Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 826.022
Vaccination; Criminal Penalty


A person commits an offense if the person fails or refuses to have each dog or cat owned by the person vaccinated against rabies and the animal is required to be vaccinated under:


Section 826.021 (Vaccination of Dogs and Cats Required) and department rules; or


ordinances or rules adopted under this chapter by a county or municipality within whose jurisdiction the act occurs.


An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.


If on the trial of an offense under this section the court finds that the person has been previously convicted of an offense under this section, the offense is a Class B misdemeanor.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 44, Sec. 3, eff. May 5, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1614, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 826.022 — Vaccination; Criminal Penalty, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­826.­htm#826.­022 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 826.022’s source at texas​.gov