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   (a)   A person commits an offense if the person conducts or attempts to conduct (either personally or through an agent) a home solicitation at a residential premises:
      (1)   before 9:00 a.m. or after sunset of any day, Monday through Saturday;
      (2)   at any time on a Sunday; or
      (3)   at any time on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day (Washington’s Birthday), Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day.
   (b)   It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) that the visit to the residential premises was the result of a request or an appointment made by the owner or occupant.
   (c)   In this section “sunset” means the time of day published on the weather page of the Dallas Morning News as the time for sunset on that day in the city.
   (d)   A person shall conduct a home solicitation only at the front or main entrance to the residential premises, and shall only gain access to the front or main entrance by using public sidewalks and paved approaches to the entrance. It is a defense to prosecution under this subsection that the owner or occupant of the residential premises consented to another location or manner of access for the home solicitation.
   (e)   A home solicitor commits an offense if he uses any adhesive material, or other material that may cause damage to a door or property, when placing, depositing, or distributing commercial printed matter on residential premises. (Ord. Nos. 14300; 18875; 29245, eff. 4-22-14)