Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-6908 Page: 3 of 5
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540. 5. The foot that there is no law providing
a peualty asaiast the use ot prbi o property unlawuf~ly
as defined in tals bill, and the ofet that the present
session of the aLeg aturt is about to adjourn asine d4
end that the crow ed condition of the calendar akes it
probable that athis oIU COannot be flol17 DBsse4 unes
r a snpoaaoa af the Ooastit4tont tAIte create
an ereoney sad an tapontive pb lo aooasity t that the
Constitutional Rule requiring bma to be read on three
several days in each Houseo be aaeusfded, and said iol
is hereby speed, and thIs Aet shell take effect and
be in'ore fro a and after its pasa~e and it is o
Article 3, motion S Constitutioa of Teas, prioideas
l o bll, (except gene p ropraIIisoa bI#,
wdich say embrace tshe vrousa sjets end accut*A o
for and on eoooUt of which mneysO are appropriate
bll eontain more than one saubjet, which shall be
expzpsed tn i ts tite. But t any subject shall be
eabraced In an act whicUh shall not be expressed in
Sthe t te, auoh sot sr a l a be vow only as to so muoh
there, as ahball not be so expressed."-
we note t1 h tt title of 8B , . s. 80 fllatea oaly to the
penalty for the private i a oo.f aty property, . , by cotuty
offiers and employees, whie t&e body of aid LAt contaIn
provisions with referne to the penalty for the private ea of
state property by State officers, as well a provisional with
reference to starlr penalty for officrs and eloyoes of
unici alittes who uae the property, 8 oet., ot nriapalities
for priva teopl t.
AS a atnt ere, a % .L shou d b e neithr broader norc
narrower than the bora Sbl (9 Tex. Jur, see. 46s p 99;
affrmi4n 185 a. N. 1055). Wten the St.4 a an wc.t toa
narrow or frestriotive to oover th.e bodyr zot those por-
tions of th aot not embraced in thae title are vod (39 Taex.
Jar., so. 46, p. 100; Provaace washintonIs Ins. <o, v. Levy
(Civ. App.) 1 8. . L350) Ward r. Sate* 102 crim. aPg,
204, 277 s, W. 672 ix Par te eartsll, &. W. 124) 80)
Burnett vo. Btt9 42 8 (td) .11047).
In view fa tOe r tht tathe tte of H. B. No. 80 is
restricted to totmatter or toe private. use ofr county property,
etoo. by county officers and emplyeos8, it is therefore our
opidnta tat tahoa provisions in thU body of the Act with
rerenco to tho private use of 4t -e property by tet4 offtos
and the private use of te prorrty dr ntoipalities by municipal
offers s and eployes are Vot .
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