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SEC. 1-5.1.   CULPABLE MENTAL STATE.
   (a)   A culpable mental state is not required for the commission of an offense under this code or another city ordinance that is punishable by a fine not exceeding $500, unless the provision defining the conduct expressly requires a culpable mental state.
   (b)   In accordance with Section 6.02 of the Texas Penal Code and notwithstanding any code or ordinance provision to the contrary, a culpable mental state is required for the commission of an offense under this code or another city ordinance that is punishable by a fine exceeding $500.
   (c)   When a culpable mental state is required for the commission of an offense under this code or another city ordinance, a person must have acted knowingly or with knowledge, unless the provision defining the conduct expressly requires a different degree of culpability.
   (d)   A person acts knowingly, or with knowledge, with respect to the nature of his conduct or to circumstances surrounding his conduct when he is aware of the nature of his conduct or that the circumstances exist.  A person acts knowingly, or with knowledge, with respect to a result of his conduct when he is aware that his conduct is reasonably certain to cause the result.  (Ord. Nos. 15105; 19455; 26274)