The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 74 of 1,313
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1802 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
"The Commissioners Court may allow, upon the written and
sworn application of the sheriff showing the necessity therefor,
one or more automobiles to be used by the sheriff or his deputies
in the discharge of his official duties, which, if purchased
by the county, shall be bought in the manner prescribed by law
for the purchase of supplies, and shall be paid for out of the
Officers' Salary Fund, and said automobiles shall be and remain
the property of the county. The expense of operating and
maintaining said automobile shall be paid in the manner and
subject to the provisions herein provided for other expense
items. The Commissioners Court by an order entered of record
may make provision for payment of depreciation upon automobiles
owned personally by the sheriff or his deputies.
"The Commissioners Court may, upon the written and sworn
application of the District Attorney or Criminal District Attorney
stating the necessity therefor, allow one or more automobiles
to be used by him in the discharge of his official duties,
which if purchased shall be bought by the county in the manner
prescribed by law for the purchase of supplies and paid for out
of the Officers' Salary Fund, and they shall be and remain the
property of the county. The amount to be expended for the purchase
of an automobile or automobiles shall not exceed the sum of
One Thousand, Two Hundred Dollars ($1,200) for the first year,
and shall not exceed the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500)
for any year thereafter. The expense of the maintenance and
operation of such automobile or automobiles as may be allowed
shall be paid for by the District Attorney or the Criminal District
Attorney from the Officers' Salary Fund, and the amount
thereof shall be reported in detail by the District Attorney or
the Criminal District Attorney on his monthly report, as is
required by this Section in reporting expenses incurred by him
in the conduct of his office. Such expense account for the maintenance
and operation of such automobile or automobiles shall
be subject to audit as hereinabove provided."
SEC. 2. The importance of this legislation and the crowded
condition of the calendar and the fact that the Officers' Salary
Bill was amended at the last Regular Session so as to declare
premiums on deputies' bonds a legal expense of office in counties
containing a population of less than one hundred and ninety
thousand (190,000), but was not so amended to make a like
provision applicable to counties containing a population in excess
of that figure 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, 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.. 33 passed the House, June 23, 1937, by
a vote of 114 yeas, 0 nays; passed the'Senate, June 24, 1937, by
a vote of 28 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved July 6, 1937.
Effective July 6, 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/m1/74/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .