H.B. No. 2966
relating to the criminal penalty for violating certain statutes
enforceable by, or ordinances, rules, or regulations of, navigation
districts or port authorities.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 60.078, Water Code, is amended to read as
Sec. 60.078. PENALTIES. A violation of this subchapter or
of an ordinance, rule, or regulation adopted by a district under
this subchapter is a misdemeanor, and the commission may provide
for the punishment of the misdemeanor by a fine of not more than
$200] for each offense or violation.
SECTION 2. (a) The change in law made by this Act applies
only to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this
Act. For purposes of this section, an offense is committed before
the effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurs
before that date.
(b) An offense committed before the effective date of this
Act is governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was
committed, and the former law is continued in effect for that
SECTION 3. 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, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2966 was passed by the House on May 3,
2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2966 was passed by the Senate on May
25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate