Texas Health and Safety Code

As effective September 1, 2019

Subchapter E

Sec. 341.081: Authority of Home-Rule Municipalities Not Affected

This chapter prescribes the minimum requirements of sanitation and health protection in this state and does not affect a home-rule municipality's authority to enact:

(1) more stringent ordinances in matters relating to this chapter; or

(2) an ordinance under:

(A) Section 5, Article XI, Texas Constitution; or

(B) Section 51.072 or 590.0001, Local Government Code.


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

Amended by:

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 18.002(b), eff. September 1, 2019.

Sec. 341.082: Appointment of Environmental Health Officer in Certain Home-Rule Municipalities

(a) In a home-rule municipality, an environmental health officer may be appointed to enforce this chapter.

(b) The environmental health officer must be a registered professional engineer. The officer must file a copy of the officer's oath and appointment with the department.

(c) The environmental health officer shall assist the department in enforcing this chapter and is subject to:

(1) the authority of the department; and

(2) removal from office in the same manner as a municipal health authority.


Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 597, Sec. 76, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 742, Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 1997.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0867, eff. April 2, 2015.