The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 82 of 1,111
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66 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
SEC. 14. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions
of this Act shall be and the same are hereby repealed.
SEC. 15. The rapid settlement of the counties composing said
judicial districts and the unprecedented increase in litigation
in said counties and the crowded conditon of the dockets of the
district courts affected by this Act creates an emergency and an
imperative public necessity requiring the suspension of the constitutional
rule requiring bills to be read on three several days
and it is so suspended and this Act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved February 19, 1927.
Effective February 19, 1927.
HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDINGS-BAIL.
H. B. No. 140.] CHAPTER 43.
An Act providing for bail in habeas corpus cases where the defendant is remanded
to custody of an officer and the case is appealed; and declaring an
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. In any habeas corpus proceeding in ,any court or
before any judge in this State where the defendant is remanded
to the custody of an officer and an appeal is taken to an appellate
court, the defendant shall be allowed bail by the court
or judge so remanding the defendant, except in capital cases
where the proof is evident. The fact that such defendant is released
on bail shall not be ground for a dismissal of the appeal
except in capital cases where the proof is evident.
SEC. 2. The fact that under present laws very frequently a
defendant must lie in jail for a long period of time while an appeal
is taken to an appellate court from an order or judgment
remanding the defendant to the custody of an officer and in
many cases this is true where the offense is a minor one, 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 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 enacted.
Approved February 21, 1927.
Effective February 21, 1927.
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