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HB 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to regulation of the commercial oyster industry in this state; increasing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 1556 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the management of commercial oyster boats in this state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 1189 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the management of commercial oyster boats in this state; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3335 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the regulation of oyster resources. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HCR 131 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Urging the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to extend and expand its certificate of location program for oyster harvesting. Filed
HCR 133 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Requesting that the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives create a joint interim committee to study oyster resource management in Texas waterways. Filed
HB 1903 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the allocation of amounts deposited into the oyster sales account and the abolishment of the oyster advisory committee. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 964 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of amounts deposited into the oyster sales account and the abolishment of the oyster advisory committee. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 757 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the sale and consumption in this state of raw oysters harvested from Texas waters. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 2148 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to oyster shells and an oyster shell recovery and replacement program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
SB 387 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the sale and consumption in this state of raw oysters harvested from Texas waters. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 932 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to oyster beds and shells and an oyster shell recovery and replacement program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 4595 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to responsibility and criminal penalties for certain violations committed by commercial oyster boat crews. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
SB 2379 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to responsibility and criminal penalties for certain violations committed by commercial oyster boat crews. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1663 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to classifying oysters as an inherently unsafe product for personal consumption. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2769 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the marking of oyster beds. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 620 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the marking of oyster beds. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 791 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to classifying oysters as an inherently unsafe product for personal consumption. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 884 79-0 (2005) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the creation of an oyster license moratorium program. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2562 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the creation of an oyster license management program. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
SB 272 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Seaman, Gene
Relating to the creation of an oyster license moratorium program. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1679 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the requirements for packing oysters; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Refer to s/c on Ag & Coastal Resc by Pres
HCR 1 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Memorializing the California governor, legislature, and health agency to repeal emergency regulations that restrict the sale in California of raw oysters from Texas and four other Gulf Coast states. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1954 77-0 (2001) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to the regulation and promotion of the oyster industry in this state. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
SB 858 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb
Relating to the regulation and promotion of the oyster industry in this state. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1971 76-0 (1999) Author: Zbranek, Zeb | et. al. Relating to the regulation and promotion of the oyster industry in this state. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2719 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the promotion of Texas agricultural products; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1685 76-0 (1999) Author: Bernsen, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb | et. al.
Relating to the regulation and promotion of the oyster industry in this state. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HCR 75 74-0 (1995) Author: Gray, Patricia Commending the Texas oyster industry for maintaining high standards of quality. House: Rules and Resolutions Received from the House
SCR 49 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Commending the Texas oyster industry for maintaining high standards of quality. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HB 1448 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to the regulation of the harvesting of and to research programs concerning oysters and shrimp. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
SB 748 72-0 (1991) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to the regulation of the harvesting of and to research programs concerning oysters and shrimp. Senate: Natural Resources Recommended for local & uncontested Calendar
SB 1220 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the recovery of oyster shell from and replacement of oyster shell to the coastal waters of the state. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 1821 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the imposition of a fee on oysters sold by commercial fishermen; providing civil penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 1/1/90
HB 2622 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the licensing of oyster boats that use a dredge or tongs to remove oysters from public water and to the responsibility for oystering violations; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3077 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the licensing of oyster boats that use a dredge to remove oysters from public water and to the responsibility for oystering violations. House: Environmental Affairs Pending in committee
SB 1705 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the licensing of oyster boats that use a dredge to remove oysters from public water and to the responsibility for oystering violations. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 588 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the fee for a commercial oyster dredge license, to exemptions from an oyster dredge license requirement, and to penalties for violations of certain laws relating to oysters and shellfish. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 1134 69-0 (1985) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to regulating the taking, possession, purchase, and sale of oysters and shrimp, to research program concerning oysters and shrimp, and to fees for certain shrimp licenses; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Companion considered in lieu of
HB 2185 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to state policy and objectives for management of the state's oyster and other molluscan shellfish resources; to the rental and acreage for location of private oyster beds; to theft from and damage to private oyster beds; to fees and permits for taking oysters and other molluscan shellfish; to the minimum size, open areas, use of dredges and legal time for harvest of oysters and molluscan shellfish; to the designation of prohibited areas; to taking and transplanting of shellfish from prohibited areas; and to the licenses for wholesaling, sale and transport of oysters and molluscan shellfish; and to the penalties for violation of the oyster management and related public health provisions. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 609 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to regulating the taking, possession, purchase, and sale of oysters and shrimp, to research programs concerning oysters and shrimp, and to fees for certain shrimp licenses; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Effective immediately
SB 796 67-0 (1981) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Watson, Ed
Relating to licenses and seasons for taking oysters and to rules concerning oyster dredges and culling of oysters. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective 8/31/81
SB 648 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Amending Section 76.108 of the Parks and Wildlife Code to provide a later date for opening the oyster season. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 649 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Amending Section 76.104 of the Parks and Wildlife Code to increase the fee for a commercial oyster dredge license. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 650 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Amending Section 76.110 of the Parks and Wildlife Code to allow possession on an oyster boat of one spare dredge. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 651 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Amending Section 76.037 of the Parks and Wildlife Code to reduce the penalty for the offense of theft of oysters from private beds. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1279 64-0 (1975) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the seeding, cultivating, and harvesting of oysters on certain bottomland; authorizing the lease of certain bay bottoms for oystering purposes; providing charges and fees; authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to make regulations. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Laid on table subject to call
HB 1280 64-0 (1975) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to notice by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the closing of an area to the taking of oysters. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HR 129 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, Ed Creating an interim committee to study all aspects of oyster and related shellfish industry. House: Environmental Affairs
SB 530 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Caldwell, Neil
Relating to the taking of oysters from a polluted area so designated by the State Health Department and to the disposition of such oysters or undersized oysters; prescribing certain powers of the Parks and Wildlife Department; defining certain unlawful acts relating to the taking or possession of oysters in violation of this Act. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 212 62-0 (1971) Author: Caldwell, Neil
Sponsor: Kennard, Don
Relating to requiring a license for taking oysters with an oyster dredge; providing a penalty for violation or failure to comply.
