SJR 22

84(R) - 2015
Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Hunting and Fishing

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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  • Positive


Brandon Creighton


Robert Nichols

Bill Caption

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated, other than the cost of publication.

The cost to the state for publication of the resolution is $118,681.

Bill Analysis

SJR 22, if passed, will place a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot for Texans to vote on. The proposed amendment states that the people of Texas have a constitutional right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. The resolution also states that hunting and fishing are the preferred methods of managing wildlife and that this right to hunt and fish does not affect any provision of law related to trespass, property rights, or eminent domain.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/19/15 update:

No amendments or modifications have been made to the bill since we reported on it. 

First chamber analysis:

We support the ability of Texans to hunt and fish and as such support the additional legal protection which a constitutional amendment would provide. SJR 22 would strengthen personal liberty and is particularly well-phrased given that the resolution notes that the right to hunt and fish will not affect provisions of the law relating to private property. We support SJR 22