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Messages by Governor W. Lee O'Daniel

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Date Title
07/03/1941 Final message to the 47th Legislature, Regular Session
06/30/1941 Discussing SB 423, appropriations bill for various departments of government
06/30/1941 Returning HB 188 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 280
06/24/1941 Resubmitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: HB 611, federal matching funds for old age assistance after July 1, 1941
06/19/1941 Returning HB 161 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 249
06/16/1941 Returning HB 971 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 238
06/12/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: recent disastrous floods in Shackleford County (SB 502)
06/12/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: HB 454 and HB 611, Social Security merit system and old age pensions
06/05/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: old age assistance division of the Department of Public Welfare and pension checks (SB 490)
06/04/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: HB 1073, national defense program, recommended by War Department in Washington, D.C.
05/28/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: return of Texas Rangers (Texas Ranger Force) to the Adjutant General's Department; proposed bill (HB 1072)
05/27/1941 Regarding passage of HB 611 on old age assistance, approval of Federal Social Security Board
05/26/1941 Relating to state audit and budget system (State Auditor, SB 20)
05/26/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: HB 611, federal matching funds for old age assistance after July 1, 1941, conforming state law to Federal Social Security Act of 1939
05/26/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: old age pension checks and necessary change to "joker" provision in HB 8; proposed bill (SB 490)
05/22/1941 Returning HCR 111 to the House of Representatives (relating to veto of HB 371)
05/21/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: prevention of liquor sales near military training camps, discussing veto of emergency liquor enforcement appropriation bill (HB 567); proposed bill (HB 1055, SB 485)
05/19/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: old age pension checks
05/19/1941 Recommending correction of "joker" provision in HB 8, old age assistance (Social Security)
05/15/1941 Returning SB 292 to the Senate for correction, pursuant to SCR 42
04/30/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: urging legislation to prevent cut in old age pension checks in May, June, July, and August 1941; proposed bill
04/29/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: activities of public utility corporations in bond elections; proposed bill (HB 983, SB 446)
04/28/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: HB 454, creating Merit Council to administer personnel standards on a merit basis for Texas Unemployment Compensation Commission and State Department of Public Welfare
04/16/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: Board of Control handling of eleemosynary system; proposed bill (HB 917, SB 438)
04/15/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature, at the request of Representative Lon Alsup: creation of Legislative Investigating Committee on school district expenditures and selling of jobs (HB 912)
04/14/1941 Responding to House resolution asking Governor W. Lee O'Daniel to serve as United States Senator, after death of United States Senator Morris Sheppard (HSR 190); discussing major legislation on Social Security, state finance, and old age pensions, deficit spending (HJR 1), auditor and budget director bill (HB 49), voting in primary elections with poll tax receipt or registration certificate, substituting life sentence for death penalty; text of HSR 190, respectfully requesting that Governor W. Lee O'Daniel resign office as governor and accept appointment to fill the vacancy in the United States Senate . . .
04/03/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: HB 824, to set up a system of compulsory arbitration where labor disputes are threatened
03/24/1941 Relating to labor strikes and lockouts in national defense industries, submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: substitute for HB 746, making unlawful the use of force or violence or threats to prevent any person from engaging in any lawful vocation . . . and defining "labor dispute"
03/17/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: qualifications to vote in all governmental and primary elections (poll tax receipt, registration receipt); proposed bill (HB 761, SB 400)
03/04/1941 Submitting emergency matters to the 47th Legislature: education system and public schools; Exhibit A: report of Educational Commission of Texas, October 30, 1940; Exhibit B: letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, November 19, 1940; Exhibit C: letter from President of State Board of Education, December 20, 1940; 12 proposed bills: setting of ad valorem tax rate (SB 394), Texas State Textbook Committee (SB 298), Teacher Tenure Act for Texas (SB 388), State Board of Education membership (SB 387), school curriculum (SB 389), uniform Child Accounting system (SB 386), State Superintendent of Public Instruction election (SB 385), college entrance requirements (SB 393), financial record and accounting system for public school system (SB 383), reorganization of school districts within a county (SB 390), teacher certification in public schools and junior colleges (SB 384), State Board of Education (SB 391)
02/24/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: effective budget and audit system (State Auditor, SB 20)
02/24/1941 Returning HB 140 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 42
02/17/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: lands acquired by the United States of America from the United Mexican States, and jurisdiction of the State of Texas over certain parcels or tracts; Public No. 413, H.R. 6124, 76th Congress; U.S. Department of State No. 1006; proposed bill (SB 156 and HB 406)
02/10/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: Social Security, appropriation of $26,820,000 from general fund annually for teacher retirement, old age assistance, aid to blind and destitute children; proposed bill (HB 322, HB 941, SB 124)
02/04/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: building large pleasure pier into waters of Gulf of Mexico in Galveston (SB 13 and HB 2)
01/27/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: truck load limits; proposed bill (HB 19)
01/23/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: School Land Board issuance of easements or surface leases along Gulf Coast for national defense; proposed bill (HB 134)
01/21/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: creation of Texas Defense Guard (HB 45, SB 37)
01/17/1941 Submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: taxing provisions of Texas Unemployment Compensation Act; proposed bill (HB 61, HB 62, SB 29, SB 326)
06/21/1939 Regarding sine die adjournment (to House of Representatives)
05/18/1939 Returning SB 121 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to SCR 52
05/16/1939 Returning HB 533 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 132
05/15/1939 Returning SB 181 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 148
05/04/1939 Urging House passage of SJR 12, old age pensions and Social Security
05/02/1939 Returning SB 70 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to SCR 42
04/25/1939 Returning HB 166 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 111
04/25/1939 Returning HB 84 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 110
04/25/1939 Returning SB 69 to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 39
04/24/1939 Returning HB 380 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 107
04/24/1939 Returning HB 310 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 98
04/22/1939 Returning HB 194 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 109
04/20/1939 Returning HB 444 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 88
04/17/1939 Returning SCR 21 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 80
04/12/1939 Returning HB 683 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 91
03/27/1939 Returning SB 69 to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 24
03/17/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: enabling legislation for Texas Constitution, Article 8, Section 20, authorizing discounts for prompt payment of ad valorem taxes (relating to adoption of HJR 23, 45th R.S. by voters)
03/15/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: resolution pertaining to SB 330, introduced in the U.S. Congress; HSR 172, memorializing Congress in regard to passage of SB 330, O'Mahoney-Borah Federal Licensing bill, relating to interstate commerce and increasing power and duties of Federal Trade Commission
03/01/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: land purchase of 800,000 acres for Big Bend National Park; Letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, February 4, 1939
02/21/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: abolishing all unnecessary state fund accounts, including lists of "State Funds Now in Existence" and "State Funds Which Should be Retained"
02/20/1939 Sending letters, postcards, and petitions from citizens relating to pension plan and tax measures
02/13/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: Department of Agriculture and Livestock; discussing agriculture, stock raising, fruit growing, land, and game as vital problems of state interest to handle under one single department in state government
02/09/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: repeal of death penalty
02/07/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: study of prison system from a business standpoint, including convict labor and business management
02/01/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: HB 373, withdrawal of public free school lands from sale or lease
02/01/1939 Submitting an emergency matter to the 46th Legislature: SB 142, withdrawal of public free school lands from sale or lease
01/23/1939 Submitting emergency matters to the 46th Legislature: State Budget Law, State Auditor's Law