Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-6912 Page: 2 of 3
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tade, and subsequent sections relating to live-
*took disease control, aad d advise this office
if in your opinion provisions of the other so-
tions are apilloable and If penalties can e
assessed for violation of regulations designed
for tbis purpose,'
Article 15 lSb Vernon's Anntated Criminal 3 Stat
utes a' Texas, ienal Code, which was enacted by the 41st
Legislature at its First Called ssslon n 1929, provides
in respect to veterinary biologies as follows
*The said C comisson (Livestock Sanitary
Coaission) is hereby authorized to control
the sale and distribution of veterinary blo
logies. (atter in parentheses inserted by
We bhae read carefully the entire Act now ontain-
ed In said Article 152b, and we find no original penalty
authorized for violations of any rules, orders and regula-
tions of said Coamission provided to control the sale and
distribution of veterinary biologioe. The question of a
civil randy to prohibit such violations is not involved
However, in respet to subcquent laws oa this
subject, we call to your attention the *Texas Livestook
RetedY Att," enaStet in 1945 by the t5th Legislature (Art.
192i-, YA.C.3 ), to re.u ate the naaufacture, sale, offer-
ing to sell, and labelia g of liveatock re aedes; providing
for registratLon dth State Iealth Offricer providing for
fees; providing for enforcement; providing penaltiets allo-
atiung fees and appropriating funds. Thia Aot eapowers the
State Health Offieer to proaulgate and adopt reasonable
rules and regulations neceosary to tarry into effet the
fuil intent and seanlg of such Act, and provides a penalty
for the violation of said Act.
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-6912, text, 1945; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth264189/m1/2/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.