Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 77.020
Penalty


(a)

A person who violates a provision of this chapter except Section 77.024 (Operation Without License) or 77.061 (General Closed Season)(a)(1) or who violates a regulation adopted under this chapter commits an offense that is a Class C Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.

(b)

If it is shown at the trial of the defendant that the person has been convicted once within five years before the trial date of a violation of a provision of this chapter except Section 77.024 (Operation Without License) or 77.061 (General Closed Season)(a)(1), or of a regulation adopted under this chapter, the person is guilty of a Class B Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.

(c)

If it is shown at the trial of the defendant that the person has been convicted two or more times within five years before the trial date of a violation of a provision of this chapter except Section 77.024 (Operation Without License) or 77.061 (General Closed Season)(a)(1), or of a regulation adopted under this chapter, the person is guilty of a Class A Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.

(d)

Section 12.109 (Confiscation and Disposition of Aquatic Products) and Subchapter D, Chapter 12 (Powers and Duties Concerning Wildlife), do not apply to a violation of a rule adopted under this chapter related to the display of a commercial shrimp boat license or a commercial shrimp boat’s documentation or registration number if another violation of this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter does not exist at the time of the violation.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1465, ch. 641, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2166, ch. 506, Sec. 2, eff. June 12, 1981; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 3, Sec. 85, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 116, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1180, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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