Texas Education Codes

Texas Education Code 51.202(a)

The governing board of each state institution of higher education, including public junior colleges, may promulgate rules and regulations for the safety and welfare of students, employees, and property, and other rules and regulations it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter and the governance of the institution, providing for the operation and parking of vehicles on the grounds, streets, drives, alleys, and any other institutional property under its control, including but not limited to the following:

  1. limiting the rate of speed;
  2. assigning parking spaces and designating parking areas and their use and assessing a charge for parking;
  3. prohibiting parking as it deems necessary;
  4. removing vehicles parked in violation of institutional rules and regulations or law at the expense of the violator; and
  5. instituting a system of registration for vehicle identification, including a reasonable charge.

Texas Education Code 51.205

It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on any property under the control and jurisdiction of the College except in the manner designated by the College and in the spaces marked and designated by the College. It shall also be unlawful to block or impede traffic through and driveway of college property. All laws regulating traffic apply to the operation of vehicles within the property of the College.

Texas Education Code 51.207(a)

Each public institution of higher education may provide for the issuance and use of suitable vehicle identification insignia. The institution may bar or suspend the permit of any vehicle from driving or parking on any institutional property for the violation of any rule or regulation promulgated by the board as well as for any violation of this subchapter. Reinstatement of the privileges may be permitted and a reasonable fee assessed.

Texas Education Code 51.206

Enforcement of all College traffic and parking matters shall be the responsibility of campus security. The same procedures shall be followed as prevail in connection with the use of parking and traffic violation tickets by the cities of this state and the Texas Highway Patrol. In addition, it will be the duty of each security personnel to issue citations for any violations under the College's traffic and parking rules and regulations.

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