Texas Government Code § 2165.255 Consent Of Legislature Required For Construction On State Capitol Grounds; Penalty

Sec. 2165.255. CONSENT OF LEGISLATURE REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION ON STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS; PENALTY. (a) A person, including a state officer or employee, commits an offense if, without the prior express consent of the legislature, the person:

(1) builds, erects, or maintains a building, memorial, monument, statue, concession, or other structure on the State Capitol grounds; or

(2) creates a parking area, or lays additional paving on the State Capitol grounds.

(b) It is not an offense under Subsection (a) to build or maintain paved access and underground utility installations in the area described by Subsection (a).

(c) An offense under Subsection (a) is a misdemeanor punishable by:

(1) a fine of not less than $100 or more than $1,000;

(2) confinement in the county jail of Travis County for not more than one year; or

(3) both the fine and confinement.

(d) A state officer who is subject to removal from office by impeachment is subject to removal by that method for a violation of Subsection (a). Any other state officer or employee who violates Subsection (a) shall be dismissed immediately from state employment.

(e) In this section, "State Capitol grounds" means the area that surrounded the State Capitol on January 1, 1955, that was bounded by 11th, Brazos, 13th, and Colorado streets, regardless of whether the area was inside or outside the fence that enclosed part of those grounds.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 41, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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