Legislative Session: 80(R)

House Bill 308

House Author:  Kuempel

Effective:  6-15-07

Senate Sponsor:  Estes

            House Bill 308 amends the Parks and Wildlife Code to provide an exception to the prohibition against hunting with light for hunting with a laser sighting device by a legally blind hunter.  The bill authorizes such a hunter to use the device under certain conditions and requires the hunter to carry proof of being legally blind.  The Parks and Wildlife Commission is required to adopt rules not later than September 1, 2007, to prescribe what is acceptable as proof of being legally blind, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is prohibited from enforcing this act until those rules take effect.