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HB 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to regulation of the commercial oyster industry in this state; increasing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 425 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to the exemption of inventory of certain retail businesses from ad valorem taxation by a school district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 550 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to sound-producing devices on vessels. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Returned from the House for further action
HB 1721 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1988 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the use of emergency engine cutoff switches on motorboats. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Received from the House
HB 2117 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to requiring certain persons to wear a personal flotation device while a passenger on motorboats. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HJR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 708 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to an exemption from numbering for certain vessels propelled by trolling motors. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1032 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1556 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the management of commercial oyster boats in this state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 343 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the use of emergency engine cutoff switches on motorboats. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SB 105 85-1 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the use of emergency engine cutoff switches on motorboats. Filed
HB 619 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
HB 1466 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to Parks and Wildlife Department procedures for the transfer of ownership of boats or outboard motors; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2076 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to notice requirements and other procedures relating to the possession or sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a possessory lienholder. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 845 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 115 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to identification numbers on vessels. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 597 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to boater education and examinations on preventing the spread of exotic harmful or potentially harmful aquatic plants, fish, and shellfish. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1106 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the identification and operation of vessels in the waters of this state. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1233 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the documentary fee charged in connection with the sale of certain recreational vehicles and boats. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1658 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to requiring the arrest and collection of a breath or blood specimen of persons operating a motor vehicle or watercraft while intoxicated under certain circumstances. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 3083 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to the requirement to carry a certificate of number identification card on a vessel. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 3272 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the imposition of and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain vessels. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3458 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the offense of evading arrest or detention. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 862 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the imposition of and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain vessels. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1137 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the powers and duties of the Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority and to the creation of the vehicle crime prevention account. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1248 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the documentary fee charged in connection with the sale of certain recreational vehicles and boats. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1684 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the registration of boat trailers. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in a watercraft. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 77 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in watercraft. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 308 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to life preserving devices on recreational vessels. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 384 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the proper identification of boats and outboard motors; creating an offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 555 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to reportable boating accidents and the penalties for certain boating accidents. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 596 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to offenses involving operating a motorboat in a circular course. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 673 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the production and use of an instructional video on recreational water safety. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 787 82-0 (2011) Author: Kuempel, John
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, discarded, and inoperable aircraft and vessels. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1395 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the requirements to operate personal watercraft and certain boats. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1790 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a limitation on the sales and use tax imposed on a boat. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1960 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2187 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to the imposition of and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain vessels. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2981 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the operation on a highway or street of a motor vehicle that is drawing a boat or personal watercraft in or on which a child is riding; providing a penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3297 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the registration and titling of motorboats, vessels, and outboard motors by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 3722 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the boater education program of the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HCR 93 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study tax policy as it relates to boat sales and marine services in Texas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 496 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of evading arrest or detention. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1315 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1466 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the powers and duties of the Vehicle and Watercraft Crime Prevention Authority and to the creation of the vehicle and watercraft crime prevention account. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 1852 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the recovery and storage of vessels following natural disasters; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Refer to s/c on Flooding & Evacuations by Pres
