The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29] Page: 73 of 2,086
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FORTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE-SECOND CALLED SESSION. 63
February 27, 1934; House adopted Conference Committee Report,
February 27, 1934, by a vote of 114 yeas, 2 nays; passed
the Senate, with amendments, February 26, 1934, by a vote of
25 years, 0 nays; Senate adopted Conference Committee Report,
February 27, 1934, by a vote of 21 yeas, 4 nays.]
Approved March 7, 1934.
Effective March 7, 1934
COMMISSIONER OF LABOR TO PRESCRIBE RULES AND
REGULATIONS FOR WRESTLING AND BOXING.
H. B. No. 28.] CHAPTER 21.
An Act amending Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12, Chapter 241, Acts of
the Regular Session, 43rd Legislature, page 843, and further amendingChapter
241, Acts Regular Session, 43rd Legislature, page 843, by adding
a new section to said Act to be designated and styled as Section 17b,
which new section vests and empowers the Commissioner of Labor with
the power to promulgate all necessary rules and regulations for the.
purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Wrestling and Boxing
Law and providing for fines and penalties for the violation of any rule
prescribed by the Commissioner of Labor and violation of any provision
of the Wrestling and Boxing Law wherein a penalty is not specifically
provided, and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Section 1, Chapter 241, Acts of the Regular
Session of the 43rd Legislature, page 843, is hereby amended so
as to hereafter read as follows:
"Section 1. (a) The promoting, conducting or maintaining
of fistic combat or wrestling matches, boxing or sparring contests
or exhibitions for money remuneration, purses or prize
equivalent to be received by the participants or contestants, or
where an admission fee thereto or therefor is charged or received,
shall be lawful in Texas, except on Sunday, subject to
such supervision by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics as
such Commissioner possesses over theatres and employees
thereof other than performers and under the further provisions
hereof; provided, however, that any such contests conducted by
educational institutions and/or Texas National Guard units
and/or duly recognized amateur athletic organizations shall be
exempt from the provisions of this Act as specified under
Paragraph (b) of this section.
"Sole jurisdiction and authority is hereby vested in the Commissioner
of Labor to enforce the provisions of this Act regulating
the promoting, conducting or maintaining of fistic combats,
wrestling matches, boxing or sparring contests or exhibitions
for money remuneration, purse or prize equivalent to be
received by the participants or contestants, or where an ad-
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