The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 20 of 2,111
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12 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
actually engaged in the practice of optometry for at least five
years immediately preceding their appointment. The Board
may prescribe rules, regulations and by-laws in harmony with
the provisions of this chapter for its own proceedings and government
and for the examination of applicants for license to
SEC. 2. That Article 4554 relating to the term of office of
the members of the Board provided for in Section 1 hereof shall
be amended so as to hereafter read as follows:
"Article 4554 TERM OF OFFICE.-The members of the
Board, to be appointed by the Governor, shall be divided into
three classes; One, two and three, and their term of office shall
be determined by lot at the first meeting of the Board. Two
members shall hold their offices for two years, two members
for four years, and two members for six years, respectively.
from the time of their appointment. The members of one of
the above classes of said Board shall thereafter be appointed
biennially by the Governor and shall hold office for six years.
Only optometrists licensed under the laws of Texas and actively
engaged in the practice of optometry shall be eligible for appointment
on said Board."
SECTION 3. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith
are hereby expressly repealed.
SECTION 4. The shortness of time remaining of this special
session and the importance of this bill in order that the sections
herein amended may comply with the Constitution of this State
creates an imperative public necessity that the Constitutional
Rule requiring all 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 and be in force from and after its passage,
and it is so enacted.
Approved August 11, 1931.
Effective August 11, 1931.
[NOTE: S. B. No. 52 passed the Senate by a vote of 29 yeas,
0 nays; passed the House by a vote of 106 yeas, 5 nays.]
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