By: Harris of Dallas S.B. No. 521 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1-1 relating to the requirement for a muzzleloader hunting stamp; 1-2 providing a penalty. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Chapter 43, Parks and Wildlife Code, is amended 1-5 by adding Subchapter Q to read as follows: 1-6 SUBCHAPTER Q. MUZZLELOADER HUNTING STAMP 1-7 Sec. 43.581. MUZZLELOADER HUNTING STAMP REQUIRED. No person 1-8 may hunt wild deer, turkey, or javelina (collared peccary) during 1-9 an open season prescribed by law or by proclamation of the 1-10 commission during which only muzzleloaders may be used for hunting 1-11 unless the person has in the person's possession a muzzleloader 1-12 hunting stamp. 1-13 Sec. 43.582. ISSUANCE AND FORM OF STAMP. The department or 1-14 its agent may issue a muzzleloader hunting stamp. The stamp shall 1-15 be issued in a form prescribed by the department. The stamp must 1-16 be signed on its face by the person to whom it is issued for the 1-17 stamp to be valid for hunting purposes. 1-18 Sec. 43.583. FEE. The fee for a muzzleloader stamp is $10 1-19 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more. 1-20 Sec. 43.584. HUNTING LICENSE REQUIRED. The purchase or 1-21 possession of a muzzleloader hunting stamp does not permit a person 1-22 to hunt wild deer, turkey, or javelina without the license required 1-23 by Chapter 42 of this code or by means not authorized by this code. 1-24 Sec. 43.585. DISPOSITION OF FEES. (a) Fifty cents of a fee 2-1 collected under this subchapter may be retained as a collection fee 2-2 by an agent of the department other than a department employee. 2-3 (b) After deduction of any collection fee, the net receipts 2-4 from stamp sales shall be sent to the department. 2-5 Sec. 43.586. REFUSAL TO SHOW STAMP. A person hunting a 2-6 species named in Section 43.581 of this code during an open 2-7 muzzleloader season who fails or refuses on the demand of any game 2-8 warden or other peace officer to show a valid muzzleloader hunting 2-9 stamp is presumed to be in violation of Section 43.581 of this 2-10 code. 2-11 Sec. 43.587. PENALTY. A person who violates Section 43.581 2-12 of this code commits an offense that is a Class C Parks and 2-13 Wildlife Code misdemeanor. 2-14 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1993. 2-15 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 2-16 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-17 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-18 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-19 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.