The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 44 of 1,670
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36 GENERAL LAWS.
public. weighers for such county to carefully and accurately weigh
all commodities tendered for the purpose of weighing for shipment,
sale or purchase, provided this Act shall not apply to Galveston and
Nueces counties. All such public appointment shall be made by the
Governor, on the recommendation of the Senator from whose Senatorial
District such appointment is made, together with a majority of the
representatives in the Legislature from such Senatorial District. No
man shall be appointed unless he shall receive the endorsement of
a majority of the Representatives, and the Senator, from such district.
Every public weigher so appointed shall file a bond payable
to the State of Texas, in the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars,
conditioned that he will accurately weigh, or measure, all commodities
tendered to him in said county for weighing or measuring,
and that all certificates of weight issued by him shall represent a true
and accurate weight of such produce so weighed, and otherwise complying
with the terms and conditions of the bond, as outlined in
Section 2 of the original Act; such bond, so given, shall not be void
upon first recovery, but may be sued on successively by any and all
persons who are injuried by such public weigher. Such public weigher
shall have the right to appoint a sufficient number of deputies to aid
him in weighing, or measuring, any commodity that is tendered to
him for weighing. All bonds given by such public weighers or their
deputies shall be subject to approval of the Commissioner of Markets
and Warehouses, and all bonds and oaths of such public weighers
or their deputies shall be filed with the Commissioner of Markets and
SEC. 2. The fact that there is now no adequate law governing
public weighers in this State where there are two or more cities, towns
or shipping points in any one county, and the further fact that a
great deal of inconvenience, trouble and expense is occasioned by the
fact that the weighers can only weigh in the city for which they are
appointed at this time and that it is to the advantage of the cotton
business that they should be able to weigh in all cities in the same
county where such large amounts of cotton etc., are received, and that
the cotton season will begin on August first, and that an urgent need
of clearing the calendar of pending legislation as rapidly as possible,
create an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional
rule requiring bills to' be read on three several days be
suspended and said rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act shall
take effect and be in force from and after its passage and it is so
[NOTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the
Senate, yeas 22, nays 0; 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.
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