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HB 337 86-0 (2019) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the use of emergency engine cutoff switches on motorboats; creating a criminal offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1811 86-0 (2019) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain boating while intoxicated offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2218 86-0 (2019) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to creating a Class C menhaden boat license; imposing a fee; requiring a license. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 4032 86-0 (2019) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the regulation, permitting, and taxation of certain boats and boat motors; imposing a fee. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 4503 86-0 (2019) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to the proof of ownership required for the registration of certain boats. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SB 210 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the use of emergency engine cutoff switches on motorboats. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1669 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the permitting and taxation of certain boats and boat motors; imposing a fee. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
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 1771 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of the Canadian River in Potter County. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
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
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
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 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
SB 840 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to certain trailer registration fees for veterans with disabilities. Senate: Transportation Co-author authorized
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 312 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to information contained on a personal identification certificate, driver's license, and commercial driver's license. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
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 1222 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to venue for certain alleged violations or offenses under the Water Safety Act. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1241 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the adoption of rules by the Parks and Wildlife Commission to protect the public water of this state from the spread of aquatic invasive species. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
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 3279 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the uprooting of seagrass plants; creating an offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 501 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to venue for certain alleged violations or offenses under the Water Safety Act. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
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 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 2138 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the search for and rescue of victims of water-oriented accidents. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 2141 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to enforcement of laws related to water safety. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
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 3808 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to fishing with certain archery equipment in certain counties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 7 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks, the transfer of a historic site from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission, and the general rulemaking authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
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 3391 81-0 (2009) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Parks and Wildlife Department; changing the elements of an offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4197 81-0 (2009) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to boating safety and boater education. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
SB 1010 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the continuation and functions of the Parks and Wildlife Department; changing the elements of an offense. Senate: Government Organization Left pending in committee
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 2050 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the disposition of certain fees collected by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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
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
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 410 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to the authority of certain municipal peace officers on a lake located partly in a municipality. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
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 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 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 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 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 2027 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of certain rivers and streams in particular counties; providing a penalty. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2032 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the expansion of the operation game thief program to include certain other violations of law. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2622 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to boating safety. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
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
HR 2212 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2027. Reported enrolled
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
SR 1072 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2027. Reported enrolled
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 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
HB 3379 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the regulation of floating cabins; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
SB 1573 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the regulation of floating cabins; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2623 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the application of aquatic pesticides; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
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
SB 1886 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to the regulation of water safety on privately owned lakes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 203 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to penalties for certain water safety violations. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 204 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the creation of the boating safety account. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 205 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to designation of restricted areas on certain public water. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 206 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to requiring a person to complete a boating safety course in certain circumstances; providing a penalty. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 394 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to required equipment for racing shells, rowing sculls, and racing kayaks. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 636 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to dedicating certain sales tax revenue on boats to fund boating safety programs. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 637 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the enhancement of the penalty for certain offenses involving intoxication. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 965 75-0 (1997) Author: Kamel, Ted Relating to requiring a license to operate a boat; providing a penalty. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 966 75-0 (1997) Author: Oakley, Keith | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Relating to water safety; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1151 75-0 (1997) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to the operation of personal watercraft. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2218 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of an offense involving driving, boating, or flying while intoxicated. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2240 75-0 (1997) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to boats and outboard motors. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2624 75-0 (1997) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to the regulation of sailboat competitions. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
SB 587 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Relating to water safety; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1199 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the operation and rental of jet skis; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1533 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the regulation of sailboat competitions. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 53 74-0 (1995) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to requiring boat operators to use a cautionary flag in certain circumstances. House: State Recreational Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 830 74-0 (1995) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to requiring seat-locking devices on certain water vessels. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
