AUSTIN, Texas — There's now a ban on homeless encampments.
According to Texas law, it's illegal to set up shelter or store belongings for an extended period of time.
Many believe the legislation is a response to Austin decriminalizing homeless camping in 2019.
The law also limits cities from using parks for temporary camps.
If you're caught breaking the law, it's a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.