BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE - Title 5 - SUBTITLE C. BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Link to law: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/BC/htm/BC.107.HTM
Published: 2015-07-01

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BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE

TITLE 5. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES AND SERVICES

SUBTITLE C. BUSINESS OPERATIONS

CHAPTER 107. PAY-TO-PARK AND VALET PARKING SERVICES



Sec. 107.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1) "Pay-to-park service" means a business that provides a place to park the motor vehicles of patrons of a public accommodation in a garage, lot, or other facility for a fee.

(2) "Public accommodation" means any:

(A) inn, hotel, or motel;

(B) restaurant, cafeteria, or other facility principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises;

(C) bar, nightclub, or other facility engaged in selling alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises;

(D) motion picture house, theater, concert hall, stadium, or other place of exhibition or entertainment; or

(E) other facility used by or open to members of the public.

(3) "Valet parking service" means a parking service through which the motor vehicles of patrons of a public accommodation are parked for a fee by a third party who is not an employee of the public accommodation.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 164 (H.B. 2468), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 106 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.001(3), eff. September 1, 2013.



Sec. 107.002. APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER. This chapter does not apply to a pay-to-park or valet parking service:

(1) operated by the owner of:

(A) a restaurant, cafeteria, or other facility principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises; or

(B) an inn, hotel, or motel; and

(2) provided exclusively to patrons of the public accommodation described by Subdivision (1).

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 164 (H.B. 2468), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 106 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.001(3), eff. September 1, 2013.



Sec. 107.003. REQUIREMENT OF CONTACT INFORMATION. (a) The receipt or claim ticket that an operator of a pay-to-park or valet parking service provides to a patron must state the name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the pay-to-park or valet parking service.

(b) If a pay-to-park service does not provide a patron with a receipt or claim ticket, the operator shall prominently display the name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the pay-to-park service on a sign on or immediately adjacent to the payment receptacle or other device for making payment for the service.

(c) For purposes of this section, "owner" does not include the owner of the property on which the pay-to-park or valet parking service is provided unless the service is also owned by the owner of the property.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 164 (H.B. 2468), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 106 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.001(3), eff. September 1, 2013.



Sec. 107.004. CIVIL PENALTY. A pay-to-park or valet parking service that violates this chapter is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $200 for each violation.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 164 (H.B. 2468), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 106 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.001(3), eff. September 1, 2013.



Sec. 107.005. SUIT FOR CIVIL PENALTY. The attorney general or a county or district attorney may bring an action to recover a civil penalty imposed under Section 107.004.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 164 (H.B. 2468), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Assigned by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 64 (S.B. 60), Sec. 5, eff. January 1, 2014.

Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 106 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.001(3), eff. September 1, 2013.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.002(2), eff. September 1, 2013.