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01/09/1963 Outgoing address and message
02/01/1962 Relating to the State Building Commission and Texas Employment Commission cooperating on construction of a combined foundation for a future building and a parking facility on the block east of the Texas Employment Commission Building in the city of Austin (SB 94)
01/30/1962 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, an appropriation for replacement of facilities, equipment, materials and supplies damaged or destroyed by fire at Prairie View A & M College
01/29/1962 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, amendments to Article 13.49 of the Election Code as well as Article 240 of the Penal Code
01/29/1962 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, amendment of SB 192, 57th Regular Session, to provide for the abolishment of the office of County School Superintendent in certain counties, and registration fees for liquid fertilizer trailers
01/29/1962 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, a second district court for Orange County
01/25/1962 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, authority for the Texas Employment Commission to enter into a compact with other states, appropriating the balance in the Prepaid Funeral Contract Fund (No. 76) to the Dept. of Banking, and amendments to Article 527 of the Penal Code relating to the definition of the word "obscene"
01/24/1962 Discussing additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session (tourist attraction program, San Jacinto Memorial and Museum)
01/23/1962 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, construction, improvements, equipment, designation of buildings, landscaping and acquisition of property in the Capitol area, medical, hospital and funeral expenses of certain Board of Control employees, and legislation relating to the Unemployment Compensation Act as it affects distributive education and industrial cooperative program students
01/22/1962 Message from Acting Governor Charles F. Herring commending the Legislature (Governor for a Day)
01/19/1962 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, involving disposition of state-owned property: the return of approximately 1200 acres known as Camp Hulen in Matagorda County to the City of Palacios, authority for Southwest Texas State College to exchange certain state-owned land for property owned by the U.S., authority for the State Parks Board to convey to the City of Mineral Wells certain land previously deeded to the city for limited purposes in 1951, conveyance of certain portions of the beds and banks of the Pecos and Devils Rivers underlying the Amistad Reservoir, discretionary authority for a juvenile court to refer to district court those juvenile offenders 16 and over who are charged with major crimes such as murder (as contained in HB 106, 57th R.S.), an emergency appropriation to Prarie View A & M College, authority for payroll deductions for investment in a county or political subdivision Employees Credit Union, authority for state-chartered banks to make real estate loans up to 75% of appraised value, and correction or clarification of election laws
01/19/1962 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, an amendment to Article 4623 relating to contracts of married women
01/17/1962 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, Municipal annexation; Revision of the driver licensing law; Creation, expansion, or regulation of water improvement, reclamation, drainage, soil conservation, navigation, and seawall districts and authorities, municipal utility districts, bonds of public agencies, wharves, and contracts for water treatment plants; Validating acts and amendments thereto; Regulation of gas sold for irrigation purposes; Terms of courts, court reporters, district and county clerks, district attorneys, abstracts of judgments, probation officers, domestic relations courts, care of dependent and neglected children, juvenile boards, rehabilitation districts, hospitals, grand juries, mobile homes safety standards, public printing, trademarks, school trustees, airports, public roads, local game and fish laws, and the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act; Group insurance for purchasers under the Veterans Land Program, retirement plans, and annuities for public school and college employees; Corrections or clarification of laws relating to principals in ten-year schools, Articles 5.15 and 13.34 of the Texas Election Code relating to residence change of voters, and county and precinct conventions, Article 240 of the Penal Code to apply equally to second primaries, Article 6675a-2 relating to registration fees for construction machinery, classification of State employees, Senate Bill 394 of the Regular Session (Article 911b) relating to motor carriers, House Bill 261 of the Regular Session (Article 6252-13) relating to rules of public agencies; and reimbursement of the Unemployment Compensation Clearing Account for warrants voided and erroneously transferred; Disaster relief measures and emergency funds for the Game and Fish Commission and State Parks Board due to Hurricane Carla damages; Incorporation of San Angelo College and Pan-American University into the State system of four-year colleges effective September 1, 1965, as recommended by the Commission on Higher Education; Authorizing the State Building Commission and the Texas Employment Commission to cooperate in the construction of parking facilities on the block east of the Texas Employment Commission building in the City of Austin; Supplemental appropriation for the State Board of Barber Examiners
01/10/1962 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, reorganization of the State Board of Water Engineers (HB 12, SB 11)
07/25/1961 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 57th Legislature, 1st Called Session, the subject of Election Code amendments to provide for majority votes for special elections for the State Legislature and U.S. House of Representatives, an increase in the present $28 maximum payment under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Law, the recommendations of the Texas Law Enforcement Study Commission, revision of the driver licensing law, a medically-accepted chemical test law for use in cases of driving while intoxicated, more adequate salaries for district and county attorneys, improvments in and additions to Sunday closing laws relating to retail stores, authority for game wardens to enforce laws against trespassing, safety standards for mobile homes, child support in divorce cases where physically or mentally handicapped children are involved, municipal annexation, rehabilitation districts, amendments to the Good Neighbor Scholarship Law, amendments to the Anatomical and Tissue Law, Harris County municipal retirement program, trademark legislation, county road laws, non-profit corporations for charitable and public service purposes, creation of a commission to study reorganization of the state government and its fiscal system, use and control of causeways for public fishing piers when abandoned by the State Highway Dept., local or uncontested bills relating to retirement systems, court reporters, game laws...
