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GENERAL LAWS

OF

THE STATE OF TEXAS

PASSED AT THE

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

CONVENED AT THE

CITY OF AUSTIN, JANUARY 8, 1907;..

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CONTENTS.

REGULAR SESSION.

Chap

Page.

1. Mileage and per diem of members of the Thirtieth Legislature..

2. Contingent expenses of the Thirtieth Legislature..

1

3. Appropriating five thousand dollars to defray expenses of the Railroad

Commission in suits pending in the Federal courts..

2

4. Imposing occupation tax on persons, firms or corporations handling

liquors C. 0. D.

3

5. Affidavit of inability to give court costs.

4

6. Extending time of railroad companies in which to construct their roads

7. Providing method of procedure of investigating committees..

6

8. Fising mileage and per diem of members of the Thirtieth Legislature.. 10

9. Organization of corporations for a piary business..

11

li. Defining and prohibiting nepotism..

12

11. Amendment to stock law.

14

12. Procedure by which evidence may be taken against trusts.

16

13. Validating sales of lands in Coleman county.

21

14. Prohibiting discrimination between persons desiring to lease theaters,

etc...

21

15. Conferring power of eminent domain upon interurban electric railway

companies

23

16. Exempting certain counties from live stock inspection law.

26

17. Fixing jurisdiction of courts in Lipscomb county..

28

18. Validating sales of school lands...

30

19. Regulating bail in felony cases.

31

20. Validating sales of Coleman county lands.

33

21. Permitting the Attorney General and his representatives to examine

books of corporations..

34

22. Fixing time for holding courts in Twenty-fifth Judicial District. 36

23. Defining powers of corporations organized for purpose of owning and

maintaining public and private cemeteries.

37

24. Authorizing levy of taxes to pay jurors.

39

25. Restoring civil and criminal jurisdiction upon county court of Frio

county ·

40

26. Making appropriations to cover deficiencies for the years 1904, 1905,

1906 and 1907..

42

27. Relating to salaries of certain employes of penitentiaries.

49

28. Amendment to stock law..

49

29. Limiting fees of office of district clerks.

50

30. Making drinking of intoxicating liquors on trains a misdemeanor. 51

31. Creating a Board of State Accounting..

52

32. Requiring railway corporations to use electric headlights.

54

33. Defining abortion, and providing punishment therefor.

55

34. Fixing jurisdiction of courts in San Jacinto county.

55

35. Repealing occupation taxes on certain occupations.

57

36. Relating to separate compartments on railroads....

58

37. Relating to reserve fund of banks and banking corporations.

60

38. Defining duties of commission merchants...

61

39. The Pure Food law...

62

40. Authorizing commissioners courts to establish drainage districts. 78

41. Regulating train crews on railroads.

92

42. Prohibiting issuance of free passes, etc., by railroads, etc.

43. Amendment to stock law,

98

44. Authorizing the S. K. Ry. Co. to abandon part of its track.

99

45. Fixing time of holding courts in First and Second Judicial Districts. . 100

Chap.

Page

46. Relief of heirs of Thomas J. Blakemore and others in land in Co-

manche county

102

47. Relating to the adoption of children.

103

48. Providing for purchase of additional land for San Jacinto State Park. . 104

19. Defining and prohibiting gaming...

107

50. Providing when estates shall escheat to the State.

111

51. Limiting the hours of work of railway employes.

113

52. Creating the county court of Dallas county at law..

115

53. Creating an Anatomical Board, and defining its duties.

117

54. Requiring report of fees of office....

120

55. Authorizing appointment of hide and animal inspector for Hale county 121

56. Providing for appointment of trustees for DeKalb College.

122

57. Amendment to stock law...

123

58. Restoring civil and criminal jurisdiction upon county court of Gray

county ..

125

59. Providing for appointment and subsequent election of Commissioner

of Agriculture

127

60. Defining the limits of the courts of the Fourteenth and Forty-fourth

Judicial Districts

131

61. Providing depositories for State, county and city funds.

132

62. Making abandonment of wife or children a misdemeanor.

133

63. Providing protection for fish and game..

134

64. Defining dependent and neglected children.

135

65. Defining delinquent child..

137

66. Fixing rate of taxes for free school purposes.

141

67. Defining and prohibiting blacklisting

142

68. Validating diplomas of College of Industrial Arts.

144

69. Reorganizing the district courts of the Thirty-sixth Judicial District.. 145

70. Prescribing the time for holding courts in the Fourth Judicial District 146

71. Pertaining to bail in felony cases when court is in session. ....

148

72. Amending House bill No. 53, relating to C. 0. D. liquor shipments. 149

73. Amendment to stock law.

150

74. Authorizing extension of railroad owned by the State by Penitentiary

Board

151

75. Regulating the taking of fish.

154

76. Prohibiting cock fights....

156

77. Prohibiting the storing of intoxicating liquors for sale in local option

districts.

156

78. Regulating the taking of fish.

161

79. Defining and prohibiting lobbying

102

80. Providing for fire escapes for hotels..

164

81. Regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors.

166

82. Prohibiting removal of cases from State to Federal courts by insurance

companies

107

83. Relating to local taxation for school purposes.

108

84. Prohibiting contributions of money, etc.

, by corporations in elections. 169

85. Restoring civil and criminal jurisdiction to county court of Irion

county

170

86. Defining and prohibiting bucket shops.

172

87. Relating to fines, penalties and forfeitures due the State of Texas by

corporations .

175

88. Fixing compensation of county attorneys for representing State in

corporation courts

177

89. Authorizing consolidation of G., C. & S. F. Ry. Co. and T. & G. Ry. Co. 178

90. Providing a system for State, county and city depositories.

183

91. Relating to notice for and taking of depositions.

186

92. Regulating transportation of traction engines.

189

93. Prohibiting hunting upon posted lands. .

190

94. Placing certain counties under live stock inspection law, and removing

certain others

190

95. Requiring report of rolling stock of railroads.

192

96. Regulating running of automobiles

193

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