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Metal Detecting In Texas State Parks

2,435 Signatures Goal: 5,000

Texas State Parks regulations currently prohibit recreational metal detecting in any of the state parks. Members of the Texas Council of Treasure Clubs have requested that the Parks Department change the regulation but they claim that Sections 191.0525 and 191.092 of the Texas Antiquities Code preclude recreational metal detecting in state parks. The Texas Council does not agree with that interpretation. Senate Bill 934 was passed by the Texas Senate during the last legislative session, but time ran out before it could be passed by the House side. This bill would have removed any doubt that recreational metal detecting was legal in disignated areas of Texas State Parks. Before we draft follow-on legislation for the upcoming session of the legislature, we are petitioning the Director of Texas State Parks and the Parks Commission to reconsider their objection to recreational metal detecting in designated areas of state parks and work with Texas metal detecting enthusiasts to reach an agreement which will be beneficial to both the hobbyists and the Parks Department.

Sponsor

Keith Wills, Texas Council of Treasure Clubs Jack Tipping, Texas Council of Treasure Clubs

Links

http://www.fmdac.com http://www.texascouncil.com
  • Maria Garza
    Maria Garza United States, Austin
    Apr 17, 2016
    Apr 17, 2016
    Please allow the use of metal detectors in state parks!
  • otis wilkinson
    otis wilkinson United States, Houston
    Nov 28, 2015
    Nov 28, 2015
    I believe that the house should pass a bill that the people of Texas should have the right to metal detect in state parks
  • William Payne
    William Payne United States, San Antonio
    Oct 01, 2015
    Oct 01, 2015
    Please allow recreational metal detecting in all Tx State Parks
  • Lionel
    Lionel United States, San Antonio
    May 17, 2015
    May 17, 2015
    We also need to open up all of the Texas beaches.....
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    Maria Garza United States
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    otis wilkinson United States
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    William Payne United States
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    Lionel United States
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    Danny Wilson
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    Terry Frick
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    Arturo Perez
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    Billy Williams United States
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    Mark Brown United States
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    Waneta M. Arner United States
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