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 A. Municipal Regulatory Authority. Chapter 215. Municipal Regulation of Businesses and Occupations. Subchapter B. Regulation by Type a General-Law Municipality. § 215.032. Exhibitions; Shows; Amusements

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Primary Citation:  V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.032 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2024 Alternate Citation:  TX LOCAL GOVT § 215.032 Date Adopted:  1875 Historical: 
Summary: This statute authorizes municipalities to prohibit or regulate circuses, exhibitions, and menageries.

(a) The governing body of the municipality may license, tax, suppress, prevent, or otherwise regulate keepers of theatrical or other exhibitions, shows, or amusements.

(b) The governing body may license, tax, or otherwise regulate:

(1) theaters;

(2) circuses;

(3) exhibitions of common showmen;

(4) shows of any kind;

(5) exhibitions of natural or artificial curiosities;

(6) caravans;

(7) menageries; and

(8) musical exhibitions or performances.


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


Prior Laws: Acts 1875, 14th Leg., p. 113, §§ 41, 42. Rev.Civ.St.1879, arts. 384, 385. Rev.Civ.St.1895, arts. 428, 429. Rev.Civ.St.1911, arts. 871, 873. Vernon's Ann.Civ.St. art. 1015, subds. 37, 38.


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