HB 453 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of certain abandoned motor vehicles to compensate certain property owners. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 560 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to injury leave for peace officers injured by an intoxicated driver of a motor vehicle or boat. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 1896 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax of boat slip rental fees charged at certain marinas severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2071 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the reporting of certain inventories for ad valorem tax purposes; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3108 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to an interim study of recreational boating safety in Texas. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3109 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to certain offenses involving boating safety and the disposition of fines for certain water safety offenses. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3979 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle on a highway or street that is drawing a boat or personal watercraft in or on which a person is riding; providing a penalty. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4197 81-0 (2009) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to boating safety and boater education. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 4234 81-0 (2009) Author: Otto, John Relating to the collection by the Parks and Wildlife Department of taxes imposed on the sales and use of boats and boat motors and to the disposition of those taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4286 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the disposal of sewage by boats. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4395 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 328 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to operating a motor vehicle or a watercraft while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1745 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to certain offenses involving boating safety and the disposition of fines for certain water safety offenses. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1746 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to an interim study of recreational boating safety in Texas. Senate: Administration No action taken in committee
SB 1859 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax of boat slip rental fees charged at certain marinas severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 2051 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the collection by the Parks and Wildlife Department of taxes imposed on the sales and use of boats and boat motors and to the disposition of those taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 2095 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to requiring a boater education course for certain operators of vessels. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2149 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the reporting of certain inventories for ad valorem tax purposes; providing penalties. Senate: Finance Committee report printed and distributed
SB 2445 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the disposal of sewage by certain boats. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 12 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to parks, wildlife, hunting, and historic sites; the funding, powers, and duties of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and the Texas Historical Commission; and standards for certain state law enforcement officers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 1248 80-0 (2007) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the sale of mixed beverages aboard certain passenger vessels. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1733 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to a structure that is considered a homestead exempt from seizure for certain claims. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 2440 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the regulation of commercially operated party boats on public water of this state. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 3764 80-0 (2007) Author: O'Day, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to use of marine dealer, distributor, and manufacturer numbers and issuance of validation cards. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 233 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain law enforcement agencies to establish a checkpoint to determine whether persons are boating while intoxicated. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Left pending in committee
SB 626 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the requirement to complete the boater education course and the deposit of fees from that course. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 795 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal trespass on a docking place. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 864 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to offenses involving boating safety. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 969 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Harless, Patricia
Relating to exemptions from certain fees for government vessels and outboard motors. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 997 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the regulation of commercially operated party boats on public water of this state. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 76 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben | et. al. Relating to the operation of a watercraft while intoxicated. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 200 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the administrative suspension of the driver's license of a person arrested for certain offenses involving the operation of a watercraft while intoxicated for the person's failure to pass a test for intoxication. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HB 882 79-0 (2005) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the disposition of an abandoned watercraft. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 942 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the registration of antique boats with the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 943 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to evidence establishing ownership of a vessel for a certificate of title issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 944 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the license requirements of marine dealers, distributors, and manufacturers. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1118 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to operating a motor vehicle with a person riding in a boat or personal watercraft being drawn by the vehicle; creating an offense. House: Transportation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2096 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the removal and disposal of certain vessels and structures in certain locations; providing penalties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3051 79-0 (2005) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to boating and water safety. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3197 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben Relating to boating safety. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
SB 453 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the disposition of an abandoned watercraft. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 489 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the license requirements of marine dealers, distributors, and manufacturers. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 537 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the registration of antique boats with the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 538 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to evidence establishing ownership of a vessel for a certificate of title issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1040 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the removal and disposal of certain vessels and structures in certain locations; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 457 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben Relating to the operation of a watercraft while intoxicated. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2511 78-0 (2003) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to electric utility service to tenants of marinas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2926 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the regulation of marine manufacturers, dealers, and distributors. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3442 78-0 (2003) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to certain expenditures, charges, and other financial matters of certain governmental entities. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3511 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the possession, storage and sale of motor vehicles, motorboats, vessels, or outboard motors. House: Business & Industry Withdrawn from schedule
SB 456 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain commercial boats and equipment used for taking or producing fish, shrimp, shellfish, or other marine life. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1775 78-0 (2003) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the regulation of marine manufacturers, dealers, and distributors. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 23 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain commercial boats and equipment used for taking or producing fish, shrimp, shellfish, or other marine life. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 244 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to exempting certain emergency service organizations from the sales and use tax on boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 487 77-0 (2001) Author: Hope, Ruben | et. al. Relating to the civil consequences of operating a watercraft or a motor vehicle while intoxicated. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1100 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the presumption that certain vessels and other watercraft are located in this state only temporarily for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/02
