S.B. No. 1978
  relating to a voluntary contribution to help feed hungry Texans
  when a person applies for a hunting license.
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 42, Parks and Wildlife Code, is amended
  by adding Section 42.011 to read as follows:
  TEXANS. (a)  When a person applies for a hunting license of any
  type under this chapter, the person may contribute $1 or more to a
  nonprofit organization, designated by the commission, whose
  purposes include the administration of a statewide program that
  provides hunters with a way to donate legally harvested deer to
  local food assistance providers. The program must include the
  recruitment of meat processors who, for a nominal fee to cover
  processing costs, process and package the venison and contact the
  food assistance providers to pick up the venison.
         (b)  The department shall:
               (1)  include space on each application for a hunting
  license that allows a person applying for the license to indicate
  the amount that the person is voluntarily contributing to the
  nonprofit organization; and
               (2)  provide an opportunity for a person to contribute
  to the nonprofit organization during the application process for a
  hunting license on the department's Internet website.
         (c)  After deducting the department's administrative costs,
  the department shall hold in trust the remainder of the amount a
  person contributes under this section to the nonprofit
  organization.  Not later than November 1 of each year, the
  department shall send the money held in trust to the nonprofit
         (d)  Money received by the nonprofit organization under this
  section may be used only to administer, operate, support, and
  promote the program described by Subsection (a).
         (e)  The nonprofit organization shall submit an annual
  report to the legislature and the department that includes the
  total dollar amount of contributions received by the organization
  under this section.
         (f)  The commission may adopt rules to implement this
  section, including rules related to processes for the selection,
  inspection, and periodic review of the nonprofit organization.
         SECTION 2.  The commission shall designate a nonprofit
  organization to receive the donations under Section 42.011, Parks
  and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, not later than September
  15, 2015.
         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, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1978 passed the Senate on
  May 4, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1978 passed the House on
  May 27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 4, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House