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TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Art. 30. REVISED STATUTES CITED. These Revised Civil Statutes shall be known and may be cited as the "Revised Statutes.

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TITLE 4. AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE

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CHAPTER 11. COTTON

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TITLE 6. AMUSEMENTS--PUBLIC HOUSES OF

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ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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ARTICLE 2. TEXAS RACING COMMISSION

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ARTICLE 3. POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMISSION

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ARTICLE 4. POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMPTROLLER

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ARTICLE 5. GENERAL LICENSE PROVISIONS

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ARTICLE 6. RACETRACK LICENSES

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ARTICLE 7. OTHER LICENSES

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ARTICLE 8. ALLOCATION OF RACING DAYS--HORSES

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ARTICLE 9. HORSE REGISTRATION; RACING

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ARTICLE 9A. TEXAS DERBIES

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ARTICLE 10. ALLOCATION OF RACING DAYS--GREYHOUNDS; KENNELS

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ARTICLE 11. WAGERING

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ARTICLE 12. FAIRS, STOCK SHOWS, AND EXPOSITIONS

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ARTICLE 13. EXCLUSION OR EJECTION FROM RACETRACK

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ARTICLE 14. CRIMINAL OFFENSES

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ARTICLE 15. GENERAL PENALTY PROVISIONS

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ARTICLE 16. LOCAL OPTION ELECTION

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ARTICLE 17. STATEWIDE REFERENDUM

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ARTICLE 18. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

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Art. 179e-2. USE OF STATE FUNDS FOR CERTAIN TRACK IMPROVEMENTS PROHIBITED. This Act prohibits the use of state appropriated funds for use in capital improvements of tracks or for interest payments on such facilities except for those tracks which were publicly owned on September 1, 1986.

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TITLE 15. ATTORNEYS--DISTRICT AND COUNTY

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TITLE 19. BLUE SKY LAW--SECURITIES

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Art. 581-1. SHORT TITLE OF ACT. This Act shall be known and may be cited as "The Securities Act.

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Art. 581-2. CREATING THE STATE SECURITIES BOARD AND PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF SECURITIES COMMISSIONER. A.

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Art. 581-2-1. CONFLICT OF INTEREST. A.

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Art. 581-2-2. INFORMATION ABOUT STANDARDS OF CONDUCT. The Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee shall provide to members of the Board and to Board employees, as often as necessary, information regarding the requirements for office or employment under this Act, including information regarding a person's responsibilities under applicable laws relating to standards of conduct for state officers or employees.

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Art. 581-2-3. TRAINING. A.

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Art. 581-2-4. DIVISION OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES. The Board shall develop and implement policies that clearly separate the policymaking responsibilities of the Board and the management responsibilities of the Commissioner and employees of the Board.

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Art. 581-2-5. PUBLIC TESTIMONY. The Board by rule shall develop and implement policies that provide the public with a reasonable opportunity to appear before the Board and to speak on any issue under the jurisdiction of the Board.

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Art. 581-2-6. COMPLAINTS INFORMATION. A.

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Art. 581-2-7. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT. A.

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Art. 581-3. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT BY THE SECURITIES COMMISSIONER AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. The administration of the provisions of this Act shall be vested in the Securities Commissioner.

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Art. 581-3-1. NONEXCLUSIVITY OF MEANS OF ENFORCEMENT. The Commissioner may utilize any or all penalties, sanctions, remedies, or relief as the Commissioner deems necessary.

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Art. 581-7. PERMIT OR REGISTRATION FOR ISSUE BY COMMISSIONER; INFORMATION FOR ISSUANCE OF PERMIT OR REGISTRATION. A.

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Art. 581-8. CONSENT TO SERVICE. Unless the Board by rule otherwise specifies, any application filed or notice filing submitted by an issuer, or by a dealer or investment adviser who is organized under the laws of any other state, territory, or government, or domiciled in any other state than Texas, shall contain a provision that appoints the Commissioner the issuer's, dealer's, or investment adviser's true and lawful attorney upon whom all process may be served in any action or proceedings against such issuer, dealer, or investment adviser arising out of any transaction subject to this Act with the same effect as if such issuer, dealer, or investment adviser were organized or created under the laws of this state and had been lawfully served with process therein.

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Art. 581-9. PROTECTION TO PURCHASERS OF SECURITIES. A.

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Art. 581-10. EXAMINATION OF APPLICATION; PERMIT. A.

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Art. 581-10-1. PURPOSES. A.

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Art. 581-11. PAPERS FILED WITH COMMISSIONER; RECORDS OPEN TO INSPECTION. All information, papers, documents, instruments and affidavits required by this Act to be filed with the Commissioner shall be deemed public records of this state, and shall be open to the inspection and examination of any purchaser or prospective purchaser of said securities or the agent or representative of such purchaser or prospective purchaser; and the Commissioner shall give out to any such purchaser or prospective purchaser or his agent or representative any information required to be filed with him under the provisions of this section, or any other part of this Act, and shall furnish any such purchaser, prospective purchaser, or his agent or representative requesting it, certified copies of any and all papers, documents, instruments and affidavits filed with him under the provisions of this section or of any part of this Act.

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Art. 581-12. REGISTRATION OF PERSONS SELLING SECURITIES OR RENDERING INVESTMENT ADVICE. A.

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Art. 581-12-1. NOTICE FILING FOR FEDERAL COVERED INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF FEDERAL COVERED INVESTMENT ADVISERS. A.

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Art. 581-13. METHOD AND CONDITION OF REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR DEALER, AGENT, INVESTMENT ADVISER, OR INVESTMENT ADVISER REPRESENTATIVE. A.

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Art. 581-13-1. INSPECTION. A.

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Art. 581-14. DENIAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION AS DEALER, AGENT, INVESTMENT ADVISER, OR INVESTMENT ADVISER REPRESENTATIVE. A.

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Art. 581-15. ISSUANCE OF REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES TO DEALERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISERS. If the Commissioner is satisfied that the applicant for a dealer's or investment adviser's certificate of registration has complied with the requirements of the Act above, that the applicant has filed a written consent to service as and when required by Section 8 of this Act, and upon the payment of the fees required by Section 35 of this Act, the Commissioner shall register the applicant and issue to it or him a registration certificate, stating the principal place of business and address of the dealer or investment adviser, the names and business addresses of all persons interested in the business as principals, officers, directors or managing agents, and the fact that the dealer or investment adviser has been registered for a current calendar year as a dealer in securities or as an investment adviser.

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Art. 581-17. FORM OF CERTIFICATES TO DEALERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISERS. The certificate shall be in such form as the Commissioner may determine.

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Art. 581-18. REGISTRATION OF AGENTS OF DEALERS OR OF REPRESENTATIVES OF INVESTMENT ADVISERS. Upon written application by a registered dealer or investment adviser, and upon satisfactory compliance with the requirements of the Act above, the Commissioner shall register as an agent of such dealer or as a representative of the investment adviser such persons as the dealer or investment adviser may request.

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Art. 581-19. ANNUAL REGISTRATION; RENEWALS. A.

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Art. 581-20. DISPLAY OR ADVERTISEMENT OF FACT OF REGISTRATION UNLAWFUL. It shall be unlawful for any dealer, agent, investment adviser, or investment adviser representative to use the fact of his registry, by public display or advertisement, except as hereinafter expressly provided, for the registration certificate or evidence of registration or any certified copy thereof, in connection with any sale or effort to sell any security or any rendering of services as an investment adviser.

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Art. 581-21. POSTING REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES. Immediately upon receipt of the dealer's or investment adviser's registration certificate issued pursuant to the authority of this Act, the dealer or investment adviser named therein shall cause such certificate to be posted and at all times conspicuously displayed in such dealer's or investment adviser's principal place of business, if one is maintained in this state, and shall likewise forthwith cause a duplicate of such certificate to be posted and at all times conspicuously displayed in each branch office located within this state.

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Art. 581-22. REGULATION OF OFFERS. A.

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INFORMATIONAL ADVERTISING ONLY.

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Art. 581-23-2. EMERGENCY CEASE AND DESIST ORDER. A.

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Art. 581-24. HEARINGS UPON EXCEPTION TO ACTIONS OF COMMISSIONER. A.

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Art. 581-25. REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION OF ANY DEALER, AGENT, INVESTMENT ADVISER, OR INVESTMENT ADVISER REPRESENTATIVE. The revocation of a dealer's or investment adviser's registration shall constitute a revocation of the registration of any agent of the dealer or any investment adviser representative of the investment adviser and notice of its operation on such agent or investment adviser representative shall be forthwith sent by the Commissioner to each of such agents or investment adviser representatives.

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Art. 581-25-1. RECEIVERSHIPS OF PERSONS OR ASSETS. A.

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Art. 581-26. NOTICES BY REGISTERED MAIL. Any notice required by this Act shall be sufficient if sent by registered or certified mail unless otherwise specified in this Act, addressed to a person at the address designated in any filings submitted by the person to the Commissioner or the person's last known address.

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Art. 581-27. JUDICIAL REVIEW. Judicial review of a decision of the Commissioner or Board is under the substantial evidence rule.

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Art. 581-28. INVESTIGATIONS, INVESTIGATORY MATERIALS, AND REGISTRATION RELATED MATERIALS. A.

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Art. 581-28-1. ADOPTION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS. A.

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Art. 581-29-1. LIMITATION. An indictment for an offense under Subsection C of Section 29 may be brought only before the fifth anniversary of the day on which the offense is committed.

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Art. 581-29-2. AGGREGATION OF AMOUNTS INVOLVED IN SECURITIES FRAUD. When amounts are obtained in violation of this Act under one scheme or continuing course of conduct, whether from the same or several sources, the conduct may be considered as one offense and the amounts aggregated in determining the grade of the offense.

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Art. 581-29-3. CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION. A.

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Art. 581-30. CERTIFIED COPIES OF PAPERS FILED WITH COMMISSIONER AS EVIDENCE. Copies of all papers, instruments, or documents filed in the office of the Commissioner, certified by the Commissioner, shall be admitted to be read in evidence in all courts of law and elsewhere in this state in all cases where the original would be admitted in evidence; provided, that in any proceeding in the court having jurisdiction, the court may, on cause shown, require the production of the originals.

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Art. 581-31. CONSTRUCTION. Nothing herein contained shall limit or diminish the liability of any person or company, or of its officers or agents, now imposed by law to prevent the prosecution of any person or company, or of its officers or agents, for the violation of the provisions of any other statute.

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Art. 581-32. INJUNCTIONS, RESTITUTION, AND CIVIL PENALTIES. A.

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Art. 581-33. CIVIL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ISSUANCE OR SALE OF A SECURITY. A.

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Art. 581-33-1. CIVIL LIABILITY OF INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISER REPRESENTATIVES. A.

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Art. 581-33-2. STAY OF RECOGNITION OR ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN COUNTRY JUDGMENT. (a) Prior to a court's recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment under Chapter 36, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, or otherwise, a party against whom recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment is sought is entitled to de novo review by a court in this state to determine whether a party, its successors, assigns, agents, or representatives seeking recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment has violated this Act or Chapter 17, Business & Commerce Code.

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Art. 581-34. ACTIONS FOR COMMISSION; ALLEGATIONS AND PROOF OF COMPLIANCE. No person or company shall bring or maintain any action in the courts of this state for collection of a commission or compensation for services rendered in the sale or purchase of securities, as that term is defined in this Act, without alleging and proving that such person or company was duly registered under the provisions of this Act (or duly exempt from such registration pursuant to rules adopted under Section 12C of this Act) and the securities so sold were duly registered under the provisions of this Act at the time the alleged cause of action arose; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any company or person that rendered services in connection with any transaction exempted by Section 5 of this Act or by any rule promulgated by the Board pursuant to Subsection T of Section 5 of this Act if the company or person was not required to be registered by the terms of the exemption.

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Art. 581-35. FEES. A.

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Art. 581-35-1. FEES FOR SALES OF EXCESS SECURITIES. A.

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Art. 581-35-2. FEES FOR SALES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES. If, after notice and hearing, the commissioner or any court of competent jurisdiction finds that an offeror has sold securities in this State pursuant to an offering no part of which has been registered under Section 7 or 10 of this Act and for which the transactions or securities are not exempt under Section 5 or 6 of this Act, the commissioner or said court may impose a fee equal to six times the amount that would have been paid if the issuer had filed an application to register the securities and paid the fee prescribed by Subsection B(2) of Section 35 based on the aggregate amount of sales made in this State within the prior three years, plus interest on that amount at the rate provided by Section 302.

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Art. 581-36. DEPOSIT TO GENERAL REVENUE FUND. Upon and after the effective date of this Act all moneys received from fees, assessments, or charges under this Act shall be paid by the Commissioner or Board into the General Revenue Fund.

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Art. 581-37. PLEADING EXEMPTIONS. It shall not be necessary to negative any of the exemptions in this Act in any complaint, information or indictment, or any writ or proceeding laid or brought under this Act; and the burden of proof of any such exemption shall be upon the party claiming the same.

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Art. 581-38. PARTIAL INVALIDITY; SEVERABILITY. The provisions of this Act are severable, and in the event that any provision thereof should be declared void or unconstitutional, it is hereby declared that the remaining provisions would have been enacted notwithstanding such judicial determination of the invalidity of any particular provision or provisions in any respect, and said sections shall remain in full force and effect.

