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  H.B. No. 4544
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to municipal control of coyotes.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 825, Health and Safety Code, is amended
  by adding Subchapter D to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER D. CONTROL OF PREDATORY ANIMALS
         Sec. 825.051.  MUNICIPAL CONTROL OF COYOTES. A municipality
  with a population density of more than 2,500 persons per square
  mile may capture, relocate, or euthanize a coyote located within
  the municipality or the municipality's extraterritorial
  jurisdiction.  The municipality may request assistance from Texas
  Wildlife Services to capture, relocate, or euthanize a coyote.
         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, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4544 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 1, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4544 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor