The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 63 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 55
Act shall not repeal any existing law except where it supersedes
such existing law or is in conflict therewith.
SEC. 17. This Act shall be cumulative of all laws of the State
of Texas not inconsistent herewith, relative to crude petroleum
oil and natural gas.
SEC. 18. All persons entrusted with the enforcement of the
orders, rules, and regulations of the Commission shall be regular
employees of the State of Texas and paid by the State of Texas,
and no persons other than the regular employees of the State of
Texas shall be charged with or relied upon for the performance
of any such duties.
SEC. 19. If any of the sections, clauses, or any provisions of
this Act or of any other Act referred to by this Act shall be held
unconstitutional, or otherwise invalid or unenforceable, such
holding shall not have the effect of nullifying or in any wise
affecting the remainder of this Act,, and the parts of this Act
not so held to be unconstitutional or invalid shall remain in full
force and effect.
SEC. 20. The term "party" as used in this Act shall include
all persons, firms, associations, corporations, trustees and receivers.
The term "Commission" shall mean the Railroad Commission
SEC. 21. This Act shall not amend, repeal, change, alter or
affect in any manner the Anti-trust Laws of this State.
SEC. 22. Article 6032 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925
is hereby amended so that hereafter the same shall read as
Article 6032. There is hereby levied a tax of one-tenth of
one cent per barrel of forty-two (42) standard gallons of crude
petroleum produced within this State, which shall be in addition
to and collected in the same manner as the present gross receipts
production tax on crude petroleum. Producers of crude petroleum
are hereby required to make reports of production in the
same manner and under the same penalties as for the gross production
tax. The tax thus collected shall be paid into the State
Treasury as other revenues, and shall be paid out on warrants as
other funds. The funds derived from this tax shall be used
for the administration of this law and the laws mentioned and
referred to by this Act. Any yearly excess of the tax over and
above the requirements of the Commission shall become a part
of the general revenues of the State and any deficiency shall be
made up out of the general revenues of the State.
SEC. 23. The Commission is hereby authorized and directed
to employ such supervisors, deputy supervisors and umpires as
may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act and all
related laws and orders, rules and regulations of such Commission
made thereunder, and it shall likewise employ such other
assistants and clerical help as may be necessary from time to
time for the same purpose, and there is hereby expressly appropriated
out of the funds derived from the tax levied in this Act,
a sufficient amount to pay such salaries and expenses. The salaries
of such employees shall be fixed by the Railroad Commis-
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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/m1/63/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .