Full Statute Name:  Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated. Local Government Code. Title 7. Regulation of Land Use, Structures, Businesses, and Related Activities. Subtitle B. County Regulatory Authority. Chapter 240. Miscellaneous Regulatory Authority of Counties. Subchapter A. Regulation of Keeping of Wild Animals

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Primary Citation:  V. T. C. A., Local Government Code § 240.001 - 004 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  TX LOCAL GOVT § 240.001 - 004
Summary:

In this subchapter, “wild animal” is defined as a nondomestic animal that the commissioners court of a county determines is dangerous and is in need of control in that county. The commissioners court of a county by order may prohibit or regulate the keeping of a wild animal in the county. A person commits a Class C misdemeanor if the person violates an order adopted under this subchapter and the order defines the violation as an offense.

Statute Text: 

 

§ 240.001. Definition

In this subchapter, “wild animal” means a nondomestic animal that the commissioners court of a county determines is dangerous and is in need of control in that county.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

 

§ 240.002. Regulation

(a) The commissioners court of a county by order may prohibit or regulate the keeping of a wild animal in the county.

(b) The order does not apply inside the limits of a municipality.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 54, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.


 

§ 240.0025. Repealed by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 54, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2001


 

§ 240.003. Offense

(a) A person commits an offense if the person violates an order adopted under this subchapter and the order defines the violation as an offense.

(b) An offense under this section is prosecuted in the same manner as an offense defined under state law.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.


 

§ 240.004. Injunction

The county attorney or an attorney representing the county may file an action in a district court to enjoin a violation or threatened violation of an order adopted under this subchapter. The court may grant appropriate relief.


CREDIT(S)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

 

[Link to Subchapter E. Dangerous Wild Animals - TX HEALTH & S § 822.101 - 116 ]

 

 

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