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House Committee on State Departments, Investigate - 39th R.S. (1925)

Committee Members
Lee Satterwhite, Chair
William Madden Fly, Vice Chair
William Rogers Montgomery
Alfred P.C. Petsch
Robert Alfred Powell
Claud Duval Teer
John Holland Veatch
John Forsythe Wallace
W. Albert Williamson
Charges
• Investigation into the administration of highway affairs by the State Highway Commission; to investigate the manner in which contracts have been let by said commission, and generally to investigate all and every act of said commission since said date.
• Investigation into the State Treasurer's Department and the Railroad Commission with the view of determining if the State is receiving the full amount due by the oil companies as taxes on gross production of oil, as provided by law.
• To investigate the granting of pardons, paroles, reprieves and commutation of sentence, and the facts and circumstances connected with the granting of such acts of clemency.
• To investigate the letting of contracts for the purpose of text-books and the facts surrounding the letting of such contracts.
• To investigate into the administration of public affairs by such other departments of the State government, as in the judgment of said committee may be necessary, and for the promotion of the public good.

Note:
Rep. Petsch did not sign the report. H.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 147 (1927)
Resolution included in the report called for a committee of nine members. One member of the committee should be the Speaker of the House. H.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 133 (1927). Committee appointed by the Speaker on 9/24/1926. H.J. of Tex., 39th Leg., 1st C.S., 691 (1926)
Proceedings of committee appointed by the Thirty-ninth Legislature to investigate certain state departments printed as Supplement to House journal for ninth day, January 21, 1927. See L1836.39, In8

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