Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.204
Notice Required on Certain Premises


(a)

A business that has a permit or license issued under Chapter 25, 28 (Mixed Beverage Permit), 32 (Private Club Registration Permit), 69 (Retail Dealer’s On-premise License), or 74 (Brewpub License), Alcoholic Beverage Code, and that derives 51 percent or more of its income from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption as determined by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission under Section 104.06 (Monitoring of Gross Receipts), Alcoholic Beverage Code, shall prominently display at each entrance to the business premises a sign that complies with the requirements of Subsection (c).

(b)

A hospital licensed under Chapter 241 (Hospitals), Health and Safety Code, or a nursing home licensed under Chapter 242 (Convalescent and Nursing Facilities and Related Institutions), Health and Safety Code, shall prominently display at each entrance to the hospital or nursing home, as appropriate, a sign that complies with the requirements of Subsection (c) other than the requirement that the sign include on its face the number “51”.

(c)

The sign required under Subsections (a) and (b) must give notice in both English and Spanish that it is unlawful for a person licensed under this subchapter to carry a handgun on the premises. The sign must appear in contrasting colors with block letters at least one inch in height and must include on its face the number “51” printed in solid red at least five inches in height. The sign shall be displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public.

(d)

A business that has a permit or license issued under the Alcoholic Beverage Code and that is not required to display a sign under this section may be required to display a sign under Section 11.041 (Warning Sign Required) or 61.11 (Warning Sign Required), Alcoholic Beverage Code.

(e)

This section does not apply to a business that has a food and beverage certificate issued under the Alcoholic Beverage Code.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 10.01(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 9.16(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 523, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999.
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