Honorable Craig Estes, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1818 by Kuempel (Relating to the disposition of confiscated game, animal parts, and animal products.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
The bill would amend portions of the Parks and Wildlife Code relating to the disposition of confiscated aquatic products, confiscated game, animal pelts and carcasses, and alligator parts. The bill would provide that if the alleged violator fails to appear in court to answer for the offense, the proceeds from a suspense account will be transferred to the General Revenue-Dedicated Game, Fish and Water Safety Account No. 9. The bill would apply certain Health and Safety Code provisions to any confiscated aquatic product, animal, or animal part subsequently sold as use as human food. The bill could result in a minimal positive fiscal implication to the Game, Fish and Water Safety Account, but such proceeds are not anticipated to be significant.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
802 Parks and Wildlife Department
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