By Barrientos S.R. No. 892
R E S O L U T I O N
1-1 BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Texas, 75th
1-2 Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, That Senate Rule 12.03 be
1-3 suspended in part as provided by Senate Rule 12.08 to enable the
1-4 conference committee appointed to resolve the differences on H.B.
1-5 No. 966 to consider and take action on the following matters:
1-6 1. Senate Rule 12.03(4) is suspended to permit the committee
1-7 to add a new SECTION 6 to the bill to read as follows:
1-8 SECTION 6. Section 31.107, Parks and Wildlife Code, is
1-9 amended to read as follows:
1-10 Sec. 31.107. OPERATION OF MOTORBOAT. No person may operate
1-11 a motorboat of over 15 horsepower on the public waters of this
1-12 state unless the person is 16 [
13] years of age or older or:
1-13 (1) is accompanied by a person 18 [ 16] years of age or
1-14 older; or
1-15 (2) is at least 13 years of age and has successfully
1-16 passed a boating safety course prescribed and approved by the
1-18 Explanation: This change is necessary to increase the age
1-19 limit and modify the requirements for the operation of certain
1-20 motorboats on the public waters of this state.
1-21 2. Senate Rule 12.03(3) is suspended to permit the committee
1-22 to amend SECTION 7 of the bill, in added Section 31.108(e), Parks
1-23 and Wildlife Code, to read as follows:
1-24 (e) An officer or employee of the department shall collect a
2-1 $5 examination or course fee and forward the fee and any
2-2 examination documentation to the department not later than the 30th
2-3 day after the date the examination or course is administered.
2-4 Explanation: This change is necessary to permit an officer
2-5 or employee of the Parks and Wildlife Department to collect a $5
2-6 fee and forward the fee collected and examination documentation to
2-7 the department.