H.B. No. 3144
relating to a prohibition on hunting on certain parts of Big Sandy
Creek in Wood County; providing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Sections 62.013(b) and (c), Parks and Wildlife
Code, are amended to read as follows:
(b) A person who violates Section 62.003, 62.004, 62.005,
or] 62.011(c), or 350.001 [ of this code] commits an offense that is
a Class A Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor, unless it is shown at
the trial of the defendant for a violation of that section that the
defendant has been convicted one or more times before the trial date
of a violation of that section, in which case the offense is a Parks
and Wildlife Code state jail felony.
(c) In addition to the punishments provided in Subsections
(a) and (b), a person who violates Section 62.003, 62.004, 62.005,
[ or] 62.011(c), or 350.001 [ of this code] is punishable by the
revocation or suspension under Section 12.5015 of hunting and
fishing licenses and permits.
SECTION 2. Title 7, Parks and Wildlife Code, is amended by
adding Chapter 350 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 350. WOOD COUNTY
Sec. 350.001. HUNTING ON CERTAIN PARTS OF BIG SANDY CREEK.
(a) A person may not use a boat or any other type of floating device
to hunt or to access land to hunt any wild bird or wild animal on a
part of Big Sandy Creek in Wood County that is:
(1) in an area east of Texas Farm–to–Market Highway
2869 and within 2.18 miles of that highway; or
(2) between Texas Farm–to–Market Highway 2869 and
Texas Farm–to–Market Highway 49.
(b) A person who violates Subsection (a) commits an offense
subject to the penalties provided by Section 62.013.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3144 was passed by the House on May 9,
2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3144 was passed by the Senate on May
25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate