The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 42 of 1,670
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34 GENERAL LAWS.
thereof, shall be punished by a fine in a sum not less than twentyfive
dollars and not to exceed five hundred dollars or by imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not less than ten days nor more
than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment. The provisions
of this section shall be construed to be cumulative of other
statutes upon the same subject and not to repeal any other such
SEC. 5. The importance of the legislation proposed and the short
term of this Special Session creates an emergency and an imperative
public necessity exists that the constitutional rule requiring bill to
be read on three separate days in each House should be suspended and
this bill be placed upon third reading and final passage and that it
take effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NoTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the
Senate, yeas 24, nays 0; and passed the House, no vote given.]
Became a law without the Governor's signature.
Effective November 15, 1921.
AMENDING ACT RELATING TO THE OBSTRUCTION OF
HIGHWAYS, CROSSINGS OR STREETS AT
S. B. No. 43.] CHAPTER 21.
An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 60 of the General Laws of the Regular
Session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature, so as to provide that incorporated
cities may permit bostruction of a street, not a part of a designated State
highways, by railway passenger trains for longer time than specified by law,
and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Section 1 of Chapter 60 of the General Laws of
the Regular Session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature is amended so as
to hereafter read as follows:
Section 1. Obstruction of Highway Crossings: It shall hereafter
be unlawful for any railway company or any officer, agent, servant,
receiver or receivers of any railway corporation to wilfully obstruct
for more than five minutes at any one time any street, railway crossing
or public highway in this State by permitting their trains to
stand on or across such crossing or crossings. Provided that the City
Council of any incorporated city may by ordinances, grant a franchise
to a railway company to obstruct a street crossing, not a part
of a "Designated State Highway," by railway passenger trains for
the purpose of receiving and discharging passengers, mail, express or
freight, for a longer time than specified herein, and shall be authorized
to enact and enforce reasonable ordinances in the premises; and
when any such franchise has been granted under the provisions of
this Act, the street crossing named therein shall be excepted from the
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21], book, 1921; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14933/m1/42/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .