Legislative Update!

Exotic Wildlife Association
“Promoting Conservation through Commerce”
Legislative Update!
Animal Cruelty
HB 748 by Farrar authorizing a municipality with over 700,000 people to impose on a person charged with animal cruelty to pay all costs and attorney fees. The bill is pending in committee. EWA opposed the bill.
HB 749 by Farrar would develop an animal abuser database similar to a sexual abuser database, was supposed to be heard March 20, but was withdrawn. EWA opposes the bill.
SB 16 by Nichols would have eliminated all fees for applying or renewing the license to carry a handgun. However, due to the high fiscal note in such a hard fiscal year, the CSSB 16 has been amended to reduce all the fees to $40. It passed out of committee. EWA supported the bill.
SB 263 By Perry relating to the handgun removing the caliber requirement to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun, was voted out of committee without amendments. EWA supported the bill.
HB 375 by Stickland | et al. Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties. EWA supports the bill.
HB 1911 by White et al. relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to an unlicensed person who otherwise meets certain requirements for a handgun license and to related criminal offenses; creating a criminal offense. EWA supports the bill.
Exotic Wildlife Association
Charly Seale, Executive Director

105 Henderson Branch Rd., West
Ingram, Texas 78025
March 30, 2017
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