HB 337: Mandating Kill-Switches on Boats

Vote Details

    POSITION
    Oppose
    House Record Vote: 89

    Passage; RV#89, Journal Page 943; 115 Yeas, 31 Nays, 1 present not voting. 

    YCT Nay. House Bill 337 creates a criminal offense for individuals who do not have a cutoff or killswitch on a boat. This bill is well-intentioned; however, YCT believes that having a cutoff or a killswitch on a boat should be a personal responsibility and not a responsibility dictated by the government.  Making this a criminal offense also opens the door to potential abuse by game warden authorities who could use this legislation as the premise for stopping boats for search and seizure. For these potential violations of personal freedom and liberty, YCT opposes this bill.

    POSITION
    Oppose
    Vote Breakdown:
    113
    34
    1
    1
    1
    • Favor
    • Oppose
    • Absent
    • Speaker
    • Chair
    • Absent, Excused
    • Present, not voting
    • Not Applicable
    LegislatorDistrictPartyLegislator Voted
    Alma Allen
    131 Democrat
    X
    Steve Allison
    121 Republican
    X
    Rafael Anchia
    103 Democrat
    X
    Charles Anderson
    56 Republican
    X
    Trent Ashby
    57 Republican
    X
    Ernest Bailes
    18 Republican
    X
    Michelle Beckley
    65 Democrat
    X
    Cecil Bell
    3 Republican
    Check
    Keith Bell
    4 Republican
    X
    Diego Bernal
    123 Democrat
    X
    Kyle Biedermann
    73 Republican
    Check
    Cesar Blanco
    76 Democrat
    X
    Dwayne Bohac
    138 Republican
    Check
    Greg Bonnen
    24 Republican
    Check
    Dennis Bonnen
    25 Republican
    Speaker
    Rhetta Bowers
    113 Democrat
    X
    Brad Buckley
    54 Republican
    X
    John Bucy
    136 Democrat
    X
    DeWayne Burns
    58 Republican
    Check
    Dustin Burrows
    83 Republican
    X
    Angie Button
    112 Republican
    X
    Briscoe Cain
    128 Republican
    Check
    Gina Calanni
    132 Democrat
    X
    Terry Canales
    40 Democrat
    Check
    Giovanni Capriglione
    98 Republican
    X
    Travis Clardy
    11 Republican
    Check
    Sheryl Cole
    46 Democrat
    X
    Garnet Coleman
    147 Democrat
    X
    Nicole Collier
    95 Democrat
    X
    Philip Cortez
    117 Democrat
    X
    Tom Craddick
    82 Republican
    Check
    John Cyrier
    17 Republican
    X
    Drew Darby
    72 Republican
    X
    Yvonne Davis
    111 Democrat
    X
    Sarah Davis
    134 Republican
    X
    Jay Dean
    7 Republican
    X
    Joe Deshotel
    22 Democrat
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    Alex Dominguez
    37 Democrat
    X
    Harold Dutton
    142 Democrat
    X
    Jessica Farrar
    148 Democrat
    X
    Art Fierro
    79 Democrat
    X
    Trey Fischer
    116 Democrat
    X
    Dan Flynn
    2 Republican
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    James Frank
    69 Republican
    X
    John Frullo
    84 Republican
    X
    Charlie Geren
    99 Republican
    X
    Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
    120 Democrat
    X
    Craig Goldman
    97 Republican
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    Mary González
    75 Democrat
    X
    Jessica González
    104 Democrat
    Check
    Vikki Goodwin
    47 Democrat
    X
    R.D. Guerra
    41 Democrat
    X
    Ryan Guillen
    31 Democrat
    X
    Roland Gutierrez
    119 Democrat
    X
    Sam Harless
    126 Republican
    X
    Cody Harris
    8 Republican
    X
    Cole Hefner
    5 Republican
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    Ana Hernandez
    143 Democrat
    X
    Abel Herrero
    34 Democrat
    X
    Gina Hinojosa
    49 Democrat
    X
    Justin Holland
    33 Republican
    X
    Donna Howard
    48 Democrat
    X
    Dan Huberty
    127 Republican
    X
    Todd Hunter
    32 Republican
    X
    Celia Israel
    50 Democrat
    X
    Eric Johnson
    100 Democrat
    X
    Julie Johnson
    115 Democrat
    X
    Jarvis Johnson
    139 Democrat
    X
    Kyle Kacal
    12 Republican
    X
    Phil King
    61 Republican
    X
    Tracy King
    80 Democrat
    X
    Ken King
    88 Republican
    X
    Stephanie Klick
    91 Republican
    Check
    Matt Krause
    93 Republican
    Check
    John Kuempel
    44 Republican
    X
    Stan Lambert
    71 Republican
    X
    Brooks Landgraf
    81 Republican
    Check
    Mike Lang
    60 Republican
    Check
    Lyle Larson
    122 Republican
    X
    Jeff Leach
    67 Republican
    X
    Ben Leman
    13 Republican
    Check
    Oscar Longoria
    35 Democrat
    X
    Ray Lopez
    125 Democrat
    X
    J.M. Lozano
    43 Republican
    X
    Eddie Lucio
    38 Democrat
    X
    Armando Martinez
    39 Democrat
    X
    Will Metcalf
    16 Republican
    X
    Morgan Meyer
    108 Republican
    X
    Terry Meza
    105 Democrat
    X
    Mayes Middleton
    23 Republican
    Check
    Rick Miller
    26 Republican
    X
    Ina Minjarez
    124 Democrat
    X
    Joseph Moody
    78 Democrat
    Absent
    Christina Morales
    145 Democrat
    X
    Geanie Morrison
    30 Republican
    X
    Sergio Muñoz
    36 Democrat
    X
    Jim Murphy
    133 Republican
    X
    Andrew Murr
    53 Republican
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    Victoria Neave
    107 Democrat
    X
    Poncho Nevárez
    74 Democrat
    X
    Candy Noble
    89 Republican
    Check
    Tom Oliverson
    130 Republican
    X
    Lina Ortega
    77 Democrat
    X
    Leo Pacheco
    118 Democrat
    X
    Chris Paddie
    9 Republican
    X
    Tan Parker
    63 Republican
    X
    Jared Patterson
    106 Republican
    Check
    Dennis Paul
    129 Republican
    Check
    Mary Perez
    144 Democrat
    X
    Dade Phelan
    21 Republican
    X
    Walter Price
    87 Republican
    X
    Ana-Maria Ramos
    102 Democrat
    X
    John Raney
    14 Republican
    X
    Richard Raymond
    42 Democrat
    X
    Ron Reynolds
    27 Democrat
    X
    Eddie Rodriguez
    51 Democrat
    X
    Ramon Romero
    90 Democrat
    X
    Toni Rose
    110 Democrat
    X
    Jon Rosenthal
    135 Democrat
    X
    Scott Sanford
    70 Republican
    A-EX
    Matt Schaefer
    6 Republican
    Check
    Matt Shaheen
    66 Republican
    Check
    J.D. Sheffield
    59 Republican
    X
    Carl Sherman
    109 Democrat
    X
    Hugh Shine
    55 Republican
    X
    Reggie Smith
    62 Republican
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    John Smithee
    86 Republican
    X
    Drew Springer
    68 Republican
    X
    Phil Stephenson
    85 Republican
    X
    Jonathan Stickland
    92 Republican
    Check
    Lynn Stucky
    64 Republican
    X
    Valoree Swanson
    150 Republican
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    James Talarico
    52 Democrat
    X
    Shawn Thierry
    146 Democrat
    X
    Ed Thompson
    29 Republican
    X
    Senfronia Thompson
    141 Democrat
    X
    Tony Tinderholt
    94 Republican
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    Steve Toth
    15 Republican
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    Chris Turner
    101 Democrat
    X
    John Turner
    114 Democrat
    X
    Gary VanDeaver
    1 Republican
    X
    Hubert Vo
    149 Democrat
    X
    Armando Walle
    140 Democrat
    X
    James White
    19 Republican
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    Terry Wilson
    20 Republican
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    John Wray
    10 Republican
    X
    Gene Wu
    137 Democrat
    X
    William Zedler
    96 Republican
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    John Zerwas
    28 Republican
    X
    Erin Zwiener
    45 Democrat
    X