TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 151. PROVISIONS GENERALLY APPLICABLE

SUBCHAPTER B. UNAUTHORIZED HARVESTING OF TIMBER



§ 151.051. DAMAGES FOR UNAUTHORIZED HARVESTING.
     (a)
     A person who harvests standing timber with knowledge that the harvesting is without the permission of the owner of the standing timber and a person who causes another person to harvest standing timber without the permission of the owner of the standing timber are jointly and severally liable to the owner for damages in an amount equal to three times the market price of the timber harvested without permission.
     (b) Payment of damages by a person under this section does not preclude a prosecution of the person under Section 151.005.
     (c) This section does not apply to the trimming or clearing of trees in the vicinity of a utility line or right-of-way.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 562, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from § 151.101 and amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 532, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.