New Houston rules require certain businesses to install security cameras and flood lights in an effort to reduce violent crime.
City Council passed the new ordinance in a 15-1 vote Wednesday. The mandate applies to all bars, nightclubs, sexually-oriented businesses, convenience stores and game rooms inside city limits, according to Nora Mishanec of the Houston Chronicle. Those businesses will be forced to hold security footage for 30 days and turn it over to police within 72 hours of their request. The move is part of Mayor Sylvester Turner's One Safe Houston initiative to combat 2022's rise in crime.