The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 66 of 2,111
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58 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
RELATING TO PIPE LINES.
H. B. No. 19.] CHAPTER 28.
An Act to amend Chapter 36 of the Acts of the Fifth Called Session of the
Forty-first Legislature, by re-enacting the first six sections thereof,
except to amend Section 6 to require reports on or before the 20th day
of each month, and requiring reports of each commodity by adding subdivision
No. 6 thereof; adding Section 6a, providing a basis for pipeline
rates requiring the Railroad Commission to immediately establish
and enforce same on said basis and authorizing and requiring the Commission
to fix rates and charges for transportation, storage and loading
of crude oil and petroleum; determining what rates shall include,
and allowing deductions for depreciation and other factors; providing
for temporary rates and reimbursement and for single and joint line
rates; providing for general adjustment of rates once each year; providing
for complaints, hearings and adjustments of rates; repealing Article
6037 and forbidding abandonment of connections or lines without
authority of the Railroad Commission, or owner or his agent; re-enacting
Section 7 thereof; re-enacting Section 8 thereof, except to amend
the definition of the common purchaser of crude oil; adding Section 8a
which defines common purchasers of natural gas, and making the provisions
of this Act applicable to them; adding Section Saa defining
others as common purchasers; adding Section 8b authorizing and
directing the Railroad Commission to establish regulations for the
enforcement thereof; adding Section 8bb providing that nothing herein
shall affect or repeal the Anti-trust Laws; adding Section Sc prohibiting
the transportation of oil produced in violation of the law or of the
rules and regulations of the Railroad Commission; re-enacting Sections
9, 10 and 11 thereof, except to amend Section 11 so as to permit onehalf
of penalty to be recovered by and for the use of one discriminated
against; and by adding Section Ila providing for the forfeiture of the
charter of and for permanent injunction against, a domestic corporation,
which is also a common purchaser, for the violation of the provisions
hereof; adding Section lib providing for the cancellation of the
permit and permanent injunction against a foreign corporation, which
is a common purchaser, for the violation of the provisions hereof; adding
Section lie providing for damage suits against common purchasers
in favor of those discriminated against where damage occurs; adding
Section lid directing the Railroad Commission to order reasonable extensions
and connections to prevent discrimination; adding Section lie
directing the Railroad Commission to request the Attorney General to
bring mandatory injunction to enforce the provisions of Section lid;
adding Section Ilf providing for receiverships for violation of orders
finally adjudged to be valid, and providing for dissolution of receiverships
and making bond; adding Section 11g providing for discrimination
in the purchase of royalty oil, providing unreasonable delays in
payment for royalty oil and for damages for violation; adding Section
llh applying enforcement provisions of Title 102, as amended, to this
Act; adding Section 11i appropriating Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00)
each year for enforcement thereof; adding Section 1lj preventing
Commission from limiting production to current market demand;
re-enacting Sections 12, 13 .and 14 .f' Chanter 36. and , *feclaring
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
That Chapter 36 of the Acts of the Fifth Called Session of the
Forty-first Legislature be amended to hereafter read as follows:
SECTION 1. Every person, association of persons, or corporation
owning, operating or managing any crude petroleum stor-
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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/m1/66/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .