Honorable Donna Campbell, Chair, Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB118 by Flynn (Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel.), As Engrossed
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Parks and Wildlife Code to relating to combination hunting and fishing licenses. The bill would require the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to waive the combination hunting and fishing license fee charged for certain individuals: 1) a qualified disabled veteran; 2) a resident with a valid military ID on active duty with US military forces; or 3) an individual actively participating in the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, or Texas State Guard. Bill provisions would not apply to retired military personnel or dependents of military personnel. To the extent the waiver of fees for the individuals, as described, would result in a revenue loss to the General Revenue-Dedicated Game, Fish, and Water Safety Account No. 9, the loss is not anticipated to result in a significant fiscal implication to the account.
The bill would take immediate effect if the bill receives two-thirds vote of all members in both houses. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2015.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.