Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 47.081
License Buyback


(a)

The department may implement a license buyback program for licenses issued under this subchapter as part of the finfish license management program established by this subchapter.

(b)

The commission by rule may establish criteria, using reasonable classifications, by which the department selects licenses to be purchased. The commission may delegate to the executive director, for purposes of this section only, the authority to develop the criteria through rulemaking procedures, but the commission by order must finally adopt the rules establishing the criteria. The commission or executive director must consult with the finfish license management review board concerning establishment of the criteria.

(c)

The commission must retire each license purchased under the license buyback program until the commission finds that management of the finfish fishery allows reissue of those licenses through auction or lottery.

(d)

The department shall set aside at least 20 percent of the fees from licenses issued and license transfers approved under this subchapter. That money shall be sent to the comptroller for deposit to the credit of the commercial license buyback subaccount in the game, fish, and water safety account.

(e)

Repealed by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1034 (H.B. 1724), Sec. 5(1), eff. September 1, 2017.

(f)

Repealed by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1034 (H.B. 1724), Sec. 5(1), eff. September 1, 2017.

(g)

The commission shall consider the social and economic viability of the finfish industry and input from the finfish license management review board regarding the reissue of finfish licenses through auction or lottery.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 455, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1034 (H.B. 1724), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1034 (H.B. 1724), Sec. 5(1), eff. September 1, 2017.
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