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01/16/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: ratifying Rio Grande Compact, signed at Santa Fe, New Mexico, on March 18, 1938 (HB 152)
01/12/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: custody and care of records, Article 1901, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas (HB 2, district courts)
01/11/1939 Submitting emergency matters to the 46th Legislature: refund of Texas relief bonds (SB 25); special district court for Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Polk Counties (HB 3), and for Rusk County
10/26/1937 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 45th Legislature, 2nd Called Session: HB 133, dealing with reallocation and revision of the administration of the Rural Aid Law
10/23/1937 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 45th Legislature, 2nd Called Session: passage of a soil conservation bill to coordinate with the Federal act (HB 166, SB 27)
10/19/1937 Message to the 45th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, declining to submit the subject of appropriations
06/22/1937 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 45th Legislature, 1st Called Session: a bill by Representatives Derden and Cagle to amend Article 305, Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 (HB 69, candidates applying for examination to practice law)
06/21/1937 Submitting as additional subjects for consideration by the 45th Legislature, 1st Called Session: the following 22 local and uncontested matters...
06/21/1937 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 45th Legislature, 1st Called Session: repeal of HB 915, Acts of the (45th) Regular Session, regarding school consolidation (HB 46, 45th 1st C.S.)
06/21/1937 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 45th Legislature, 1st Called Session: making certain corrections in HB 5, Acts of the 45th Legislature, which corrections have been requested by Hon. Bert Ford, Administrator for the Texas Liquor Control Board (SB 20, 45th 1st C.S.)
06/15/1937 Message to the 45th Legislature, 1st Called Session, regarding the desire to outlaw public, commercialized gambling
06/07/1937 Submitting as additional subjects for consideration by the 45th Legislature, 1st Called Session, outlawing of betting on dog races and securing a more effective bookie statute, and the disposition of jacks and stallions belonging to the state
06/03/1937 Relating to "declaration of intention" to submit the matter of dog racing, tightening and strengthening of the bookie laws, and other forms of gambling as well as the disposition of jacks and stallions
06/03/1937 Relating to Senate simple resolution by Pace providing for recess of the Senate until 3:30 this afternoon, and plans to submit the matter of dog racing, tightening and strengthening of the bookie laws, and other forms of gambling as well as the disposition of jacks and stallions
05/22/1937 Regarding call for 45th Legislature, 1st Called Session, pari-mutuel betting or gaming on horse races, at race tracks, legalized by act of the 43rd Legislature in 1933 (HB 12, 43rd 1st C.S.)
05/17/1937 Urging passage of HJR 24, restoring fee system for present salary system
04/29/1937 Expressing appreciation to the House of Representatives for $202.50 contribution to New London school childrens' memorial (school explosion)
04/28/1937 Relating to pari-mutuel repeal bill, repeal of race track gambling law (HB 53, HB 167, 45th R.S.; HB 12, 43rd 1st C.S.)
04/23/1937 Endorsing passage of SJR 13 to authorize a fund to advertise Texas (World's Fair at New York City in 1939, World Exposition in San Francisco)
04/09/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: Interstate Oil Compact Act (HB 511)
03/31/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: Uniform States Narcotic Act (HB 440, narcotic ring at Alamo Downs horse race track, marijuana)
03/31/1937 Expressing appreciation to the House of Representatives for flower bouquet and resolution for new baby son Sam Houston Allred (From Joe Betsy Allred, Mrs. James V.); resolution extending congratulations to Governor and Mrs. Allred, March 18, 1937
03/24/1937 Relating to bills creating conservation authorities calling for remission of state ad valorem taxes to counties
03/22/1937 Submitting emergency matters to the 45th Legislature: old age assistance (HB 8, 44th 3rd C.S.) and public health program (SB 159, 45th R.S.); Texas Old Age Assistance Commission letter and computation
03/19/1937 Regarding New London disaster (school explosion)
03/18/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: emergency appropriation for Attorney General's Department for prosecuting suit for recovery of transfer, succession, and inheritance tax against Estate of Edward H.R. Green (SB 435)
03/11/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: transfer of Texas Employment Service to State Unemployment Compensation Commission and emergency appropriations; State Unemployment Compensation Commission letter
03/08/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: emergency appropriation for Adjutant General's Department for general maintenance, etc., related to organization of Texas National Guard Regiments 133rd and 111th and Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects at Camp Mabry, Camp Hulen, and Camp Wolters (SB 425)
03/04/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: operation of race tracks or horse racing as specifically set out in HB 167 and proposed amendment before the Senate (Senate Journal, p. 432); Committee Substitute for HB 167 on passage to third reading (Ch. 166, HB 167, 43rd R.S.; Ch. 10, HB 12, 43rd 1st C.S.)
03/03/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: ratification of agreement between Texas and New Mexico involving the Pecos River (HB 973, SB 416)
03/01/1937 Address to the House of Representatives regarding old age assistance (HSR 111)
02/23/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: establishment of Board of Pardons and Paroles (expiring furloughs, clemency, relating to Constitutional amendment, SJR 26, 44th R.S., adopted by voters; HB 1045, SB 1, and SB 116, 45th R.S.)
02/16/1937 Submitting an emergency matter to the 45th Legislature: Unemployment Compensation System created by Ch. 482 (SB 5), 44th 3rd C.S., and authorization for Commission to make reciprocal arrangements with respect to wages and benefits (Acting Governor Walter F. Woodul, HB 586)
02/09/1937 Submitting emergency matters to the 45th Legislature: revenue and taxation (old age assistance, salary increases, state budget, natural resource and franchise taxes), repeal of race track gambling law (HB 12, 43rd 1st C.S.)
01/28/1937 Recommending to the 45th Legislature: liquor law enforcement, gambling on horse races and bookie shops and repeal of race track gambling law (HB 12, 43rd 1st C.S.), consolidation of various departments of government
01/25/1937 Submitting emergency matters to the 45th Legislature: emergency appropriations for eleemosynary institutions (insane asylums, homes for feebleminded, epileptics, and state orphans' homes) and court costs and traveling expenses of the Attorney General's Department; calling attention to earlier emergency matter of clemency, submitted in first message to the Legislature
01/12/1937 Presenting statement of all moneys received and disbursed by the Governor, January 15, 1935 to date
10/21/1936 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, deliberalization of the present law (HB 26, 44th 2nd C.S.) under which applicants are entitled to qualify for old age assistance (HB 8, 44th 3rd C.S.)
10/07/1936 Governor's address to the 44th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, urging immediate passage of a bill authorizing the payment of interest on old age assistance warrants (HB 26, 44th 2nd C.S.; HB 37, 3rd C.S.)
09/21/1936 Governor's address to the 44th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, regarding HB 26, 44th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, and submitting the additional subject of providing a system of state unemployment compensation in connection with Titles 3 and 9 of the National Social Security Act (SB 5)
11/14/1935 Submitting report of State Planning Board, pursuant to HSR 19, on "feasable [sic: feasible] plans providing for the placing of people who are upon relief upon lands so equipped that such citizens might become self-sustaining and become home owners."
11/12/1935 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, abolish the office of district attorney of the 7th Judicial District at the expiration of the term of the present incumbent, and confer the duties of said office upon the county attorneys of Smith, Wood and Upshur Counties (HB 135)
11/07/1935 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, additional local and uncontested matters, and the following specific appropriations with the express request that you do not consider any other appropriations than those submitted
11/07/1935 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, a bill to authorize and advance of $200,000 to the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District (HB 120, SB 27), and the House Bill by Cowley dealing with a common school district in Hill County (HB 122)
10/30/1935 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, proper regulation of liquor traffic, a number of local and uncontested bills, and drivers' license, or drivers' regulation law
10/23/1935 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, salaries for fees as provided in the constitutional amendment adopted on August 24th (SJR 6, 44th R.S.); HB 15, by Knetsch, reducing the period for calling school elections from three weeks to ten days, and a bill by Olsen to authorize the Yoakum School District to qualify for federal funds (HB 53)
10/16/1935 Relating to topics of 44th Legislature, 2nd C.S., as listed on official proclamation: old age pension system to carry out the will of the people in HJR 19, 44th R.S.; state deficit and budget
10/15/1935 Relating to old age pension law, calling a special session of the 44th Legislature to begin on October 16, 1935
10/09/1935 Submitting topics for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 1st Called Session: local and non-controversial bills; authorization for State Highway Department to use federal funds for improvement of lateral roads, appropriations for State Prison System, Livestock Sanitary Commission, West Texas State Teachers College, and State Parks Board for youth employment (including letter from Lyndon B. Johnson, State Director of National Youth Administration, September 27, 1935); public works eminent domain; slum clearance and housing projects
10/08/1935 Governor's message to the 44th Legislature, 1st Called Session, stressing the importance of passing liquor traffic regulation and the substitution of salaries for the fee system
09/18/1935 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 1st Called Session: a number of corrective messages dealing with local subjects and local institutions so as to validate the various acts of boards of regents and other public officials of the institutions and municipalities set out
09/18/1935 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 1st Called Session: old age pensions, revenue and taxation, specific tax recommendations, chain store tax, sulphur tax, tax delinquencies, tax collections; State Auditor report of "Cost and general plan for old age pensions, report to the Governor and 1st Called Session of the 44th Legislature," including results in other states