HB 1699 77-0 (2001) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al. Relating to the enhancement of penalties for certain intoxication offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2551 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of boats and other equipment used primarily in the commercial taking or production of fish, shrimp, shellfish, and other marine life as food for human consumption. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2702 77-0 (2001) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to regulating the noise level of motorboats. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2866 77-0 (2001) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to exempting boats and motors purchased exclusively for rental from the sales and use tax on boats and motors. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3059 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the transfer of control of PT 309 from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3107 77-0 (2001) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to requiring occupants of certain boats to wear a lifesaving device. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HJR 80 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation boats and other equipment used primarily in the commercial taking or production of fish, shrimp, shellfish, or other marine life as food for human consumption. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 530 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the presumption that certain vessels and other watercraft are located in this state only temporarily for ad valorem tax purposes. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 590 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to electric utility service to tenants of marinas; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1059 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the use of the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1109 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to the use of the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 579 76-0 (1999) Author: Krusee, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the collection of taxes on sales of boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 968 76-0 (1999) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1356 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to possessory liens on certain motor vehicles, motorboats, vessels, or outboard motors. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1802 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to an affirmative defense to certain gambling offenses committed on an ocean-going vessel. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2694 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of operating a motor vehicle, a watercraft, or an aircraft while intoxicated. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3460 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to taxes on certain services in park and recreation districts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3462 76-0 (1999) Author: Alexander, Clyde
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the identification of vessels without identification numbers and outboard motors without serial numbers. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3615 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul | et. al. Relating to the criminal consequences of the refusal to consent to the taking of a blood or breath specimen by a person who as the operator of a motor vehicle or watercraft is involved in a serious accident and is subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle or watercraft while intoxicated. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 81 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the ad valorem taxation of boats and other equipment used in the commercial taking or production of fish, shrimp, shellfish, or other marine life. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
SB 302 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of operating a motor vehicle, a watercraft, or an aircraft while intoxicated. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 651 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to possessory liens on certain motor vehicles, motorboats, vessels, or outboard motors. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 908 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the award of certain vehicles and vessels acquired by theft or other unlawful means to government agencies. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 944 70-0 (1987) Author: Agnich, Fred
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to persons required to wear a life preserver. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2186 70-0 (1987) Author: Horn, Jim Relating to the offense of involuntary manslaughter involving the use of an airplane, helicopter, or boat while intoxicated. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 2409 70-0 (1987) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to providing for certificate of title evidencing ownership of a motorboat or an outboard motor to be issued on an accelerated basis for a prescribed fee. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HJR 19 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Arves Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of boats and recreational vehicles owned by individuals. House: Ways & Means Pending in subcommittee
SB 367 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the exemption of recreational boats from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 523 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Taylor, M.A.
Relating to alcoholic beverage advertising on boats and aircraft. House: Liquor Regulation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1091 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the requirement of an observer or a mirror on a boat that tows people. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1132 69-0 (1985) Author: Berlanga, Hugo
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain boats and trains. House: Liquor Regulation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1501 69-0 (1985) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to motorboat registration fees and to the disposition and use of those fees in certain counties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2501 69-0 (1985) Author: Millsap, Mike Relating to the use of boats and other watercraft in the critical habitat of the whooping crane; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs Transferred to Calendars Committee
SB 77 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to lighting requirements for certain motorboats. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1302 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Roberts, Ted
Relating to the liability of the operator of a boat or motor vehicle for litter offenses; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 1463 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the exemption of certain recreational boats from ad valorem taxation and from forced sale for debt and authorizing the governing body of each taxing unit to provide for the taxation of recreational boats. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 284 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to exemption of certain personally owned boats from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 495 68-0 (1983) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to exempting commercial fishing boats and equipment from taxation as implements of husbandry. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 518 68-0 (1983) Author: Davis, Mark R. Relating to security interests and other liens in motorboats and outboard motors. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions
HB 1028 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to exemption of certain recreational boats from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1893 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the creation and enforcement of liens on motorboats and outboard motors. House: Financial Institutions See remarks
HB 1952 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of boats, aircraft, and recreational vehicles. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HJR 20 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of boats owned by individuals. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HJR 31 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of boats and recreational vehicles owned by individuals. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
SB 262 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Davis, Mark R.
