Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 109.36
Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages Near Homeless Shelter or Substance Abuse Treatment Center


(a)

In this section:

(1)

"Central business district" means a compact and contiguous geographical area of a municipality used for commercial purposes that has historically been the primary location in the municipality where business has been transacted.

(2)

"Homeless shelter" means a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter or other facility that is designed to provide temporary living accommodations to individuals who lack a fixed regular and adequate residence.

(3)

"Open container" has the meaning assigned by Section 109.35.

(b)

The commissioners court of a county may enact regulations applicable in areas in the county outside an incorporated city or town, and the governing board of an incorporated city or town may enact regulations applicable in the city or town, prohibiting the possession of an open container or the consumption of an alcoholic beverage on a public street, public alley, or public sidewalk within 1,000 feet of the property line of a homeless shelter that is not located in a central business district or a substance abuse treatment center that is not located in a central business district.

(c)

If the commissioners court of a county or the governing board of an incorporated city or town enacts a prohibition under Subsection (b), the commissioners court or the governing board may enact regulations allowing special temporary events for which Subsection (b) may be suspended.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 988 (S.B. 1238), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
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