The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 39 of 1,670
GENERAL, LAWS. :1
LAW LIBRARY-AUTHORIZING CERTAIN COUNTIES TO
ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE A,
S. B. No. 36.] CHAPTER 19.
An Act authorizing the Commissioners Courts of any County having a population
in excess of Two Hundred Thousand persons and containing a city
of over 160,000 persons as ascertained by the United States census last preceding
such official action, to establish, maintain and operate a law library
for such county, to provide funds therefor, to receive gifts or bequests
therefor, to employ a custodian or custodians of such library, to require a
bond or bonds of such custodian or custodians, to make all orders, rules
and regulations necessary or proper for the establishment, maintenance
and operation of such library, providing for the depositing of such funds
with the county treasurer, or other official discharging such duty, and the
separation of such funds as a special fund, providing for the establishment
and payment of claims on account of such library, and repealing
Chapter 61, Acts Thirty-seventh Legislature, Regular Session, and all
other laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. This Act shall apply to all counties in the State having
a population in excess of 200,000 persons and containing a city having
a population of over 160,000 persons as ascertained by the United
States census last preceding the action of the Commissioners Court
authorized by this Act.
SEC. 2. The Commissioners Court of any such county shall have
power to establish, maintain and operate a law library in such county.
SEC. 3. 'The Commissioners Court of any such county may establish
and provide for the maintenance of such county law library on
its own initiative, and appropriate the sum of $20,000.00 or such
part thereof as it may deem necessary, to establish properly such
library, and shall appropriate each year such sum as may be necessary
to properly maintain and operate such county law library, which'
shall be established, maintained, and operated at the county seat.
SEC. 4. Upon the establishment of a county law library the Commissioners
Court shall employ a custodian or custodians of such library
and shall require such custodians to execute and deliver a bond or
bonds in such sum as may be fixed by such court payable to the County
Judge, and his successors in office, of such county, and conditioned
upon the faithful performance of his duties by the principal obligor.
Such custodians shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by the
SEC. 5. The Commissioners Court shall have power to make all
rules and regulations necessary or proper for the establishment, maintenance,
operation and use of said library not in conflict with the Constitution
and laws of this State.
SEC. 6. The Commissioners Court of any county is hereby authorized
and empowered to receive on behalf of the county any gift or
bequest for such county law library. The title to all of such property
shall be vested in the county. Where any gift or bequest is made
with certain conditions, and accepted by the county, these conditions
shall be administered as designated by the donor.
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