The Compost Heap, commonly referred to as the Republican dominated Texas House has produced some ‘fertile’ legislation this session. A few notable bombs include an assault on Texas school children; Poll-Tax-revisited and Voter Suppression, via Voter ID; the Loser Pays “tort reform”; along with funding cuts to the Volunteer Firefighter’s Assistance Program (during a record drought season). These Good ‘Ol Boys aren’t bothered by the petty, unimportant things like the economy, unemployment, education, or uninsured Texan’s, because they’ve got some fishing to do.
Yes, it’s true. It is now a 3rd Degree Felony for anyone caught cheating in a Fishing tournament with a prize of $10,000 or more (HB 1806). Rockwall Republican Dan Flynn wrote the awe-inspiring bill. The House passed it 142-4, the Senate unanimously. Bobby (friend of John Wheat Gibson) said, “I guess we will need a new agency or sub-agency and a new Assistant Attorney General to monitor, enforce, and litigate fishing tournaments.” Cheating in a fishing tournament could land you in jail for 2-10 years, and carries a fine of up to $10,000. Wow.
Surely, this sinful act of SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT REGULATION is not endorsed by the Tea Party or their Tea Stain constituents. Or, perhaps when the Republican controlled House authors, endorses, and passes laws to regulate and monitor, it’s good public policy, and not some evil attempt by the by the Socialist Left-Wing Conspirators to promote BIG GOVERNMENT.
Seriously, A FISH CZAR?
Ref: Texas Penal Code, Sec. 12.34. THIRD DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT. (a) An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years. (b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/10/3065952/somethings-fishy-down-in-austin.html#ixzz1YonZsEbB