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House Committee on State Recreational Resources - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Edmund Kuempel, Chair
Robert "Robby" Cook, Vice Chair
Clyde Alexander
William "Bill" Callegari
Myra Crownover
Dan Ellis
Mark Homer
Elizabeth Ames Jones
Lois W. Kolkhorst
Charges
• Review Chapter 31, Parks and Wildlife Code, relating to water safety, as well as rules and regulatory procedures implemented by the Department of Parks and Wildlife to ensure that the purposes of the chapter are carried out consistently and efficiently.

• Examine and evaluate the critical role of game wardens in accomplishing the mission of the Parks and Wildlife Department. Review all aspects of the training and duties of game wardens and assess the support provided to achieve maximum benefit from their efforts.

• Review the results of studies involving the impact of removing non-game fish on game fish populations. Monitor any field studies of non-game fish removal by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, including the latest techniques for such removal.

• Review policies and actions of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in maintaining healthy waterways, including, but not limited to, policies related to aquatic vegetation management and vehicular traffic in streambeds.

• Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the implementation of HB 3123, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, related to taxation of real property under a wildlife management plan.

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