TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

SUBTITLE B. SURVEYS AND SURVEYORS

CHAPTER 61. USE AND MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BEACHES

SUBCHAPTER G. PERMITS FOR MASS GATHERINGS



§ 61.251. DEFINITION.
     In this subchapter, "mass gathering" means a gathering that attracts or is expected to attract more than 200 individuals who will remain at the location of the gathering for more than two continuous hours.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1109, § 1, eff. June 15, 2001.

§ 61.252. PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.
     (a) To protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the commissioners court of a county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or its tidewater limits, by order, may regulate mass gatherings of individuals on any beach in the unincorporated area of the county by requiring a person to obtain a permit and pay a permit fee set by the commissioners court before the person may hold a mass gathering.
     (b) A commissioners court that requires a permit under this subchapter must adopt procedures governing the application for and issuance of a permit under this subchapter. The commissioners court may require the holder of the permit to take reasonable specified actions to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1109, § 1, eff. June 15, 2001.

§ 61.253. INJUNCTION.
     The county is entitled to appropriate injunctive relief to prevent the violation or threatened violation of an order adopted under this subchapter.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1109, § 1, eff. June 15, 2001.

§ 61.254. CRIMINAL PENALTY.
     A person commits an offense if the person violates an order adopted under this chapter. An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1109, § 1, eff. June 15, 2001.