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(A) Offense. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter commits an offense.
(B) Territorial application. This chapter shall be applicable within the corporate limits of the city and further within the area immediately contiguous and adjacent to the city limits, extending for a total distance of 300 feet: provided, however, that this chapter shall not apply within any portion of said 300-feet area which is contained within the territory of any other municipal corporation. Furthermore, nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the sale of fireworks outside the corporate limits of the city in accordance with Ch. 217 of the Texas Local Government Code, as amended.
(C) Penalty. A person who violates this chapter, or the owner, occupant, lessee, or person in possession and control of any property, building or structure where an offense is committed, upon conviction, will be found guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine amount not to exceed $500. If a culpable mental state is shown at trial for an offense involving fire safety, the person, owner, occupant, lessee, or person in possession and control of a property, building or structure, upon conviction, will be found guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine amount not to exceed $2,000.
(Ord. 191022, passed 10-22-2019)