"28.09. INVALIDATION OF STAMP. (a) A holder of a mixed beverage permit or any person employed by the holder who empties a bottle containing distilled spirits on which the tax prescribed in Section 201.03 of this code has been paid, shall immediately after emptying the bottle invalidate the identification stamp on the bottle in the manner prescribed by rule or regulation of the commission or administrator.(b) Each holder of a mixed beverage permit shall provide at all service counters where distilled spirits are poured from bottles the necessary facilities for the invalidation of identification stamps on bottles so that persons emptying distilled spirits bottles may immediately invalidate the identification stamps on them.(c) If an empty distilled spirits bottle has locked on it an automatic measuring and dispensing device of a type approved by the commission or administrator, which prevents the refilling of the bottle without unlocking the device and removing it from the bottle, the identification stamp is not required to be invalidated until immediately after the device has been unlocked and removed from the bottle.(d) A holder of a mixed beverage permit or any of his officers, agents, or employees who is found in possession of an empty distilled spirits bottle which contained distilled spirits on which the tax prescribed in Section 201.03 of this code has been paid and on which the identification stamp has not been invalidated in accordance with this section commits a separate offense for each bottle so possessed.Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 432, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977."
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