The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 88 of 1,111
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72 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
SEC. 4. That on demand of said city council or city commissioners
shall furnish the complaining consumer with a detailed
report of the result of their reading, examination and testing of
said meters or other said measuring devices for electrical current,
or gas as hereinbefore referred to, said report to state
whether or not said meter or measuring device is functioning
properly, is in good condition, and the amount of electrical current,
power or gas used by the consumer for any period of time
preceding of not more than one year, such period to be designated
by the consumer in his complaint herebefore mentioned
SEC. 5. Any person or furnisher of electrical power and current
or gas who fails or refuses to allow the agents of city com
missioners or city council of any cities, towns or villages of th(
class hereinbefore mentioned to examine the meters and meas.
uring devices hereinbefore referred to, shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor, and be punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred
($200.00) dollars, each and every day of such refusal to consti
tute a separate offense.
SEC. 6. This Act shall not add to, change or disturb in ant
way and special charter granted any city, town or village.
SEC. 7. If any Section or part of this Act shall be declared
invalid for any reason, such decision shall not effect any re
maining part of this Act.
SEC. 8. The importance of this Legislation and the fact tha
the people of this State have no method of protecting themselve
from false and fraudulent reading of meters used by the per
sons furnishing electrical power or gas for determining th,
amount thereof used by their consumers, said consumers hav
ing no way of ascertaining the correctness of the readings of th,
various measuring devices used for ascertaining the amount o
current or gas used by them, creates an emergency and an im
perative public necessity, demanding the suspension of the con
stitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several day
in each House, and said rule is hereby suspended, and this Ac
shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage
and it is so enacted.
Approved February 21, 1927.
Effective ninety (90) days after adjournment.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25], book, 1927; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16125/m1/88/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .