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RULE §111.44Parking Violations

(a) The following acts, when committed within the Capitol Complex, shall constitute parking violations that may be enforced by the Department of Public Safety:

  (1) parking overtime in a space which is limited in time by meters or signs, or parking overtime in a loading zone;

  (2) moving a barricade or parking within any barricaded area;

  (3) parking on any lawn, curb, sidewalk, or any area which creates an obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic;

  (4) parking in a marked "No Parking" area;

  (5) parking within 15 feet of a fire plug or within a fire zone;

  (6) failing to park within a lined parking space. Vehicles shall be parked within the boundaries of the designated lined spaces. The fact that other vehicles are parked improperly shall not constitute an excuse for parking with any part of the vehicle over the line;

  (7) parking in a loading zone except while loading or unloading;

  (8) parking over 18 inches from the curb or parking stop, measured from any part of the car body facing the curb or parking stop;

  (9) parking with the rear of the vehicle facing the curb or parking stop unless in designated "Back in Parking" zones;

  (10) parking in a space or facility other than the one assigned, unless authorization has been obtained;

  (11) parking in a designated parking area without displaying proper permit;

  (12) parking upon any unmarked or unimproved area which has not been designated for parking;

  (13) double-parking on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;

  (14) parking in a handicapped space without displaying a proper permit;

  (15) possession or use of a lost/stolen or forged permit;

  (16) possession or use of a current permit that has been defaced or altered;

  (17) oversized vehicle in a stall marked for small or compact vehicles;

  (18) blocking or impeding a crosswalk, driveway, or alley;

  (19) parking in a state parking facility by an employee who has lost his/her parking privileges due to forfeiture;

  (20) parking on a public street within the Capitol Complex of a vehicle which is owned or operated by a state employee who has been issued a current parking permit which authorizes parking in a lot or garage within the Capitol Complex;

  (21) parking in a parking space designated for visitors to the Capitol Complex, when the vehicle is owned or operated by a state employee whose principal place of employment is within the Capitol Complex;

  (22) removing, or moving a vehicle to which is attached, an immobilization device which was placed on the vehicle under 37 TAC §3.173(f) (relating to Impoundment and Immobilization of Vehicles). If damage results to the immobilization device, such a violation will be prosecuted under the applicable provisions of the Penal Code;

  (23) displaying a handicapped permit issued to another person; or

  (24) permitting a person, other than the state employee to whom the permit is assigned, to use a parking permit for a purpose other than state employee parking. (A parking administration officer shall remove parking permits from these vehicles and seize any hang tag permits found in violation of this section).

(b) The following shall constitute other traffic violations for which the penalty shall be a fine set by a court in accordance with applicable law:

  (1) speeding, i.e., operating a motor vehicle on state property in excess of 15 miles per hour;

  (2) violation of a provision contained within subsection (a) of this section; or

  (3) other violations of Texas Transportation Code Chapters 541 - 600.

Source Note: The provisions of this §111.44 adopted to be effective January 24, 2016, 41 TexReg 613

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