By:  Fraser                                                       S.B. No. 236

relating to exempting landowners and certain other persons from the requirement of obtaining a hunting license to hunt feral hogs and coyotes on the landowners' property. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 42.002, Parks and Wildlife Code, is amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (c) to read as follows: (a) Except as provided by Subsections [Subsection] (b) and (c) of this section, no resident may hunt any bird or animal in this state without having acquired a hunting license. (c) The commission may not require a landowner or an authorized employee or agent of a landowner or a member of a landowner's household, as defined by Section 71.005, Family Code, to have a hunting license to hunt a feral hog or coyote on the landowner's property. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2003.