The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 46 of 1,670
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38 GENERAL LAWS.
OIL AND GAS-AMENDING ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE
EXTENSION OF TIME IN WHICH TO DRILL
FOR OIL AND GAS.
S. B. No. 57.] . CHAPTER 24.
An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 58 of the Acts of the Regular Session
of the Thirty-seventh Legislature, the same being "An Act to provide for the
extension of time in which to develop oil and gas under permits heretofore
issued under the Mineral Act of 1917 upon islands, salt water lakes,
bays, inlets, marshes and reefs owned by the State of Texas within tidewater
limits and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction
of Texas, and declaring an emergency."
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Section 1 of Chapter 58 of the above recited Act
shall be so amended as to hereafter read as follows:
Section 1. That all permits to prospect for oil and gas heretofore
issued under the Mineral Act of 1917 on islands, salt water
lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs owned by the State of Texas
within tide water limits and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico
within the jurisdiction of Texas and which permits have not been
canceled and on which as many as two annual payments of rental
have been made to the State be and they are hereby revived and extended
so that they shall remain in full force and effect for a period
of five years from the date of the issuance of the permits conditioned
only upon compliance with the terms of this ActSEC.
2. The importance of this legislation together with the fact
of the crowded condition of the calendar, creates an emergency and
public necessity exists that the constitutional rule requiring that
hills be read on three several days be suspended, the same is hereby
suspended and that this Act shall take effect and be in force from
and after its passage and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the
Senate, yeas 23, nays 0; and passed the House, no vote given.]
Became a law without the Governor's signature.
Effective November 15, 1921.
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