The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29] Page: 86 of 2,086
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76 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
MINNOW LAW FOR BELL COUNTY.
H. B. No. 75.] CHAPTER 27.
An Act prohibiting the taking of minnows for the purpose of sale from
certain waters of Bell County; prohibiting the transportation by any one
person at one time of more than one hundred and twenty-five (125) minnows
beyond the borders of Bell County; providing a penalty, and declaring
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful to take from any stream or
from any pond, lake! or lagoon in Bell County, any minnows
commonly used for fish bait, when such minnows are to be used
for the purpose of barter or sale.
SEC. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to transport at
any one time beyond the borders of Bell County more than one
hundred and twenty-five (125) minnows taken from any of the
above described waters in Bell County.
SEC. 3. Any person violating any provision of this Act shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be
fined in a sum not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) nor more
than Fifty Dollars ($50.00).
SEC. 4. The fact that minnows are taken in large numbers
from the fresh waters of Bell County and are used for commercial
purposes by bait dealers in adjoining counties to the detriment
of the food supply of the valuable food fishes in the waters
of Bell County and that the depriviation of this food supply,
because of this practice, is limiting the possibilities of increasing
the fish supply in Bell County creates an emergency and an
imperative public necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring
bills to be read on three separate days in each House 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. 75 passed the House, February 15, 1934,
by a viva voce vote, passed the Senate February 26, 1934, by a
viva voce vote.]
Approved March 7, 1934.
Effective 90 days after adjournment.
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