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Art. 581-39. REPEAL OF SECURITIES ACT AND INSURANCE SECURITIES ACT NOW IN EFFECT; SAVING CLAUSE AS TO PENDING PROCEEDINGS. The Acts now in effect being currently known as the Securities Act of Texas and the Insurance Securities Act of Texas, as embraced in Senate Bill No.

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Art. 581-42. REDUCED FEES. A.

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Art. 581-43. INVESTOR EDUCATION. A.

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TITLE 20A. BOARD AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE

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TITLE 22. BONDS--COUNTY, MUNICIPAL, ETC.

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CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS AND REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 8. SINKING FUNDS--INVESTMENTS, ETC.

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Art. 842. FEDERAL FARM LOAN BONDS. All bonds issued under and by virtue of the Federal Farm Loan Act, approved by the President of the United States, July 17, 1916, and all consolidated bonds, bonds, debentures, and other similar obligations issued by virtue of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, P.

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Art. 842a. SECURITIES ISSUED BY FEDERAL AGENCIES; TEXAS SECURITIES; INVESTMENTS. Hereafter, all mortgages, bonds, debentures, notes, collateral trust certificates, and other such evidences of indebtedness, issued or that hereafter may be issued under the terms and provisions of the National Housing Act, approved by the President of the United States on June 27, 1934, as amended and as may hereafter be amended, and all "insured accounts" issued or that may hereafter be issued by any institution insured under the provisions of Title IV of the National Housing Act, approved June 27, 1934, as amended and as may hereafter be amended, or any evidences of indebtedness or accounts that may be issued or insured by any lawful agency created thereunder, all mortgages, bonds, consolidated bonds issued under the Farm Credit Act of 1971, P.

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Art. 842a-1. OBLIGATIONS WHOLLY OR PARTLY INSURED BY UNITED STATES OR STATE, INVESTMENT IN. Savings and loan associations, banks, insurance companies, and other corporations or other organizations, similar or dissimilar, are hereby authorized to lend, and to buy and sell for their own account, obligations in which except as to value of property and dignity of lien thereon securing the obligation it is otherwise lawful for such investor to invest its own funds, (by direct loan or by purchase), if the entire amount of the indebtedness is insured or guaranteed in any manner by the United States or by this State; or, if not so wholly insured or guaranteed, the difference between the entire amount of the indebtedness and that portion thereof insured or guaranteed by the United States or by this State, does not exceed the amount permissible under the law of this State, and meets the requirements thereof as to value of property and dignity of lien thereon, provided; further authorizing that any such lender may make an unsecured loan not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500), if at least one-half thereof is guaranteed pursuant to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.

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TITLE 28. CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

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CHAPTER 1. CITIES AND TOWNS

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Art. 974d-41. VALIDATION OF GOVERNMENTAL ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF MUNICIPALITIES OF MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION.

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CHAPTER 13. HOME RULE

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CHAPTER 21. HOUSING

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Art. 1269l-2. STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE FOR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL GRANTS FOR HOUSING. The Texas State Department of Health is hereby authorized, upon the request of the governing body of any political subdivision or the authorized agency of any group of political subdivisions: (a) to arrange planning assistance (including surveys, community renewal plans, technical services, and other planning work) and to arrange for the making of a study or report upon any planning problem of any such political subdivision or political subdivisions submitted to the State Department of Health, provided, however, that the employees of the State Department of Health shall not themselves make such surveys, studies, or reports; (b) to agree with such governing body or the agency of such governing bodies as to the amount, if any, to be paid to the State Department of Health for such service; and (c) to apply for and accept grants from the Federal Government or other sources in connection with any such assistance, study, or report, and to contract with respect thereto.

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TITLE 32. CORPORATIONS

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CHAPTER 10. PUBLIC UTILITIES

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CHAPTER 17. TRUST COMPANIES AND INVESTMENTS

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Art. 1524b. HOUSING CORPORATIONS AUTHORIZED. Corporations may be formed wholly for the purpose of providing housing for families of low income and/or for reconstruction of slum areas, provided such corporations are regulated by state or municipal law, as hereinafter provided as to rents, charges, capital structure, rate of return and areas and methods of operation.

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Art. 1524c. APPLICATION FOR INCORPORATION. Applications for charters for corporations, the creation of which are authorized under the provisions of this Act, in addition to requirements now prescribed by law, must be accompanied by a certificate executed by the officials of the governing body of the municipality in which said corporation contemplate owning or operating any properties certifying that the capital structure thereof and the plans and specifications of the proposed building has the approval of such governing body, provided, that where said corporation contemplates the owning or operating of properties situated outside the corporate limits of any organized town, city or village, then the certification herein referred to shall be executed by the Commissioners' Court of any county in which it is contemplated to own and/or operate properties within the scope of this Act.

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Art. 1524d. POWERS; FEES AND TAXES. Any corporation organized under the provisions of this Act shall have, except as herein provided, all the powers of private domestic corporations which have been heretofore organized under the provisions of the laws of the State of Texas, and shall pay all fees and taxes which are required to be paid by private domestic corporations organized and/or existing under the laws of the State of Texas.

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Art. 1524e. REGULATION BY MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES. The rents, charges, capital structure, rate of return and areas and method of operation of any corporation organized under the provisions of Section 1 hereof shall be regulated, as hereinafter provided, by the governing body of any municipality or county where the properties to be owned or operated are situated outside the corporate limits of any organized town, city or village in which said corporation owns and operates any property.

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Art. 1524f. RATE OF RETURN RESTRICTED. The governing body fixing the rate of return for a corporation organized under the provisions of Section 1 of this Act shall not fix such rates of return to yield a net amount in excess of eight (8%) per cent upon the invested capital of such corporation.

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Art. 1524g. RULES AND REGULATIONS TO BE PRESCRIBED AND PLANS APPROVED. Such governing body may establish rules and regulations governing its procedure for hearings in fixing or amending orders or ordinances fixing the rents, charges, rate of return and areas and methods of corporations organized under the provisions of Section 1 hereof, and before any building is erected by such corporation, the detailed plans and specifications thereof, must be approved by the governing body of the municipality or county, where the properties to be owned or operated are situated outside the corporate limits of any organized town, city or village in which such building is to be erected.

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Art. 1524h. APPEAL FROM ORDER FIXING RATE OF RETURN. Any corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of provisions of Section 1 hereof, which shall be dissatisfied with any rents, charges, rate of return and area and method of operation which is fixed or may be fixed or may be changed by any governing body, may, by giving to such governing body ten (10) days notice by registered mail of its intention thereof, appeal to any district court of the county wherein the property which is affected is situated.

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Art. 1524i. LOANS FROM RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION. Any corporation created under the provisions of this Act, in addition to the powers herein granted, shall have full power and authority to do all things necessary to secure loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation under the rules and regulations prescribed by said Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

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Art. 1524j. ANTI-TRUST LAWS NOT AFFECTED. Provided that nothing in this Act shall in anywise affect or nullify the Anti-trust laws of this State.

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Art. 1524k. RESTRAINING VIOLATION OF ORDERS, RULES OR REGULATIONS; PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION. If any agent, servant, officer or employee of any corporation created under the provisions of this Act shall wilfully violate any order, rule, regulation or ordinance fixing rents, charges, rate of return, areas and method of operation, the District Court of the County in which the property of such corporation is situated, upon application of the governing body of the municipality or county, where the properties to be owned or operated are situated outside the corporate limits of any organized town, city or village wherein the corporation owns property, may issue during its term or in vacation a temporary writ of injunction restraining such agents, servants, officers or employees from any violation of such order, rule, regulation or ordinance and which temporary writ of injunction may be made permanent upon notice and hearing in the manner now provided by law.

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CHAPTER 18. MISCELLANEOUS

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TITLE 34. COUNTY FINANCES

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TITLE 44. COURTS--COMMISSIONERS

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TITLE 47. DEPOSITORIES

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CHAPTER 2. COUNTY DEPOSITORIES

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Art. 2548a. PLEDGE OF STATE GENERAL FUND WARRANTS AS SECURITY FOR DEPOSITED FUNDS OF COUNTY OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IN LIEU OF BONDS. Any banking corporation in the State of Texas selected as the depository bank for County Funds, or for the funds of any School District in Texas, including Common School Districts, Independent School Districts, Rural High School Districts, Consolidated School Districts, and any other School District in Texas, or funds of any State institution, shall be authorized to pledge General Fund Warrants of the State of Texas as securities for the purpose of securing such funds when, as otherwise provided by law, such banking corporations are authorized to pledge securities in lieu of personal bonds or surety bonds for the purpose of securing such Funds; provided, however, this privilege shall cease and be null and void whenever the deficit in the General Fund shall exceed Forty-two Million ($42,000,000.

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TITLE 49. EDUCATION--PUBLIC

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CHAPTER 1. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

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Art. 2603c1. VALIDATION OF PROCEEDINGS AND BONDS PURCHASED BY FEDERAL AGENCIES. Severally all the acts of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas, the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College, the Board of Regents of the State Teachers Colleges, the Board of Regents of the Texas State College for Women, and the Board of Directors of the Texas College of Arts and Industries, heretofore had in the authorization, issuance, and delivery of bonds, notes or warrants, evidencing loans made to accomplish purposes authorized under the provisions of Chapter 5, Acts of the Second Called Session of the Forty-third Legislature, and amendments thereto, and all other laws of the State of Texas, relating to such bonds, notes or warrants, including the construction, acquisition and equipping of dormitories, kitchens and dining halls, hospitals, libraries, student activity buildings, gymnasia, athletic buildings and stadia, and other buildings, are hereby in all things validated.

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Art. 2603c2. VALIDATION OF PROCEEDINGS AND BONDS PURCHASED BY FEDERAL AGENCIES; DUTIES OF BOARDS. Severally all the acts of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas, the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College, the Board of Regents of the State Teachers Colleges, the Board of Regents of the Texas State College for Women, and the Board of Directors of the Texas College of Arts and Industries, heretofore had in the authorization, issuance, and delivery of bonds, notes or warrants, evidencing loans made to accomplish purposes authorized under the provisions of Chapter 5, Acts of the Second Called Session of the Forty-third Legislature, and amendments thereto, and all other laws of the State of Texas, relating to such bonds, notes, or warrants, including the construction, acquisition and equipment of dormitories, kitchens, and dining halls, hospitals, libraries, student activity buildings, gymnasia, athletic buildings and stadia, dormitories for help, laundries, and other buildings, are hereby in all things validated.

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CHAPTER 11. COUNTY SCHOOLS

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Art. 2676b. ELECTION OF COUNTY-WIDE DISTRICT TRUSTEES IN COUNTIES OF 5,150 TO 5,175. This Act applies to a county-wide school district in a county having a population of more than 5,250 and less than 5,350.

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Art. 2685a. EXPENSES OF ADMINISTERING SCHOLASTIC AFFAIRS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. That in each county of this State with a population of not less than thirteen thousand, six hundred (13,600) and not more than thirteen thousand, six hundred fifty (13,650) and in all counties containing a population of not less than fifteen thousand, two hundred (15,200) and not more than fifteen thousand, seven hundred (15,700), as shown by the Federal Census last preceding such action, the county board of trustees is hereby authorized to set aside from the Available School Fund of the county, in accordance with the provisions of the General Law governing the assessment for the support of the county superintendent's office, an amount not to exceed Six Hundred Dollars ($600) to defray the expenses of the county superintendent and the county board of trustees in the administration of the scholastic affairs of the county.

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Art. 2685b. COUNTIES OF 5,100 TO 5,200; EXPENSES OF ADMINISTERING SCHOLASTIC AFFAIRS. In each county of this State with a population of not less than five thousand one hundred (5,100) nor more than five thousand two hundred (5,200) as shown by the Federal Census of 1930, the county board of trustees is hereby authorized to set aside from the Available School Fund of the county, in accordance with the provisions of the General Law governing the assessment for the support of the county superintendent's office, an amount not to exceed Six Hundred ($600.

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Art. 2685b-1. COUNTIES OF 5,950 TO 6,050; EXPENSES OF ADMINISTERING SCHOLASTIC AFFAIRS. In each county of this State with a population of not less than five thousand, nine hundred and fifty (5,950) nor more than six thousand and fifty (6,050), as shown by the Federal Census of 1940, the county board of trustees is hereby authorized to set aside from the Available School Fund of the county, in accordance with the provisions of the General Law governing the assessment for the support of the county superintendent's office, an amount not to exceed Nine Hundred Dollars ($900) per year to defray the expenses of the County Judge serving as ex officio county superintendent within the county.

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Art. 2687b. MEETINGS IN COUNTIES OF 130,000 TO 133,000 POPULATION. In all counties in Texas having a population of not less than one hundred and thirty thousand (130,000) and not more than one hundred and thirty-three thousand (133,000), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County School Trustees shall hold meetings once each month on the first Monday of each month, or as soon thereafter as practicable, or at such other times when called by the President of the Board of County School Trustees or at the instance of any three (3) members of said Board and the County Superintendent; the meeting place to be at the County Courthouse and in the office of the County Superintendent, or at such other place in the County Courthouse as may be designed by the President of said Board of County School Trustees.

