Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 485.001
Definitions


In this chapter:

(1)

“Abusable volatile chemical” means:

(A)

a chemical, including aerosol paint, that:

(i)

is packaged in a container subject to the labeling requirements concerning precautions against inhalation established under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1261 et seq.), as amended, and regulations adopted under that Act and is labeled with the statement of principal hazard on the principal display panel “VAPOR HARMFUL” or other labeling requirement subsequently established under that Act or those regulations;

(ii)

when inhaled, ingested, or otherwise introduced into a person’s body, may:
(a)
affect the person’s central nervous system;
(b)
create or induce in the person a condition of intoxication, hallucination, or elation; or
(c)
change, distort, or disturb the person’s eyesight, thinking process, balance, or coordination; and

(iii)

is not:
(a)
a pesticide subject to Chapter 76 (Pesticide and Herbicide Regulation), Agriculture Code, or to the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act of 1972 (7 U.S.C. Section 136 et seq.), as amended;
(b)
a food, drug, or cosmetic subject to Chapter 431 (Texas Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act) or to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. Section 301 et seq.), as amended; or
(c)
a beverage subject to the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U. S.C. Section 201 et seq.), as amended; or

(B)

nitrous oxide that is not:

(i)

a pesticide subject to Chapter 76 (Pesticide and Herbicide Regulation), Agriculture Code, or to the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act of 1972 (7 U.S.C. Section 136 et seq.), as amended;

(ii)

a food, drug, or cosmetic subject to Chapter 431 (Texas Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act) or to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. Section 301 et seq.), as amended; or

(iii)

a beverage subject to the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq.), as amended.

(2)

“Aerosol paint” means an aerosolized paint product, including a clear or pigmented lacquer or finish.

(3)

Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 3.1639(94), eff. April 2, 2015.

(4)

“Commissioner” means the commissioner of state health services.

(5)

“Deliver” means to make the actual or constructive transfer from one person to another of an abusable volatile chemical, regardless of whether there is an agency relationship. The term includes an offer to sell an abusable volatile chemical.

(6)

“Delivery” means the act of delivering.

(7)

“Department” means the Department of State Health Services.

(7-a)

“Executive commissioner” means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

(8)

“Inhalant paraphernalia” means equipment or materials of any kind that are intended for use in inhaling, ingesting, or otherwise introducing into the human body an abusable volatile chemical. The term includes a tube, balloon, bag, fabric, bottle, or other container used to concentrate or hold in suspension an abusable volatile chemical or vapors of the chemical.

(9)

“Sell” includes a conveyance, exchange, barter, or trade.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1463, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1241, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1639(94), eff. April 2, 2015.
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