Each bale of cotton ginned by a ginner shall be wrapped so that:
the bale will be completely covered when compressed and the ends of the bale are closed and well sewn; and
the markings on the bale will remain intact and visible under ordinary conditions.
In compressing, recompressing, baling, or rebaling cotton, each person owning, operating, or working for a compress in this state shall, prior to delivery of a bale to a common carrier, bind and tie the bale so that the bale is free of:
dangerously exposed ends of bands or buckles; or
dangerously exposed or protruding parts of ties, bands, buckles, or splices.Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1299, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.