The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29] Page: 27 of 2,086
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FORTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE-SECOND CALLED SESSION. 17
by this Act, and which stamp, label, print, tag or token has not
been printed, made, issued, sold or circulated by the Treasurer."
SEC. 2. Section 11 of Chapter 90, Acts of the First Called
Session of the 43rd Legislature, 1933, be and the same is hereby
amended so as to read hereafter as follows:
"Section 11. Any person who shall print, engrave, make,
issue or circulate, or who shall possess, or have in his possession,
with intent to use, circulate or pass, any counterfeit stamp,
or who shall use, or consent to the use of, any counterfeit
stamp in connection with the sale, or offering for sale, of any
cigarettes, or who shall place, or cause to be placed, on any individual
package of cigarettes, any counterfeit stamp, shall be
guilty of a felony; and, upon conviction, be punished by confinement
in the State Penitentiary for a term of not less than
two (2) nor more than twenty (20) years."
SEC. 3. Amend Chapter 90, Acts of the First Called Session
of the 43rd Legislature, 1933, by adding a new section thereto,
"Section 26-A. A conviction for the violation of any of the
provisions of this Act may be had upon the uncorroborated
testimony of an accomplice. Any accomplice so testifying shall
be exempt from prosecution for any offense, under this Act,
regarding which he may testify. Any court, officer or tribunal
having jurisdiction of any offense enumerated in this Act may
require and compel witnesses to testify as to the violations of
any of the provisions of this Act."
SEC. 4. The passage of this Act shall not affect offenses
committed, or prosecutions begun, under any pre-existing law,
but any such offenses or prosecutions may be conducted under
the law as it existed at the time of the commission of the
SEC. 5. The fact that the State of Texas is. losing many
thousands of dollars in the use and sale of counterfeit cigarette
tax stamps, and the further fact that the present cigarette tax
law is vague and indefinite and that there are many evasions of
the present cigarette tax law, creates an emergency and an imperative
public necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring
bills to be read on three seperate days in each House be suspended,
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.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 31 passed the House, February 12, 1934,
by a vote of 115 yeas, 2 nays; passed the Senate, February 16,
1934, by a vote of 25 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved February 19, 1934.
Effective February 19, 1934.
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