Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2023-09-01

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To receive the revenue from grants or operation of concessions in state parks or fishing publications on state parks, state historic sites, or state scientific areas; fines and penalties; permit application fees; allocation from sporting goods tax revenues (Tax Code sec. 151.801); and revenue from other sources provided by law. Revenue from carbon sequestration or similar ecosystem service projects on department land.

The department may also deposit to the credit of the state parks account all revenue, less allowable costs, from the following sources: (1)  private contributions, grants, and donations received for state parks-related purposes;  and (2)  federal funds received for state parks-related purposes.

Not later than the 10th day each month, up to 15% of collections from vessel registration and licensing fees and vessel and outboard motor titling fees from GR Account - Game Fish and Water Safety (0009) may be transferred to this account.

This account is not earmarked for specific uses, however, the Legislature has followed the practice of appropriating the money in the account for the maintenance and improvement of state parks. 

Classification Group 01: General State Operating and Disbursing Funds [?]
Depository Interest Deposited to General Revenue Fund 0001.
Disposition of Balance Accumulative
Appropriation Technique General Appropriations Act

Administering Agencies


Beginning 9-1-79, money previously credited to the Texas Parks Fund (0031) is credited to GR Account - State Parks (0064) per § 2, H.B. 1918, 66th Leg., R.S.

Beginning 9-1-93, sales taxes collected on sporting goods will be allocated to this account as required per H.B. 706, 73rd Leg., R.S. and depository interest will be retained in the account. 

Exempt from loss of dedication (§ 403.094, Government Code) by H.B. 706, 73rd Leg., R.S. and H.B. 3050, 74th Leg., R.S.

Transfer from account 0009 added by H.B. 2351, 78th Leg., R.S. Any fees related to the Admiral Nimitz Museum transferred to the Historical Commission in General Revenue 0001.

H.B. 12, 80th Leg., R.S. amended the sporting goods tax allocation.

H.B. 7, 83rd Leg., R.S. requires interest be deposited to General Revenue (0001).

Transfer amended by H.B. 448, 85th Leg., R.S., eff. 9-1-17.

H.B. 1422, S.B. 26 and S.J.R. 24, 86th Leg., R.S., changed the allocation percentages of sporting good sales taxes and appropriated all of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to Texas Parks and Wildlife (93%) and Texas Historical Commission (7%).

Carbon sequestration revenue added by H.B. 4018, 88th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Consolidated Fund 0001
USAS Status A
Used to make general expenditures for the daily operations of state government.