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                                                                  H.B. No. 3024

relating to the sale of fish collected from certain private property. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 134, Agriculture Code, is amended by adding Section 134.018 to read as follows: Sec. 134.018. LICENSE NOT REQUIRED FOR SALE OF CERTAIN FISH. (a) An aquaculture license is not required for the sale of fish: (1) that are not on the Parks and Wildlife Department's list of exotic fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants; (2) collected from a private facility on private land by a person who holds an aquaculture license; (3) by the owner of the private facility from which the fish were collected; (4) to manage the fish population in the private facility; and (5) to a person who holds an aquaculture license. (b) Not later than the 30th day after the sale of fish under this section, the buyer who holds an aquaculture license shall submit a copy of the invoice for the sale to the Parks and Wildlife Department. The seller and the buyer shall maintain a record of the sale for not less than one year. The record must contain at least: (1) the invoice number; (2) the date of the sale; (3) the name and address of the seller; (4) the physical location of the facility from which the fish were collected; (5) the name, address, and aquaculture license number of the buyer; and (6) the number of fish sold. (c) Sections 66.020 and 66.111, Parks and Wildlife Code, do not apply to a sale under this section. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 3024 was passed by the House on May 13, 2005, by a non-record vote; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B. No. 3024 on May 27, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 3024 was passed by the Senate, with amendments, on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: __________________ Date __________________ Governor