Relating to security interests in motorboats and outboard motors and providing for conflict of relevant provisions in the Parks and Wildlife Code and those in the Business and Commerce Code. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
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SB 348 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to exemption of certain personally owned boats from ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 585 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to exemption of certain recreational boats from ad valorem taxation and from forced sale for debt and authorizing the governing body of each taxing unit to provide for the taxation of recreational boats. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
SB 1027 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to the acquisition and content of a certificate of title for motorboats and outboard motors, to requirements for transfer of title, and to the creation and enforcement of liens on motorboats and outboard motors. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1223 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of recreational vehicles and boats and from forced sale for the satisfaction of liabilities; providing local option election. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SJR 10 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of boats owned by individuals. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 669 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the use of engine safety switches on motorboats. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Postponed
HB 1707 67-0 (1981) Author: Hall, Lanny Relating to registration of certain motorboats. House: Environmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2142 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the requirement of an observer or a mirror on a boat that tows people. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 85 66-0 (1979) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the possession of certain outboard motors without a manufacturer's serial number and to related criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 86 66-0 (1979) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to proof of the payment of sales and uses taxes before the issuance of certificate of title for a motorboat. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 547 66-0 (1979) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to the issuance and renewal of motorboat certificates of number and title. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1572 66-0 (1979) Author: Pierce, George
Sponsor: Kothmann, Glenn
Relating to types of insurance that may be required for pleasure boats and yachts which are documented with the United States Coast Guard. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 1828 66-0 (1979) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to the operation of motorboats having exhaust water manifolds in fresh water. House: Environmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 423 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Relating to the issuance and renewal of motorboat certificates of number and title. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 653 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to eliminating requirements for certificates of title to certain boats and motors for boats. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation
HB 1050 65-0 (1977) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to local use and inspection fees for boat used on public water. House: Environmental Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 1051 65-0 (1977) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the fee that may be charged for the issuance of a certificate of title for a motorboat or outboard motor. House: Environmental Affairs Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1052 65-0 (1977) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the fee that may be charged for the issuance of a duplicate boat registration decal. House: Environmental Affairs Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1337 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to regulating motorboat noise; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1687 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Amending the Parks and Wildlife Code to conform it to certain legislation enacted by the 64th Legislature. House: Environmental Affairs Assigned to Consent Calendar
SB 970 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Bird, Ronald C.
Relating to motorboats and outboard motors; relating to proclamations in certain counties for the taking of wildlife resources; relating to special archery seasons in certain counties; prescribing requirements fro crab traps and pots in certain bays in Harris County and providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 1052 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Wieting, Leroy J.
Relating to local use and inspection or registration fees for boats used on public water. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 1053 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Wieting, Leroy J.
Relating to the fee that may be charged for the issuance of a duplicate boat registration decal. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 1055 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Wieting, Leroy J.
Relating to the fee that may be charged for the issuance of a certificate of title for a motorboat or outboard motor or notation of a lien or encumbrance. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
HB 97 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the licensing, registration, and certification of ownership of canoes; providing equipment regulations; making penalties applicable to certain violations. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 292 64-0 (1975) Author: Munson, Ben
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Requiring a certificate of title for transfer of or security interests in motorboats and outboard motors to be issued by Parks and Wildlife Department; and adding certain definitions and changing the requirements for proof of ownership for issuance of certificate of number for a motorboat or outboard motor. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1017 64-0 (1975) Author: Munson, Ben
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to providing pump-out facilities for boat sewage. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1122 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to exempting from the sales tax the receipts from the sale, lease, or rental of or the storage, use, or other consumption of materials which become component parts of certain vessels and the receipts from certain sales of certain vessels. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1215 64-0 (1975) Author: Munson, Ben Relating to the identification and registration of vessels; relating to vessel and water safety. House: Environmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 532 63-0 (1973) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to allocating certain unrefunded motor fuel tax receipts from motorboat fuels to the special boat fund; providing for uses for the special boat fund; providing for a transfer of funds. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1422 63-0 (1973) Author: Munson, Ben
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to the disposal of sewage from boats as defined in this Act; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SB 375 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to allocating certain unrefunded motor fuel tax receipts from motorboat fuels to the special boat fund; providing for uses for the special boat fund; providing for a transfer of funds. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Finance
Signed by Governor
SB 429 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the emission of exhausts from two-cycle motorboat engines; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 309 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to certificates of title for watercraft and outboard motors issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department, and to stolen or converted watercraft or outboard motors, and violations and penalties.
HB 1532 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H. Relating to insurance for state employees who operate motorboats, aircraft, and watercraft.
SB 331 62-0 (1971) Author: Bridges, Ronald W.
Sponsor: Salem, Joe
Relating to amending the Water Safety Act; the required wearing of life preserving devices for certain minor passengers of prescribed motorboats.
HB 900 60-0 (1967) Author: Johnson, Glenn A. Relating to prohibiting the sale of any boat, boat motor, or boat trailer which does not have a manufacturer's serial number permanently attached or impressed; prescribing a penalty.
HB 982 60-0 (1967) Author: Scoggins, Charles R. "Chuck" Relating to surfboarding in certain restricted areas.
HB 324 59-0 (1965) Author: Slider, James Lenoy Relating to levying a tax of five cents per gallon on motor fuel used for producing power for the operation of vessels on the waterways of this State.
SB 110 59-0 (1965) Author: Krueger, Culp | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by levying a tax of five cents per gallon on motor fuel used for producing power for the operation of vessels on the waterways of this state.
HB 52 57-0 (1961) Author: Cowen, Warren C. "Red" | et. al. Relating to providing for the issuance of certificates of title on boat motors and prohibiting sale of boat motors in this State after the first sale except through use of the certificates of title issued thereof; placing the administration of the Act in the Texas Highway Department; prescribing offenses; and fixing the effective date of this Act.
HB 321 57-0 (1961) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the issuance of serial numbers to certain vehicles.
SB 466 57-0 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending the Water Safety Act to provide for the issuance of serial number to certain vessels; to prescribe certain equipment; to regulate certain activities; to prohibit local fees; to empower game wardens with certain authority; to provide the manner in which the Highway department may construct and finance certain facilities.
HB 90 57-3 (1962) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act to provide for the issuance of serial numbers to certain vessels; prescribing certain equipment; exempting boats eight feet or under from certain requirements; regulating certain activities; prohibiting local fees; empowering game wardens with certain authority; providing for certain fees and partial fees with exception thereto; providing the manner in which the Highway Department may construct and finance certain facilities.
HB 337 56-0 (1959) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel | et. al. Relating to operating a motorboat while intoxicated; changing the penalty for the misdemeanor offense of operating a motorboat while intoxicated or under the influence of intoxicating liquor by making each violation subsequent to a conviction for the misdemeanor offense a felony and prescribing the penalty therefor.
HB 418 56-0 (1959) Author: Cowen, Warren C. "Red" | et. al. Relating to providing for the issuance of certificates of title on boat motors and prohibiting sale of boat motors in this State after the first sale except through use of the certificates of title issued therefor; prescribing offenses; making an appropriation; fixing the effective date of this Act.
HB 659 56-0 (1959) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to the imposition of a license tax on water craft within the State; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 52 56-2 (1959) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to amending certain acts so as to require each person aboard a motorboat or vessel to wear a life preserver, buoyant vest, ring buoy, or buoyant cushion at all times when said motorboat or vessel is in operation.
HB 384 55-0 (1957) Author: Sudderth, Ben Doyle Relating to imposing an excise tax upon the sale of pleasure boats and motors equal to 3% of the retail value thereof with certain exemptions.
HB 502 55-0 (1957) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to regulating the operation of boats navigating the waters within the jurisdiction of this State; requiring safety equipment; prescribing penalties; making appropriations.
