Bill Text: TX HB234 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the local regulation of the sale of lemonade or other beverages by children.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 23-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-25 - Conf. Comm. Report distributed [HB234 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB234-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Krause, et al. (Senate Sponsor - Nelson) H.B. No. 234
         (In the Senate - Received from the House March 21, 2019;
  March 27, 2019, read first time and referred to Committee on
  Intergovernmental Relations; May 9, 2019, reported adversely, with
  favorable Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 7,
  Nays 0; May 9, 2019, sent to printer.)
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  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 234 By:  Campbell
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the local regulation of the sale of lemonade or other
  beverages by children.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Chapter 250, Local Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 250. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATORY AUTHORITY [OF
  MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES]
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 250, Local Government Code, is amended
  by adding Section 250.009 to read as follows:
         Sec. 250.009.  CERTAIN SALES OF BEVERAGES BY CHILDREN.
  Notwithstanding any other law, a municipality, county, or other
  local public health authority may not adopt or enforce an
  ordinance, order, or rule that prohibits or regulates, including by
  requiring a license, permit, or fee, the occasional sale of
  lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverages from a stand on private
  property or in a public park by an individual younger than 18 years
  of age.
         SECTION 3.  Chapter 202, Property Code, is amended by adding
  Section 202.020 to read as follows:
         Sec. 202.020.  CERTAIN SALES OF BEVERAGES BY CHILDREN. (a) A
  property owners' association of a residential subdivision may not
  adopt or enforce a restrictive covenant that prohibits or
  regulates, including by requiring a permit or fee, the occasional
  sale of lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverages from a stand on
  property located in the subdivision by an individual younger than
  18 years of age who resides in the subdivision. 
         (b)  A property owners' association:
               (1)  does not owe a duty of care to persons
  participating in a beverage sale described by Subsection (a); and
               (2)  is not liable for any injury to persons
  participating in a beverage sale described by Subsection (a),
  except for willful or wanton acts or gross negligence of the
  association.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
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