SB 72 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to the release of information kept in vessel and outboard motor ownership records. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1669 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to safety equipment for certain watercraft and flotation devices; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management Referred to Agriculture & Wildlife Management
HB 1770 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Renato
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to release of information kept in vessel and boat records. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1945 73-0 (1993) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven
Relating to the definition and operation of personal watercraft. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1970 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the registration and titling of vessels and outboard motors. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2443 73-0 (1993) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to certain fishing apparatus anchored in the Trinity River near the Livingston Dam. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 664 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill
Sponsor: Hightower, Allen
Relating to certain fishing apparatus anchored in the Trinity River near the Livingston Dam. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1073 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: James, Mary
Relating to the time of operation of water skis, aquaplanes and similar devices. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1074 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: James, Mary
Relating to lights and sound-producing devices on a vessel or motorboat. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 195 72-0 (1991) Author: Soileau, Curtis
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the size of a "diver down" flag. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 2514 72-0 (1991) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to the use of airboats on certain lakes. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
SB 1319 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the registration and titling of vessels and outboard motors and to repeal of conflict of the Water Safety Act. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 704 71-0 (1989) Author: Connelly, Barry Relating to the operation of a moving vessel or the manipulation of water skis, an aquaplane, or other waterborne device while intoxicated; providing criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 953 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Jim
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven
Relating to restrictions on persons who may operate certain motorboats. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 1996 71-0 (1989) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to prohibiting boats from entering an area in which a person is scuba diving. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2057 71-0 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the operation of a motorboat of 175 horsepower or more while intoxicated. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 2082 71-0 (1989) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven
Relating to the definition and operation of personal watercraft. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2170 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to a certificate of title on a homemade boat. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2171 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the rights of a buyer of a new motorboat or outboard motor. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2370 71-0 (1989) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to standard speed limits for moving vessels. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2704 71-0 (1989) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to restrictions on persons who may operate certain motorboats. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 3078 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Relating to water safety. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 276 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Connelly, Barry
Relating to the operation of a moving vessel or the manipulation of water skis, an aquaplane, or other waterborne device while intoxicated; providing criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1611 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to prohibiting boats from operating in an area in which a person is scuba diving or snorkeling. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 1766 71-0 (1989) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the exemption of certain marine vessels from numbering requirememts, to age requirements for wearing life preservers, to rearview mirror requirements, and to emergency lights used ...... Senate: Natural Resources Left as pending business in comm.
HB 2631 70-0 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the operation of a vessel or the manipulation of water skis, an aquaplane, or a similar device while intoxicated; providing criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
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 150 70-2 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the operation of a vessel or the manipulation of water skis, an aquaplane, or a similar device while intoxicated; providing criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
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
SB 77 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to lighting requirements for certain motorboats. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1016 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the regulation of the use of airboats; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 447 66-0 (1979) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to jurisdiction of the municipal court over certain water safety offenses. House: Environmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
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 301 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Amending the Parks and Wildlife Code to require buoyancy equipment on nets to reduce boating hazards; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 577 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Bock II, Bennie
Relating to powers, duties, and procedures of the Parks and Wildlife Commission and the Parks and Wildlife Department, certain funds used by the Parks and Wildlife Department, and certain definitions, licenses, and criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 411 65-0 (1977) Author: Bigham, John R. Relating to the use of certain flotation devices by swimmers and divers more than 100 yards from shore; providing exceptions; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on State Parks
HB 1049 65-0 (1977) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the filing of an accident report under the water Safety Act. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
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 1337 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to regulating motorboat noise; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1411 65-0 (1977) Author: Coody, Bill Relating to discharging a firearm on a vessel in public water; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
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 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 1054 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Wieting, Leroy J.
Relating to the filing of an accident report under the Water Safety Act. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
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 146 64-0 (1975) Author: Miller, Chris
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Establishing penalties for the failure to stop and render aid or to give certain information in an accident on public water and for failure to make required accident reports. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
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
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 631 64-0 (1975) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to requiring the use of warning flags by persons using underwater breathing devices in waters of this state; prohibiting the operation of a boat with the motor running within a certain distance of a divers warning flag. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
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 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
SB 142 64-0 (1975) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Agnich, Fred
Relating to regulations of the Parks and Wildlife Commission for the health, safety, and protection of persons and property on water within the boundaries of state parks, historic sites, scientific areas, or forts; allowing the retention by a justice or county court of 15 percent of the fines imposed for deposit in the county treasury. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 day bill
SB 414 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty Establishing penalties for the failure to stop and render aid or to give certain information in an accident on public water and for failure to make required accident reports. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably
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
HB 604 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to consolidating special funds now credited with all moneys due and owning to a Special Water Safety Fund.
HB 605 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben
Sponsor: Kennard, Don
Relating to providing for the registration of all motorboats; establish fees; establish numbering specifics; provide for safety equipment on all watercraft; clarify enforcement procedures; provide for markers on public waters; provide for the acceptance of federal grants.
HB 677 62-0 (1971) Author: Burgess, Steve | et. al. Relating to life preservers as required by law in all motorboats.
HB 1212 62-0 (1971) Author: Jones, Edmund E. Providing for the maintenance of adequate police regulation on Lake Livingston.
HB 1508 62-0 (1971) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey | et. al. Relating to the use of boat registration fees collected under the Texas Water Safety Act.
HR 422 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Creating an interim committee on recreational water safety.
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 394 61-0 (1969) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to transferring administration and enforcement of the Texas Water Safety Act from the Texas Highway Department to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
SB 623 61-0 (1969) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to making it the duty of the operator of a motorboat, except operators of motorboats carrying passengers for hire, to require that passengers 12 years of age or under wear life preservers at all times.
HB 594 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to making it unlawful for a person to enter upon a boat, vessel, ship or other watercraft of another without the consent of the owner or other person in charge thereof; providing a penalty.
HB 943 60-0 (1967) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending certain acts pertaining to water safety.
HB 982 60-0 (1967) Author: Scoggins, Charles R. "Chuck" Relating to surfboarding in certain restricted areas.
HB 69 59-0 (1965) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending certain acts pertaining to water safety.
HB 181 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to regulating the use and operation of watercraft upon the public waters of the State of Texas; providing penalties.
HB 309 59-0 (1965) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending certain statutes relative to allocating and appropriating a certain portion of the unclaimed refunds of motor fuel taxes for use in acquiring land for recreational purposes and enforcement of the Texas Water Safety Act.
HB 467 58-0 (1963) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to water safety.
HB 562 58-0 (1963) Author: Slider, James Lenoy Relating to providing for the enforcement of the Water Safety Act by game wardens on Lake Texoma, Lake Texarkana, Garza-Little Elm Lake, Caddo Lake and Lake O' the Pines, in addition to the enforcement by peace officers of this State and its political subdivisions.
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 16 57-1 (1961) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending a certain Act to provide for enforcement of the Water Safety Act by peace officers of this State and its political subdivisions and by game wardens on Lake Texarkana.
HB 52 57-1 (1961) Author: Korioth, Thomas Anthony "Tony" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act to provide for enforcement of the Water Safety Act by game wardens on Lake Texoma, Lake Texarkana, and Garza-Little Elm Lake, in addition to the enforcement by peace officers of this State and its political subdivisions.
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 11 56-0 (1959) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Relating to promoting safety by regulating vessels, water skiing, and aquaplaning upon the waters of this State; conferring powers and imposing duties on the State Highway Department; prescribing certain penalties; providing for funds to be deposited in the Special Boat Fund.
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.
SB 147 56-0 (1959) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to promoting safety by regulating vessels, water skiing, and aquaplaning upon the waters of this state; prescribing certain penalties.
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 79 56-2 (1959) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending the "Water Safety Act"; making Certificates of Number valid for a three (3) year period.
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 40 55-1 (1957) Author: McCoppin, George W. Relating to the regulation of and restrictions on the operation and use of boats and firearms on the waters of Lake Texarkana, in, upon or along the Counties of Bowie, Cass and Morris; providing a penalty.
HB 92 54-0 (1955) 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 the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission; providing for type of construction; authorizing and directing the use of certain funds.
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.
SB 256 53-0 (1953) Author: Rogers, Johnnie B. Relating to making it unlawful to shoot, fire or discharge any firearm from any boat, sail craft, float, or raft upon Lake Travis; providing a penalty; providing for enforcement.
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 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.
SB 86 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, making it unlawful to operate a motor boat while under the influence of intoxicants, or with an open exhaust, or in a reckless manner; providing a penalty.
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.
SB 122 50-0 (1947) Author: Tynan, Walter | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code by making it unlawful to operate a motor boat while under the influence of intoxicants, or with an open exhaust or in a reckless manner; providing a penalty.
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 1018 46-0 (1939) Author: Wood, Robert H. | et. al. Relating to declaring the legislative policy; designating the waters of Caddo Lake in Marion and Harrison Counties as a part of the public fresh waters of this State and suited for the preservation, protection and propagation of game and fish; regulating and restricting the operation and use of motor boats and water craft on said Caddo Lake; regulating and prohibiting the use and discharge of firearms on said Caddo Lake; making it a misdemeanor and providing a violation of certain provisions of the Act; limiting the provisions of the Act to Marion and Harrison Counties only, and fixing venue of prosecution under this Act in either said counties.
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.

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