Bill Text: TX HB4410 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to authority of counties and municipalities to limit the photography of critical infrastructure.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-26 - Referred to County Affairs [HB4410 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4410-Introduced.html
  86R14179 MP-D
 
  By: Cain H.B. No. 4410
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to authority of counties and municipalities to limit the
  photography of critical infrastructure.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 250, Local Government Code, is amended
  by adding Section 250.009 to read as follows:
         Sec. 250.009.  PHOTOGRAPHY OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE. (a)
  In this section, "critical infrastructure" includes all public or
  private assets, systems, and functions vital to the security,
  governance, public health and safety, economy, or morale of the
  state or the nation.
         (b)  A county by order or a municipality by ordinance may
  restrict photography of critical infrastructure. An order or
  ordinance adopted under this section must:
               (1)  state the distance from which critical
  infrastructure may not be photographed; and
               (2)  require notice of the photography restrictions be
  posted prominently and conspicuously in public areas around the
  critical infrastructure.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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