The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 83 of 1,313
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FORTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 1811
FIXING AMOUNT WHICH MAY BE EXPENDED ON
WOMEN'S REST ROOMS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
H. B. No. 47.] CHAPTER 32.
An Act to amend Article 2371 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas
of 1925, and as amended by House Bill No. 675, Acts of the Fortyfifth
Legislature, Regular Session, by providing that in all counties
of this State having a population of two hundred and fifty thousand
(250,000) or more, according to the last United States Census, the
Commissioners Court in such county may expend, in furnishing a
rest room for women in the courthouse, or in courthouse buildings,
or on courthouse grounds, a sum not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars
($300); and may expend for its maintenance, including the compensation
paid by the county to the matron, an amount not to exceed
One Hundred Dollars ($100) per month; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. County Rest Rooms. That Article-2371 of the
Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925, and as amended by
House Bill No. 675, Acts of the Forty-fifth Legislature, Regular
Session, be, and the same is hereby amended so that the same
shall hereafter read as follows:
"Article 2371. Rest Room. That the Commissioners Court
in each county in this State may maintain a rest room for
women in the Courthouse, or if for any reason a suitable rest
room cannot be had in the courthouse, they may maintain a rest
room at some convenient place near the courthouse. The rest
room may be comfortably furnished with lounge, chairs, mirror,
lavatory, tables, and such other furnishings as may be needed
to make the room attractive and comfortable for women who
may be in attendance on the Court or who may for other reasons
be in town.
"The Commissioners Court may assist the business and professional
men, the various women's clubs, and other organizations
in paying the salary of a matron for the rest room; providing
the County Judge shall appoint such matron with the
consent of the Commissioners Court; providing that in counties
having a population according to the last United States Census
of less than twenty-five thousand (25,000), the expense and furnishing
of the rest room shall not exceed One Hundred and
Twenty-five Dollars ($125), nor shall the Commissioners Court
expend more than Fifteen Dollars ($15) per month for the
maintenance of the rest room, including the compensation paid
by the county to the matron; counties having a population according
to the last United States Census of more than twentyfive
thousand (25,000) and less than fifty thousand (50,000)
may expend not to exceed Two Hundred Dollars ($200) in furnishing
a rest room and may expend for its maintenance not
to exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($25) per month, including the
compensation paid by the county to the matron; and those coun-
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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/m1/83/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .