The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 30 of 2,111
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22 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
within the territory thereof shall equal the pro rata share hereinbefore
assigned to said Excluded Lands and said property
within the territory thereof. The taxes so collected shall be
charged only with the cost of levying and collecting same, and
the same shall be applied exclusively to interest and sinking
funds for the payment of said pro rata share of indebtedness
as hereinbefore set out. Nothing herein shall be construed as
preventing the owner of any of said Excluded Lands or any
of said property within the territory thereof from paying in
full, at any time, his pro rata share of said indebtedness, both
principal and interest.
SEC. 3. This Act shall not be construed as in any manner
affecting the validity of bonds outstanding against said District
on the effective date of this Act.
SEC. 4. It is hereby expressly provided that in the event of
any cancellation or similar reduction of any bonds or other indebtedness
outstanding against said District on the effective date
of this Act, then said Excluded Lands and said property within
the territory thereof shall receive the benefit of its pro rata
share, as hereinbefore defined, of said cancellation or reduction.
SEC. 5. By reason of the fact that a portion of said Excluded
Lands are now receiving and need water from said District for
irrigation purposes. power is hereby granted to said District
to continue to sell water for use on said "Excluded Lands."
SEC. 6. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as impairing
the ownership, lease, or easements by said District of any canals,
laterals, gates, rights of way, or other property located within
the territory of said Excluded Lands and owned by said District.
SEC. 7. In the event one portion of this Act shall be held
unconstitutional the validity of the remainder hereof shall not
SEC. 8. The fact that the owners of land and property in the
City of Donna are now heavily burdened with taxes and future
expenditures for improvements of the system of Donna Irrigation
District, Hidalgo County No. 1, would be of little or no
benefit to said owners of land or property in the City of Donna,
constitutes an emergency and an imperative public necessity
that the Constitutional Rule requiring all bills to be read in
each House on three several days 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 12, 1931.
Effective August 12, 1931.
[NOTE: H. B. No.71 passed the House by a vote of 111 yeas,
2 nays; passed the Senate by a vote of 31 yeas, 0 nays.]
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28], book, 1933; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17293/m1/30/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .