Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
Public Hearing

August 2003 Commission Meeting

Committee and Public Hearing Synopsis Reports


REGULATIONS COMMITTEE
August 27, 2003

ITEM 1: Chairman’s Charges

ITEM 2: Oyster Dredge Regulation Presenter: Larry Young/Robin Riechers

ITEM 3: Petition for Rulemaking Procedure Presenter: Ann Bright

This item proposes adoption of amendments to 31 TAC §51.3 concerning procedures for responding to petitions for rulemaking.

ITEM 4: Alligator Proclamation Presenter: Mike Berger/Amos Cooper/Monique Slaughter

This item presents proposed amendments to the Statewide Alligator Proclamation. The proposed amendments would:

ITEM 5: Statewide Fur-bearing Animal Proclamation Presenter: Mike Berger/John Young

This item presents amendments to the Statewide Fur-bearing Animal Proclamation to require all otters taken in the state to be tagged with a state-supplied Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species CITES tag, and revamps the proclamation to make it more user-friendly. The changes include:

ITEM 6: Surplus Deer – Antlerless and Spike Buck Deer Control Permits – Trap, Transport, and Process Permits Presenters: Clayton Wolf/Scott Boruff


FINANCE COMMITTEE
August 27, 2003

ITEM 1: Chairman’s Charges

ITEM 2: TPWD Investment Policy and Budget Policy Presenter: Mary Fields

ITEM 3: Implementation of HB 2926 – Marine Dealers Bill – Marine Dealer Regulations – Boat Decal Placement for Antique Boats – Boat Ownership and Accident Record Fees – Bonded Titles for Boats Presenters: Frances Stiles/Dennis Johnston

This item provides the Committee/Commission the opportunity to review four issues concerning the implementation of HB2926 which include:

1. License regulations for Marine Dealers, Distributors, and Manufacturers,

2. Registration decal placement for specific circumstances,

3. Fees for ownership and accident records, and

4. Defining acceptable situations for the issuance of bonded tiles for vessels or outboard motors.

ITEM 4: Chapter 53 License Fee Adjustments – Non Resident Guide – Commercial Shrimp License Surcharge – Lake Texoma Fishing License – Elimination of Conservation Permit – Honorary Citizen (definition issue) Presenter: Julie Horsley

This item reviews proposed changes to Chapter 53 as listed below. These changes are necessary to:

The proposed changes would:

ITEM 5: Chapter 59 Park Range Adjustments Presenter: Walt Dabney

Staff will present proposed changes to 31 TAC Chapter 59.

ITEM 6: Grants – Outdoor Grants – Regional Grants – Small Community Grants – National Recreational Trails Grants – Target Range Grants Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Outdoor Grants:

Regional Grants:

Small Community Grants:

National Recreational Trails Grants:

Target Range Grants:


CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
August 27, 2003

ITEM 1: Chairman’s Charges

ITEM 2: – Galveston County Presenter: Ronnie Ray

The Department has received a request for an easement across a six-acre tract of Galveston Island State Park to access a landlocked lot. This action will:

ITEM 3: Land Acquisitions – Bastrop County – Houston County – Brewster County – Harris County Presenter: Jack Bauer


PUBLIC HEARING SYNOPSIS REPORTS
PUBLIC HEARING
August 28, 2003

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS

RETIREMENT CERTIFICATES AND SERVICE AWARDS

Certificates of Appreciation: TPWD Employees on active military duty Staff: Al Bingham

ITEM 1: ACTION – Approval of Agenda

ITEM 2: ACTION – Election of Vice Chairman Presenter: Chairman Armstrong

ACTION: Commission review and discussion.

ITEM 3: BRIEFING – Texas Wildlife Expo Presenter: Ernie Gammage

ACTION: Commission review and discussion.

Overview of 2003 Texas Wildlife Expo and viewing of 2003 marketing video.

ITEM 4: ACTION – Outdoor Grants Presenter: Tim Hogsett

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

Outdoor Grants:

ITEM 5: ACTION – Regional Grants Presenter: Tim Hogsett

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

ITEM 6: ACTION – Small Community Grants Presenter: Tim Hogsett

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

ITEM 7: ACTION – National Recreational Trail Grant Fund Awards Presenter: Tim Hogsett

ITEM 8: ACTION – Target Range Grants Presenter: Tim Hogsett

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

ITEM 9: ACTION – 2004 Operating and Capital Budget TPWD Investment Policy and Budget Policy Presenter: Mary Fields

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

ITEM 10: ACTION – Oyster Dredge Regulation Presenters: Larry Young/Robin Riechers

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

ITEM 11: ACTION – Petition for Rulemaking Procedure Presenter: Ann Bright

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

This item proposes adoption of amendments to 31 TAC §51.3 concerning procedures for responding to petitions for rulemaking.

ITEM 12: ACTION – Implementation of HB 2926 – Marine Dealers Bill – Marine Dealer Regulations – Boat Decal Placement for Antique Boats – Boat Ownership and Accident Record Fees – Bonded Titles for Boats Presenter: Frances Stiles/Dennis Johnston

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

This item provides the Committee/Commission the opportunity to review four issues concerning the implementation of HB2926 which include:

1. License regulations for Marine Dealers, Distributors, and Manufacturers,

2. Registration decal placement for specific circumstances,

3. Fees for ownership and accident records, and

4. Defining acceptable situations for the issuance of bonded tiles for vessels or outboard motors.

ITEM 13: ACTION – Chapter 53 License Fee Adjustments – Non-Resident Guide – Commercial Shrimp License Surcharge – Lake Texoma Fishing License – Elimination of Conservation Permit – Honorary Citizen (Definition issue) Presenter: Julie Horsley

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

This item reviews proposed changes to Chapter 53 as listed below. These changes are necessary to:

The proposed changes would:

ITEM 14: ACTION – Chapter 59 Park Fee Range Adjustments Presenter: Walt Dabney

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

Staff will present proposed changes to 31 TAC Chapter 59.

ITEM 15: ACTION – Alligator Proclamation Presenter: Mike Berger/Amos Cooper/Monique Slaughter

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

This item presents proposed amendments to the Statewide Alligator Proclamation. The proposed amendments would:

ITEM 16: ACTION – Statewide Fur-bearing Animal Proclamation Presenters: Mike Berger/John Young

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

This item presents amendments to the Statewide Fur-bearing Animal Proclamation to require all otters taken in the state to be tagged with a state-supplied Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species CITES tag, and revamps the proclamation to make it more user-friendly. The changes include:

ITEM 17: ACTION – Surplus Deer – Antlerless and Spike Buck Deer Control Permits – Trap, Transport, and Process Permit Presenters: Mike Berger/Clayton Wolf

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

ITEM 18: ACTION –Easement Request – Galveston County Presenter: Ronnie Ray

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

The Department has received a request for an easement across a six acre tract of Galveston Island State Park to access a landlocked lot. This action will:

ITEM 19: ACTION – Land Acquisitions &ndash: Bastrop County &ndash: Houston County &ndash: Brewster County &ndash: Harris County Presenters: Jack Bauer

ACTION: Commission consideration for adoption.

This item will be a handout.


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