The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29] Page: 95 of 2,086
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FORTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE-SECOND CALLED SESSION. 85
RATE ALLOWED ON IMPRISONMENT FOR FINES.
H. B. No. 125.] CHAPTER 33.
An Act to amend Article 793 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the
State of Texas so as to provide that a defendant convicted of a misdemeanor,
and his punishment is assessed a pecuniary fine, and unable to
pay his fine, may be put to work in the workhouse or on the county farm
or public improvements of the county, or imprisoned in jail for a sufficient
length of time to satisfy the fine and costs, at the rate of Three
Dollars ($3.00) for each day; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Article 793 of the Code of Criminal Procedure
of the State of Texas be amended so the same shall hereafter
read as follows:
"Article 793. When a defendant is convicted of a misdemeanor
and his punishment is assessed at a pecuniary fine, if
he is unable to pay the fine and costs adjudged against him, he
may for such time as will satisfy the judgment be put to work
in the workhouse, or on the county farm, or public improvements
of the county, as provided in the succeeding article, or if
there be no such workhouse, farm or improvements, he shall be
imprisoned in jail for a sufficient length of time to discharge
the full amount of fine and costs adjudged against him; rating
such labor or imprisonment at Three Dollars ($3.00) for each
SEC. 2. The fact that the present Article 793 as amended in
1927 is in conflict with Article 920 and confusion has arisen
over the State creates an emergency and 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 this Act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 125 passed the House, February 20, 1934,
by a vote of 73 yeas, 32 nays; House concurred in Senate
amendments, February 26, 1934, by a vote of 107 yeas, 4 nays;
passed the Senate, as amended, February 24, 1934, by a vote of
24 yeas, 2 nays.]
Approved March 7, 1934.
Effective March 7, 1934.
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