Bill Text: TX SJR22 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 35-3)

Status: (Enrolled - Dead) 2015-05-21 - Filed with the Secretary of State [SJR22 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-SJR22-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Creighton, et al. S.J.R. No. 22
 
  (Ashby)
 
   
 
 
 
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt,
  fish, and harvest wildlife.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 34 to read as follows:
         Sec. 34.  (a)  The people have the right to hunt, fish, and
  harvest wildlife, including by the use of traditional methods,
  subject to laws or regulations to conserve and manage wildlife and
  preserve the future of hunting and fishing.
         (b)  Hunting and fishing are preferred methods of managing
  and controlling wildlife.
         (c)  This section does not affect any provision of law
  relating to trespass, property rights, or eminent domain.
         (d)  This section does not affect the power of the
  legislature to authorize a municipality to regulate the discharge
  of a weapon in a populated area in the interest of public safety.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 3, 2015.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment recognizing the right
  of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws
  that promote wildlife conservation."
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