Presenter: Gene McCarty

Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Action
Hunting and Fishing License Fee Changes
May 2003

I. DISCUSSION: The Parks and Wildlife Code authorizes the commission to set various license and permit fees as listed below:

In an effort to address increased funding needs, staff conducted an analysis and review of all licenses and permits and presented proposed fee changes to the Finance Committee at its April 2003 meeting. The committee authorized staff to publish the proposed changes in the Texas Register for public comment (see Exhibit A). The proposed rules appeared in the April 25, 2003 issue of the Texas Register (28 TexReg 3476-3480).

Proposed rules submitted to the Texas Register include the following changes to license and permit fees:

Combination Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
100 Resident Combination Hunting and Fishing $32.00 $42.00
111 Super Combo Package $49.00 $59.00
Recreational Fishing Licenses
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
201 Resident Fishing $19.00 $23.00
205 Non-Resident Fishing $30.00 $50.00
206 Fishing Duplicate $6.00 $10.00
207 Temporary (5-day) Non-Resident Fishing $20.00 $30.00
210 Temporary (14-Day) Resident Fishing $12.00 $15.00
215 Tarpon Tag $100.00 $120.00
220 Temporary (3-Day) Resident Sportfishing $10.00 $12.00
230 Duplicate Tarpon Tag $25.00 $30.00
307 Saltwater Trotline Tags $3.00 $4.00
328 Res. Sport Oyster Boat $10.00 $12.00
428 Non-Res. Sport Oyster Boat $40.00 $48.00
Recreational Hunting Licenses (General)
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
101 Resident Hunting $19.00 $23.00
105 Gen. Non-Res.Hunting $250.00 $300.00
107 Non-Resident Special Hunting $100.00 $125.00
155 Bonus Deer Tag $10.00 $12.00
157 Non-Res. 5-Day Special Hunting $35.00 $45.00
Bird Hunting Licenses
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
118 Non-Resident Spring Turkey Hunting $100.00 $120.00
120 Non-Resident Banded Bird Hunting $10.00 $25.00
Fur-bearer Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
106 Resident Trapper's $15.00 $18.00
108 Res. Retail Fur Buyer's $75.00 $90.00
109 Resident Wholesale Fur Dealer's $150.00 $180.00
113 Fur-Bearing Animal Propagation Permit $75.00 $90.00
115 Non-Resident Trapper's $250.00 $300.00
140 Non-Res. Retail Fur Buyer's $300.00 $360.00
141 Non-Res. Wholesale Fur Dealer's $500.00 $600.00
Alligator Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
131 Wild Caught Alligator Hide Tag $10.00 $20.00
142 Res. Alligator Hunter's $35.00 $42.00
143 Non-Resident Alligator Hunter's $300.00 $360.00
148 Alligator Import Permit $25.00 $100.00
149 Alligator Farmer Permit $200.00 $240.00
158 Alligator Nest Stamp $50.00 $60.00
544 Resident Retail Alligator Dealer's Permit $100.00 $120.00
545 Non-Resident Retail Alligator Dealer's Permit $400.00 $480.00
546 Resident Wholesale Alligator Dealer's Permit $200.00 $240.00
547 Non-Resident Wholesale Alligator Dealer's Permit $800.00 $960.00
Raptor/Falconry Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
121 Apprentice Falconer's Permit $50.00 $60.00
122 General Falconer's Permit $100.00 $120.00
123 Masters Falconer's Permit $150.00 $180.00
124 Apprentice Falconer's Renewal Permit $50.00 $60.00
125 Non-resident Raptor Trapper Permit Formerly: Non-Resident 5-Day Falconer's Permit $300.00 $360.00
128 General Falconer's Renewal Permit $50.00 $60.00
136 Master Falconer Renewal Permit $50.00 $60.00
159 Raptor Propagator Permit $50.00 $60.00
Non-game Collecting Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
548 Resident Non-Game Collecting Permit $15.00 $18.00
549 Resident Non-Game Dealer Permit $50.00 $60.00
550 Non-Resident Non-Game Collecting Permit $50.00 $60.00
551 Non-Resident Non-Game Dealer Permit $200.00 $240.00
Deer Removal Permits (Nuisance Animals)
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
565 Urban White-tailed Deer Removal Permit - Fee $150.00 $180.00
566 Denied Urban White-tailed Deer Removal Permit - Fee $150.00 $180.00
568 Amendment to Urban White-tailed Deer Removal Permit - Fee $25.00 $30.00
569 Denied Amendment to Urban White-tailed Deer Removal Permit - Fee $25.00 $30.00
Game Breeder Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
110 Game Animal Breeder's $15.00 $75.00
116 Class I Commercial Game Bird Breeder $150.00 $180.00
