HB 3781

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Dade Phelan

Bill Caption

Relating to the uses of the lifetime license endowment account by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Fiscal Notes

The bill would have a negative, but indeterminate, fiscal impact to the state due to unknown spending reductions to the principal balance of the General Revenue-Dedicated Lifetime License Endowment Account No. 544 resulting in reductions in interest revenue.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the lifetime license endowment account may be used by the Parks and Wildlife Department to acquire and maintain public hunting and fishing areas. HB 3781 would also allow this fund to be used to make capital expenditures related to fisheries and wildlife resources. It would also prohibit an expenditure that would lower the unencumbered balance of the principal of the account below $20 million.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is an administrative bill which has no apparent connection to our liberty principles and we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

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