81R4826 SLB-D
 
  By: Miller of Erath H.B. No. 836
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to sport hunting of feral hogs by helicopter.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 62.003, Parks and Wildlife Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (c) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided in Subsection (b) or (c), no person
  may hunt any wild bird or wild animal, other than an alligator,
  frog, or turtle, from any type of aircraft or airborne device, motor
  vehicle, powerboat, or sailboat, or from any other floating device.
         (c)  Feral hogs may be hunted from a helicopter.  The
  commission shall adopt rules governing hunting permitted by this
  subsection to ensure safety.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the Parks and Wildlife Commission shall adopt rules to
  implement Section 62.003(c), Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by
  this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.