"28.13. ISSUANCE OF PERMIT FOR CERTAIN BOATS. (a) A mixed beverage permit may be issued for a boat if:(1) the boat:(A) carries at least 350 passengers;(B) weighs at least 90 gross tons; and(C) is at least 80 feet long; and(2) the home port of the boat is in an area where the sale of mixed beverages is legal.(a-1) A mixed beverage permit may be issued for a regularly scheduled excursion boat that is licensed by the United States Coast Guard to carry passengers on the navigable waters of the state if:(1) the boat:(A) carries at least 45 passengers;(B) weighs at least 35 gross tons; and(C) is at least 55 feet long;(2) the home port of the boat is in an area where the sale of mixed beverages is legal; and(3) the owner or operator of the boat is the sole permit holder for the boat.(b) For purposes of Section 11.38 of this code, the home port of the boat is treated as the location of the licensed premises.(c) Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., 3rd C.S., ch. 3, Sec. 21.05.(d) A mixed beverage permit may be issued under this section to a boat regularly used for voyages in international waters regardless of whether the sale of mixed beverages is lawful in the area of the home port. A person having authority to deliver alcoholic beverages to a mixed beverage permit holder in the county where the licensed premises is located may deliver alcoholic beverages purchased by the permit holder. Subsections (a)(2) and (a-1)(2) do not apply to this subsection.(e) The provisions of Section 109.53 that relate to residency requirements and compliance with Texas laws of incorporation:(1) do not apply to the holders of a mixed beverage permit under Subsection (a); and(2) do apply to the holder of a mixed beverage permit under Subsection (a-1).(f) A permit for an excursion boat issued under Subsection (a-1) is inoperative in a dry area.Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 540, Sec. 1, eff. June 12, 1985. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., 3rd C.S., ch. 3, Sec. 21.02, 21.05, eff. Jan. 11, 2004.Amended by: Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 294, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007."
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