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Senate Committee on Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigation of - 32nd R.S. (1911)

Committee Members
E.H. Carter
James Clayton McNealus
McDonald Meachum
Henry Berryman Terrell
Horace W. Vaughan
Robert L. Warren
Charges
• Investigate the amount of money used by person or persons representing any organization or associations of persons, or representative of such in promoting or favoring as well as those opposing the prohibition amendment to the Constitution on July 22, 1911. Investigate how such money was used, by whom, from whom collected, by whom contributed, and for what purpose paid out, and to whom including all matters in connection with the use and expenditure of such money.*
• Investigate the fraudulent issuance of poll tax receipts, if any, and the unlawful payment thereof, or the use thereof, and the evasions, if any, of the provisions of the election law to prevent illegal and corrupt voting.*
• Investigate any frauds committed in procuring naturalization papers, of filing declarations of intention of becoming citizens*
• Investigate any illegal voting in such election and any fraud committed, and the failure if any, of the officers of such election, or any county officers to comply with the election laws.*
• Investigate what legislation, if any, is advisable to further safeguard elections against corruption, fraud, and improper influences.*
• Investigate whether there exists in this state any organization or association expending money to improperly influence elections or legislation in this state, and the methods pursued by such organizations, if any, in the conduct of its operation including, the amount of money being collected by said organization, the purpose for which it is being collected and expended, and whether or not the monies are being expended in such a manner as to contravene sound public policy. Investigate what legislation many be necessary to remedy this.*
• Report generally on such legislation that may be necessary to correct any or all of these evils in relation to the matters under investigation.*

Note:
Senator Meachum resigned August 5, 1911. S.J. of Tex., 32nd Leg., 1st C.S. 59 (1911). Senator H.B. Terrell appointed by Simple Resolution, August 10, 1911. S.J. of Tex., 32nd Leg., 1st C.S. 72 (1911).

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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