Bill Text: TX HB1098 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the importation of Pacific oysters for sale for consumption.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-03-26 - Left pending in committee [HB1098 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1098-Introduced.html
  86R7499 SLB-D
 
  By: Guillen H.B. No. 1098
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the importation of Pacific oysters for sale for
  consumption.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 66.007, Parks and Wildlife Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (o) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  No person may import, possess, sell, or place into the
  public water of this state exotic harmful or potentially harmful
  fish or shellfish except as authorized by Subsection (o) or a rule
  or permit issued by the department.
         (o)  A person may import and possess unshucked Pacific
  oysters only if the person holds a wholesale fish dealer's license
  or a retail fish dealer's license. A person may possess and sell
  for consumption unshucked Pacific oysters only if the person holds
  a retail fish dealer's license or the person is a restaurant owner,
  operator, or employee who purchased the oysters from a person who
  holds a wholesale fish dealer's license. A person possessing
  Pacific oysters may not place a Pacific oyster in the public water
  of this state.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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