Honorable Charles Perry, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB880 by Uresti (Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Parks and Wildlife Code to define a member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas as a resident for hunting purposes. The bill would also authorize a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas with a valid hunting license to hunt antlerless white-tailed deer for religious ceremonial purposes outside of established hunting seasons after notifying local game wardens at least 24 hours in advance.
Based upon information provided by the Parks and Wildlife Department, the bill would result in revenue loss of $7,250 each fiscal year to the General Revenue-Dedicated Game, Fish, and Water Safety Account No. 9 (Fund 9) as the bill would allow out-of-state tribal members to purchase resident hunting licenses. The Comptroller's 2018-19 Biennial Revenue Estimate anticipates revenues for Fund 9 in the amounts of $142.6 million for 2018 and $144.5 million for 2019.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.