The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 68 of 1,313
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1796 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
The Commissioner of Agriculture is hereby directed to contract
with such keepers or caretakers to terminate on July 1 of
each year such contracts to be terminable before that time when
in the opinion of the Commissioner of Agriculture, or his agents,
such animals are not being properly cared for as provided in
the terms of such contracts and no lease shall extend for a
period to exceed one year.
The contract hereinabove provided for shall in addition to
the provisions herein set forth include one which will permit
the use of such jack or stallion by said caretaker for the purposes
to which he may be assigned in said contract and in no
event shall the keeper or caretaker make a service charge of
more than Ten Dollars ($10) for each foal and such caretaker
or keeper shall personally be liable for all refunds in guaranteeing
a foal and in no event shall the State of Texas be liable
directly or indirectly therefor. And it is expressly provided that
the Thirty Dollars ($30) paid as herein provided shall be all
the demand or claim that the State of Texas shall have against
such keeper or caretaker for rendering the services herein provided
and the sum or sums herein provided as a charge for
breeding fees shall be the only compensation said keeper or
caretaker may claim of or from the State of Texas therefor..
SEC. 3. The money derived from the leasing of the animals
hereinabove mentioned shall be deposited by the Commissioner
of Agriculture in the State Treasury where it shall be set up
as a "Special Jack and Stallion Fund" to be used by the Commissioner-to
pay the salaries of two (2) competent supervisors
at not to exceed Eighteen Hundred Dollars ($1800) per year
each for salaries and who shall receive the actual and necessary
traveling expenses while away from Austin in the performance
of their duties, which expenses shall not exceed amounts allowed
other state employees under the terms and provisions of Senate
Bill 138, Acts of the Forty-fifth Legislature, Regular Session,
1937, and in no event shall the salaries and expenses herein
authorized exceed the amount collected annually from the lease
or hire of animals as herein provided.
SEC. 4. All moneys now on hand and accruing to the Jack
and Stallion Account under H. B. 779, Acts of the Forty-fourth
Legislature, Regular Session, and amended by H. B. 8, Chapter
495, Forty-fourth Legislature, Third Called Session, are hereby
transferred to the Special Jack and Stallion Fund to be used by
the Commissioner of Agriculture for making refunds on breedings
heretofore reported in conformity with refunding provisions
of H. B. 779, Acts of the Regular Session of the Fortyfourth
Legislature, and for the payment of all other expenses
incurred in the administration of this Act, subject to the biennial
appropriation for the year ending August 31, 1939. The
State Comptroller and the State Treasurer are hereby authorized
and directed to make such transfers.
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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/m1/68/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .