Bill Text: TX HB4582 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate noise levels in residential areas; creating a criminal offense.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-04 - Left pending in committee [HB4582 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4582-Introduced.html
  86R14181 JCG-F
 
  By: Walle H.B. No. 4582
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate noise
  levels in residential areas; creating a criminal offense.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 240, Local Government Code, is amended
  by adding Subchapter D to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER D. REGULATION OF NOISE LEVELS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES
         Sec. 240.061.  AUTHORITY TO REGULATE. To promote public
  health, safety, and welfare, the commissioners court of a county
  with a population of more than 3.3 million by order may regulate the
  level of noise emanating from a residence located in a residential
  area in the unincorporated area of the county.
         Sec. 240.062.  CRIMINAL PENALTY. (a) A person commits an
  offense if the person violates a regulation adopted under this
  subchapter.
         (b)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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