The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 47 of 1,670
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GENERAL LAWS. 39
AMENDING ACT FIXING THE VENUE OF PROSECUTION OF
THE OFFENSE OF FORGERY.
H. B. No. 78.] CHAPTER 25.
An Act to amend Article 235, Chapter 2, Title 4, of the Code of Criminal
Procedure of the State of Texas of 1911; defining the county in which
the offense of forgery of a written instrument, or where the same is used
or passed or attempted to be used or passed or deposited for either collection
or credit and forging and uttering, using or passing a forged instrument
in writing which concerns or affects the title to land in this State,
and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Article 235, Chapter 2, Title 4, of the Code of
Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas of 1911 be and the same is
hereby amended so as to hereafter read as follows:
Article 235. The offense of forgery may be prosecuted in any county
where the written instrument was forged, or where the same was
used or passed, or attempted to be used or passed, or deposited or
placed with another person, firm, association or corporation either for
collection or credit for the account of any person, firm, association
or corporation; all forging and uttering, using or passing, of forged
instruments in writing which concern or affect the title to land in this
State may also be prosecuted in the county in which the seat of Government
is located, or in the county in which the land, or any part
thereof concerning or affecting the title to which the forgery has been
committed, is situated.
SEC. 2. The importance of the subject matter of this Act and the
fact that the change herein made in the law should take place as soon
as possible create an emergency and an imperative public necessity
that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
days should be suspended, and the same is hereby suspended, and
that this Act 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
House, no vote given; and passed the Senate, yeas 17, nays 10.]
Became a law without the Governor's signature.
Effective November 15, 1921.
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