Full Statute Name:  Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated. Health and Safety Code. Title 10. Health and Safety of Animals. Chapter 826. Rabies. Subchapter C. Rabies Vaccinations. § 826.022. Vaccination; Criminal Penalty.

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Primary Citation:  V. T. C. A., Health & Safety Code § 826.022 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  TX HEALTH & S § 826.022 Date Adopted:  1989
Summary:

This Texas statute provides that a person commits an offense (Class C misdemeanor) if the person fails or refuses to have each dog or cat owned by the person vaccinated against rabies and the animal is required to be vaccinated under applicable state law or local ordinance.

Statute Text: 

(a) A person commits an offense if the person fails or refuses to have each dog or cat owned by the person vaccinated against rabies and the animal is required to be vaccinated under:

(1) Section 826.021 and board rules; or

(2) ordinances or rules adopted under this chapter by a county or municipality within whose jurisdiction the act occurs.

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

(c) If on the trial of an offense under this section the court finds that the person has been previously convicted of an offense under this section, the offense is a Class B misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 44, § 3, eff. May 5, 1995.

 

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