The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 43 of 1,670
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GENERAL LAWS. 35
general law of obstructing any street, railway crossing, or public highway
by railway companies. Provided the provisions hereof shall not
apply to a city having a special charter unless the charter of such city
shall first be amended so as to adopt the provisions hereof.
SEC. 2. That on account of there being many street crossings in
incorporated cities, not a part of a Designated State Highway, where
it is not possible for railway companies to receive and discharge
passengers, mail, express, and freight from passenger trains within
the time prescribed by law, and it is to be to the benefit of such
railway companies and the general public and citizens in such cities
that a longer time be granted such railway companies to block certain
streets within the limits of said city, for a longer time provided
by law for the purposes declared in this Act, creates an emergency
and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring
bills to be read on three several days in each house be suspended,
and that this Act shall take effect and be in force from and
after its passage, and said rule is hereby suspended, and it is so
[NOTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the
Senate, yeas 16, nays 11; and passed the House with amendments,
no vote given; and that the Senate concurred in the House amendments.]
Became a law without the Governor's signature.
Effective November 15, 1921
PUBLIC WEIGHERS-AMENDING ACT TO INCLUDE CERTAIN
CITIES, TOWNS OR SHIPPING POINTS.
S'. B. No. 52.] CHAPTER 22.
An Act to amend Chapter 76 of the General Laws of the Thirty-Sixth Legislature
passed at the Regular Session in 1919, by adding thereto a
new section to be numbered 5a, so as to provide for public weighers for
counties where there are two or more cities, towns or shipping points receiving
commodities in large quantities; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Chapter Seventy-six of the General Laws of the
Thirty-sixth Legislature passed at the Regular Session in 1919, be and
the same is hereby amended, by adding thereto a new Section numbered
5a., said Section reading as follows:
Section 5a. In all counties of this State in which there are two
or more cities, towns or shipping points that receive as much as fifty
thousand bales of cotton; or twenty-five thousand tons of cotton seed;
or one hundred thousand bushels of grain; or one hundred thousand
bushels of rice; or one hundred thousand pounds of wool; or five
thousand barrels of sugar, or any other commodity in large quantities,
it shall be lawful for the Governor to appoint a sufficient number of
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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/m1/43/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .