The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 96 of 1,313
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1824 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
from hinge to mouth, from any public waters or submerged
lands of Calhoun County, Texas, without first having secured
a permit from the Commissioners Court of Calhoun County,
SEC. 2.. Provided that no such permit shall be granted without
a public hearing, and the applicant desiring the same shall
file an application with the County Judge of Calhoun County,
Texas, and shall give not less than ten days' notice of said hearing
by posting notice at the courthouse door in said County;
said notice shall contain the name of the applicant, the amount
of seed oysters in barrels desired to be taken, the location from
which it is desired to be taken, and the location upon which
oysters are to be transplanted, and also the date of said hearing
as fixed by the County Judge of said County. At said hearing
all interested persons shall have the right to appear and contest
said application, and said Commissioners Court shall grant or
deny \said application.
SEC. 3. Any person who violates any provision of this Act
shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be
punished by a fine of not less than Five Dollars ($5~), nor more
than Five Hundred Dollars ($500).
SEC. 4. Provided that in the event any Section of this Act
be held unconstitutional, it shall not affect the remaining provisions,
and the same shall remain in force and effect.
SEC. 5. The fact that there now exists an unwholesome condition
in Calhoun County with reference to the leasing of public
reefs and natural oyster beds as well as the destruction of public
reefs for the benefit of private individuals and corporations,
creates an emergency and a public necessity that the Rule requiring
bills to be read on three several days in each House be, and
the same is hereby suspended, and that this Act shall be in full
force and effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NoTE.-H. B. No. 67 passed the House, June 23, 1937, by
a vote of 105 yeas, 0 nays; passed the Senate, June 24, 1937, by
a vote of 28 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved June 25, 1937.
Effective June 25, 1937.
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