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TITLE 13CULTURAL RESOURCES
PART 7STATE PRESERVATION BOARD
CHAPTER 111RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD
RULE §111.13Exhibitions in the Capitol and Capitol Extension

(a) Definitions. The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Exhibition--Any display of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, arts and crafts; photographs; public service and general interest presentations; and historical displays.

  (2) Public areas of the Capitol and Capitol Extension--The hallways, entrances, vestibules, stairways, light courts, rotundas, and other areas adjacent to and near the rotunda.

  (3) Public purpose--The promotion of the public health, education, safety, morals, general welfare, security, and prosperity of all of the inhabitants or residents within the state, the sovereign powers of which are exercised to promote such public purpose or public business. The chief test of what constitutes a public purpose is that the public generally must have a direct interest in the purpose and the community at large is to be benefitted. This does not include activities which promote a specific viewpoint or issue and could be considered lobbying. Political rallies, receptions, and campaign activities are prohibited in the public areas of the Capitol.

  (4) State official sponsor--The Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, a Texas Senator, or member of the Texas House of Representatives.

(b) Fee for use of Capitol and Capitol Extension. A fee is required from persons or entities that use the Capitol and Capitol Extension, for an exhibition. The fee is in an amount set by the office of the State Preservation Board designed to recover the estimated direct and indirect costs to the state of the exhibition, including the costs of labor, materials, and utilities directly or indirectly attributable to the exhibition. The fee is required in the office of the State Preservation Board no later than 24 hours prior to the exhibit installation.

(c) Criteria for Exhibition Approval.

  (1) Exhibitions shall be approved and scheduled by the office of the State Preservation Board upon the recommendation of a state official sponsor as described in subsection (a)(4) of this section.

  (2) Exhibitions must be for a public purpose as defined in subsection (a)(3) of this section.

  (3) Request must be accompanied by:

    (A) a detailed description of the exhibit, including dimensions of the space required, and how the exhibit will be displayed;

    (B) a clear photograph of the entire exhibit, preferably as it will be displayed. A scale drawing may be submitted in lieu of a photograph if a photograph is not available;

    (C) a brief statement of the purpose of the exhibit; and

    (D) recommendation of a state official sponsor as described in subsection (a)(4) of this section.

  (4) Incomplete requests will not be considered.

  (5) Exhibits must be tastefully exhibited. Once erected, the office of the State Preservation Board reserves the right to require the exhibitor to make aesthetic changes to the exhibit.

  (6) Exhibit space will be assigned based primarily on the size, scope, and design of the exhibit. Exhibitions will not be approved for display in the Capitol rotunda in order to maintain its historic presence.

  (7) Exhibitors must bear all costs of assembling, displaying, and removing exhibits.

  (8) All exhibits must be freestanding. Art and photographic exhibits must be secured to tripods, backdrops, or freestanding displays. Exhibits may not:

    (A) hang from or attach to walls or railings;

    (B) obstruct entrances;

    (C) interrupt traffic flow through the building;

    (D) damage walls, woodwork, or floors;

    (E) obstruct the view or access to fire-fighting equipment or fire alarm pull stations; or

    (F) involve the use of any flammable, hazardous, or odorous chemicals or materials, torches, or other open-flame illuminating devices or fires.

  (9) Exhibits will not be considered for display in the Capitol and Capitol Extension if they:

    (A) feature one individual's artwork for the purpose of commercially advertising that person's artwork;

    (B) promote a commercial enterprise;

    (C) have no obvious public purpose; or

    (D) have an illegal purpose.

  (10) If other than routine security provided by Capitol police is needed for the exhibit, the exhibitor will bear such costs. The State of Texas, the State Preservation Board, or any employee of the State Preservation Board shall not be held liable in case of damage or loss to an exhibit while it is on display in the Capitol and Capitol Extension.

(d) Scheduling exhibits.

  (1) Exhibits may be displayed for up to 5 working days.

  (2) The office of the State Preservation Board may extend the display time for major exhibitions.

  (3) No more than one exhibit will be approved for display on the same day in a designated area of the Capitol and Capitol Extension.

  (4) A written request using State Preservation Board forms to display an exhibit must be received by the office of the State Preservation Board no later than two weeks prior to the first day of the time being requested.


Source Note: The provisions of this §111.13 adopted to be effective November 30, 1987, 12 TexReg 4297; amended to be effective November 1, 1988, 13 TexReg 5271; amended to be effective February 5, 1990, 15 TexReg 339; 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 3524; amended to be effective July 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 4891

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