"28.07. PURCHASE AND TRANSPORTATION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. (a) All distilled spirits sold by a holder of a mixed beverage permit must be purchased from a holder of a local distributors permit in the county in which the premises of a mixed beverage permittee is located.(b) If a holder of a mixed beverage permit is in a county where there are no local distributors, he may purchase alcoholic beverages in the nearest county where local distributors are located and may transport them to his premises provided that he is also a holder of a beverage cartage permit. The transporter may acquire the alcoholic beverages only on the written order of the holder of the mixed beverage permit. The alcoholic beverages must be accompanied by a written statement furnished and signed by the local distributor showing the name and address of the consignee and consignor, the origin and destination of the shipment, and any other information required by the commission or administrator. The person in charge of the alcoholic beverages while they are being transported shall exhibit the written statement to any representative of the commission or any peace officer on demand, and the statement shall be accepted by the representative or officer as prima facie evidence of the lawful right to transport the alcoholic beverages.(c) If a mixed beverage permittee holds a beverage cartage permit and his premises are located in a regional airport governed by a board, commission, or authority composed of members from two or more counties, and there is no local distributor at the airport, the mixed beverage permittee may purchase alcoholic beverages from any local distributor in a trade area served by the airport and transport them to his licensed premises. The transportation of the beverages must be in accordance with Subsection (b) of this section.Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 431, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1182, ch. 453, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1977; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993."
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