Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4859 Page: 3 of 6
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honorable John D. Reed, page 3
Captain, sergeant, or, whoever is in authority
on that shift. They used to keep the file on
prostitutes, but, that is not now part of their
"A Matrons salary is 4110.00 per month, it,
having been reduced about three years ago from
$150.00 per month. . . . According to Ni. Curry,
you must believe that Matrona here do only prae-
tically Nurses Vork, looking after the needs of
women, . . . and bringing women to and from the
confined quarters, at the direction of the jailer."
Article 1583 of the Penal Code regulates the hours
of labor, vacations, and minimum pay of members of the Fire
Departments and Police Departments in certain of the larger
cities of Texas. Section 7 of said Article, referred to by
you, provides as follows
*It is further provided that in any city
of more than seventy-five thousand (75y000) in-
habitants that each member of any such depart-
ment shall receive a sum of Qe Hundred FPifty-
($150.00) Dollars per month as a minimun wage
for said services so rendered.
"The city official having charge of the fire
department or police department in any such city
vho violates any provision of this Article shall
be fined not less than Ten (410.00) Dollars nor
more than One hundred ($100.00) Dollars, and death
day on which said city official shall cause or
permit any section of this Act to be violated shall
constitute and be a separate offense. As amended
Acts 1935, l44th Leg., p. 377, th. 139, f 1; Acts
1937, 5th Legs., p. 359, oh. 173, ( 12
Fort Worth is a city of more than 75,000 population,
and therefore the above quoted statutory provision undoubted-
ly applies to the Fire and Police Departments of that city.
There remains the question of whether, under the facts
above stated, the Rookie Policemen and Jail Matrons employed
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4859, text, 1942; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth262113/m1/3/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.