The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 23 of 1,943
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION. 11
SEC. 2. The fact that it is to the best interest of game preservation
and more satisfactory to the people to have the killing
of turkeys regulated in said counties as provided in this Act,
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, and 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.
Approved February 17, 1930.
Effective February 17, 1930.
[NOTE.-S. B. No. 79 passed the Senate by a vote of 25 yeas,
0 nays; passed the House 103 yeas, 1 nay.]
REGULATING THE TAKING OF SHRIMP.
S. B. No. 87.] CHAPTER 11.
An Act providing that it shall be lawful to use shrimp trawls of certain
specified size for the purpose of taking shrimp of any size for bait in
any of the tidal waters of this State; providing that shrimp of any
size may be taken with a minnow seine of not more than 20 feet in
length or with a cast net; providing that no shrimp taken for bait may
be sold for bait unless the person taking them has a fisherman's
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for any person at any time to
take shrimp of any size for bait from any of the tidal waters
of this State with a minnow seine of not more than 20 feet in
length, with a cast net of a shrimp trawl, provided that such
shrimp trawl shall not be more than 10 feet in width at the
mouth and not more than 25 feet in length and providing that
any and all persons who offer such bait shrimp for sale shall
comply with the provisions of the laws of this State requiring a
license before any of the marine products of this State may be
taken for the purpose of sale.
SEC. 2. The towing of any shrimp trawl of a greater size
than that herein specified in any of the waters of this State in
which the use of shrimp trawls is otherwise prohibited shall be
prima facie evidence of guilt.
SEC. 3. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions
of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon
conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than $25.00 nor
more than $100.00.
SEC. 4. The fact that there is no adequate way in which
bait shrimp may be taken under the existing laws of this State
and the fact that shrimp are the most suitable bait for catching
fish with pole and line creates an emergency and an imperative
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27], book, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/23/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .