78R3286 SGA-D

By:  Fraser                                                       S.B. No. 236

relating to exempting landowners from the requirement of obtaining a hunting license to hunt feral hogs 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 to have a hunting license to hunt a feral hog 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.