127 Class 2 Commercial Game Bird Breeder $15.00 $18.00
112 Scientific Breeder's Permit $150.00 $180.00
Deer Management Permits (Private Property for Hunting)
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
170 Deer Purchase Permit $25.00 $30.00
171 Deer Transport Permit $25.00 $30.00
179 Antlerless Spike Buck Deer Control Permit $300.00 $360.00
560 Trap, Transport, and Transplant Permit - Fee $150.00 $180.00
561 Denied Trap, Transport, and Transplant Permit $150.00 $180.00
563 Amendment to Trap, Transport, and Transplant Permit - Fee $25.00 $30.00
564 Denied Amendment to Trap, Transport, and Transplant Permit - Fee $25.00 $30.00
570 Denied Deer Purchase Permit (170) $25.00 $30.00
571 Denied Deer Transport Permit (171) $25.00 $30.00
574 Deer Management Permit Renewal $500.00 $600.00
Private Land Hunt Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
132 Hunting Lease (Small) $50.00 $75.00
133 Hunting Lease (Medium) $100.00 $140.00
134 Hunting Lease (Large) $200.00 $240.00
152 Private Bird Hunting Area $60.00 $80.00
156 Field Trial Permit $50.00 $60.00
195 Wildlife Mgmt. Assoc. Area Hunting Lease (Small) $30.00 $36.00
196 Wildlife Mgmt. Assoc. Area Hunting Lease (Medium) $60.00 $72.00
197 Wildlife Mgmt. Assoc. Area Hunting Lease (Large) $120.00 $144.00
Public Hunt Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
161 WMA Special Hunting Permit (Standby) $50.00 $75.00
163 State Park Hunting Permit (Standby) $50.00 $75.00
173 Annual Public Hunting Permit $40.00 $48.00
175 Limited Public Use Permit $10.00 $12.00
177 WMA Special Hunting Permit - Extended Period (Standby) $100.00 $125.00
199 State Park Special Hunting Permit - Extended Period (Standby) $100.00 $125.00
N/A Regular (Daily) Public Hunt Permit $10.00 $15.00
N/A Drawn Public Hunt Application Fee $2.00 $3.00
Business License Transfers
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
379 Transfer of Wholesale Fish Dealer’s $5.00 $25.00
381 Transfer of Finfish Import License $5.00 $25.00
382 Transfer of Retail Fish Dealer's License $5.00 $25.00
385 Transfer of Bait Shrimp Dealer's License $5.00 $25.00
388 Transfer of Retail Fish Dealer's Truck License $5.00 $25.00
391 Transfer of Wholesale Fish Dealer’s $5.00 $25.00
387 Transfer of Bait Dealer's License $5.00 $25.00
615 Transfer of Bait Dealer's Business Building $5.00 $25.00
616 Transfer of Bait Dealer's Business Vehicle $5.00 $25.00
Commercial Fishing Boat License Transfers
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
383 Transfer of Resident Comm. Gulf Shrimp Boat License $5.00 $25.00
384 Transfer of Resident Comm. Fishing Boat License $5.00 $25.00
386 Transfer of Resident Comm. Oyster Boat License $5.00 $25.00
483 Transfer of Non-Res. Comm. Gulf Shrimp Boat License $5.00 $25.00
484 Transfer of Non-Res. Comm. Fishing Boat License $5.00 $25.00
486 Transfer of Non-Res. Comm. Oyster Boat License $5.00 $25.00
Commercial Fishing Boat License Plate Duplicates/Replacements
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
390 Dupl. Res. Comm. Gulf Shrimp Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
394 Dupl. Res. Comm. Fishing Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
Commercial Fishing Boat License Plate Duplicates/Replacements
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
395 Dupl. Res. Comm. Oyster Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
396 Dupl. Res. Comm. Bay Shrimp Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
397 Dupl. Res. Comm. Bait Shrimp Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
398 Dupl. Res. Comm. Crab Fisherman License Plates $5.00 $25.00
471 Duplicate of Resident Finfish Fisherman's License Plates $5.00 $25.00
490 Dupl. Non-Res. Comm. Gulf Shrimp Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
494 Dupl. Non-Res. Comm. Fishing Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
495 Dupl. Non-Res. Comm. Oyster Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
496 Dupl. Non-Res. Comm. Bay Shrimp Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
497 Dupl. Non-Res. Comm. Bait Shrimp Boat License Plates $5.00 $25.00
498 Dupl. Non-Res. Comm. Crab Fisherman Plates $5.00 $25.00
Accessibility Permits
Revenue Code License Name Current 2002 Fee Proposed Fee
293 Duplicate Gold TCP $15.00 $18.00
294 Replacement Gold TCP $5.00 $10.00