09/17/1935 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 44th Legislature, 1st Called Session: the entire subject of amendment 6, which was SJR 6, 44th Regular Session, and amendment of existing laws in order for the Brazos River Reclamation project (concerning which an enabling measure was passed during the regular session) to qualify for the securing of Federal funds
05/07/1935 Signing HB 11, appropriation of $3 million for Texas Centennial celebration, and urging revenue-raising measures
04/18/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: revenue bill to bring in $400,000-$700,000 to the State Treasury (HB 223, occupation tax upon coin-operated vending machines, Acting Governor K.M. Regan)
04/18/1935 Requesting early consideration of legislation expressly conferring power of eminent domain on all state and federal agencies and upon all corporations to acquire lands necessary for public works projects engaged in for public uses, requested by Public Works Administration (Acting Governor Ken M. Regan, HB 971, SB 514)
04/17/1935 Requesting attention to SB 114 and 189 and HB 89, 736, 743, 749, 755, and 786, which will bring in additional revenue of $17,500,000 a year (Acting Governor Walter F. Woodul)
04/16/1935 Recommending legislation, at the request of Reconstruction Finance Corporation, authorizing RFC Mortgage Corporation, or any other corporation whose stock is entirely subscribed for and owned by the United States of America, to do business without payment of filing fees, franchise taxes (Acting Governor Walter F. Woodul, SB 506)
04/16/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: legislation to minimize disaster of extremely dry conditions in the western portion of the state, soil destruction, wind erosion, drought (drouth), and dust storms, arguing for legislative branch to set up agencies under Section 59a, Article XVI of the Texas Constitution authorizing creation of necessary agencies for conservation of natural resources (Acting Governor Walter F. Woodul, HB 978 and SB 515, wind erosion conservation districts)
04/15/1935 Recommending passage of HB 581, for final and complete establishment of law and order in the oil industry of this state (Acting Governor Walter F. Woodul, oil conservation)
04/04/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: creation of Texas Gas Conservation Corporation (natural gas, HB 933, SB 487)
04/03/1935 Submitting emergency matters relating to banks and banking to the 44th Legislature: authorization for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to be appointed receiver of closed state banks; authorization for state banks to issue capital notes and debentures, subject to approval of the Banking Commissioner; and exemption for banks from furnishing security for public deposits (HB 929-931, SB 484-486, noting SB 361)
03/27/1935 Accepting written resignation of Senator Wallace Hughston from the 10th District, resignation effective March 20, 1935
03/12/1935 Requesting reasonable appropriation for Texas Centennial celebration (HB 11), noting constitutional amendment adopted November 8, 1932, authorizing Texas Centennial, commemorating the heroic period of early Texas history and celebrating a century of our independence and progress (SJR 28, 42nd R.S.)
02/26/1935 Relating to Rio Grande Compact, submitting bill extending date of expiration from June 1, 1935, to June 1, 1937 (HB 685, SB 356)
02/25/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: appropriation for maintenance of state parks system, relating to federal allotment for Civilian Conservation Corps camps (HB 527)
02/22/1935 Submitting emergency matters to the 44th Legislature: ten proposed measures dealing with public works projects and procedure with reference to loans, grants, contracts, and other desirable proceedings (HB 630-632 and 634-639, SB 342-351)
02/21/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: conservation of natural gas (HB 266)
02/20/1935 Relating to sale of securities, stocks, and bonds (HB 521, SB 436)
02/12/1935 Relating to state parks system, including telegram from Hon. J.P. Buchanan, chairman of Appropriation Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, requesting Texas Legislature provide approximately $60,000 appropriation for central office and field forces to adminster federal allotments in an efficient manner and maintenance of parks (Civilian Conservation Corps, HB 527)
02/11/1935 Relating to State Planning Board bill and power of appointment for the Governor (HB 197, natural resources)
02/11/1935 Urging repeal of race track gambling law (pari mutuel or certificate system of race track betting; HB 167, 43rd R.S., and HJR 12, 43rd 1st C.S.)
02/04/1935 Relating to general appropriation bills, state budget, and Board of Control, appropriation recommendations for the University of Texas and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Texas A&M)
02/04/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: establishment of system of public employment offices in this state (accepting benefits of Wagner-Peyser Act enacted by Congress and approved June 6, 1933, HB 407)
02/01/1935 Recommending legislation providing that terms of members of State Board of Education expire biennially with the outgoing Governor, and new appointments made by the incoming Governor at time of inauguration
02/01/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: authorization for Governor to discsus and negotiate Interstate Oil Compact with Governors of other oil producing states (HB 720, HCR 26), conservation of natural resources
01/25/1935 Directing attention to HSR by Mr. Petsch, calling for investigation of Permanent School Fund, urging adoption of this or similar resolution
01/22/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: emergency appropriation for Attorney General for defending numerous suits against the State of Texas and State Highway Department, and for enforcement of oil and gas laws (HB 249, SB 136)
01/18/1935 Submitting emergency matters to the 44th Legislature: creation of special temporary district courts for Rusk County (HB 69, SB 28) and Gregg County (HB 445), 124th District Court in Gregg County (HB 226)
01/16/1935 Submitting an emergency matter to the 44th Legislature: creation of Special District Court of Smith County (SB 68)