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Texas Commission on City and County Governments - 56th R.S. (1959)

Committee Members
Ben Atwell
Robert W. Baker
Marshall O. Bell
Warren C. 'Red' Cowen
Louis Crump
Frank Owen III
Raymond Russell
Charges
• RESOLVED, By the Senate of the State of Texas, the House of Representatives concurring, that a commission to study the feasibility and advisability of consolidating of services of city and county governments to be known as the Texas Commission on City and County Governments, shall be appointed, consisting of nine (9) members; three (3) members of the Texas House of Representatives to be chosen by the Speaker of the House; three (3) members of the Senate of Texas to be chosen by the Lieutenant Governor; and three (3) public members to be appointed by the Governor of Texas.
RESOLVED, That the Commission shall gather all pertinent information and data relating to consolidation of city and county governments in other states; identify and consider the factors bearing upon such consolidation of services in Texas, especially in the metropolitan areas; and study and devise ways and means both constitutionally and statutorily, of effecting consolidation of services of cities and counties in Texas.

Note:
Appointed by Speaker 11/6/1959 and Lieutenant Governor (Senate Journal, 56th 3rd C.S. p. 212), pursuant to SCR 18, 56th Legislature.
3rd C.S.: Marshall Bell (Member) appointed by Speaker to replace Raymond Russell, 9/29/1960.
The report can also be found at S.J. of Tex., 57th Leg., R.S. 1430 (1961).

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