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Art. 2688b. APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT IN COUNTIES OF OVER 350,000. In all counties having a population in excess of three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) inhabitants, according to the last available Federal Census, the County Superintendent shall be appointed by the Board of County School Trustees and shall hold office for four (4) years.

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Art. 2688g. COUNTIES OF 600,000 WITH 4 OR MORE SCHOOL DISTRICTS; ELECTION; ABOLITION OF OFFICE; TRANSFER OF DUTIES. (a) The electorate of any county in this State having a population of not less than six hundred thousand (600,000), according to the last preceding Federal Census, and wherein there are four (4) or more common school districts, shall, at the next General Election following the passage of this Act, determine by majority vote whether the office of county superintendent shall be abolished in said county.

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Art. 2688h. COUNTIES OF 190,000 TO 205,000; COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES; ABOLITION OF OFFICES; TRANSFER OF DUTIES; ASSISTANTS TO COUNTY JUDGE. (a) Repealed by Acts 1981, ch.

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Art. 2688n. COUNTIES OF 25,750 TO 28,000; COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS; ABOLITION OF OFFICE; TRANSFER OF DUTIES. The office of County Superintendent is abolished in all counties having a population of not less than 25,750 nor more than 28,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census.

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Art. 2700d-4. SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY IN COUNTIES OF 2865 AND NOT MORE THAN 2870, ETC. That the salary of County Superintendents of Public Instruction in all counties in Texas having not less than two thousand eight hundred and sixty-five (2,865) and not more than two thousand eight hundred and seventy (2,870) population and in all counties in Texas having not less than three thousand eight hundred and fifty (3,850) and not more than three thousand nine hundred (3,900) population, and in all counties in Texas having not less than four thousand nine hundred and fifteen (4,915) and not more than four thousand nine hundred and twenty (4,920) population, each, according to the last preceding Federal Census from and after the effective date of this Act shall be paid from the Available School Fund of such County.

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Art. 2700d-5. SUPERINTENDENT'S EXPENDITURES IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. In counties having a population of not less than seventy-seven thousand (77,000), and not more than seventy-seven thousand, six hundred (77,600), and in counties having a population of not less than fifteen thousand, five hundred and fifty (15,550), and not more than fifteen thousand, five hundred and sixty (15,560), and in counties having a population of not less than nineteen thousand, one hundred and thirty (19,130) and not more than nineteen thousand, three hundred (19,300); and in counties having a population of not less than thirty-four thousand, six hundred (34,600) and not more than thirty-four thousand, seven hundred (34,700), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction, and any assistant he may have; provided that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-6. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY AND TRAVELING EXPENSES. In counties having a population of not less than thirty thousand (30,000) and not more than thirty thousand and twenty-nine (30,029), and counties having a population of not less than eighteen thousand four hundred twenty-five (18,425) and not more than eighteen thousand five hundred twenty-eight (18,528), and counties having a population of not less than forty-three thousand one hundred (43,100) and not more than forty-three thousand three hundred (43,300) and counties having a population of not less than twenty-three thousand eight hundred and eighty (23,880) and not more than twenty-three thousand nine hundred (23,900), and in counties having a population of not less than thirty-four thousand (34,000) and not more than thirty-five thousand five hundred (35,500), and in counties having a population of not less than eighteen thousand eight hundred fifty (18,850) and not more than eighteen thousand eight hundred seventy-five (18,875), and counties having a population of not less than ten thousand one hundred fifty-three (10,153) inhabitants and not more than ten thousand one hundred fifty-six (10,156) inhabitants, and counties having a population of not less than nineteen thousand one hundred (19,100) and not more than nineteen thousand one hundred fifty (19,150), and counties having a population of not less than thirty thousand four hundred (30,400) and not more than thirty thousand six hundred (30,600), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction; provided that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred ($600.

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Art. 2700d-9. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES IN COUNTIES OF 13,125 TO 13,145. In counties having a population of not less than thirteen thousand, one hundred and twenty-five (13,125) and not more than thirteen thousand, one hundred and forty-five (13,145), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction; provided that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-10. OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES IN COUNTIES OF 30,708 TO 30,750. In counties having a population of not less than thirty thousand, seven hundred and eight (30,708) and not more than thirty thousand, seven hundred and fifty (30,750), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction; provided that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-11. OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES IN COUNTIES OF 49,000 TO 49,025. In all counties containing a population of not less than forty-nine thousand (49,000), nor more than forty-nine thousand and twenty-five (49,025), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Superintendents shall receive from the available school funds of their respective counties, for office and traveling expenses, a sum not to exceed Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-13. OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES IN COUNTIES OF 32,400 TO 32,500. In counties having a population of not less than thirty-two thousand, four hundred (32,400) and not more than thirty-two thousand, five hundred (32,500), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction; provided that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-14. OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES IN COUNTIES OF 27,441 TO 27,450 AND OTHER COUNTIES. In counties having a population of not less than twenty-seven thousand, four hundred and forty-one (27,441) and not more than twenty-seven thousand, four hundred and fifty (27,450), and in counties having a population of not less than twenty thousand and forty-eight (20,048) and not more than twenty thousand and fifty-five (20,055), and in counties having a population of not less than twenty-five thousand, three hundred and ninety-four (25,394) and not more than twenty-five thousand, four hundred (25,400), and in counties having a population of not less than ten thousand, nine hundred seventy-five (10,975) and not more than ten thousand, nine hundred and eighty-five (10,985), according to the last preceding Federal Census, and the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction; providing that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-16. OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES OF COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS AND ASSISTANTS IN COUNTIES OF ENUMERATED POPULATION. In counties with a population of not less than sixteen thousand, six hundred (16,600) and not more than seventeen thousand, sixty (17,060); and in counties having a population of not less than thirty-eight thousand, seven hundred and sixty (38,760) inhabitants and not more than thirty-eight thousand, seven hundred and eighty (38,780) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twenty-six thousand, three hundred and eighty-two (26,382) and not more than twenty-six thousand, four hundred (26,400) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twenty-three thousand, six hundred and sixty-nine (23,669) nor more than twenty-three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-five (23,775) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than nineteen thousand, one hundred and seventy-three (19,173) nor more than nineteen thousand, one hundred and eighty-three (19,183) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than seventeen thousand, five hundred and sixty-five (17,565) nor more than seventeen thousand, five hundred and eighty-five (17,585) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than forty-eight thousand, five hundred and eighteen (48,518) nor more than forty-eight thousand, five hundred and thirty-eight (48,538) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than fifty-three thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five (53,925) nor more than fifty-three thousand, nine hundred and forty-seven (53,947) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than thirty-three thousand, three hundred and seven (33,307) nor more than thirty-three thousand, three hundred and twenty-eight (33,328) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than thirty-one thousand, three hundred and ninety-five (31,395) nor more than thirty-one thousand, four hundred (31,400) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than fourteen thousand, nine hundred and ten (14,910) nor more than fourteen thousand, nine hundred and seventeen (14,917) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than eight thousand, six hundred (8,600) nor more than eight thousand, six hundred and ten (8,610) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than five thousand, six hundred and sixty-five (5,665) nor more than five thousand, six hundred and seventy (5,670) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twelve thousand, one hundred and eighty-five (12,185) nor more than twelve thousand, one hundred and ninety (12,190) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than five thousand, five hundred and eighty-five (5,585) nor more than five thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine (5,589) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than forty-one thousand, twenty (41,020) nor more than forty-one thousand, thirty (41,030) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than forty-three thousand, thirty-five (43,035) nor more than forty-three thousand, forty (43,040) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twenty thousand, one hundred (20,100) nor more than twenty thousand, one hundred and fifty (20,150) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than nine thousand, twenty-five (9,025) nor more than nine thousand, fifty (9,050) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than thirty-nine thousand, one hundred (39,100) and not more than thirty-nine thousand, one hundred and ten (39,110) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twelve thousand, three hundred and seventy (12,370) nor more than twelve thousand, three hundred and eighty (12,380) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than thirteen thousand, five hundred and seventy (13,570) and not more than thirteen thousand, five hundred and eighty (13,580) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than thirty-four thousand, one hundred and fifty-five (34,155) nor more than thirty-four thousand, one hundred and sixty (34,160) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twelve thousand, seven hundred and eighty-five (12,785) nor more than twelve thousand, seven hundred and ninety (12,790) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than nineteen thousand, three hundred and twenty (19,320) nor more than nineteen thousand, three hundred and twenty-five (19,325) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than fourteen thousand, one hundred and eighty (14,180) nor more than fourteen thousand, one hundred and eighty-five (14,185) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twenty-four thousand, two hundred and thirty (24,230) nor more than twenty-four thousand, two hundred and thirty-five (24,235) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than six thousand, six hundred and ninety-five (6,695) nor more than six thousand, seven hundred (6,700) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than sixteen thousand, five hundred and sixty (16,560) nor more than sixteen thousand, five hundred and sixty-five (16,565) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than five thousand, two hundred and fifty (5,250) nor more than five thousand, two hundred and fifty-five (5,255) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than sixteen thousand, six hundred and sixty-five (16,665) nor more than sixteen thousand, six hundred and seventy (16,670) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than twelve thousand, three hundred and sixty (12,360) nor more than twelve thousand, four hundred and twenty (12,420) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than thirteen thousand, five hundred and sixty (13,560) nor more than thirteen thousand, five hundred and eighty-five (13,585) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than eight thousand, five hundred and ninety (8,590) nor more than eight thousand, eight hundred and ninety (8,890) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than nine thousand, two hundred and ninety (9,290) and not more than nine thousand, four hundred (9,400) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than six thousand, eight hundred (6,800) and not more than six thousand, eight hundred and thirty (6,830) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than seventeen thousand, four hundred and forty-five (17,445) and not more than seventeen thousand, four hundred and sixty-five (17,465) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than eleven thousand, twenty-one (11,021) and not more than eleven thousand, fifty (11,050) inhabitants; and in counties having a population of not less than sixteen thousand, twenty (16,020) and not more than sixteen thousand, five hundred (16,500) inhabitants according to the last Federal Census in each instance, the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and/or traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction, and any assistant he may have; provided that the amount of such expenditures for such necessary office and/or traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-20. SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY IN COUNTIES OF 15,760 TO 15,790. From and after the effective date of this Act in all counties having a population of not less than fifteen thousand, seven hundred and sixty (15,760) and not more than fifteen thousand, seven hundred and ninety (15,790), and having an area of three hundred and twelve (312) square miles according to the last preceding Federal Census, the county board of trustees shall make provision for the salary of the county superintendent of public instruction in the sum of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) per year and no more.

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Art. 2700d-21. TRAVELING EXPENSES OF SUPERINTENDENTS IN COUNTIES OF 15,725 TO 15,775 POPULATION. From and after the passage of this Act that all County Superintendents of Public Instruction in all counties having a population of not less than fifteen thousand seven hundred twenty-five (15,725) and not more than fifteen thousand seven hundred seventy-five (15,775) according to the last preceding Federal Census shall be and are allowed an additional Five Hundred ($500.

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Art. 2700d-23. EXPENSES OF SUPERINTENDENT AND TRUSTEES IN ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOLASTIC AFFAIRS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. In each county of this State with a population of not less than thirty thousand, nine hundred and twenty (30,920) and not more than thirty thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five (30,925), and in counties having a population of not less than fourteen thousand, four hundred and sixty (14,460) and not more than fourteen thousand, four hundred and sixty-five (14,465), and in counties having a population of not less than seven thousand, one hundred (7,100) and not more than seven thousand, one hundred and twenty-five (7,125), as shown by the Federal Census last preceding such action, the County School Board of Trustees is hereby authorized to set aside from the Available School Funds of the county, in accordance wtih the provisions of the General Law governing the assessment for the support of the County Superintendent's Office, an amount not to exceed Six Hundred Dollars ($600) to defray the expenses of the County Superintendent and County School Board of Trustees of such counties in the administration of the scholastic affairs of the county.

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Art. 2700d-25. SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY IN COUNTIES OF 18,760 TO 18,960 POPULATION. In counties having a population of not less than eighteen thousand, seven hundred and sixty (18,760) and not more than eighteen thousand, nine hundred and sixty (18,960), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the salary of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be not less than the sum of One Thousand, Nine Hundred Dollars ($1,900) per annum nor more than the sum of Two Thousand, Four Hundred Dollars ($2,400) per annum, the amount of which salary shall be fixed by order of the County Board of Education for the respective counties, and the County Board of Education for each county coming within this Act shall by order entered in its Minutes, set the salary for each of the respective counties.

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Art. 2700d-29. TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF SUPERINTENDENTS IN COUNTIES OF 22,500 TO 22,600 POPULATION. In all counties having a population of not less than twenty-two thousand, five hundred (22,500) and not more than twenty-two thousand, six hundred (22,600), according to the last preceding Federal Census or any subsequent Federal Census, the county board of school trustees shall make provisions for the traveling expenses of the county superintendent of public instruction, and shall make an allowance for such traveling expenses in the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum, and no more.

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Art. 2700d-30. SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY IN COUNTIES OF 14,535 TO 14,555 POPULATION. In all counties of the State of Texas having a population of not less than fourteen thousand, five hundred and thirty-five (14,535) and not more than fourteen thousand, five hundred and fifty-five (14,555) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, the salary of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be not less than Eighteen Hundred Dollars ($1800) and not more than Twenty-four Hundred Dollars ($2400) per annum, the amount of which salary shall be fixed by the order of the County Boards of Education for the respective counties; and the County Board of Education for each of the counties coming within this Act shall, by order entered in its Minutes, set the salary for its respective county.

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Art. 2700d-31. TRAVELLING AND OFFICE EXPENSES OF SUPERINTENDENTS IN COUNTIES OF 13,400 TO 13,500 AND 5,180 TO 5,190 POPULATION. In all counties having a population of not less than thirteen thousand, four hundred (13,400) and not more than thirteen thousand, five hundred (13,500), and in all counties having a population of not less than five thousand, one hundred and eighty (5,180) and not more than five thousand, one hundred and ninety (5,190), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Board of School Trustees may make provisions for the traveling and office expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction, and may make an allowance for such traveling and office expenses not exceeding the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-32. SALARY OF SUPERINTENDENT IN COUNTIES OF 23,880 TO 23,890 AND 6,000 TO 6,010 POPULATION. In all counties containing a population of not more than twenty-three thousand, eight hundred and ninety (23,890) and not less than twenty-three thousand, eight hundred and eighty (23,880) according to the Federal Census of 1930, and containing a scholastic population of not more than six thousand and ten (6,010) and not less than six thousand (6,000) according to the 1938-1939 Public School Directory of the State Department of Education, the County Superintendent of Schools shall receive from the Available School Fund of their respective counties an annual salary of not less than Two Thousand, Two Hundred Dollars ($2,200) nor more than Two Thousand, Four Hundred Dollars ($2,400), said salary to be fixed by the County Board of School Trustees of the respective counties.

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Art. 2700d-36. OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES IN COUNTIES OF 24,578 TO 24,580 AND COUNTIES OF 64,400 TO 64,500. In counties having a population of not less than twenty-four thousand, five hundred and seventy-eight (24,578) and not more than twenty-four thousand, five hundred and eighty (24,580), and in counties having a population of not less than sixty-four thousand, four hundred (64,400) and not more than sixty-four thousand, five hundred (64,500), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County Boards of Trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction; provided that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-37. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT--SALARY AND EXPENSES--COMPENSATION OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES--COUNTIES OF 13,450 TO 13,600 AND 19,950 TO 20,100 POPULATION. In counties with a population according to the last preceding Federal Census of not less than thirteen thousand, four hundred and fifty (13,450) and not more than thirteen thousand, six hundred (13,600) and of not less then nineteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty (19,950) nor more than twenty thousand, one hundred (20,100), the salary of the county superintendent of public instruction shall be fixed by the Commissioners Court at not less than Eighteen Hundred Dollars ($1800), nor more than Twenty-two Hundred Dollars ($2200) per annum, and office and travelling expenses not exceeding Four Hundred Dollars ($400) per annum may be allowed, when necessarily incurred by the superintendent in the discharge of the duties of the office, out of the State and county available school funds, provided further, that the Commissioners Court may expend from the general fund of the county not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars ($200) per annum for the purpose of supplementing the office expenses of the county superintendent of public instruction.

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Art. 2700d-39. SALARIES IN COUNTIES OF 77,000 TO 77,600; 51,770 TO 51,800; 12,190 TO 12,200; 13,400 TO 13,500; 27,500 TO 27,600. From and after the passage of this Act in all counties of the State of Texas which have a population of not less than seventy-seven thousand (77,000) and not more than seventy-seven thousand, six hundred (77,600), and in all counties of the State of Texas which have a population of not less than fifty-one thousand, seven hundred and seventy (51,770) and not more than fifty-one thousand, eight hundred (51,800), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the salary of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be Thirty-six Hundred Dollars ($3600) per annum; and in all counties of the State of Texas which have a population of not less than twelve thousand, one hundred and ninety (12,190) and not more than twelve thousand, two hundred (12,200), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the salary of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) per annum; and in all counties of the State of Texas which have a population of not less than thirteen thousand, four hundred (13,400) and not more than thirteen thousand, five hundred (13,500), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the salary of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be Twenty-eight Hundred Dollars ($2800) per annum; and in all counties of the State of Texas which have a population of not less than twenty-seven thousand, five hundred (27,500) and not more than twenty-seven thousand, six hundred (27,600), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the salary of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be Twenty-four Hundred Dollars ($2400) per annum, to be paid in accordance with and in the manner as provided by the general law governing the maintenance of the office of County Superintendent, as provided in Article 2700, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925.

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Art. 2700d-41. OFFICE AND TRAVELING EXPENSES OF COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OR EX OFFICIO COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT IN COUNTIES OF 8,200 TO 8,500. In counties having a population of not less than eight thousand, two hundred (8,200) and not more than eight thousand, five hundred (8,500), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the county board of trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for office and traveling expenses of the county superintendent of public instruction or, if the county has no county superintendent, for the County Judge when acting as ex officio county superintendent of public instruction; provided that the amount of such expenditures for office and traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700d-42. TRAVELING EXPENSES OF EX OFFICIO COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OR ASSISTANT IN COUNTIES OF 9,070 TO 9,200. In counties with a population of not less than nine thousand and seventy (9,070) nor more than nine thousand, two hundred (9,200), as shown by the Federal Census of 1940, the county board of trustees may make such provisions as they deem necessary for traveling expenses of the ex officio county superintendent or any assistant he may have, provided that the amount of the traveling expenses shall not exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per annum.

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Art. 2700e. SALARIES OF ASSISTANTS IN COUNTIES OF 13,700 TO 13,800; 29,000 TO 30,000 AND 46,000 TO 47,000. In counties having a population of more than 13,700 and less than 13,800 inhabitants, or a population of more than 29,000 and less than 30,000 inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, and in counties having a population of more than 46,000 and less than 47,000 inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, the first assistant to the county superintendent of public instruction is entitled to receive an annual salary of not more than $5,500; however, the aggregate salaries of all assistants to the county superintendent may not exceed $8,800 a year.

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CHAPTER 12. COUNTY UNIT SYSTEM

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Art. 2702. ELECTION. Upon the petition, duly signed and verified by the tax rolls of the county, of five hundred (500) qualified voters of any county having a population of one hundred thousand (100,000) or over, or upon the petition duly signed and verified by the tax rolls of the county of one hundred (100) qualified voters of any county having a population of not less than three thousand nine hundred sixty (3,960) and not more than four thousand (4,000), and a county having a population of not less than eight thousand six hundred (8,600) and not more than nine thousand (9,000), according to the preceding Federal Census, the County Judge shall call an election in said county within ninety (90) days thereafter to determine whether or not such county shall adopt what is commonly known as the County Unit System of Education, provided for under this law; such election to be governed by the laws governing the holding of a primary election in and for a county, in which said election is called.

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Art. 2740c. EXEMPTION OF INDEPENDENT DISTRICTS FROM COUNTY SUPERVISION. That from and after the passage of this Act all Independent School Districts in this State located in counties having a population of not less than 8,955 and not more than 8,960, according to the United States Census of 1910, shall be exempt from county supervision and from all assessments for county administration and be subject only to the supervising authority of the State Department of Education and the State Board of Education as prescribed by General Law in the administration of public schools in this State.

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Art. 2740h. COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF BOARD OF COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEES IN COUNTIES OF 8,470 TO 8,480 POPULATION. In all counties having a total population of not more than thirty thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five (30,925) and not less than thirty thousand, nine hundred and fifteen (30,915), according to the last preceding Federal Census, and at the same time in those counties having a scholastic population of not more than eight thousand, four hundred and eighty (8,480) and not less than eight thousand, four hundred and seventy (8,470), according to the latest scholastic census as contained in the Public School Directory of the State Department of Education, the salary of a member of a county board of school trustees shall be Five Dollars ($5) per day, provided that not more than twelve (12) meetings shall be held in any fiscal year for which reimbursement is paid.

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CHAPTER 2. TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY

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Art. 2615d-1. KIMBLE COUNTY ADJUNCT; TRANSFER TO TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY. The Kimble County Adjunct of Texas A & M University, the land on which it is located, and its buildings, equipment, and facilities are transferred to Texas Tech University for use in connection with the educational activities of Texas Tech University as determined by its board of regents, provided, however, that Texas A & M University shall have the right and duty to complete its current pecan research on the property being transferred.

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CHAPTER 3A. PAN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

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CHAPTER 6. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

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Art. 2632f. CONVEYANCE OF EASEMENT TO CITY OF LUBBOCK FOR EMERGENCY TELEPHONES. In consideration of the benefits derived from and accruing to the State of Texas and Texas Technological College from the installation, construction, reconstruction, operation, maintenance and repair of a fire alarm signal system to be installed, constructed, reconstructed, operated and maintained to promote the welfare and safety of the inhabitants of the State of Texas, using the facilities of Texas Technological College and to further preserve said facilities, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College is hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver on behalf of the State of Texas and Texas Technological College, to the City of Lubbock, a municipal corporation of Lubbock County, Texas, a proper instrument conveying to said City of Lubbock an easement with right of ingress and egress to install, construct, reconstruct, operate and maintain five emergency telephones, with red lights, at strategic points and locations on the campus as may be determined by the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College.

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Art. 2632f-1. CONVEYANCE OF PERMANENT WATER LINE EASEMENT. In consideration of the benefits which will accrue to the State of Texas and Texas Technological College from the construction, reconstruction, operation and maintenance by the City of Lubbock, a Home Rule Municipal Corporation, of a permanent water line together with all appurtenances thereto, in, under and across certain lands in Lubbock County, Texas, such land being owned by the State of Texas and constituting a portion of Texas Technological College, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College is hereby authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the State of Texas and Texas Technological College to the City of Lubbock a proper instrument conveying to said City of Lubbock a permanent water line easement with the right of ingress and egress to construct, reconstruct, operate and maintain a permanent water line, to be located as more particularly determined by the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College upon approval by said Board of Directors of the plans and specifications for the construction of said water line facility, and the said Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College is hereby authorized for and on behalf of said Board of Directors to execute and deliver such conveyance to carry out the purposes of this Act to the City of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.

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TITLE 51. ELEEMOSYNARY INSTITUTIONS

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CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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TITLE 58. EXPRESS COMPANIES

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Art. 3860. DECLARED COMMON CARRIERS. Each person, firm or corporation which shall do the business of an express company, upon railroads or otherwise, in this State, by the carrying of any kind of property, money, papers, packages or other things, are hereby declared to be common carriers, and shall receive, safely carry and promptly deliver at the express office nearest destination every such article as may be tendered to them, and in the carriage of which they are engaged.

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Art. 3861. REGULATION. The Railroad Commission of Texas shall have power, and it shall be its duty, to fix and establish reasonable and just rates of charges for each class or kind of property, money, papers, packages and other things, to be received and charged for by each express company, and, which, by the contract of carriage, are to be transported by such express company between points wholly within this State.

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Art. 3862. PENALTY FOR OVERCHARGE. Every express company doing business in this State which shall demand or receive a greater compensation than that which may be prescribed and fixed by said Commission for the transportation within this State of any class or kind of property, money, papers, packages or things, shall be deemed guilty of extortion, and shall forfeit and pay to the State of Texas a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars for each offense.

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Art. 3863. POWERS OF COMMISSION. The said Commission shall have authority, and it shall be its duty to call upon such express companies for reports, and investigate their books in the same manner as may be prescribed by law for the regulation of railroad companies, and the said Commission shall have power and authority to institute suits, sue out such writs and process as may be applicable and authorized for the regulation of railroad companies.

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Art. 3864. GENERAL OFFICE. Every incorporated express company doing business in this State shall keep a general office in this State at some place on the line of its transportation, in which it shall keep its charter, books, papers, accounts and contracts, or copies thereof, showing the value of its property of all kinds, its receipts and disbursements on account of business done in this State, and its indebtedness.

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Art. 3865. TO GIVE NOTICE, ETC. Every express company doing business in this State shall give notice in writing to the Railroad Commission of the name, and official designation, of the person or persons, officer or officers charged with the management of its general office in this State, the location of its general office in this State, and shall from time to time give like notice in writing of any change in location of such general office, and of the person or persons, officer or officers in charge thereof.

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Art. 3866. PENALTY. Failure to comply with any provision of this title shall subject the offending company and any officer, agent, or employe thereof, so offending, to a penalty of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, to be recovered by suit therefor.

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TITLE 66. FREE PASSES, FRANKS AND TRANSPORTATION

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Art. 4005. FREE PASSES PROHIBITED. No steam or electric railway company, street railway company, interurban railway company or other chartered transportation company, express company, sleeping car company, telegraph company, telephone company or person or association of persons operating the same, nor any receiver or lessee thereof, nor any officer, agent or employee or receiver of any such company in this State shall knowingly haul or carry any property free of charge, or give or grant to any person, firm or association of persons a free pass, frank, privilege or substitute for pay or a subterfuge which is used or which is given to be used instead of the regular fare or rate of transportation or any authority or permit whatsoever to travel or to pass or convey or transport any person or property free, nor sell any transportation for anything except money, or for any greater or less rate than is charged all persons under the same conditions, over any railway or transportation lines or part of line in this State; or shall knowingly permit any person to transmit any message free in this State; or shall give any frank or right or privilege to transmit any message free in this State or property free of charge or for greater or less fare or rate than is charged other persons in this State for similar service, except as hereinafter provided in this title.

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Art. 4005a. FREE PASS LAW. Any president, director, officer, employé or agent of any steam or electric railway company, street railway company, interurban railway company, or other chartered transportation company, express company, sleeping car company, telegraph or telephone company, who shall sell any transportation for anything except money or knowingly give, grant, issue, or cause to be issued, a free pass, a frank, a privilege, or any substitute for, or in lieu thereof, for the transportation of any person, article or thing, or the sending or transmitting any messages over wire or other means of transmitting messages in this State, shall be fined not less than five hundred nor more than two thousand dollars, and may, in addition thereto, in the discretion of the jury, be confined in the penitentiary not less than six months nor more than two years.

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Art. 4006. EXCEPTIONS. The preceding Article shall not be held to prevent any steam or electric interurban railway, telegraph company, or chartered transportation company, or sleeping car company, or the receivers or lessees thereof, or persons operating same, or the officers, agents, or employees thereof, from granting or exchanging free passes or free transportation, franks, privileges, substitutes for pay, or other thing prohibited by the provisions of the preceding Article to any of the following named persons: The actual bona fide employees of any such person or corporation, company, association, or the members of their families; persons actually employed on sleeping cars and express cars; newsboys employed on trains; railway mail service employees, and their families; furloughed, pensioned, superannuated employees, and members of their families; the widows of deceased former superannuated and/or pensioned employees; persons who have been disabled or who have become infirm in the service of any such corporation, company, association, or person; the remains of any persons killed or who may have died in the employment of a common carrier; members of the family of persons killed while in the service of any such common carrier; the family or any person who was, for a period of ten (10) years or more, an employee of such common carrier and who died while in the service of the same; ex-employees traveling for the purpose of entering the service of any such common carrier; post office inspectors; the chairman of bona fide members of grievance committees of employees; bona fide custom and immigration inspectors employed by the government; State Health Officer and one assistant; Federal health officers; county health officers; members of the Industrial Accident Board or any employee thereof; State Railroad Commissioners; Secretary of the Railroad Commission; Engineer of the Railroad Commission; Inspector of the Railroad Commission; Auditor of the Railroad Commission; State Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioners and the Executive Secretary and two (2) assistants; government representatives from the Texas fish hatcheries; shipments of fish for free distribution in the waters of this State; the necessary caretakers while en route and return of any shipments of live stock, poultry, fruit, melons, or other perishable produce; trip passes to indigent poor when application therefor is made by any religious or charitable organization; Sisters of Charity, or members of any religious society of like character; any Minister of religion on intrastate trips in this State; any citizen of the State who served in the War between the States of the Union, either on the Confederate side or on the Union side of said War; veterans of the Spanish-American War, and the wife or widow of any such citizen or veteran; veterans of the Texas Ranger force who served the State prior to the year 1900, and their wives or widows; delegates to different farmers' institutes, farmers' congresses, and farmers' union; delegates to State and district firemen's conventions from volunteer fire companies; managers of Young Men's Christian Associations, or other eleemosynary institutions while engaged in charitable work; the officers or employees of industrial fairs; provided that no more than four (4) officers or employees of any one fair or fair association shall receive free passage in any one year; persons injured in wrecks upon the road of any such company immediately after such injury, and the physicians and nurses attending such persons at the time thereof; persons and property carried in cases of general epidemic, pestilence, or other calamitous visitation at the time thereof or immediately thereafter; United States Marshals and no more than two (2) of the deputies of each such Marshal; State Rangers; the Adjutant General and Assistant Adjutant General of this State; members of the State Militia in uniform and when called into the service of the State; Sheriffs and no more than two (2) of their deputies; Constables and no more than two (2) of their deputies; Chiefs of Police or city marshals, whether elected or appointed; members of the Livestock Sanitary Commission of Texas and their inspectors not to exceed twenty-five (25) in number for any one year; and any other bona fide peace officer when his duty is to execute criminal process; bona fide policemen or firemen in the service of any city or town in Texas when such policemen or firemen are in the discharge of their public duty; but this provision shall not be construed so as to apply to persons holding commissions as special policemen or firemen.

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Art. 4006a. EXCEPTIONS. The preceding article shall not apply in cases where the laws of this State provide that such companies as are referred to in said article, or the receivers or lessees thereof, or persons operating the same, or the officers, agents or employés thereof, may grant free passes, franks, privileges, or substitutes for pay to or for the persons, articles or things referred to and mentioned in said laws and said article.

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Art. 4006b. USING ANOTHER'S PASS. If any person shall present, or offer to use, in his own behalf, any permit or frank whatever, to travel, pass or to convey any person or property or message which has been issued to any other person, or shall, knowing that he is not entitled under the law, apply to any railway, express, telegraph or telephone company, officer, agent, lessee or receiver thereof, for any free pass, frank, privilege or a substitute for pay given or to be used instead of the regular fare or rate for transportation, or for any other consideration, except money, he shall be confined in jail not less than thirty days and not more than twelve months, and be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars.

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Art. 4006-A. FREE TRANSPORTATION TO INDIAN WAR VETERANS. Article 4005 shall not be held to prevent any railway company or other companies mentioned therein from granting free transportation, franks, privileges, or passes to Indian War Veterans, subject to the same limitations as apply to other Veterans provided in Article 4006.

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Art. 4007. DEFINITIONS. The word "employee" as used in this title shall be held to include all officers, agents or employees, actually employed and engaged in the service of such corporation, company, association of persons, including its officers, bona fide ticket and freight agents, physicians, surgeons and general attorneys, and attorneys who appear in court to try cases and receive a reasonable annual salary therefor.

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Art. 4008. SPECIAL RATES. Nothing in this title shall be held to prevent any corporation, association or person mentioned in the first article of this title from granting transportation at the rate of one cent per mile to veterans mentioned in the preceding article, or their wives or widows; honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, marines and Red Cross nurses of the late world war to or from the annual convention, Department of Texas American Legion; any minister of religion for intrastate trips, or from granting to ministers of religion reduced rates of one-half the regular fare, or to prohibit the making of special rates for special occasions or under special conditions, provided authority therefor shall first be obtained from the Railroad Commission of Texas; or to prohibit transportation between points wholly within this State at the reduced rate of one cent per mile while traveling on official business connected with their respective offices, the following named peace officers, to wit: Adjutant General of this State; State rangers; the sheriff of any county, his deputies to be designated by him; constables; chiefs of police and assistant chiefs and captains; city marshals, chief of the detectives of any county or city, and assistant detectives.

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Art. 4008a. AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED PERSONS; SPECIAL RATES. Transportation companies which operate in the municipalities of this state may set special reduced rates or fares for persons who are 60 years of age or older or who are blind or disabled.

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Art. 4009. FREE TRANSPORTATION. Nothing in this title shall be construed to prohibit any express company from hauling or carrying free of charge any package or property of its actual bona fide officers, attorneys, agents and employees while in the service of such express company, nor to prevent any article being sent free to any orphan home or other charitable institution, nor to prohibit any telegraph or telephone company from transmitting free of charge any message of its bona fide officers, attorneys, agents or employees and their families while in the actual employment of such company or its receiver or lessee; provided the actual bona fide officers and employees upon annual salaries of railway telephone companies and telegraph companies are hereby permitted to exchange frank privileges and free transportation over their respective lines of railway and telegraph or telephone.

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Art. 4010. ADVERTISING. Nothing in this title shall be construed to prevent any of the parties named in the first article hereof, publishers, editors or proprietors of newspapers or magazines, from making an exchange of mileage for advertising space in such newspaper or magazine, provided the contract between the railway companies and publishers, editors or proprietors of such newspapers or magazines shall be at the same rate as is charged the public generally for like service, providing that such contract shall be in writing and shall not be operative until approved by the Railroad Commission of this State, and filed in the office of such Commission, subject at all times to a reasonable public inspection.

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Art. 4011. DISCRIMINATION AS TO PERSONS. If any corporation, company, association, or person mentioned in Article 4005 shall grant to any sheriff, constable, or marshal a free pass over its lines of railroad, it shall issue like free transportation to each and every sheriff, constable, or marshal who may make application therefor.

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Art. 4012. EVIDENCE OF AUTHORITY. Any veteran of any of the wars mentioned in this title, their wives, widows or members of their families, and any minister of religion, or any fireman, sister of charity or member of any religious society of like character, who desires to receive the benefits of free or reduced transportation as mentioned in this title shall present to the president, manager, officer, or person authorized to issue such transportation satisfactory evidence that he or she is entitled thereto, as herein provided.

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Art. 4013. DISCRIMINATION BY DEVICE. No corporation, company or person mentioned in the first article of this title shall directly or indirectly, by any special rate, rebate, drawback, or other device, demand, exchange, collect or receive from any person, firm, association or corporation a greater or less or different compensation for any service rendered or to be rendered, in the transportation of passengers, properties or messages, than it or he charges, demands, collects or receives from any other corporation, person, firm or association of persons doing business in this State for a like service under substantially similar circumstances and conditions except as is provided in this title, nor shall grant any free transportation or franking privilege to any corporation or person except as provided in this title.

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Art. 4013a. DISCRIMINATION BY DEVICE. No steam or electric railway company, street railway company, interurban railway company, or other chartered transportation company, express company, sleeping car company, telegraph or telephone company, shall directly or indirectly, by any special rate, rebate, drawback, or other device or exchange, demand, charge or collect or receive from any person, firm, association of persons or corporation a greater or less or different compensation for any service rendered, or to be rendered, in the transportation of passengers, property or messages, than it charges, demands, collects or receives from any other person, firm, association of persons or corporation for doing for him, them or it, a like service, if the transportation or transmission is a like kind of traffic or service under substantially similar circumstances and conditions.

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Art. 4014. REPORTS, ETC. Each corporation, company or persons subject to the provisions of this title shall, as and when requested by the Railroad Commission of Texas, furnish said Commission with any and all information which may at any time be requested by said Commission relating to free transportation or right thereto which has been given to travel, or to have property or messages transported or transmitted, free over the lines of any such corporation, company or person, and if requested by said Commission to give the name and address of such person or persons to whom said rights have been granted, either free or at a reduced rate; any corporation, company or person, who shall fail or refuse to comply with the request of the Railroad Commission of Texas, under the provisions of this Act, shall, for each such failure and refusal, be subject to a penalty not exceeding One Thousand ($1,000.

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Art. 4015. PENALTY. Any corporation, company, association of persons or any person named in the first article of this title violating any provision of this title, except Article 4014, shall forfeit and pay to the State of Texas a penalty of five thousand dollars for each violation, to be recovered in suit by the State, brought by the Attorney General or by any county or district attorney under the direction of the Attorney General.

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Art. 4015a. UNLAWFULLY USING FREE PASS. Any person, other than the persons excepted by law, who uses such free ticket, free pass or free transportation, frank or privilege over any railway or other transportation line or sleeping or express car, telegraph or telephone line mentioned in the preceding articles of this chapter, for any distance under the control and operation of either of said companies or under their authority, or shall knowingly or wilfully by any means or device whatsoever obtain, use or enjoy from any such company a less fare or rate than is charged, demanded, collected or received by any such company from any other person, firm, association of persons or corporations for doing for him, them or it, a like service, if the transportation or service is of a like kind of traffic or service under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, such person or such officer or agent who acts for such corporation or company thus favored, shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars.

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Art. 4015b. EVADING LAW. Any director, officer, agent or any receiver, trustee, lessee or person acting for, or employed by, any company subject to the provisions of the preceding articles of this chapter, who alone, or with any other corporation, company, persons or party, shall wilfully do, or cause to be done, or shall wilfully suffer, or permit to be done, any act, matter or thing in said articles prohibited, or who shall aid or abet therein, or shall wilfully omit or fail to do any act, matter or thing in this Act required to be done, or shall cause or wilfully suffer or permit any act, matter or thing so directed, required by said articles to be done, not to be done, or shall aid or abet any such omission or failure, or shall be guilty of any infraction of said articles, or shall aid or abet therein, shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars; and, if the offense for which any person shall be convicted under this article shall be unlawful discrimination in rates, fares or charges for the transportation of passengers or property, or the transmission of messages, such person may, in addition to the fines hereinbefore provided for, at the discretion of the jury, be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not less than six months nor more than two years.

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Art. 4015c. MAY BE COMPELLED TO TESTIFY. In any investigation or prosecution under any provision of this chapter, the court or tribunal in which the same is pending may compel any person to attend and give testimony, and to produce such papers, books and documents as may be desired by the State.

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Art. 4015d. REDUCED RATE FOR OFFICERS. Any steam railroad company or any electric interurban railroad company or any person or persons operating the same, or any receiver or receivers, or lessee or lessees thereof, shall be permitted to transport between points wholly within this State at the reduced rate of one cent per mile, while traveling on official business connected with their respective offices, the following named peace officers, to-wit: the Adjutant General; State Rangers; the sheriff of any county, his deputies to be designated by him; constables; chiefs of police and assistant chiefs and captains; city marshals, chief of the detectives of any county or city, and assistant detectives.

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Art. 4015f. PREFERENCE IN TRANSPORTATION. By the word "preference" as used in this article is meant any advantage, privilege, right, opportunity, precedence, choice, favor, priority, or gain that is or may be, or is sought or purposed to be accorded, granted, given, allowed, permitted or extended to any person, place, or thing, as against any other person, place, or thing in the receipt, carriage, transportation, movement, placing, storing, handling, caring for or delivery of any freight, commodity or article, or any railroad car or by any common carrier in this State, or any agent or employé thereof.

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TITLE 70. HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

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CHAPTER 4. STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS

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Art. 4413d-3. CONTRACTS WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ERADICATION OF NOXIOUS VEGETATION FROM STATE WATERS. The Parks and Wildlife Department is hereby authorized to enter into contracts, agreements or perform these services with departmental personnel, for the eradication of noxious vegetation from the waters of this state.

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CHAPTER 7. INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

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CHAPTER 9. COMMISSIONS AND AGENCIES

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TITLE 71. HEALTH--PUBLIC

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CHAPTER 1. HEALTH BOARDS AND LAWS

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Art. 4438g. CONDITIONS ON MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT. The Texas Department of Human Services shall not impose any conditions on Medicaid reimbursement of rural health clinics that are more stringent than those imposed by the Rural Health Clinic Services Act of 1977 (Pub.

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CHAPTER 4A. SANITATION AND HEALTH PROTECTION

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ARTICLE 2. CREATION OF DISTRICT; INITIAL APPOINTMENT OF BOARD

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ARTICLE 3. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

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ARTICLE 4. DISTRICT POWERS AND DUTIES

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ARTICLE 5. DISTRICT FINANCES

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ARTICLE 6. BONDS

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ARTICLE 7. TAXES

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ARTICLE 8. CHANGE IN BOUNDARIES

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CHAPTER 6-1/2. ABORTION

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Art. 4512.5. DESTROYING UNBORN CHILD.

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CHAPTER 6. MEDICINE

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"Board" defined

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TITLE 83. LABOR

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CHAPTER 10. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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Art. 5190.14. PAN AMERICAN GAMES; OLYMPIC GAMES.

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CHAPTER 12. RESTRICTIONS ON LABOR

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Art. 5196a. DISCRIMINATION. The following shall constitute discrimination against persons seeking employment: Where any corporation, or receiver of same, doing business in this State, or any officer or agent of such corporation or receiver shall discriminate against any person seeking employment on account of his having participated in a strike.

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Art. 5196b. PENALTY. Every person violating any provision of the preceding article shall be imprisoned in jail for not less than one month nor more than one year.

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Art. 5197. DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED, ETC. Any and all discriminations against persons seeking employment as defined in this chapter are hereby prohibited and are declared to be illegal.

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Art. 5198. FOREIGN CORPORATIONS TO FORFEIT PERMIT. Any foreign corporation violating any provision of this chapter is hereby denied the right, and is prohibited from doing any business within this State, and it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to enforce this provision, by injunction or other proceeding in the district court of Travis County, in the name of the State of Texas.

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Art. 5199. LIABILITY. Each person, company or corporation, who shall in any manner violate any provision of this chapter shall, for each offense committed, forfeit and pay the sum of one thousand dollars, which may be recovered in the name of the State of Texas, in any county where the offense was committed, or where the offender resides, or in Travis County; and it shall be the duty of the Attorney General, or the district or county attorney under the direction of the Attorney General, to sue for the recovery of the same.

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Art. 5200. FEES OF ATTORNEY. The fees of the prosecuting attorney for representing the State in proceedings under this chapter shall not be accounted for as fees of office.

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Art. 5201. PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF AGENCY. In prosecutions for the violation of any provision of this chapter, evidence that any person has acted as the agent of a corporation in the transaction of its business in this State shall be received as prima facie proof that his act in the name, behalf or interest of the corporation of which he was acting as the agent, was the act of the corporation.

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Art. 5201a. PRIMA FACIE PROOF OF AGENCY. Evidence that any person has acted as the agent of a corporation in the transaction of its business in this State shall be received as prima facie proof that his act in the name, behalf or interest of the corporation of which he was acting as the agent, was the act of the corporation.

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Art. 5202. MAY EXAMINE WITNESSES. Upon the application of the Attorney General, or of any district or county attorney, made to any justice of the peace in this State, and stating that he has reason to believe that a witness, who is to be found in the county of which such justice is an officer, knows of a violation of any provision of this chapter, the justice to whom such application is made shall have summoned and examined such witness in relation to such violations.

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Art. 5203. SWORN STATEMENT. Such witness shall be summoned as provided for in criminal cases.

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Art. 5204. FAILURE OF WITNESS TO APPEAR. If the witness summoned as aforesaid fails to appear or to make statements of the facts within his knowledge under oath, or to sign the same after it has been reduced to writing, he shall be guilty of contempt of court and may be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, and may be attached and imprisoned in jail until he shall make a full statement of all facts within his knowledge with reference to the matter inquired about.

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Art. 5205. IMMUNITY OF WITNESS. Any person so summoned and examined shall not be liable to prosecution for any violation of any provision of this chapter about which he may testify fully and without reserve.

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Art. 5205a. WITNESS MUST TESTIFY. No witness shall refuse to testify as to any violation of this chapter on the ground that his testimony may incriminate him, but any witness so examined shall not be liable to prosecution for any violation of any provision of this chapter about which he may testify fully and without reserve.

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Art. 5206. STATEMENT OF CAUSE OF DISCHARGE. Any written statement of cause of discharge, if true, when made by such agent, company or corporation, shall never be used as the cause for an action for libel, either civil or criminal, against the agent, company or corporation so furnishing same.

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TITLE 86. LANDS--PUBLIC

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CHAPTER 3. SURFACE AND TIMBER RIGHTS

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Art. 5311b. VALIDATING SALES. In cases where public free school and asylum land has been advertised as being subject to forfeiture for non-payment of interest and to be forfeited and canceled and come on the market for sale at some future sale date and such land was declared forfeited and the sale canceled on the records of the General Land Office and sale awards issued upon applications filed at such sale date, and said sale award has been held by the Supreme Court to be void and all other sale awards which may be void or voidable or the titles to which may have become defective from any cause, are hereby validated, and when the said land shall be fully paid for together with payment of all fees it shall be patented; provided, in cases where the sale award of the land advertised as aforesaid has not stood one year the owner of said land at date of forfeiture shall have the right to apply to the General Land Office for a re-instatement of said former sale upon the payment of all past due interest at any time within six months after the taking effect of this Act.

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Art. 5330b. SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS ALONG WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND EASTERN TEXAS BOUNDARY AUTHORIZED. From and after the effective date of this Act all public lands in this State situate along the western boundary of the State of Oklahoma and the eastern boundary of the State of Texas and along the 100th degree of west longitude, found to be in the State of Texas by final decree of the Supreme Court of the United States entered March 17, 1930, in the case of the State of Oklahoma vs.

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Art. 5337-2. EXECUTION IN FAVOR OF NUECES COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 4 FOR WATER SUPPLY.

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CHAPTER 4. OIL AND GAS

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Art. 5341e. SUSPENSION OF RUNNING OF TERMS OF LEASES WHILE OWNER IS DENIED ACCESS BY UNITED STATES. If the owner of any valid oil and gas lease granted by the State covering University lands is denied access to or is denied a permit to drill upon or produce from the leased premises by any duly constituted authority of the United States of America, after a bona fide attempt has been made by such owner to obtain access or permit to drill upon or produce from the leased premises, and denial of access as used herein shall include agreements by the lessee or his assigns under any such lease with a duly constituted authority of the United States not to enter upon and engage in drilling operations on any such oil and gas lease made under compulsion or threat of condemnation by such duly constituted authority of the United States, such owner may file with the Board for Lease of University Lands an application describing and giving the date of the action which deprives him of the right of access or the right to drill upon or produce from the premises, and if said Board is satisfied that the facts set forth in the application are true, the Board may enter an order upon its minutes suspending the running of both the primary and the principal term of such lease, or suspending any condition, obligation, or duty thereunder as of the date of the origin of the cause of suspension and during the existence of the cause of suspension, so long as the lessee continues to make on each anniversary date of such lease the annual rental payments stipulated in the lease during the period of suspension.

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Art. 5382b-1. VALIDATION OF LEASES ADVERTISED FOR 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ACT OF 1949. All oil and gas leases sold at a sale held on June 7, 1949 by the School Land Board of the State of Texas, and issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office under the seal of his office, covering areas within tidewater limits which were advertised and offered for lease on June 7, 1949 as the lease sale date, by advertisement for not less than thirty (30) days prior to June 7, 1949, and prior to June 6, 1949, the effective date of Chapter 321, page 603, Acts of the 51st Legislature, 1949, are hereby ratified and title validated and confirmed in the lessees named in such leases, their heirs, successors or assigns, subject only to the terms and provisions of said leases and the laws applicable thereto; however, nothing herein shall validate, affect, or apply to any such oil and gas lease which is not otherwise valid and in force on the effective date of this Act.

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CHAPTER 6. PATENTS

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Art. 5414c. EFFECT OF JUDGMENT IN ACTION TO RECOVER ABANDONED LAND TITLED BEFORE ADOPTION OF COMMON LAW. That in any case where any land in the State of Texas was titled prior to the adoption of the Common Law on March 20, 1840, and there has been a judicial finding that the original grantee of said land abandoned said land prior to the adoption of the Common Law, and the State of Texas has at any time instituted suit for the recovery of said land, resulting in a final judgment adverse to the State of Texas whether on demurrer, exception, or a jury finding of fact, it shall be conclusively presumed that those now claiming said land under conveyance from, or judgment against, the original grantee or his heirs, are vested with all title to said land which was vested in said original grantee by virtue of any patent or title from the sovereignty of the soil to him.

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CHAPTER 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Art. 5421c-6. PATENTS VALIDATED. All patents issued prior to the effective date of Article 5421-c as amended by House Bill No.

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Art. 5421c-9. SALE OF SCHOOL LAND; EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PAYMENT OF NOTES OR OBLIGATIONS. The time for the payment of all notes or obligations executed by purchasers of school land for the unpaid balance of principal due the state thereon which are due or will become due prior to November 1, 1966, is hereby extended to November 1, 1971, subject to all the pains and penalties provided in the Acts under which the purchases were made; provided that the extension of time herein granted shall apply only to installments of principal, and shall not apply to any installments of interest; and provided further, that the unpaid balances of principal upon which an extension of time for payment is hereby granted shall bear interest during said period of extension at the rate of one percent (1%) per annum higher than originally provided for, and past due installments of interest shall bear interest at the rate provided for in Section 7, Chapter 271, General Laws, Regular Session, 42nd Legislature.

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Art. 5421f. EXTENSION OF PAYMENT OF UNPAID BALANCES OF PRINCIPAL ON PURCHASES OF SCHOOL LANDS. The time for the payment of all notes or obligations executed prior to November 1, 1901, by purchasers of school land for the unpaid balances of principal due the State thereon is hereby extended for a period of ten (10) years from and after the passage of this Act, subject to all the pains and penalties provided in the Acts under which the purchases were made, provided that the extension of time herein granted shall apply only to installments of principal, and shall not apply to any installment of interest; and provided further that the unpaid balances of principal upon which an extension of time for payment is hereby granted shall bear interest during said period of extension at the rate provided for in the contract of purchase hereby extended, and past due installments of interest shall bear interest at the rate provided for in Section 7, Chapter 271, General Laws, Regular Session, Forty-second Legislature.

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Art. 5421f-1. EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PAYMENT OF INSTALLMENTS OF PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOL LAND PURCHASE CONTRACTS. The time for the payment of all notes or obligations executed by purchasers of school land for the unpaid balance of principal due the State thereon which are due or will become due prior to November 1, 1951, is hereby extended to November 1, 1951, subject to all the pains and penalties provided in the Acts under which the purchases were made, provided that the extension of time herein granted shall apply only to installments of principal, and shall not apply to any installment of interest; and provided further that the unpaid balances of principal upon which an extension of time for payment is hereby granted shall bear interest during said period of extension at the rate provided for in the contract of purchase hereby extended, and past due installments of interest shall bear interest at the rate provided for in Section 7, Chapter 271, General Laws, Regular Session, Forty-second Legislature.

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Art. 5421f-2. REINSTATEMENT OF CLAIMS TO LANDS FORFEITED UNDER ARTICLE 5326. The purchasers or their vendees, heirs or legal representatives who have used, occupied, and made improvements on lands prior to the date of forfeiture, and which lands have been forfeited under the provisions of Article 5326, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas as amended by said House Bill No.

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Art. 5421k-1. CONVEYANCE OF LANDS TO WIDEN STATE HIGHWAY NO. 24 IN DENTON COUNTY.

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Art. 5421l. CONTROL OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN AUSTIN TRANSFERRED TO UNIVERSITY REGENTS. From and after the effective date of this Act the control and management of, and all rights, privileges, powers and duties in connection with the property owned by the State of Texas and located on the west side of Red River Street between East Nineteenth and Eighteenth Streets, being the East One-half (1/2) of Outlot No.

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Art. 5421o. OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES BY CITIES, TOWNS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; FAILURE TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT; EFFECT. Any oil, gas and mineral lease, or oil and gas lease, heretofore granted for a valid consideration by any city, including home rule cities, town, village, county or any of the following political subdivisions of this state: water control and improvement districts, water control and preservation districts, water control districts, water improvement districts, water power control districts, water supply district, or irrigation districts, shall not be cancelled or held void or voidable because the lessor in any such lease or leases has failed to give notice by newspaper published in the county in which the leased lands are located of the intention to grant any such oil, gas and mineral lease, or oil and gas lease, on lands belonging to such lessor, stating the time and place where bids for such leases were to have been received; provided, however, that such lease or leases may be declared void or voidable for any other cause; and provided further, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as affecting pending litigation in which the validity of any such lease or leases is being questioned for any reason, including the failure to give such newspaper notice.

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TITLE 95. MINES AND MINING

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TITLE 103. PARKS

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Art. 6070f. VALIDATION OF STATE PARK IMPROVEMENT BONDS, AGREEMENTS, ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS; INCONTESTABILITY. The State Park Improvement Bonds authorized by resolution of the State Parks Board, adopted on January 12, 1955, which resolution was entitled, "A resolution authorizing the issuance of $25,000,000 State Park Improvement Bonds of the State Parks Board of the State of Texas for the purpose of making improvements to state parks; confirming the sale of part of such bonds; providing for the payment of principal thereof and interest thereon; providing for the security of such bonds, and entering into certain covenants and agreements in the above connection," and all provisions, covenants and agreements in said resolution contained, and all actions and proceedings of said Board relating thereto, are hereby validated, ratified, approved and confirmed, and said State Park Improvement Bonds when issued and delivered pursuant to said proceedings, shall be valid and legally binding and enforceable obligations against the revenues so encumbered and shall be valid and legally binding and enforceable obligations of the State Parks Board in accordance with their terms and after said delivery said bonds shall be incontestable; and any changes or amendments hereafter made to said resolution or proceedings relating to or affecting the date or maturity dates of said bonds, the interest coupon rates, not to exceed five per cent (5%) per annum, or the order, time or manner of the application of the revenues securing such bonds, shall not impair or limit the validation thereof as is in this Act provided; and it is hereby found and determined that the issuance of said State Park Improvement Bonds in accordance with the aforementioned resolution will not create or constitute a debt or obligation of the State of Texas within the meaning of any applicable constitutional limitation or restriction.

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Art. 6077h-3. CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE WORK WITHIN PARK; FORCE LABOR. After the effective date of this Act, the Wood County Commissioners Court, including the County Judge and each of the four (4) Commissioners representing the four (4) Commissioners Precincts of said County, are hereinafter granted the power and authority to employ the use of force labor, county owned equipment and technical help in any and all construction work after agreement with the State Parks Board, within the bounds of the Governor James Stephen Hogg Memorial Shrine Park, located in the City of Quitman, Wood County, Texas.

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TITLE 105. PARTNERSHIPS AND JOINT STOCK COMPANIES

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CHAPTER 2. UNINCORPORATED JOINT STOCK COMPANIES

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Art. 6133. SUIT IN COMPANY NAME. Any unincorporated joint stock company or association, whether foreign or domestic, doing business in this State, may sue or be sued in any court of this State having jurisdiction of the subject matter in its company or distinguishing name; and it shall not be necessary to make the individual stockholders or members thereof parties to the suit.

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Art. 6134. SERVICE OF CITATION. In suits against such companies or associations, service of citation may be had on the president, secretary, treasurer or general agent of such unincorporated companies.

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Art. 6135. JUDGMENT. In suits by or against such unincorporated companies, whatever judgment shall be rendered shall be as conclusive on the individual stockholders and members thereof as if they were individually parties to such suits.

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Art. 6136. JOINT LIABILITY. Where suit shall be brought against such company or association, and the only service had shall be upon the president, secretary, treasurer or general agent of such company or association, and judgment shall be rendered against the defendant company, such judgment shall be binding on the joint property of all the stockholders or members thereof, and may be enforced by execution against the joint property; but such judgment shall not be binding on the individual property of the stockholders or members, nor authorize execution against it.

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Art. 6137. INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY. In a suit against such company or association, in addition to service on the president, secretary, treasurer or general agent of such companies or association, service of citation may also be had on any and all of the stockholders or members of such companies or associations; and, in the event judgment shall be against such unincorporated company or association, it shall be equally binding upon the individual property of the stockholders or members so served, and executions may issue against the property of the individual stockholders or members, as well as against the joint property; but executions shall not issue against the individual property of the stockholders or members until execution against the joint property has been returned without satisfaction.

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Art. 6138. THIS CHAPTER CUMULATIVE. The provisions of this chapter shall not affect nor impair the right allowed unincorporated joint stock companies and associations to sue in the individual names of the stockholders or members, nor the right of any person to sue the individual stockholders or members; but the provisions of this chapter shall be construed as cumulative merely of other remedies now existing under the law.

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TITLE 106. PATRIOTISM AND THE FLAG

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Art. 6143bb. STATE FLOWER SONG. Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That it adopt the Bluebonnet song as the State Flower Song.

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Art. 6144d. TEXAS CONSERVATION AND BEAUTIFICATION WEEK. Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Texas, the House of Representatives concurring, that Texas Conservation and Beautification Week be observed each year at that time which shall include April twenty-first, San Jacinto Day, and April twenty-fourth, National Wildflower Day, said week beginning two days before the twenty-first of April and ending two days after April twenty-fourth, and that said week shall be observed so that it contributes to the conservation and beautification of the State and to the happiness and lasting benefit of its people, thus making known, enforcing and teaching respect for the written and unwritten conservation laws of our country thus showing our respect and appreciation for all that is ours to cherish while we live and should preserve for posterity here where "The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork.

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Art. 6145-14a. LONE STAR MEDALLIONS. (a) The Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission shall designate a one ounce silver lone star medallion and one, one-half, one-fourth, and one-tenth ounce gold lone star medallions as official commemorative medallions of the sesquicentennial.

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TITLE 108. PENITENTIARIES

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Art. 6203f. ENCOURAGING COTTON FARMERS TO PURCHASE PLANTING SEED FROM DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That as a means toward the development of better quality cotton in Texas, the Prison System of our State, in disposing of its surplus cotton seed, give first consideration to the needs for better planting seed and that the cotton farmers be encouraged to purchase planting seed from the Prison System through their farm agents, Chambers of Commerce and other responsible mediums, and at a price above oil mill quotations sufficient to reimburse the Prison System for the added expense of handling.

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Art. 6203g. AGREEMENT AUTHORIZED FOR PENITENTIARY SYSTEM TO PRODUCE AND SELL FARM PRODUCTS TO STATE INSTITUTIONS. Therefore, be it resolved by the Senate of Texas, and the House of Representatives concurring, that the Board of Control of the State of Texas and the Board of Commissioners of the State of Texas are hereby authorized, empowered and instructed to enter into an agreement whereby the Penitentiary System will grow, produce and sell farm products to the various State Institutions at a price not to exceed the lowest bid which the Board of Control may receive from competitive bidders for the various products grown and offered for sale by the Penitentiary System of Texas.

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TITLE 109. PENSIONS

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Art. 6205. TO WHOM GRANTED. Out of the Pension Fund created and maintained under the provisions of Article 6204 as amended, there shall be paid on the first day of each calendar month a pension in the amounts provided for in Article 6221 to every Confederate soldier or sailor whose application has heretofore been approved, and also those who came to Texas prior to January 1, 1928, and whose application shall hereafter be approved, and to their widows whose applications have heretofore been approved and also those who have been bona fide residents of this State since January 1, 1928, and whose application shall hereafter be approved and who were married to such soldiers or sailors prior to January 1, 1922, and who lived with such soldier or sailor continuously for at least nine (9) years immediately prior to the death of such sailor or soldier and to soldiers who, under the Special Laws of the State of Texas during the War between the States, served in organizations for the protection of the frontier against Indian raiders or Mexican marauders, and to soldiers of the militia of the State of Texas who were in active service during the War between the States, and to soldiers of the militia of any other Confederate State who were in active service during the War and who come to Texas at least ten (10) years prior to the approval hereafter of his application for a pension, and to soldiers appointed to official or other service in the State of Texas, requiring the carrying of arms during the war between the States, and all soldiers and sailors and widows of all soldiers and sailors eligible to be placed upon the pension rolls and participate in the distribution of the Pension Fund of this State under any existing law or laws hereafter enacted; provided that no widow of a Confederate Veteran born since January 1, 1886, shall be entitled to a widow's pension; a widow entitled to a pension under this Act, but who remarries a man other than a Confederate soldier or sailor shall not be entitled to a pension, but shall not be barred from receiving a pension in the event she should be left a widow after such remarriage, so long as she remains a widow.

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Art. 6208. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. Person entitled to a pension under this Title shall make application for same in writing and under oath to the County Judge of his or her county.

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Art. 6209. PROOF, HOW MADE. Proof shall be made under oath and in writing before the county judge of the county where the applicant resides.

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Art. 6210. OUT OF COUNTY. If it is necessary for the applicant to go outside of the county and State for proof to establish his application, such proof may be submitted in the form of affidavits and accompanied by certificates from the county judge of the county where made, that the witnesses are of trustworthy character and entitled to credit.

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Art. 6211. WIDOW'S APPLICATION. No widow shall be entitled to a pension should her husband, if living, be for any reason debarred.

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Art. 6213. SOLDIER MUST HAVE SERVED HONORABLY. Every Confederate soldier applying for a pension under this title shall have served honorably from the date of his enlistment until the close of the war, or until he was discharged or paroled in some military organization regularly mustered into the army or navy of the Confederate States until the surrender.

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Art. 6214. WHAT CONSTITUTES INDIGENCY. To constitute indigency within the meaning of this Title, neither the applicant nor his wife, if married, nor both together, nor the widow, if the applicant be a widow, shall own property, real or personal, exceeding in value One Thousand ($1,000.

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Art. 6215. PAYMENTS; AFFIDAVIT; WARRANT. The payment of such pension shall be made on the first day of each calendar month to all pensioners whose application for pensions shall have been duly approved as provided by law by warrant drawn by the Comptroller on the State Treasury, to be paid out of the money appropriated for that purpose as provided by law.

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Art. 6217. PENSIONS DENIED TO WHOM. No application shall be allowed, nor shall any aid be given or pension paid, to any soldier or sailor, or the widow of any soldier or sailor under the provisions of this title, where any such soldier or sailor deserted his command or voluntarily abandoned his post of duty, or the said service during the said war, nor shall any application be allowed, nor any aid given, nor any pension paid, to any widow of a soldier or sailor who has been divorced from such soldier or sailor, nor to any widow who voluntarily without cause abandoned such soldier or sailor, being her husband, and continued to live separately from him up to the time of his death, nor to a soldier or sailor who served as a substitute for another, nor to the widow of a substitute.

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Art. 6218. FEES LIMITED. No person shall receive a greater fee than five dollars to secure a pension for another, and any contract for a larger sum shall be unlawful.

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Art. 6219. FEES OF COUNTY JUDGE. A county judge shall be allowed a fee of two dollars for hearing an application and taking proof therein, said fee to be paid by the applicant, and before hearing of application is had thereon; and all fees received by such county judge shall be reported as other fees of office and be otherwise controlled by the law regulating the fee of county judges.

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Art. 6220. PERSONS NOT ENTITLED TO. No person shall, while confined in any asylum of this State, at the expense of the State, or while confined in the State penitentiary, receive a pension, and any person having been granted a pension who shall afterwards be confined in an asylum of this State, at the expense of the State, or who shall be confined in the State penitentiary shall, while an inmate of such asylum or penitentiary, forfeit his pension, and no pensioner who leaves this State for a period of over six months shall draw a pension while so absent; provided, that any person who has been granted a pension under this law, and who is thereafter admitted as an inmate of the Confederate Home or is thereafter admitted as an inmate of the Confederate Woman's Home of this State, shall thereafter be entitled to receive pension payments of the amount of one-half of the pension that such person would be entitled to receive if not an inmate of such Home.

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Art. 6221. APPROPRIATION, HOW ALLOTTED. On the first day of each calendar month the Comptroller shall pay to each Confederate Veteran a pension of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) per month for each year.

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Art. 6222. PERPETUATION OF EVIDENCE. Any Confederate veteran, soldier, or sailor, who may be entitled to a pension under the pension laws of Texas, who may be desirous of establishing such right by the evidence of any person who may be cognizant of such facts as would prove and establish such right, may cause such person to go before the county judge, or any notary public of the county of his residence of such person, and make affidavit to such fact.

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Art. 6223. STATEMENT FILED. Such affidavit shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and by him recorded in a book to be kept for such purpose, a properly certified copy of which shall be admitted and used in evidence at any future time, to prove and establish the right of the soldier or sailor in whose behalf, or at whose instance, the same may have been made to such pensioner as may be provided by law.

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Art. 6224. WIDOW MAY ESTABLISH IDENTITY. The widow of any soldier or sailor who may be entitled to a pension as such, under the laws of this State, shall be entitled to establish her identity and right to such pension in the same way and manner as herein provided for soldiers and sailors.

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Art. 6225. EXAMINATION OF RECORD. The Comptroller shall examine and pass on all pension claims, keep a correct record of all approved claims, with the name, disability, service, residence and amount paid, and furnish the county judge with suitable blanks for use of claimants.

