Law:Title 9. Safety. Subtitle C. Fire from Chapter 793. Disabling Fire Exit Alarms (Texas)

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Subtitle C. Fire

Chapter 793. Disabling Fire Exit Alarms

Section  793.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Fire exit" means a door, window, or other means of egress from a building that has been expressly designated as a fire escape or emergency exit by a sign, light, or other device located on or in the immediate vicinity of the fire escape or exit.

(2)  "Fire exit alarm" means a device designed to sound an alarm when a fire exit is opened or an attempt to open a fire exit is made.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  793.002.  Criminal Penalty.

(a) A person commits an offense if:

(1)  the person intentionally or knowingly causes a fire exit alarm to fail to sound an alarm; and

(2)  the person is not authorized to do so by a person having lawful custody or control of the building or the part of the building in which the fire exit is located.

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

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.


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