SRC-TAG, MSY S.B. 236 78(R) BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research Center S.B. 236 78R3286 SGA-DBy: Fraser Natural Resource Committe 2/19/2003 As Filed DIGEST AND PURPOSE Currently, Texas requires a landowner to have a hunting license to hunt a feral hog on the landowner's property. This requirement prohibits landowners from controlling the feral hogs that prey on lambs, fawns, quail and turkey nesting grounds, and destroy field crops. As proposed, S.B. 236 amends the Parks and Wildlife Code to exempt landowners from the requirements of having a hunting license to hunt a feral hog on the landowner's property. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 42.002, Parks and Wildlife Code, by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (c), as follows: (a) Provides that Subsection (c), as added by this Act, is an exception to the rule that no resident may hunt any bird or animal in this state without a hunting license. Makes conforming changes. (c) Prohibits the Parks and Wildlife Commission from requiring a landowner to have a hunting license to hunt a feral hog on the landowner's property. SECTION 2. Effective date: upon passage or September 1, 2003.