The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 43 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 35
SEC. 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are
SEC. 4. The fact that there is no adequate law existing for
the protection of wild quail in said County of Atascosa, State of
Texas, and the fact that said wild quail are being rapidly depleted
and exterminated in said County of Atascosa, creates an
emergency and an 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
that this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
passage and it is so enacted.
Approved August 12, 1931.
Effective 90 days after adjournment.
[NOTE: H. B. No. 37 passed the House by a vote of 104 yeas,
0 nays; passed the Senate by a viva voce vote.]
FISH LAW FOR ANGELINA, ATTOYOC, SABINE, AND
NECHES RIVERS AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES
IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
H. B. No. 73.] CHAPTER 22.
An Act to conserve fish in the Angelina, Attoyoc, Sabine, and Neches
Rivers and their tributaries in certain counties; providing penalties for
violations of this Act; permitting the use of nets of a certain size; and
declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this Act it
shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, or have
in his possession for the purpose of sale any black bass, trout,
white perch, or cat fish of less than twenty-two (22) inches in
length, which shall have been taken from the waters of the
Sabine, Attoyoc, Angelina and Neches Rivers or any of their
tributaries or lakes through which the flood streams of said
rivers or any of their tributaries flow, in the counties of Angelina,
Tyler, Newton, and Jasper.
SEC. 2. It shall be lawful for any person in the counties of
Angelina, Tyler, Newton and Jasper to use a net of not under
three (3) inches square mesh for the purpose of catching buffalo,
carp, suckers, gar fish, and cat fish over twenty-two (22)
inches in length. Any use of a net of a smaller mesh than herein
mentioned or for the purpose of catching fish of less than
twenty-two inches in length as herein mentioned, is hereby declared
illegal; provided that any net used in said counties shall
first be approved by the State Game Department.
SEC. 3. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall
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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/m1/43/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .