S.B. No. 521
                                        AN ACT
    1-1  relating to the requirement for a muzzleloader hunting stamp;
    1-2  providing a penalty.
    1-4        SECTION 1.  Chapter 43, Parks and Wildlife Code, is amended
    1-5  by adding Subchapter Q to read as follows:
    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.