HB 1805 62-0 (1971) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the dredging of oysters.
HB 565 60-0 (1967) Author: Harris, Ed | et. al. Relating to declaring the public policy of Texas with regard to oyster reefs; closing an area of Galveston Bay to the taking of shell and mudshell, and cancelling existing permits.
HB 633 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon | et. al. Relating to the taking and sale of certain oysters from the waters of the State of Texas; providing penalties.
HB 689 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the taking of oysters from the waters of Chambers and Galveston Counties, Texas; providing penalties.
HB 902 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the harvesting of oysters from private oyster locations; providing penalties.
HB 903 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the taking of oysters from public reefs of the State of Texas for transplanting purposes; requiring a permit therefor; providing penalties.
SB 322 60-0 (1967) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to the taking of oysters from the waters of Chambers and Galveston Counties, Texas; providing penalties.
SB 333 60-0 (1967) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to providing for the conservation and management of reefs, oyster beds, oysters, potential oyster beds and bird-life; providing for penalties for violations.
SB 607 60-0 (1967) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to changing the closed season for oystering on public reefs in Calhoun County.
HB 234 58-0 (1963) Author: Adams, J. Collier Relating to the protection of public health by prohibiting the planting, cultivation or harvesting of oysters from insanitary, polluted or contaminated areas; providing funds for inspection by the State Health Department.
HB 779 58-0 (1963) Author: Birkner, Otha Wyatt "Skeet" Relating to repealing Chapter 49, Acts of the Forty-fourth Legislature, which prohibits oyster dredging in the headwaters of Matagorda Bay.
HB 614 55-0 (1957) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" Relating to the taking of oysters from the waters of Chambers and Galveston Counties, Texas; providing a penalty.
HB 980 51-0 (1949) Author: Shell, J. Harvey Relating to amending a previous Act, regulating the deposition of oyster shells.
HB 667 48-0 (1943) Author: Shell, J. Harvey | et. al. Relating to conserving the oyster resources of Aransas, Nueces, Calhoun, and Matagorda Counties, and providing for a closed season for the taking of such oysters; providing a penalty for the violation; repealing certain laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 361 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis Relating to making it unlawful for anyone to sell, or offer for sale, shucked oysters in other than the original container in which said oysters are packed by the producer; fixing a penalty.
HB 1021 46-0 (1939) Author: Shell, J. Harvey Relating to making it unlawful to use or possess oyster dredges in or on certain waters of Copano Bay, with exceptions; providing a penalty.
HB 1116 46-0 (1939) Author: Hartzog, Howard G. Relating to requiring the inspection of shucked oysters produced outside of the State of Texas; fixing a penalty.
HB 581 34-0 (1915) Author: Burmeister, Frank H. Relating to amending certain acts so as better to define "whole sale dealer" and "barrel of oysters."
SB 306 34-0 (1915) Author: Gibson, Flavius M. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the better protection of the fish and oyster industry, any person, firm or corporation engaged or in who may engage in the business of wholesale dealer or dealers in fish or oysters shall on or before the first day of September of each year secure from the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, a license granting such person in said occupation.
HB 100 33-0 (1913) Author: Crisp, Albert Sidney | et. al. Relating to providing for better protection to the fish and oyster industry; defining the duties of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner and his deputies, providing penalties.
HB 831 33-0 (1913) Author: Ritchie, Elisha Bishop | et. al. Relating to amending Chapter 6 of the Penal Code so as to provide for the better protection of the fish and oyster industries; to prohibit the taking and catching of fish and oysters during certain months; to prohibit seining for fish during certain months; to prohibit the taking or killing of fish by means of dynamite or poisons
SB 48 33-0 (1913) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Statutes by adding thereto articles providing for a better protection of the fish and oyster industry, prescribing riparian rights, the prerequisites to the issuance of license to catch fish, oysters, etc; providing for examination of location, surveys, etc., and permit to gather seed oysters; providing for appointment of Deputy Fish & Oyster Commissioners.
SB 73 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. Relating to providing for a better protection to the fish and oyster industry by prescribing certain penalties for taking, harvesting, catching, or selling unlawfully. Defining breeding season, providing for license for wholesale dealer, and defining the duties of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner and his deputies.
HB 498 22-0 (1891) Relating to preserving oysters and oyster beds; affixing penalties.
HB 520 22-0 (1891) Relating to preserving oysters and oyster beds; affixing penalties.

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