The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 37 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 29
SEC. 2. The fact that it is necessary to conserve the supply
of quail in Falls and Johnson Counties creates an emergency
and an imperative public necessity that the Constitutional Rule
requiring that bills be read on three several days in each House
be suspended and it is hereby suspended, and that this Act take
effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so
Approved August 12, 1931.
Effective August 12, 1931.
[NOTE: H. B. No. 32 passed the House by a vote of 102 yeas,
2 nays; passed the Senate by a vote of 31 yeas, 0 nays.]
FISH LAW FOR HUNT, KAUFMAN AND RAINS COUNTIES
S. B. No. 44.] CHAPTER 17.
An Act to amend Chapter Sixty-one, Special Acts of the Regular Session
of the Forty-second Legislature, House Bill 289, providing for the
taking of fish from the fresh waters of Hunt County, Kaufman County
and Rains County, Texas, and making it unlawful to take any such fish
except by ordinary hook and line or by seine or net, the mesh of which
is less than one and one-half inch square; providing that seines and
nets may be used only during July, August and September; and making
it unlawful to take or possess any such fish for the purpose of sale,
except Carp, Buffalo, Catfish and Drumfish taken from the waters of
Kaufman County, Hunt County and Rains County, Texas, or to retain
any Bass or Trout less than eight inches in length or any White Perch
or Crappie weighing less than one-half pound; fixing penalty; repealing
all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful to take from any of the fresh
waters of Hunt, Kaufman and Rains County, any fish other than
by ordinary hook line, set line or throw line, or by ordinary
cordline, seine or net, the square meshes of which are less than
one and one-half inches; provided that any such seine or net may
be used only during the months of July, August and September
of any year.
SEC. 2. Every person taking from such waters any bass or
trout less than eight inches in length shall return same to such
waters and shall return to such waters any white perch or
crappie or other fish taken, weighing less than one-half pound.
SEC. 3. It shall be unlawful for any person to take any fish
from such waters focr the purpose of sale or to possess the same
for the purpose of sale, except Carp, Buffalo, Drumfish and Catfish
taken from the waters of Kaufman County, Hunt County
and Rains County, Texas.
SEC. 4. Any person violating any provision of this Act shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be pun-
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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/m1/37/: accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .