Honorable Bob Hall, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
SB677 by Hall (Relating to repeal of the permit requirement for intrastate shipment of bees.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would repeal Agriculture Code Sec. 131.043, which requires a person to obtain a permit to ship bees or related equipment between counties. The Department of Agriculture has indicated that the provisions of the bill could be implemented with existing resources.
The bill would take effect immediately upon receiving a two-thirds majority vote in both houses; otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2019.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.