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HB 12, 80th Regular Session
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.

Last action: See remarks for effective date

Author: Harvey Hilderbran
Joint Author: Ryan Guillen | Warren Chisum | Sylvester Turner | Byron Cook
Coauthor: Alma Allen | Roberto Alonzo | Charles "Doc" Anderson | Jimmie Aycock | Leo Berman | Dwayne Bohac | Dan Branch | Fred Brown | Bill Callegari | Joaquin Castro | Wayne Christian | Ellen Cohen | Robert Cook | Frank Corte, Jr. | Joe Crabb | Brandon Creighton | Drew Darby | John Davis | Joe Deshotel | Joe Driver | Rob Eissler | Kirk England | David Farabee | Joe Farias | Dan Flynn | Stephen Frost | Dan Gattis | Charlie Geren | Helen Giddings | Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles | Tony Goolsby | Mike Hamilton | Kelly Hancock | Rick Hardcastle | Linda Harper-Brown | Joe Heflin | Ana Hernandez | Abel Herrero | Mark Homer | Chuck Hopson | Charlie Howard | Jim Jackson | Jim Keffer | Phil King | Susan King | Lois Kolkhorst | Thomas Latham | David Leibowitz | Nathan Macias | Jerry Madden | Barbara Mallory Caraway | Brian McCall | Ruth McClendon | Jim McReynolds | Tommy Merritt | Borris Miles | Sid Miller | Geanie Morrison | Jim Murphy | Elliott Naishtat | Mike O'Day | Rob Orr | Solomon Ortiz, Jr. | John Otto | Larry Phillips | Paula Pierson | Jim Pitts | Chente Quintanilla | Richard Raymond | Eddie Rodriguez | Patrick Rose | Todd Smith | Wayne Smith | John Smithee | David Swinford | Corbin Van Arsdale | Allen Vaught | Hubert Vo | George West | Bill Zedler | John Zerwas
Sponsor: Craig Estes

Remarks: This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 20, 40, and 42 take effect September 1, 2007. Subchapter V, Chapter 43, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 43.851(d) and 43.856, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, take effect April 1, 2008.

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2007, 80th R.S.,ch. 1159, General and Special Laws of Texas

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Research Organization)
Engrossed (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)

Conference Committee:

Conference Committee Report 
House Members:
(appointed 05/25/2007) Harvey Hilderbran (Chair) | Kino Flores | Dan Gattis | Donna Howard | Mike O'Day |
(appointed 05/25/2007; discharged 05/25/2007) Harvey Hilderbran (Chair) | Warren Chisum | Dan Gattis | Donna Howard | Mike O'Day |

Senate Members: (appointed 05/26/2007) Craig Estes (Chair) | Kim Brimer | Juan Hinojosa | Mike Jackson | Steve Ogden |

Subjects:
Animals
BOATS & BOATING
Historic Preservation & Museums
HISTORICAL COMMISSION, TEXAS
PARKS & WILDLIFE COMMISSION
PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Parks & Wildlife--General
Parks & Wildlife--Parks
State Agencies, Boards & Commissions
Taxation--Sales

House Committee: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism (Harvey Hilderbran, Dawnna Dukes, Mark Homer, Donna Howard, Edmund Kuempel, Mike O'Day, Larry Phillips)
Minutes: April 23 2007
Senate Committee: Finance (Steve Ogden, Kip Averitt, Bob Deuell, Robert Duncan, Kevin Eltife, Troy Fraser, Chris Harris, Juan Hinojosa, Kyle Janek, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Jane Nelson, Florence Shapiro, Royce West, John Whitmire, Tommy Williams, Judith Zaffirini)

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