(a) The holders of commercial bay and bait shrimp boat licenses shall elect a shrimp
license management review board of nine members.
(b) A member of the review board must be a holder of a commercial bay or bait shrimp
(c) The nine members of the review board must be selected to reflect the following
geographical distribution according to the county of residence specified on the member's
commercial bay or bait shrimp boat license:
(1) one member representing Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, and Harris counties;
(2) two members representing Galveston County;
(3) two members representing Brazoria and Matagorda counties;
(4) three members representing Calhoun, Aransas, Nueces, San Patricio, and Refugio
(5) one member representing Kleberg, Cameron, and Willacy counties.
(d) The review board shall advise the commission and department and make recommendations
concerning the administrative aspects of the shrimp license management program, including
hardship and appeal cases concerning eligibility, license transfer, license renewal,
license suspension, license revocation, and vessel length and engine changes.
(e) The executive director shall adopt procedures for the election and operation of
the review board. The executive director shall solicit and consider recommendations from the commercial
bay and bait shrimp boat license holders regarding the procedures.
(f) The review board is not subject to Article 6252-33, Revised Statutes.
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