As of this writing, a total number of comments was not available. Additionally, public input is also being sought through a series of public meetings scheduled across the state. Staff will present a summary of all public comments received at the time of the Commission meeting.

PLEASE NOTE—At the printing of this document, staff was in the process of reviewing comments and discussing the proposals with constituents. As a result of the comments and discussions, staff may present modifications to the proposals as originally drafted.

II. RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion.

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department adopts amendments to 31 TAC §§53.1 - 53.6, and 53.8, concerning License Fees and Boat and Motor Fees, with changes to the proposal as published in the April 25, 2003 issue of the Texas Register (28 TexReg 3476-3480)"

Attachments – 2

  1. Exhibit A - Proposed Rules
  2. Exhibit B - Fiscal Note (Available Upon Request)

Exhibit A

TITLE 31. NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Part 2. TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 53. FINANCE
Subchapter A. LICENSE FEES AND BOAT AND MOTOR FEES

§53.1.License Issuance Procedures, Fees, Possession and Exemption Rules.

(a) Hunting license possession.

(1) No person may hunt deer or turkey in this state without having a valid hunting license in immediate possession.

(2) No person may hunt species other than deer or turkey in this state without having a valid hunting license in immediate possession unless the person has acquired a license electronically (including by telephone) and has a valid authorization number in his possession. Authorization numbers shall only be valid for 20 days from date of purchase.

(b) Fishing license possession.

(1) No person may fish in this state without having a valid fishing license in immediate possession unless that person is exempt from holding a fishing license or has acquired a license electronically (including by telephone) and has a valid authorization number in possession. Authorization numbers shall only be valid for 20 days from date of purchase.

(2) No person may catch and retain a red drum over 28 inches [ or more ] in length in this state without having a valid fishing license and red drum tag in immediate possession.

(c) Issuance of licenses and stamps electronically (including by telephone).

(1) A person may acquire recreational hunting and/or fishing licenses electronically (including by telephone) from the department or its designated representatives by agreeing to pay a convenience fee of up to $5.00 per license in addition to the normal license fee.

(2) A person may acquire recreational hunting and/or fishing stamps electronically (including by telephone) from the department or its designated representatives by agreeing to pay a convenience fee of up to $5.00 per stamp order in addition to the normal stamp fee(s). This fee shall not be charged if a license is acquired during the same transaction.

(d) The following categories of persons are exempt from fishing license requirements and fees [ for the license years beginning September 1, 2000, and thereafter ]:

(1) residents under 17 years of age;

(2) non-residents under 17 years of age;

(3) non-residents 65 years of age or older who are residents of Louisiana and who possess a Louisiana recreational fishing license;

(4) non-residents 64 years of age or older who are residents of Oklahoma;

(5) residents whose birth date is before September 1, 1930;

(6) persons who hold valid Louisiana non-resident fishing licenses while fishing on all waters inland from a line across Sabine Pass between Texas Point and Louisiana Point that form a common boundary between Texas and Louisiana if the State of Louisiana allows a reciprocal privilege to persons who hold valid Texas annual or temporary non-resident fishing licenses; and

(7) residents of Louisiana who meet the licensing requirements of their state while fishing on all waters inland from a line across Sabine Pass between Texas Point and Louisiana Point that form a common boundary between Texas and Louisiana if the State of Louisiana allows a reciprocal privilege to Texas residents who hold valid Texas fishing licenses.

(e) An [ Effective September 1, 1996, and thereafter, an ] administrative fee of $3.00 [ $1.00 ] shall be charged for replacement of lost or destroyed licenses, stamps, or permits. This fee shall not be charged for items which have a fee for duplicates otherwise prescribed by rule or statute.

§53.2.Combination Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Packages, and Conservation Permits.

(a) Combination hunting and fishing licenses [ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 2000, and thereafter ]:

(1) resident combination hunting and fishing— $42 [ $32 ];

(2) replacement [ duplicate ] combination hunting and fishing— $10 [ $6.00 ];

(3) lifetime resident combination hunting and fishing—$1,000; and

(4) resident senior combination—$10.

(b) Combination license packages [ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 2000, and thereafter ]:

(1) resident super combination hunting and fishing (package includes combination hunting and fishing license plus the privileges associated with the following stamps: turkey, white-winged dove, archery hunting, state waterfowl, muzzleloader hunting, saltwater sportfishing, and freshwater trout)— $59 [ $49 ]; and

(2) resident senior super combination hunting and fishing (package includes combination hunting and fishing license plus the privileges associated with the following stamps: turkey, white-winged dove, archery hunting, state waterfowl, muzzleloader hunting, saltwater sportfishing, and freshwater trout)—$25 [ ; and ]

[ (3) all purpose resident combination hunting and fishing (package includes combination hunting and fishing license; the privileges associated with the following stamps: turkey, white-winged dove, archery hunting, state waterfowl, muzzleloader hunting, saltwater sportfishing, and freshwater trout; conservation permit; and annual state park entrance permit)—$100].

(c) Conservation permits — $50 . [ The fee amount effective for the permit year beginning September 1, 1996, and thereafter is $25. ]

§53.3.Other Recreational Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Stamps, and Tags.

(a) Hunting licenses [ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 1996, and thereafter ]:

(1) resident hunting— $23 [ $19 ];

(2) lifetime resident hunting—$600;

(3) special resident hunting—$6.00. Residents under 17 years of age, residents who are 65 years old or older, and nonresident hunters who are under 17 years of age on the date of license purchase are designated as residents and may purchase a special hunting license;

(4) replacement [ duplicate ] hunting— $10; [ $6.00 ]

(5) general nonresident hunting— $300 [ $250 ];

(6) nonresident special hunting— $125 [ $100 ];

(7) nonresident five-day special hunting— $45 [ $35 ];

(8) nonresident spring turkey hunting— $120 [ $100 ]; and

(9) nonresident banded bird hunting— $25 [ $10 ].

(b) Hunting stamps and tags [ . The following stamp fee amounts are effective for the stamp year beginning September 1, 1996; and thereafter ]:

(1) turkey—$5.00;

(2) white-winged dove—$7.00;

(3) archery hunting—$7.00;

(4) waterfowl—$7.00;

(5) muzzleloader hunting—$10 ; and

(6) bonus deer tag—$10.

(c) Fishing licenses[ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 2000 and thereafter ]:

(1) resident fishing— $23 [ $19 ];

(2) lifetime resident fishing—$600;

(3) special resident fishing—$6.00. Eligibility requirements are as follows: residents who are blind as defined by Human Resources Code, §94.001, and residents who are 65 years of age or older and born on or after September 1, 1930;

(4) temporary (14-day) resident sportfishing— $15 [ $12 ];

(5) temporary (three-day) resident sportfishing— $12 [ $10 ];

(6) nonresident fishing— $50 [ $30 ];

(7) temporary (five-day) nonresident fishing— $30 [ $20 ];

(8) replacement fishing —$10 [ duplicate—$6.00 ]; and

(9) Lake Texoma fishing—$7.50.

(d) Fishing stamps [ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 2000 and thereafter ]:

(1) saltwater sportfishing—$7.00;

(2) saltwater sportfishing stamp surcharge, to be effective until September 1, 2005—$3.00; and

(3) freshwater trout—$7.00.

(e) Fishing tags [ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 2001 and thereafter ]:

(1) tarpon tag— $120 [ $100 ];

(2) replacement [ duplicate ] tarpon tag— $30 [ $25 ]; and

(3) individual bait-shrimp trawl tag—$35;

(f) Collector's edition stamp package.

(1) A collector's edition stamp package shall consist of one each of the following stamps:

(A) turkey stamp;

(B) white-winged dove stamp;

(C) nongame stamp;

(D) archery stamp;

(E) state waterfowl stamp;

(F) muzzleloader hunting stamp;

(G) saltwater sportfishing stamp; and

(H) freshwater trout stamp.

(2) stamps in the package will not be valid for hunting or fishing.

(3) Fee for the package shall be $10 wholesale price and $20 retail price plus applicable sales tax [ , effective September 1, 1996 and thereafter ]

§53.4.Commercial Hunting/Trapping Licenses and Permits.

(a) Commercial hunting licenses and permits [ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 1996, and thereafter ]:

(1) hunting lease (less than 500 acres)— $75 [ $50 ];

(2) hunting lease (more than 500 acres and less than 1,000 acres)— $140 [ $100 ];

(3) hunting lease (1,000 acres or more)— $240 [ $200 ];

(4) private bird hunting area— $80 [ $60 ];

(5) field trial permit— $60 [ $50 ];

(6) hunting cooperative (less than 10,000 acres)—$60 plus $5.00 per participating landowner;

(7) hunting cooperative (between 10,000 and 50,000 acres)—$120 plus $5.00 per participating landowner;

(8) hunting cooperative (over 50,000 acres)—$240 plus $5.00 per participating landowner;

(9) wildlife management association area hunting lease license (less than 10,000 acres)— $36 [ $30 ] plus $5.00 per participating landowner;

(10) wildlife management association area hunting lease license (between 10,000 and 50,000 acres)— $72 [ $60 ] plus $5.00 per participating landowner;

(11) wildlife management association area hunting lease license (over 50,000 acres)— $144 [ $120 ] plus $5.00 per participating landowner; and

(12) antlerless deer control permit application processing fee— $360 [ $300 ].

(b) Furbearing animal licenses and permits [ . The following license fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 1996, and thereafter ]:

(1) resident trapper's— $18 [ $15 ];

(2) nonresident trapper's— $300 [ $250 ];

(3) resident retail fur buyer's— $90 [ $75 ];

(4) resident wholesale fur dealer's— $180 [ $150 ];

(5) furbearing animal propagation permit— $90 [ $75 ];

(6) nonresident retail fur buyer's— $360 [ $300 ]; and

(7) nonresident wholesale fur dealer's— $600 [ $500 ].

(c) Alligator licenses, permits, stamps, and tags [ . The following fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 1997, and thereafter ]:

(1) resident alligator hunter's— $42 [ $35 ];

(2) nonresident alligator hunter's— $360 [ $300 ];

(3) resident retail alligator dealer's permit— $120 [ $100 ];

(4) nonresident retail alligator dealer's permit— $480 [ $400 ];

(5) resident wholesale alligator dealer's permit— $240 [ $200 ];

(6) nonresident wholesale alligator dealer's permit— $960 [ $800 ];

(7) alligator import permit— $100 [ $25 ];

(8) alligator farmer permit— $240 [ $200 ];

(9) alligator nest stamp— $60 [ $50 ];

(10) wild caught alligator hide tag— $20 [ $10 ];

(11) farm raised alligator hide tag—$4.00; and

(12) commercial wildlife management area alligator hide tag—$120.

§53.5.Public Hunting and Fishing Permits and Fees.

(a) Hunting permits:

(1) annual public hunting— $48 [ $40 ];

(2) replacement [ duplicate ] annual public hunting—$10;

(3) limited public use— $12 [ $10 ]; and

(4) replacement [ duplicate ] limited public use— $10 [ $5.00 ].

(b) Special and regular permits. The following permit fee amounts apply only to persons 17 years of age and older:

(1) special permits.

(A) standard period for deer, exotic mammal, pronghorn antelope, javelina, turkey, coyote, alligator— $75 [ $50 ];

(B) extended period for deer, exotic mammal, alligator, and management hunts for deer on TPW-leased private lands— $125 [ $100 ]; and

(C) special package hunts (Big Time Texas Hunts , [ and ] other guided hunts and TPWD management deer hunts on leased private lands )—no charge.

(2) regular (daily) permit. For squirrel, game birds (other than turkey), feral hogs, rabbits and hares— $15 [ $10 ];

(c) Application fee. The following fee amounts apply only to persons 17 years of age or older. The non-refundable application fee for individuals applying for computer-selected participant hunting opportunities is:

(1) $3.00 [ $2.00 ] per applicant for participation in drawings for supervised hunts;

(2) $10 per applicant for participation in drawings for guided hunts and TPWD management deer hunts on leased private lands ; and

(3) $10 per entry for participation in drawings for Big Time Texas Hunts.

(d) Competitive hunting dog field trial permit fees:

(1) 10 or less participants—$100 per day;

(2) 11-25 participants—$200 per day;

(3) 26-50 participants—$300 per day;

(4) 51-75 participants—$400 per day; and

(5) 76 or more participants—$500 per day.

[ (e) Reel Texas Adventures. The application fee for participation in Reel Texas Adventure fishing events shall not exceed $10 per person per application.]

§53.6.Commercial Fishing Licenses and Tags.

(a) Shrimping licenses:

(1) Licenses:

(A) resident commercial gulf shrimp boat — $450;

(B) resident commercial bay shrimp boat — $348;

(C) resident commercial bait-shrimp boat — $348;

(D) resident commercial shrimp boat captain's — $30;

(E) nonresident commercial gulf shrimp boat — $1,350;

(F) nonresident commercial bay shrimp boat — $750;

(G) nonresident commercial bait-shrimp boat — $750; and

(H) nonresident commercial shrimp boat captain's — $120.

(2) License transfers:

(A) Transfers between living persons.

(i) resident commercial gulf shrimp boat license transfer - $25 [ $10 ];

(ii) resident commercial bay shrimp boat license transfer — $348;

(iii) resident commercial bait-shrimp boat license transfer — $348;

(iv) nonresident commercial gulf shrimp boat license transfer — $25 [ $10 ];

(v) nonresident commercial bay shrimp boat license transfer — $750; and

(vi) nonresident commercial bait-shrimp boat license transfer — $750.

(B) Transfers to heirs (as defined in Parks and Wildlife Code, §77.113).

(i) resident commercial bay shrimp boat — $10;

(ii) nonresident commercial bay shrimp boat — $10;

(iii) resident commercial bait shrimp boat — $10; and

(iv) nonresident commercial bait shrimp boat — $10;

(3) Replacement License plates:

(A) resident commercial gulf shrimp boat — $25 [ $10 ];

(B) resident commercial bay shrimp boat - $25 [ $10; ]

(C) resident commercial bait-shrimp boat — $25 [ $10 ];

(D) nonresident commercial gulf shrimp boat — $25 [ $10 ];

(E) nonresident commercial bay shrimp boat — $25 [ $10 ]; and

(F) nonresident commercial bait-shrimp boat — $25 [ $10 ].

(b) Oystering licenses.

(1) Licenses:

(A) resident commercial oyster boat — $420;

(B) resident sport oyster boat - $12 [ $10 ];

(C) resident commercial oyster captain's — $30;

(D) resident commercial oyster fisherman's — $120;

(E) nonresident commercial oyster boat — $1,680;

(F) nonresident sport oyster boat - $48 [ $40 ];

(G) nonresident commercial oyster boat captain's — $120; and

(H) nonresident commercial oyster fisherman's — $300.

(2) License transfers:

(A) resident commercial oyster boat transfer — $25 [ $10 ]; and

(B) nonresident commercial oyster boat transfer — $25 [ $10 ].

(3) Replacement License plates:

(A) resident commercial oyster boat — $25 [ $10 ]; and

(B) nonresident commercial oyster boat — $25 [ $10 ].

(c) General, finfish, menhaden, mussel, clam, and miscellaneous licenses.

(1) Licenses and permits.

(A) resident commercial fishing boat — $18;

(B) class A menhaden boat — $4,200;

(C) class B menhaden boat — $50;

(D) resident general commercial fisherman's — $24;

(E) resident commercial mussel and clam fisherman's — $36;

(F) resident shell buyer's — $120;

(G) nonresident commercial fishing boat — $72;

(H) nonresident general commercial fisherman's — $180;

(I) nonresident commercial mussel and clam fisherman's — $960;

(J) nonresident shell buyer's — $1,800;

(K) menhaden fish plant permit — $180;

(L) mussel dredge fee — $36; and

(M) permit to sell non-game fish — $60.

(2) License transfers.

(A) resident commercial fishing boat license transfer — $10; and

(B) nonresident commercial fishing boat license transfer — $10.

