The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29] Page: 40 of 2,086
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30 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
there be no duly qualified Justice Precinct Court in the Precinct
where such offense was committed, then the defendant shall be
tried in the Justice Precinct next adjacent which may have a
duly qualified Justice Court. And provided further that if the
Justice of the Peace of the Precinct in which the offense was
committed is disqualified for any reason for trying the case,
then such defendant may be tried in some other Justice Precinct
within the County.
SEC. 2. No Constable shall be allowed a fee in any misdemeanor
case arising in any Precinct other than the one for
which he has been elected or appointed, except through an
order duly entered upon the minutes of the County Commissioners
SEC. 3. Any Justice of the Peace, Constable or Deputy Constable
violating this Act shall be punished by a fine of not less
than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred
SEC. 4. The provisions of this Bill shall apply only to counties
having a population of two hundred and twenty-five thousand
(225,000) or over according to the last preceding Federal
SEC. 5. The fact that Constables and Deputy Constables in
this State arrest and prosecute many persons for alleged misdemeanors
committed in Precincts other than the Precinct in
which the Constable was elected or the Deputy Constable appointed
for the sole purpose of mulcting the public out of fees
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.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 114 passed the House, February 21, 1934,
by a vote of 107 yeas, 15 nays; passed the Senate, February 26,
1934, by a vote of 29 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved February 28, 1934.
Effective February 28, 1934.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29], book, 1935; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17292/m1/40/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .