1-1           BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State

 1-2     of Texas, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, That House Rule

 1-3     13, Section 9(a), be suspended in part as provided by House Rule

 1-4     13, Section 9(f), to enable the conference committee appointed to

 1-5     resolve the differences on H.B. No. 966 to consider and take action

 1-6     on the following matters:

 1-7           1.  House Rule 13, Section 9(a)(4), is suspended to permit

 1-8     the committee to add a new SECTION 6 to the bill to read as

 1-9     follows:

1-10           SECTION 6.  Section 31.107, Parks and Wildlife Code, is

1-11     amended to read as follows:

1-12           Sec. 31.107.  OPERATION OF MOTORBOAT.  No person may operate

1-13     a motorboat of over 15 horsepower on the public waters of this

1-14     state unless the person is 16 [13] years of age or older or:

1-15                 (1)  is accompanied by a person 18 [16] years of age or

1-16     older; or

1-17                 (2)  is at least 13 years of age and has successfully

1-18     passed a boating safety course prescribed and approved by the

1-19     department.

1-20           Explanation:  This change is necessary to increase the age

1-21     limit and modify the requirements for the operation of certain

1-22     motorboats on the public waters of this state.

1-23           2.  House Rule 13, Section 9(a)(3), is suspended to permit

1-24     the committee to amend SECTION 7 of the bill, in added Section

 2-1     31.108(e), Parks and Wildlife Code, to read as follows:

 2-2           (e)  An officer or employee of the department shall collect a

 2-3     $5 examination or course fee and forward the fee and any

 2-4     examination documentation to the department not later than the 30th

 2-5     day after the date the examination or course is administered.

 2-6           Explanation:  This change is necessary to permit an officer

 2-7     or employee of the Parks and Wildlife Department to collect a $5

 2-8     fee and forward the fee collected and examination documentation to

 2-9     the department.



                                                   Speaker of the House

               I certify that H.R. No. 1133 was adopted by the House on May

         27, 1997, by a non-record vote.


                                                 Chief Clerk of the House