By Brown S.B. No. 1441 74R7675 JJT-F A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the assessment of civil penalties by the Gulf Coast 1-3 Waste Disposal Authority. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 3.05(a), Chapter 409, Acts of the 61st 1-6 Legislature, Regular Session, 1969, is amended to read as follows: 1-7 (a) A person who violates a rule, permit, or order of the 1-8 authority is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $50 nor 1-9 more than $1,000 for each violation or for each day of a continuing 1-10 violation. The authority may sue to recover the penalty in a 1-11 district court in the county where the violation occurred. 1-12 Penalties shall be paid to the authority. 1-13 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 1-14 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-15 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-16 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-17 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 1-18 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 1-19 passage, and it is so enacted.