Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 250.001
Restriction on Regulation of Sport Shooting Ranges


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Association” or “private club” means an association or private club that operates a sport shooting range at which not fewer than 20 different individuals discharge firearms each calendar year.

(2)

“Sport shooting range” means a business establishment, private club, or association that operates an area for the discharge or other use of firearms for silhouette, skeet, trap, black powder, target, self-defense, or similar recreational shooting.

(b)

A governmental official may not seek a civil or criminal penalty against a sport shooting range or its owner or operator based on the violation of a municipal or county ordinance, order, or rule regulating noise:

(1)

if the sport shooting range is in compliance with the applicable ordinance, order, or rule; or

(2)

if no applicable noise ordinance, order, or rule exists.

(c)

A person may not bring a nuisance or similar cause of action against a sport shooting range based on noise:

(1)

if the sport shooting range is in compliance with all applicable municipal and county ordinances, orders, and rules regulating noise; or

(2)

if no applicable noise ordinance, order, or rule exists.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 145, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1991. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1050, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 624 (S.B. 766), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2011.
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