H.B. No. 708

relating to the issuance of permits by the School Land Board authorizing continued use of certain structures on coastal public land. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 33.124, Natural Resources Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 33.124. PERMITS PROHIBITED FOR CERTAIN STRUCTURES. The board may not grant a permit which authorizes the continued use of a structure located within 1,000 feet of[: [(1)] privately owned littoral residential property, without written consent of the littoral owner[; [(2) any federal or state wildlife sanctuary or refuge; or [(3) any federal, state, county, or city park bordering on coastal public land]. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 708 was passed by the House on March 21, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 143, Nays 1, 1 present, not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 708 was passed by the Senate on May 3, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor