Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 101.75
Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages Near Schools


A person commits an offense if the person possesses an open container or consumes an alcoholic beverage on a public street, public alley, or public sidewalk within 1,000 feet of the property line of a facility that is a public or private school, including a parochial school, that provides all or any part of prekindergarten through twelfth grade.


This section does not apply to the possession of an open container or the consumption at an event duly authorized by appropriate authorities and held in compliance with all other applicable provisions of this code.


An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.


In this section, “open container” has the meaning assigned in Section 109.35 (Orders for Prohibition on Consumption).
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 63, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 6, eff. May 30, 1995; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. May 28, 2001.
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