|(a) The following words and terms, when used in this
section, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly
(1) Capitol complex--The state-owned property within
the area bounded on the north by Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard,
bounded on the east by Trinity Street, bounded on the south by 10th
Street, and bounded on the west by Lavaca Street.
(2) Historic Capitol grounds--All area within the historic
cast iron fencing line; the area lying between the fencing and city
streets that is owned by the state to the south and west; and the
Old General Land Office Building grounds between the Capitol's eastern
iron fence and the State Insurance Building, between 11th and 12th
(1) To ensure the development and preservation of an
appropriate historical setting that enhances and perpetuates the historic
integrity of the Texas State Capitol.
(2) To ensure the continued public use and enjoyment
of an appropriate historical landscape for the Capitol complex.
(3) To ensure that future commemorative works, such
as constructed memorials and/or monuments, are integrally incorporated
into appropriately designated areas that enhance the overall planning
philosophy for the Capitol complex.
(4) To ensure that future commemorative works, such
as constructed memorials and/or monuments, are: appropriately designed,
constructed, and located; reflect a consensus of the lasting statewide
significance of the subject involved; and are funded for appropriate
design, construction, and maintenance.
(c) Procedures for approval of memorials/monuments
in the Capitol complex.
(1) No additional memorials and/or monuments shall
be placed on historic Capitol grounds except as authorized by Texas
Government Code §443.01525 and §443.01526.
(2) For any monument authorized by the legislature
by concurrent resolution or statute to be constructed within the Capitol
complex, the office of the State Preservation Board shall be consulted
concerning potential sites available on the Capitol complex. A grounds
monument location map will be incorporated into the master plan to
define potential locations.
(3) A preliminary proposal shall be submitted to the
office of the State Preservation Board for review at the time potential
sites are reviewed. This preliminary proposal will include:
(A) administrative arrangements to oversee the project's
fundraising, design, and construction;
(B) preliminary design intentions.
(4) Using the master plan, the office of the State
Preservation Board shall submit the proposal and recommended site
selection for the proposed monument to the State Preservation Board
for preliminary site approval.
(5) After preliminary site approval, a final design
proposal shall be submitted to the office of the State Preservation
Board for review and recommendation.
(6) The executive director of the State Preservation
Board will submit the final design proposal and his/her recommendations
to the State Preservation Board. The State Preservation Board then
shall be asked to give final approval for the design and site location.
(7) The executive director of the State Preservation
Board shall issue a building permit for any memorials and/or monuments
after a proposal has received board approval.
(8) Criteria for approval of memorials and/or monuments
by the State Preservation Board will include the following.
(A) Site selection shall be consistent with the purposes
stated previously and shall be based on the approved master plan.
(B) A military commemorative work may be established
only to commemorate a war or similar major military conflict or to
commemorate any branch of the armed forces. No commemorative work
commemorating a lesser conflict or a unit of an armed force shall
(C) A commemorative work commemorating an individual
or group of individuals shall not be permitted until at least 25 years
after the death of the individual or the last surviving member of
(D) The construction of a commemorative work must be
in the public's interest, must represent a subject of lasting historical
significance to the history and heritage of Texas, and must reflect
a consensus of the lasting historical statewide significance of the
(E) No public funds shall be used to construct memorials
and/or monuments. Funding must be secured and in-hand before a construction
permit shall be issued.
(F) Knowledgeable persons qualified in the field of
architecture and preservation/maintenance shall be consulted by the
applicant to determine structural soundness and durability and to
assure that the commemorative work meets high professional standards.
Memorials and monuments shall be constructed of durable material suitable
to the outdoor environment. Landscape features shall be compatible
with the Capitol grounds master plan.
(G) Construction materials must be compatible with
the design, historic importance, and building materials of the Capitol.
Whenever possible, monuments shall be constructed of granite, bronze,
copper, or compatible materials.
(H) The maximum height of any monument shall be 25
(I) The maximum cubic feet of any structure incorporated
into a monument design shall be 4,000 cubic feet.
(J) The maximum site dimension for a proposed monument
shall be 24 feet by 24 feet or 576 square feet.
(K) The maximum footprint dimension of any single structure
incorporated into a proposed monument shall be 20 feet by 20 feet
or 400 square feet.
(L) Names of donors shall not be permitted on any memorial
(M) The legislative authority for a memorial and/or
monument should be reviewed at the end of the five-year period beginning
on the date of the enactment of such authority, unless an appropriate
construction permit by the office of the State Preservation Board
for the work has been issued within that period.
(N) A maintenance contribution of 10% of the total
construction cost of the memorial and/or monument shall be required.
(9) The office of the State Preservation Board shall
have review and approval authority over the construction of the memorial
|Source Note: The provisions of this §111.25 adopted to be effective February 22, 1991, 16 TexReg 772; amended to be effective November 12, 1991, 16 TexReg 6129; amended to be effective April 12, 1994, 19 TexReg 2197; amended to be effective April 30, 2000, 25 TexReg 3528; amended to be effective March 3, 2002, 27 TexReg 1318; amended to be effective July 5, 2012, 37 TexReg 4891; amended to be effective January 24, 2016, 41 TexReg 613