Texas: Bills Targeting License to Carry Holders Dominate House Committee Agenda!

Exotic Wildlife Association
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 Texas: Bills Targeting License to Carry Holders Dominate House Committee Agenda!
This coming Tuesday, we need your help in Austin! We have three bills up in the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2pm. Please plan to come to the state capitol.
House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
2:00 P.M. or Adjournment
Texas Capitol Extension Room E1.010
We need as many people in our industry as possible to sign in SUPPORTING our legislation.  The bills being heard that we must support are as follows:
HB 2854 by Chris Paddie, allowing Class 1 release sites to Trap Transport and Transplant permit.
HB 3182 by Drew Springer, allowing mule deer DMP permits.
HB 2971 by Lance Gooden, relating to the use of ractopamine hydrochloride.
Tuesday April 18, 2017
House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism 2PM in E1.010
HB 2274       Guillen
Relating to registration and regulation of dangerous wild animals; providing penalties, creating a criminal offense, and authorizing a fee. – at all effect kill private ownership of wild and dangerous animals. Extremely restricts those operation already in existence. Oppose
HB 2854       Paddie | et al.
Relating to an authorization to trap, transport, and transplant certain white-tailed deer between certain sites. – forbids TPWD from banning the movement of deer from and to Class 1 sites – support.
HB 2971       Gooden
Relating to creating an offense for the administration of illegal drugs to breeder deer. – TDA bill I think? – Support
HB 3182      Springer | et al.
Relating to requiring the Parks and Wildlife Department to issue permits for the management of the wild mule deer population; requiring an occupational permit. – ???
HB 3535       Keough | et al.
Relating to the taking of certain feral hogs and coyotes using a hot air balloon. – neutral?
House Homeland Security and Public Safety 8 AM in E2.014
HB 234 by Anchia
Relating to wrongful exclusion of handgun license holders from property owned by or leased to a governmental entity and to certain offenses relating to the carrying of handguns on that property. NRA opposes it -oppose?
HB 255 by Anchia
Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises or property of certain recreational facilities. – NRA oppose – oppose?
HB 3006 by Swansong
Relating to temporary secure storage of weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing a fee – imposes on a state agency to provide temporary storage for weapons when a HL holder is not allowed to carry (very long bill) – ???
Wednesday April 19
House Ag Committee – 8 AM in E1.010
HB 3582       Paddie
Relating to the abolition of certain entities associated with the Department of Agriculture. – It eliminates the Ag Advisory committee – neutral?
HB 3707       King, Tracy O.
Relating to an inspection program to deter cattle theft; authorizing an administrative penalty; authorizing an assessment. – self explanatory, a TSCRA bill – Neutral? For it?
Exotic Wildlife Association
Charly Seale, Executive Director

105 Henderson Branch Rd., West
Ingram, Texas 78025