The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29] Page: 72 of 2,086
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62 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
ucts shall be due quarterly in January, April, July and October
for the quarters preceding."
SEC. 2. Article 5397 of the 1925 Revised Civil Statutes of
Texas is hereby amended so as to hereafter read as follows:
"Article 5397. Forfeiture of Rights. If the locater or owner
of any claim obtained under the provisions of this law or operating
under this law shall fail or refuse to make the payment
of any sum within thirty days after it becomes due, or if such
one or an authorized agent should knowingly make any false
return or false report concerning production, mining or development,
or if such one should fail or refuse the proper authority
access to the records pertaining to the operations, or if such
one or an authorized agent should knowingly fail or refuse to
give correct information to the proper authority, or knowingly
fail or refuse to furnish the Land Office all correct reports
required by this law, the rights acquired under the location or
claim shall be subject to forfeiture by the Commissioner, and
he shall forfeit the same when sufficiently informed of the facts
which authorize the forfeiture, and the minerals covered by
such location and claim shall be subject to sale in the manner
provided for the sale of minerals under the present law. Such
forfeiture may be set aside and all rights theretofore existing
may be reinstated at any time before the rights of another intervene,
upon satisfactory evidence of future compliance with
the provisions of this law."
SEC. 3. Laws providing for payment of rental on mineral
claims during the month of January, 1934, are suspended for
a period of one year from the effective date of this Act as provided
in Section I hereof but upon the expiration of said one
year term, the suspension shall be of no further force and effect
and all rental payments upon such mineral claims shall be
thereafter paid as provided by law without further extension of
SEC. 4. The fact that an extraordinary financial emergency
and depression exists within the State and elsewhere, and that
many citizens are about to lose their mining claims, on which
they have paid rentals for several years and done valuable and
expensive assessment work, due to their inability at this time
to pay their rentals, and by reason thereof imminent danger
exists whereby citizens may be subject to distressing losses and
lose the accumulations of a life time, and the fact that great
and irreparable wrong and injury will be done by the State
against its own citizens unless immediate relief as aforesaid
hereby be granted, create an emergency and an imperative public
necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be
read on three several days be suspended and the same is hereby
suspended, and this Act shall take effect from and after its
passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 14 passed the House, February 22, 1934,
by a vote of 110 yeas, 0 nays; House refused to concur in Senate
amendments and Conference Committee was appointed,
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