The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 12 of 1,313
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1740 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
ingly use or knowingly permit such property to be used in
connection with book making, as such term is herein defined,
shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be punished
as set forth under Section 1 of this Act.
SEC. '6. Use of Communication Methods in Aid of Book
making.-It shall be unlawful for any person or the agent,
servant or employee of any person, corporation or association
of persons, knowingly to furnish telephone, telegraph, teletype,
teleprint or radio service or equipment; or to place the same
on any property in this State used for the purpose prohibited
by this Act or to assist in the violation of any of the provisions
of this Act by the furnishing of any telephone, telegraph, teletype,
teleprint or radio service or equipment. It shall also be
unlawful for any person or association of persons or corporations
knowingly to permit any telephone, telegraph, teletype, teleprint,
radio or other means of communication whatever to remain
on any property used for the purpose prohibited by this Act.
Any person or association of persons or anj corporation violating
any provision of this section shall be fined not less than
One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, nor more than One Thousand
($1,000.00) Dollars. No person or corporation engaged in the
business of furnishing telephone, telegraph, teletype, teleprint,
radio service or equipment to the public shall be liable in damages
when it or they, in good faith, refuse to furnish telephone,
telegraph, teletype, teleprint, radio service or equipment, or
refuse to continue to do so, believing it to be used or it is used
in violation of this Act, or where it or they refuse to furnish
or to continue to furnish telephone, telegraph, teletype, teleprint,
radio service or equipment after written notice from a
grand jury, district attorney, county attorney, sheriff, chief of
police, constable, any member of the State Highway Patrol or
State Ranger served by registered mail upon such person, corporation
or association of persons, that the equipment or service
furnished to a particular person, corporation or place is being
furnished in violation of the provisions of this Act. After such
notice has been given to any person or corporation engaged
ip the business of furnishing telephone, telegraph, teletype,
teleprint, radio service or equipment to the public that such
service or equipment is being used or is to be used in violation
of this Act, the continued furnishing of such service or equipment
shall be prima facie evidence of the knowledge of such
person, corporation or association of persons that said property
or premises are being used in violation of this Act.
SEC. 6. Any room, place, building, structure or property or the
furniture, fixtures or paraphernalia of whatsoever kind or character
used in connection with the offense of book making or pursuing
the business of book making, as defined in this Act, are
hereby declared to be public nuisances. Whenever the district
attorney, criminal district attorney, county attorney or Attorney
General has reliable information that such a nuisance exists he
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31], book, 1939; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18824/m1/12/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .