No person may engage in business as a bait dealer unless the person has obtained the appropriate bait dealer’s license.
The license fee for a bait dealer’s license is $20 for each place of business or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.
A person who has an aquaculture license for a Texas aquaculture facility under Section 134.011 (Licensing), Agriculture Code, is not required to obtain or possess a bait dealer’s license if the person’s business activities with regard to the sale of aquatic products for bait involve only aquatic products raised on the person’s aquaculture facility.Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 214, ch. 105, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1977; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1335, ch. 277, Sec. 32, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 46, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 61, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.