HB 2855

85(R) - 2017
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Hunting and Fishing
Hunting License
Parks and Wildlife

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Chris Paddie


Alma A. Allen
Giovanni Capriglione
Drew Darby
Joe Deshotel
Ina Minjarez

Bill Caption

Relating to the identification of breeder deer by use of microchip implants.

Fiscal Notes

An impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. 

Bill Analysis

Under current law, breeder deer held in a permitted deer breeding facility must be identified with a tag or tattoo. HB 2855 would allow breeder deer to also be identified with a microchip implant.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Given the procedural nature of this bill, HB 2855 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Deer Association

Organizations Opposed

Game Warden Peace Officers Association
Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club
National Wildlife Federation
Texas Wildlife Association