HBA-NLM H.B. 1555 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1555 By: Turner, Bob State Recreational Resources 2/23/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The 75th Legislature deleted an exemption under Section 45.001, Parks and Wildlife Code, which allowed a person to possess not more than 12 game birds for personal use without holding a license as a "Game Bird Breeder" under Chapter 45. Many young people who exhibit game birds through organizations, such as the 4-H, would like to be again exempt from the licensing and fee requirements applicable to commercial breeders. H.B. 1555 reinstates the license exemption to provide that a person may possess not more than 12 game birds for personal use without receiving a game bird breeder's license from the Parks and Wildlife Department. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 45.001, Parks and Wildlife Code, as follows: Sec. 45.001. LICENSE REQUIRED. Includes the provision that a license issued under this chapter is not required if a person possesses not more than 12 game birds for personal use only. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.