Metal Detecting In Texas State Parks

James W. Beyers
James W. Beyers 21 Comments
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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
  • Michael Spurgat
    Michael Spurgat United States, Houston
    Oct 15, 2017
    Oct 15, 2017
    Should be allowed. Like to get updates.
  • John Niday IV
    John Niday IV United States, Kemah
    Jul 03, 2017
    Jul 03, 2017
    Metal detecting can be a fun family activity. Activities such as metal detecting can give the youth of Texas a fun way to be interested in the States history, geology, and to pick up unwanted garbage.
  • Mark Atomanczyk
    Mark Atomanczyk United States, La Porte
    Jun 10, 2017
    Jun 10, 2017
    I am nearly 60 and my 82-year-old mother and I Metal detect for recreation and exercise.
  • Suzanne
    Suzanne United States, Spring Branch
    May 31, 2017
    May 31, 2017
    There is a need that detectorist remove trash items that can injure Park goers
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