Except as otherwise provided by this section, a person who violates a provision of this subchapter or a proclamation adopted under this subchapter commits an offense that is a Class C Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.
If it is shown at the trial for a violation of Section 66.2161 (Sale or Purchase of Shark Fins) or a proclamation adopted under that section that the defendant has been convicted within five years before the trial date of a violation of that section, on conviction the defendant shall be punished for a Class A Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 3, Sec. 74, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 723, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.Amended by:Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1254 (H.B. 1579), Sec. 3, eff. July 1, 2016.