HB 133 54-0 (1955) Author: McDaniel, Bert T. Relating to providing for the issuance of certificates of title on outboard motors and prohibiting sale of outboard motors in this State after the first sale except through use of the certificates of title issued therefor; placing the administration of the Act in the Texas Department of Public Safety and prescribing procedures for its administration; making an appropriation; prescribing offenses; and fixing the effective date of the Act.
HB 408 54-0 (1955) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to regulating the operation of boats, as defined in the Act, navigating the waters within the jurisdiction of this State; requiring safety equipment, lights, and other equipment and devices on boats; prescribing rules for safe operation of boats; prohibiting certain persons from operating boats; defining certain offenses and prescribing penalties for violation of the Act; making appropriations.
HB 104 53-0 (1953) Author: Murphy, Jr., Charles Alfred Relating to authorizing and directing the State Highway Department to construct and maintain motor vehicle parking areas and ramps or ways for launching motor boats and hauling the same from the water.
HB 75 52-0 (1951) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur Relating to making it illegal for any person, firm, corporation or group of persons to rent or let for hire any boat upon any of the lakes of this State without having such boat equipped with one (1) life preserver for each person aboard; providing a penalty for violation thereof.
HB 100 52-0 (1951) Author: Murphy, Jr., Charles Alfred Relating to authorizing and directing the State Highway Department to construct and maintain motor vehicle parking areas and ramps or ways for launching motor boats and hauling the same from the water; providing for the construction of access ways; authorizing the acquisition of land and easements in land; directing cooperation with other agencies; directing cooperation with the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission; providing for type of construction; authorizing and directing the use of certain funds.
SB 205 52-0 (1951) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to authorizing and directing the State Highway Department to construct and maintain motor vehicle parking areas and ramps or ways for launching motor boats and hauling the same from the water; providing for the construction of access ways; authorizing the acquisition of land and easements in land.
HB 963 51-0 (1949) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful for any person to rent, lease, use of occupy any host upon any of the waters of this State in excess of one acre, without having such boat equipped with at least one life preserver for each passenger aboard; providing a penalty for violation hereof; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 25 51-1 (1950) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur | et. al. Relating to making it illegal to operate a rent or commercial boat upon any of the waters of this State without having such boat equipped with one life preserver for each passenger aboard and a minimum of four life preservers for each boat; defining the term "life preserver"; providing a penalty for violation thereof; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 650 49-0 (1945) Author: Voigt, Frank B. Relating to making it unlawful to operate motor boats without mufflers on their motors, or to operate motor boats without having the mufflers on their motors silenced, within one-half (1/2) mile of any private residence within this State; fixing penalties.
HB 768 49-0 (1945) Author: Mangum, Preston P. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful for any person or persons to manufacture, construct, build, sell or operate a boat, that will capsize with one or more persons therein, on any waters, either public or private, in this State; providing penalties.
HB 1055 46-0 (1939) Author: Langdon, Jack M. Relating to providing certain regulations for the operation of boats on navigable streams and public lakes of this State; providing a suitable penalty.
HB 374 44-0 (1935) Relating to defining attempted burglary of a vessel, steamboat or railroad car, making attempted burglary of a vessel, steamboat or railroad car a penal offense, and providing punishment for said offense.
SB 157 37-0 (1921) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to making it unlawful for any person to use without the owner's consent, any boat of any size, character, or kind or to remove therefrom any motor or part thereof, or oars, row-locks, oar-locks, anchor, anchor chains, anchor rope, paddles, seats, planks, polls, or rigging of any kind belonging to such boat or vessel, that are capable of being operated on the bays, lakes, rivers, or waters of this State.
HB 462 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the theft or vandalism of motor boats and other water craft.
HB 467 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for the puchase of patrolling boats, making it a misdemeanor for common carriers to ship oysters during the closed season; relating to the duties of Fish and Oyster Commissioner.

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