Statement About HB 1788
House Bill No. 1788 is a step toward reinstating the ability of hobbyists to hunt and capture amphibians and reptiles on roads and rights-of-way, which was allowed for years before being prohibited by House Bill No. 12 in the 80th Legislative Session.
While I support allowing this hobby to resume, I do not support requiring a special stamp for those involved in the practice, because a hunting license is sufficient. Therefore, I am not lending my signature to the bill.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 17th day of June, 2011.
Governor of Texas
ESPERANZA "HOPE" ANDRADE
Secretary of State
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