Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 365.033
Discarding Refuse in Certain County Parks; Criminal Penalty


The definitions provided by Section 365.011 (Definitions) apply to this section.


In this section, “beach” means an area in which the public has acquired a right of use or an easement and that borders on the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico or extends from the line of mean low tide to the line of vegetation bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.


This section applies only to a county park located in a county that has the Gulf of Mexico as one boundary, but does not apply to a beach located in that park.


A person commits an offense if the person discards in a county park any junk, garbage, rubbish, or other refuse in a place that is not an officially designated refuse container or disposal unit.


An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor unless it is shown on the trial of the defendant that the defendant has previously been convicted of an offense under this section, in which event the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

Source: Section 365.033 — Discarding Refuse in Certain County Parks; Criminal Penalty, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­365.­htm#365.­033 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 365.033’s source at texas​.gov