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  By: Keough H.B. No. 3535
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the taking of certain feral hogs and coyotes using a hot
  air balloon.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter G, Chapter 43, Parks and Wildlife
  Code, is amended by adding Section 43.1076
         Sec. 43.1076.  USING HOT AIR BALLOONS TO TAKE CERTAIN
  ANIMALS.  A qualified landowner or landowner's agent, as determined
  by commission rule, may contract to participate as a hunter or
  observer in using a hot air balloon to take depredating feral hogs
  or coyotes under the authority of a permit issued under this
  subchapter.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the Parks and Wildlife Commission shall adopt rules as
  necessary to implement Section 43.1076, Parks and Wildlife Code, as
  added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.