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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 35PRIVATE SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §35.1Definitions

The terms in this section have the following meanings when used in this chapter unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Act--Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702.

  (2) Application--Includes an application for an original, renewal, duplicate or updated registration, endorsement, commission, or license issued under the Act.

  (3) Board--The Texas Private Security Board.

  (4) Department--The Texas Department of Public Safety.

  (5) Licensee--A company licensed under the Act.

  (6) Mechanical security device--Any device designed to control the opening or closing of a room, building, safe, vault, lockbox, safety deposit box, or motor vehicle, and which is not an electric access control device or alarm system as defined by the Act.

  (7) Registrant--An individual who holds a registration, endorsement, or commission under the Act.

  (8) SOAH--The State Office of Administrative Hearings.

  (9) Television camera or still camera system--Any device or system of devices that produces a visual image or series of images either recorded, transmitted through an intranet or internet protocol based device, or monitored by security personnel, for the purposes of private security or surveillance. The phrase does not refer to a television camera or still camera system used exclusively:

    (A) To monitor traffic conditions on public roads;

    (B) To detect motor vehicle violations on public roads;

    (C) For telephone or video conferencing;

    (D) To monitor a manufacturing process;

    (E) For medical purposes by medical practitioners;

    (F) By a courtroom reporter or videographer to record depositions or testimony; or

    (G) By a licensed private investigator who installs, operates, and maintains ownership of the system for the purposes of an ongoing investigation.


Source Note: The provisions of this §35.1 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3606

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