The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 72 of 1,313
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1800 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
June 24, 1937, by a vote of 26 yeas, 0 nays; House concurred
in Senate amendments, June 24, 1937, by a vote of 103 yeas,
Approved July 7, 1937.
Effective July 7, 1937.
DECLARING A CLOSED SEASON FOR FIVE YEARS ON
H. B. No. 30.] CHAPTER 25.
An Act declaring it unlawful to take, hunt, trap, shoot, or kill any
prairie chicken in the State of Texas for a period of five (5) years;
prescribing penalty for violation of the provisions of this Act; making
the Act accumulative; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful to take, hunt, trap, shoot,
or kill any prairie chicken in the State of Texas for a period of
five (5) years from and after the effective date of this Act.
SEC. 2. Any person violating any provision of this Act shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall
be punished by a fine of not less than Ten Dollars ($10). nor
more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200).
SEC. 3. The provisions of this law shall be accumulative of
all general laws on the subject not in actual conflict herewith,
and all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby
repealed in so far as such laws are in actual conflict with the
provisions of this Act in its local application, and in case of
such conflict the provisions of this Act shall control and be
SEC. 4. The importance of this legislation and the fact that
the people of the State of Texas desire the above noted change
in the game law, create 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, and the same
is hereby suspended, and this Act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 30 passed the House, June 23, 1937, by
a vote of 94 yeas, 10 nays; passed the Senate, June 24, 1937, by
a vote of 28 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved July 6, 1937.
Effective September 24, 1937.
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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/m1/72/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .