By Zaffirini, et al. S.B. No. 15 76R1038 DLF-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the penalty for certain offenses concerning the sale of 1-3 cigarettes. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 154.510, Tax Code, is amended to read as 1-6 follows: 1-7 Sec. 154.510. MISDEMEANOR. An offense under Sections 1-8 154.502, 154.503, or 154.505 through 154.509 is a Class A 1-9 misdemeanor. 1-10 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 1-11 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-12 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-13 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-14 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-15 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.