Bill Text: TX HB1531 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to regulation by certain counties of roadside or parking lot vendors and solicitors.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-08 - Referred to County Affairs [HB1531 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1531-Introduced.html
  87R6348 JTS-D
 
  By: Reynolds H.B. No. 1531
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to regulation by certain counties of roadside or parking
  lot vendors and solicitors.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 285.001(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  To promote the public safety, the commissioners court of
  a county with a population of more than 1.3 million and a county
  with a population of more than 700,000 that is adjacent to a county
  with a population of more than four million by order may regulate
  the following in the unincorporated area of the county if they occur
  on a public highway or road, in the right-of-way of a public highway
  or road, or in a parking lot:
               (1)  the sale of items by a vendor of food or
  merchandise, including live animals;
               (2)  the erection, maintenance, or placement of a
  structure by a vendor of food or merchandise, including live
  animals; and
               (3)  the solicitation of money.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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