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Art. 6226. SHALL STRIKE FROM ROLL. When it comes to the knowledge of the Comptroller that any person has been granted a pension through fraud or perjury, he shall strike the name of such person from the pension roll.

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Art. 6227. MORTUARY WARRANT. Whenever any pensioner who has been regularly placed upon the pension rolls under the provisions of law relating thereto shall die, and proof thereof shall be made to the Comptroller within forty (40) days from the date of such death by the affidavit of the doctor who attended the pensioner during the last illness, or the undertaker who conducted the funeral, or made arrangements therefor, the Comptroller shall issue a mortuary warrant for an amount not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars ($200), payable out of the Pension Fund, in favor of the heirs or legal representatives of the deceased pensioner, or in favor of the person or persons owning the accounts.

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Art. 6228h. ASSUMPTION OF PENSION LIABILITIES OF PARTICIPATING SUBDIVISION BY ANNEXING GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY. Should any participating subdivision as defined under the provisions of Chapter 127, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967, as amended, establishing and regulating the Texas County and District Retirement System, be annexed into, merged with, or in any manner absorbed by a municipality or other governmental entity, such succeeding entity shall assume, provide for and continue all existing pension rights of the employees of such subdivision, and shall further succeed to the rights of such subdivision in the assets of such system.

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Art. 6228j. RETIREMENT, DISABILITY AND DEATH BENEFIT SYSTEMS FOR APPOINTIVE COUNTY EMPLOYEES. (a) A county may create a retirement, disability, and death benefit system for its appointive officers and employees if a majority of the qualified voters of the county voting on the proposition approve the creation at an election called for that purpose and advertised in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county once a week for four consecutive weeks before the election is held.

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PART 1. PURPOSE

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PART 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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PART 3. ADMINISTRATION

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PART 4. FINANCES

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PART 5. MEMBERSHIP

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PART 6. BENEFITS

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PART 7. AMENDMENT OF PENSION SYSTEM

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PART 8. TREATMENT UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW

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Art. 6243e.1. FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF AND RETIREMENT FUND IN CITIES OF 450,000 TO 500,000.

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ARTICLE 2. ADMINISTRATION

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ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP

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ARTICLE 4. SERVICE CREDIT

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ARTICLE 5. SERVICE RETIREMENT BENEFITS

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ARTICLE 6. DISABILITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS

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ARTICLE 7. SURVIVOR'S BENEFITS

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ARTICLE 8. DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN

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ARTICLE 9. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING BENEFITS

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ARTICLE 10. COLLECTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS; INTEREST

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ARTICLE 11. INVESTMENT OF ASSETS

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ARTICLE 12. OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND PROFESSIONALS

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PART 2. MEMBERSHIP

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PART 3. CREDITABLE SERVICE

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PART 4. BENEFITS

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PART 5. ADMINISTRATION

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Art. 6243k. RETIREMENT, DISABILITY AND DEATH BENEFIT SYSTEMS FOR APPOINTIVE CITY OR TOWN EMPLOYEES. (a) An incorporated city or town may create a retirement, disability, and death benefit system for its appointive officers and employees if a majority of the qualified voters of the city or town voting on the proposition approve the creation at an election called for that purpose.

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ARTICLE II

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ARTICLE XII

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ARTICLE XIII

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ARTICLE 3. GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD

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ARTICLE 4. MEMBERSHIP AND CONTRIBUTIONS

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ARTICLE 5. MEMBER BENEFITS

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ARTICLE 6. BENEFICIARY'S BENEFITS

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ARTICLE 7. INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

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ARTICLE 7A. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

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ARTICLE 8. EXCESS BENEFIT PLAN FOR FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS

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ARTICLE 3. TAX QUALIFICATION

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ARTICLE 6. CONTRIBUTIONS

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ARTICLE 7. RETIREMENT PENSIONS

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ARTICLE 8. DEFERRED VESTED PENSION

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ARTICLE 9. DISABILITY PENSIONS

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ARTICLE 10. SEVERANCE AND DEATH BENEFITS; REFUND OF CONTRIBUTIONS

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ARTICLE 11. MODIFICATIONS

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ARTICLE 3. GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES

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ARTICLE 5. RETIREMENT HEALTH BENEFITS

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ARTICLE 7. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

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ARTICLE 8. TRANSITION; EFFECTIVE DATE; EMERGENCY [REPEALED]

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TITLE 116. ROADS, BRIDGES, AND FERRIES

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CHAPTER 1A. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

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Art. 6701j-2. RAILROAD AND HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSING SAFETY INSTRUCTION. (a) All driving safety courses approved by the Department of Public Safety or by a court as authorized by law must include instruction on railroad and highway grade crossing safety.

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TITLE 117. SALARIES

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Art. 6819d. FEES DEPOSITED IN GENERAL REVENUE FUND. All fees paid to any court for which appropriations are made herein or to any of the clerks, officers or employes of any such court, whether such fees are for official or unofficial copies of opinions, or for other services or documents, shall be deposited at the close of each month in the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury and shall be carried as a special account in said Fund for the court depositing same, and none of such fees shall be retained by or paid to said clerks, officers or employes.

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TITLE 132. OCCUPATIONAL AND BUSINESS REGULATION

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CHAPTER 19. BOAT OR MOTOR MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS

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CHAPTER 20. MISCELLANEOUS

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Art. 9010. PEDDLING OF PRINTED MATTER BY DEAF OR MUTE PERSONS. It shall be unlawful for any person to peddle or use a finger alphabet card or other printed matter stating in effect that the person is deaf and/or mute, in a manner calculated to play upon the sympathy of another in the solicitation of a contribution or donation.

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CHAPTER 4. GASOLINE AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

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Art. 8601. SALE UNDER ANOTHER NAME. No person, firm or corporation, shall sell gasoline, benzine, naphtha, or other similar product of petroleum, capable of being used for illuminating, heating or power purposes, under any other than the true name of said products; and such petroleum products shall be subject to inspection by the proper authorities.

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Art. 8602. SHALL MARK CONTAINERS. No person, firm, association of persons, corporation or carrier selling or transporting for hire any gasoline, benzine, naphtha or other highly inflammable substance made from petroleum, shall fail to plainly mark the packages containing the same in accordance with the regulations of the Interstate Commerce Commission, unless such regulations should conflict with the provisions of this chapter.

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Art. 8603. LABELING RECEPTACLES OR RESERVOIRS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. No person, firm, association of persons, corporation or carrier selling or transporting any gasoline, benzine, naphtha or other similar product of petroleum, shall fail to truly label in large letters showing the name of such person, firm, association of persons, corporation or carrier on any tank car, barrel, cask, tank wagon, receptacle or reservoir in which any petroleum product shall be shipped or stored within this State, or from which sales or delivery of the same are to be made.

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Art. 8604. MUST NOT FLASH. No person, firm, association of persons, or corporation shall sell or offer for sale any kerosene or distillate to be used for domestic cooking, illuminating, heating, or other domestic uses, having a flash point at a temperature below 112 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the United States official closed cup testing method of the United States Bureau of Mines.

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Art. 8606. INFERIOR MOTOR FUEL. (a) Liquids, substances, or products of petroleum used, or intended for use, as gasoline or motor fuel, not meeting the minimum requirements and specifications prescribed in Article 1105 hereof for gasoline or motor fuel, shall be known and designated as "Inferior Motor Fuel," and all pumps, receptacles, tanks or containers from which such inferior motor fuel may be sold, offered for sale, or exposed for sale, or in which such inferior motor fuel is stored, or transported with the intention to sell, shall be labeled, in plain, legible lettering in the English language in the full view of the public, with the words "Inferior Motor Fuel," which such lettering shall be of solid black type not less than two (2) inches in height with not less than one-half inch paint stripe of black oil paint on white oil paint background; and it is further provided that any person who shall sell or exchange any such motor fuel shall be required to plainly show on each and every invoice, manifest, ticket or bill of exchange that the commodity sold or exchanged is inferior motor fuel.

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Art. 8607. TESTS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. The apparatus and methods of conducting all tests and arriving at proper standards of gasoline and other products under this Act shall be those now or hereafter authorized and used by the U.

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Art. 8608. USING INCORRECT MEASURE. No person, firm, association of persons, corporation or carrier, shall use any scales, measure or measuring device in the handling or sale of petroleum products unless the same is true and accurate according to the standard of weights and measures under the laws of this State nor use any pumping device unless the same is correct according to such standard at three speeds, fast, slow and medium.

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Art. 8609. BREAKING SEAL ON INCORRECT MEASURE. The inspector shall seal and forbid the use of any inaccurate measuring device until such time as the defect is corrected.

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Art. 8610. HINDERING INSPECTOR. The Director of the Food and Drug Division of the State Board of Health, his inspectors, or any duly authorized representative appointed by the State Comptroller for that purpose, or any highway patrolman, or sheriff, or deputy sheriff, or any other peace officer shall have, in the performance of his duties under this law, the power to inspect any premises or place where petroleum products are made, prepared, stored, transported, sold or offered for sale or exchange, take samples of same, and test measuring devices.

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Art. 8611. PUNISHMENT. Any person who shall knowingly violate any of the provisions of Articles 8601 through and inclusive of Article 8610, Revised Statutes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined in a sum not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25) nor more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200).

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CHAPTER 5. COMMODITY EXCHANGES

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Art. 8651. DEFINITIONS. That for the purpose of this Act, the term "Contract of Sale" shall be held to include sales, purchases, agreements of sale, agreements to sell, and agreements to purchase; that the word "person" wherever used in this Act shall be construed to import the plural or singular as the case demands, and shall include individuals, associations, partnerships, and corporations.

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Art. 8652. FUTURE CONTRACTS VALID. All contracts of sale for future delivery of cotton, grain, stocks, or other commodities, (1) made in accordance with the rules of any board of trade, exchange, or similar institution, and (2) actually executed on the floor of such board of trade, exchange, or similar institution, and performed or discharged according to the rules thereof, and (3) when such contracts of sale are placed with or through a regular member in good standing of a cotton exchange, grain exchange, board of trade, or similar institution, organized under the laws of the State of Texas or any other State, shall be and they hereby are declared to be valid and enforceable in the courts of this State, according to their terms; provided, that contracts of sale for future delivery of cotton in order to be valid and enforceable as provided herein, must not only conform to the requirements of clauses 1 and 2 of this section, but must also be made subject to the provisions of the United States Cotton Futures Act, approved August 11, 1916, and any amendments thereto; provided, further, that if this clause should for any reason be held inoperative, then contracts for the future delivery of cotton shall be valid and enforceable if they conform to the requirements of clauses 1 and 2 of this section; provided further, that all contracts as defined in Section 1 hereof where it is not contemplated by the parties thereto that there shall be an actual delivery of the commodities sold or bought shall be unlawful.

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Art. 8653. FUTURE CONTRACTS INVALID. Any contract of sale for future delivery of cotton, grain, stocks, or other commodities where it is not the bona fide intention of parties that the things mentioned therein are to be delivered but which is to be settled according to or upon the basis of the public market quotations or prices made on any board of trade, exchange, or other similar institution, without any actual bona fide execution and the carrying out of such contract upon the floor of such exchange, board of trade or similar institution, in accordance with the rules thereof, shall be null and void and unenforceable in any court of this State, and no action shall be maintainable thereon at the suit of any party.

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Art. 8654. BUCKET SHOP DEFINED AND PROHIBITED. A bucket shop is hereby defined to be and mean any place of business wherein are made contracts of the sort or character denounced by the preceding Section 3 of this Act, and the maintenance or operation of a bucket shop at any point in this State is prohibited.

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Art. 8655. SHALL FURNISH COPY OF CONTRACT. Every person shall furnish upon demand to any principal for whom such person has executed any contract for the future delivery of any cotton, grain, stocks, or other commodities, a written instrument setting forth the name and location of the exchange, board of trade, or similar institution, upon which such contract has been executed, the date of the execution, of the contract, and the name and address of the person with whom such contract was executed, and if such person shall refuse or neglect to furnish such statement upon reasonable demand, such refusal or neglect shall be prima facie evidence that such contract was an illegal contract within the provisions of Art.

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Art. 8656. PENALTY. Any person, either as agent or principal, who enters into or assists in making any contracts of sale of the sort or character denounced in the preceding Art.

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Art. 8657. PERMITTING EXCHANGES. There may be organized in any city, town, or municipality in the State of Texas, voluntary associations to be known as cotton exchanges, grain exchanges, boards of trade, or similar institutions, to receive and post quotations on cotton, grain, stocks, or other commodities, for the benefit of its members and other persons engaged in the production of cotton, grain, or other commodities.

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Art. 8658. REPEALER. Articles 536 and 537 of Chapter 2, Title 11, and Articles 538 to 547 inclusive of Chapter 3, Title 11, of the Revised Penal Code of the State of Texas, of 1911, and all laws and parts of laws regulating or prohibiting dealings in future contracts, or in conflict or inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed.

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Art. 8659. SEVERABILITY. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, or part of this Act shall for any reason be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not effect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, or paragraph or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered; and any contract valid under and satisfying the remaining clauses, sentences, paragraphs, or parts of this Act shall be valid and enforceable in the courts of this State.

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