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By: Zedler H.B. No. 1929
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the regulation of owners, operators, employees, and independent contractors of sexually oriented businesses to reduce risks to public and occupational health and to prevent human trafficking; providing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subtitle D, Title 13, Occupations Code, is amended by adding Chapter 2158 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 2158. SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 2158.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) "Department" means the Department of State Health Services.
(2) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.
(3) "License holder" means a person who holds a license issued under this chapter.
(4) "Sexually oriented business" has the meaning assigned by Section 243.002, Local Government Code.
Sec. 2158.002. ADMINISTRATION BY DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES. The department shall administer this chapter.
Sec. 2158.003. MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY REGULATION. This chapter is in addition to any municipal or county regulation. To the extent of a conflict between this chapter and a municipal or county regulation, this chapter controls.