement by which one party conveys an estate in property to another party, for a limited period, subject to conditions, in exchange for something of value, but retains ownership. The ten-event limitation does not apply to a location that meets the definition of a Public Entertainment Facility in Alcoholic Beverage Code §108.73, regardless of whether it holds that designation.

(d) A Nonprofit Entity Temporary Event Permit shall be effective for no more than ten consecutive days unless the executive director or the executive director's designated representative, on the basis of a case-by-case review of the specific situation, grants additional time.

(e) Upon written request, the executive director or the executive director's designated representative may make an exception to the limitations of subsections (a), (c), and (d) of this section on a case-by case basis. An exception request will be granted or denied in writing.

(f) Authorization for an event under this subchapter automatically terminates upon issuance of a two-year license or permit for the event location, regardless of the term of the temporary event authorization.

(g) The effective dates of an event authorization under this subchapter must cover the period in which alcoholic beverages will be delivered or stored in addition to the event itself.

(h) A temporary permit or license expires on the date indicated on the license or permit or on the same date as the primary permit, whichever occurs earlier.

Source Note: The provisions of this §33.72 adopted to be effective September 1, 2021, 45 TexReg 8771; amended to be effective December 6, 2021, 46 TexReg 8242; amended to be effective February 12, 2024, 49 TexReg 658

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