(3) Replacement license plates.

(A) resident commercial fishing boat — $10; and

(B) nonresident commercial fishing boat — $10.

(d) Crab licenses.

(1) Licenses and permits.

(A) resident commercial crab fisherman's — $600; and

(B) nonresident commercial crab fisherman's — $2,400.

(2) License transfers.

(A) Transfers between living persons.

(i) resident commercial crab fisherman's — $600; and

(ii) nonresident commercial crab fisherman's — $2,400.

(B) Transfers to heirs (as defined by Parks and Wildlife Code, §78.109).

(i) resident commercial crab fisherman's — $10; and

(ii) nonresident commercial crab fisherman's — $10.

(3) Duplicate license plates.

(A) resident commercial crab fisherman's — $25 [ $10 ]; and

(B) nonresident commercial crab fisherman's — $25 [ $10 ].

(e) Finfish licenses.

(1) Licenses and permits.

(A) resident commercial finfish fisherman's — $360; and

(B) nonresident commercial finfish fisherman's — $1,440.

(2) License transfers.

(A) Transfers between living persons.

(i) resident commercial finfish fisherman's — $360; and

(ii) nonresident commercial finfish fisherman's — $1,440.

(B) Transfers to heirs. A license may be transferred to an heir or devisee of the deceased holder of the commercial finfish license, but only if the heir or devisee is a person who in the absence of a will would be entitled to all or a portion of the deceased's property.

(i) resident commercial finfish fisherman's — $10; and

(ii) nonresident commercial finfish fisherman's — $10.

(3) Duplicate license plates.

(A) resident commercial finfish fisherman's — $25 [ $10 ]; and

(B) nonresident commercial finfish fisherman's — $25 [ $10 ].

[ (f) The provisions of this section other than those contained in subsections (a)(2)(B), (d)(2)(B), and (e)(2)(B) of this section take effect September 1, 2002. ]

§53.8.Miscellaneous Wildlife Licenses and Permits.

(a) Deer breeding and related permits. The following permit application processing fee amounts are effective beginning April 1, 2004 [ December 1, 1995 ], and thereafter.

(1) scientific breeder's— $180 [ $150 ];

(2) deer purchase— $30 [ $25 ]; and

(3) deer transport— $30 [ $25 ].

(b) Game bird and animal breeding licenses [ . The following fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 1996, and thereafter ]:

(1) game animal breeder's— $75 [ $15 ];

(2) class 1 commercial game bird breeder's— $180 [ $150 ]; and

(3) class 2 commercial game bird breeder's— $25 [ $15 ].

(c) Falconry permits [ . The following permit fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 1996, and thereafter ]:

(1) apprentice falconer's— $60 [ $50 ];

(2) general falconer's— $120 [ $100 ];

(3) master falconer's— $180 [ $150 ];

(4) falconer's renewal— $60 [ $50 ]; [ and ]

(5) nonresident raptor trapper's— $360 [ $300 ] ; and

(6) raptor propagator permit—$60.

(d) Trap, transport and transplant permit [ . The following fees are effective December 1, 1995, and thereafter ]:

(1) nonrefundable application processing fee— $180 [ $150 ]; and

(2) nonrefundable application processing fee for amendment to existing permit— $30 [ $25 ].

(e) Urban white-tailed deer removal permit [ . The following fees are effective December 1, 1995, and thereafter ]:

(1) nonrefundable application processing fee— $180 [ $150 ]; and

(2) nonrefundable application processing fee for amendment to existing permit— $30 [ $25 ].

(f) Deer management permit [ . The following permit application processing fee amounts are effective beginning September 1, 1998, and thereafter ]:

(1) application for deer management permit—$1,000; and

(2) renewal of deer management permit— $600 [ $500 ].

(g) Commercial nongame permits [ . The following permit fee amounts are effective for the license year beginning September 1, 1998, and thereafter ]:

(1) Resident Nongame [ Commercial Collector ] Permit— $18 [ $15 ];

(2) Nonresident Nongame [ Commercial Collector ] Permit— $60 [ $50 ];

(3) Resident Nongame [ Commercial ] Dealer Permit— $60 [ $50 ]; and

(4) Nonresident Nongame [ Commercial ] Dealer Permit— $240 [ $200 ].

 


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