Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes § 6215 Payments; Affidavit; Warrant

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.

Such warrant shall be transmitted by mail to the payee thereof at his or her last known address. It shall be unlawful for any postmaster, delivery clerk, letter carrier or other postal employee to deliver any such mail to any person whomsoever if the addressee is known to have died or removed or, in the case of a widow, if known to have remarried; and it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to open any such mail addressed to any such addressee who has died or removed, or to any such widow who has remarried, or to convert such warrant into cash; but in every such case such mail shall forthwith be returned to the Comptroller at Austin, Texas, with a statement of the reasons for so doing and if, because of death or remarriage, the date thereof, if known, and all such warrants so returned to the Comptroller shall be cancelled. In the event a veteran is receiving the pension allowed under this Act to a married veteran, and his wife dies, it shall be his duty to immediately report such death to the Comptroller and he shall not thereafter present any pension warrant for payment when the amount of the same is intended for a married veteran, but shall immediately return the same to the Comptroller.

Any person who shall knowingly violate the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a felony and, on conviction, shall be punished by fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than three months, or by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not less than one (1) year.

Acts 1909, 31st Leg., p. 231, ch. 118. Amended by Acts 1915, 34th Leg., p. 149, ch. 35; Acts 1929, 41st Leg., p. 686, ch. 307, Sec. 1; Acts 1930, 41st Leg., 5th C.S., p. 251, ch. 82, Sec. 3; Acts 1931, 42nd Leg., p. 434, ch. 262, Sec. 4; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1423, Sec. 21.61, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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