The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 97 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 89
misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in a sum not
less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000), and each day that such violation is committed
shall constitute a separate offense. The Game, Fish
and Oyster Commission and its representatives is charged with
the duty of enforcing the provisions of this Act and all fines
and fees of the arresting officer, imposed for violations of this
Act, shall be remitted to the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission
and deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Special
SEC. 4. This Act shall be cumulative of all laws relating to
the subject matter of this Act. If any part of this Act shall
be held unconstitutional or inoperative all remaining parts of
this Act shall remain in full force and effect.
SEC. 5. The fact that the present pollution laws of this State
are inadequate and difficult of enforcement and there is urgent
need of a more adequate law to preserve important natural resources
of this State, 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, said
Rule is hereby suspended and this Act shall take effect from
and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved September 1, 1931.
Effective 90 days after adjournment.
[NOTE: H. B. No. 12 passed the House by a vote of 77 yeas,
22 nays; passed the Senate by a vote of 31 yeas, 0 nays.]
FISH LAW FOR MORRIS AND TITUS COUNTIES.
H. B. No. 33.] CHAPTER 43.
An Act to regulate the method of taking or catching fish in the public
fresh waters in Morris and Titus Counties, State of Texas, for the preservation
and conservation of the fish in said counties; providing penalties
for violation; repealing House Bill No. 717, Regular Acts of the
42nd Legislature and all other laws in conflict herewith; and declaring
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to take or catch
any fish in the public fresh waters, creeks, lakes, bayous, or lagoons
in the Counties of Morris and Titus, State of Texas, by any
other means than by the ordinary hook and line, set hook and line,
trot line, gig, artificial bait, hands, seine, net, seine and net to be
a three (3) inch mesh or more; provided, however, that persons
may use a minnow seine which is not more than twenty (20)
feet in length for the purpose of catching minnows for bait;
provided, that in seining for minnows for bait as herein permitted.
all fish and all minnows more than two and one-half (21)
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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/m1/97/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .