The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 87 of 1,111
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GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. 71
tive public necessity requiring that the constitutional rule providing
that bills shall be read on three several days shall be suspended,
and the said rule is therefore suspended and 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.
GAS AND ELECTRIC METERS-TESTS.
H. B. No. 128.] CHAPTER 47.
An Act to provide for the examination, testing and reading of electric light,
power, natural and artificial gas meters used by private concerns to determine
the amount of power or gas used by their consumers, on complaint
made by any of said consumers, in incorporated cities, towns or
villages within this State; said examination, testing and reading to be
made by the agents of the city council or city commissioners in said
cities, towns or villages on complaint being made as aforesaid to them
by said consumers; and further providing for the making of reports to
such complaining consumers as to results of said tests, reading and examination;
providing a penalty for refusal to comply with any of the
provisions of this Act; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That hereafter any consumer or user of electric
power, current, natural or artificial gas furnished by any private
concern in any city, town or village in this State on complaint
made to the city commissioners or city council of any
:ity, town or village within this State, shall have the right to
have any meter which measures the amount of electricity or gas
installed by the person furnishing said electrical current or gas
for the purpose of ascertaining what amount to charge him for
the use thereof, examined, read and tested by the agents, servants
and employees of the city commissioners or city council,
is the case may be; said agents, servants and employees being
hereby given the right to break the seal, and examine, read and
lest the various meters and similar devices, in company with
in agent of the furnisher of said electrical power, current and
,as, if said furnisher desire its representative to be present, if
lot, then such examination to be had without him but three
lays' notice shall be given to all persons, firms or corporations
!urnishing said electricity or gas of said test.
SEC. 2. The word "meter" as used in this Act applies to any
nstrument, apparatus or machine used for measuring electric
urrents or gas and recording the results obtained.
SEC. 3. The words "person" and "furnisher" used in this Act
refer to any corporation, association, partnership or individual
engaged in furnishing electricity, electric current, electrical
power or gas for consumption for hire in cities.
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