Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 77.153
Gulf Shrimp License Moratorium Review Board


The holders of commercial gulf shrimp boat licenses shall elect a gulf shrimp license moratorium review board of nine members.


A member of the review board must be a holder of a commercial gulf shrimp boat license.


The nine members of the review board must be selected to reflect the following geographical distribution according to the county of residence specified on the member’s commercial gulf shrimp boat license:


two members representing Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, and Harris Counties;


one member representing Galveston County;


two members representing Brazoria and Matagorda Counties;


two members representing Calhoun, Aransas, Nueces, San Patricio, and Refugio Counties; and


two members representing Kleberg, Cameron, and Willacy Counties.


The review board shall advise the commission and department and make recommendations concerning the administrative aspects of the gulf shrimp license moratorium program, including hardship and appeal cases concerning eligibility.


The executive director shall adopt procedures for the election and operation of the review board. The executive director shall solicit and consider recommendations from the commercial gulf shrimp boat license holders regarding the procedures and the continued need for the board.


The review board is not subject to Chapter 2110 (State Agency Advisory Committees), Government Code.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 107 (S.B. 454), Sec. 3, eff. May 20, 2005.

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