The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 14 of 1,313
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1742 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
invalidate the remainder of this Act; but shall be confined in
its operation to the clause, provision, requirement or part thereof
SEC. 13. The fact that a Special Session of the 45th Legislature
is now in session to consider the provisions set forth
hereinabove creates an emergency and an imperative public
necessity that the Constitutional Rule providing a bill to be read
on three several days in each House be suspended, and said
Rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act shall have effect
and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-S. B. No. 2 passed the Senate, June 10, 1937, by a
vote of 27 yeas, 0 nays; passed the House, with amendments,
June 17, 1937, by a vote of 121 yeas, 1 nay; Senate refused to
concur in House amendments, June 21, 1937, and Conference
Committee appointed; Senate adopted Conference Committee
report, June 24, 1937, by a vote of 22 yeas, 0 nays; House adopted
Conference Committee report, June 25, 1937, by a vote of 110
yeas, 9 nays.]
Approved June 25, 1937.
Effective June 25, 1937.
PROHIBITING GAMBLING ON DOG RACES.
S. B. No. 3.] CHAPTER 3.
An Act making it unlawful to bet or wager money or anything of value
upon any dog race, or upon the result of any race, speed, skill or
endurance contest between dogs, to be run or held in this State or
elsewhere and providing a penalty therefor; prohibiting keeping any
premises, building, room or place for the purpose of being used as
a place to bet or wager upon dog races and providing a penalty therefor;
prohibiting the incorporation of concerns for the purpose of
operating dog tracks and providing penalties and forfeiture of charters
and permits of corporations violating the provisions of this Act;
providing for the arrest of violators of this Act in certain instances
without warrants; providing a severance or savings clause, and declaring
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Tixas:
SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person
to bet or wager money or thing of value upon any dog race,
or upon the result of any race, speed, skill, or endurance contest,
of, by or between dogs, run or to be run or held in this
State or elsewhere.
SEC. 2. Whoever violates any provision of this Act shall upon
conviction, be fined not less than Two Hundred ($200.00)
Dollars, nor more than Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, and be
imprisoned in jail not less than thirty (.30) days, nor more than
ninety (90) days.
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