The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 14 of 2,111
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6 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
"Provided, that it shall be lawful to fish with a dowagiac or
other artificial bait equipped with more than two hooks, and
provided a person may use a minnow seine of not more than
twenty feet in length for catching bait.
"Possession of any tackle, not authorized by this Act, within
two hundred yards of any stream, lake or other fresh waters in
the counties named herein, shall be prima facie evidence of violation
of this Act.
"Section 2. Whoever shall barter or sell or offer for barter or
sale or have in possession for the purpose of sale, any black
bass, perch, crappie or catfish taken from the fresh waters
within the above named counties, shall upon conviction be fined
not less than fifteen ($15.00) Dollars nor more than One Hundred
"Section 3. No person, firm or corporation or their agents
shall take, catch, seine, entrap by any means, or have in their
possession any black bass, perch or crappie taken from any fresh
waters in said counties from the first day of March to the first
day of May of any year.
"Section 4. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation
to have in possession any black bass of less length than
eleven inches; any catfish of less length than nine inches; any
crappie or white perch of less length than seven inches in any
of the counties mentioned in this Act.
"Section 5. Any person violating any of the provisions in
Section 1, 3 and 4 of this Act shall be fined not less than Ten
($10.00) Dollars nor more than Fifty ($50.00) Dollars.
"Section 6. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act
are hereby specifically repealed, with the exception of H. B.
610, Chapter 90, Acts of Regular Session of the 42nd Legislature.
"Section 7. If any part or parts of this Act shall be held in
contravention of the Constitution, such ineffective part or parts
thereof shall not be held to affect other parts in such provisions.
"Section 8. The fact that the County of San Saba named
herein has no adequate laws for the protection of the fish life
therein, and the further fact that trot lines and set lines, throw
lines or other lines equipped with more than two hooks do not
have the sanction of the public sentiment in the above mentioned
county, creates an emergency and an imperative public
necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read
on three several days be and the same is hereby suspended and
this Act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage,
and it is so enacted."
Approved August 5, 1931.
Effective August 5, 1931.
[NOTE: S. B. No. 8 passed the Senate by 26 yeas, 0 nays;
passed the House by a vote of 105 yeas, 0 nays.]
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