Texas Parks and Wildlife Code - Section 11.043. Texas Parks And Wildlife Conservation And Capital Account
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§ 11.043. TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND
CAPITAL ACCOUNT. (a) The Texas parks and wildlife conservation and
capital account is a separate account in the general revenue fund.
(b) The account consists of the amount of credits made to
the department under Section 151.801, Tax Code, after allocations
to the state parks account and the Texas recreation and parks
account, proceeds of revenue bonds issued under Section 13.0045, or
any other source authorized by law.
(c) Except as provided by Subsection (d), money in the
account may be spent only for acquisition and development,
maintenance, or operation of parks, fisheries, and wildlife
projects that have been individually approved by the commission.
Projects that directly provide hunting, fishing, or outdoor
recreation opportunity to the public shall be given preference for
funding under this section. Approved projects may include:
(1) acquiring land or facilities for use in any
(2) developing and improving any land or facility
owned or controlled by the department;
(3) servicing the debt on Texas park development bonds
issued under Article III, Section 49-e, of the Texas Constitution
or any other bonds issued for parks, fisheries, or wildlife
(4) local park grants in Chapter 24 of this code;
(5) initiating or participating in partnerships to
enhance conservation of historical, cultural, or natural
(6) operational and maintenance costs in association
with any parks, fisheries, wildlife projects, or department law
enforcement efforts in support of this code; and
(7) meeting the requirements for providing matching
money for any federal grants for parks, fisheries, or wildlife
(d) The proceeds of bonds issued under Section 13.0045 and
deposited to the account may be spent to finance parks and wildlife
projects, including the repair, renovation, improvement, and
equipping of parks and wildlife facilities.
(e) The comptroller may invest money in the account.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 679, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 902, § 1, eff. Sept. 1,
1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1423, § 17.01, eff. Sept. 1,
1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1502, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Last modified: August 11, 2007