05/29/1961 Returning SCR 60 to the Senate for correction, pursuant to SCR 76
05/29/1961 Returning HB 32 unsigned, which authorizes filing of lawsuits for payment of aid and compensation to persons who have paid fines or served sentences for crimes of which they allege that they were not guilty, identical to HB 936, 56th R.S., also vetoed
05/27/1961 Relating to approaching deadline for tax legislation (HB 334) and possibility of special session
05/23/1961 Submitting emergency matters to the 57th Legislature, relating to highway safety, traffic deaths and injuries: revising the antiquated Driver Licensing Act (HB 652); providing driver education courses in Texas high schools (HB 234); providing for chemical test in cases of driving while intoxicated (SB 134 and HB 204); providing for system of traffic courts (SB 112, SB 113, HB 16, and HB 406); increasing personnel and salaries of State Highway Patrol
05/22/1961 Returning SB 294 to the Senate for correction, pursuant to SCR 67
05/15/1961 Returning SB 414 to the Senate for corrections, pursuant to SCR 61
05/15/1961 Returning SCR 42 to the Senate for corrections, pursuant to SCR 63
04/27/1961 Submitting emergency matters to the 57th Legislature, to reduce General Fund spending: enforcement and reporting statute to supplement the present Texas escheat law (HB 470 and HB 760); financing Colson-Briscoe farm-to-market road program (HB 562); tuition increase of $50 per semester, with continuation of tuition scholarship program (HB 933); including Texas Education Agency budget in Minimum Foundation Program financing (HB 479); financing county school superintendents and administration from local sources and allowing any county to abolish this office (recommendation of Hale-Aikin Committee, HB 909 and SB 380); redefining scholastic as pupil in average daily attendance (Hale-Aikin, HB 304 and SB 254); changing statutory allocation of certain tax revenue from Available School Fund to Minimum Foundation Fund (HB 334); and increasing collections from families of non-indigent patients in state hospitals (HB 334)
03/07/1961 Submitting an emergency matter to the 57th Legislature: construction of an additional floor on the State Insurance Building and the second State Office Building, authorized from presently appropriated funds now held by the State Building Commission
03/01/1961 Clarifying emergency matters submitted to the 57th Legislature on January 18, 1961, relating to retirement of the General Fund deficit; submitting emergency measures for deficit retirement purposes: HB 331, HB 470, HB 559, HB 334, HB 562, and HB 563
02/20/1961 Regarding recommendations of the State Finance Advisory Commission on payroll earnings tax and excise tax
07/10/1959 Submitting as additional topics for the 56th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, authorization for the refund of bonds of the State of Texas now held by the several permanent funds of the State
07/09/1959 Message from Acting Governor Andy Rogers expressing thanks to the Legislature (Governor for a Day)
07/08/1959 Submitting as additional topics for the 56th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, reorganization of the Texas Merit System Council, and authorization for Commissioners Courts to build and equip coliseums and auditoriums
07/02/1959 Submitting as additional topics for the 56th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, requirement of approval of the State Banking Commissioner before sale is made of majority control of any state bank, any emergency appropriation for state agencies, approval of the Southern Interstate Nuclear Compact, transfer of funds due from the State Highway Dept. to A & M College, authorization for the State Board of Insurance to have additional time to move into new headquarters, and any local or general bills relating to certain topics
06/12/1959 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session, requirement of approval of the State Banking Commissioner before sale is made of majority control of any state bank, emergency appropriation from funds donated to the Texas Industrial Commission, and any other emergency approrpriations for other State agencies, approval of the Southern Interstate Nuclear Compact, transfer of funds due from the State Highway Dept. to A & M College, authorization for the State Board of Insurance to have additional time to move into new headquarters, and any local or general bills relating to certain topics
06/11/1959 Submitting an emergency matter to the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session: adequate protection of State and public rights and uses of Gulf beaches
05/12/1959 Concerning matters to be considered during the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session (emergency financial needs of state government, retirement of the deficit, tax recommendations, medical aid for old-age pensioners, Hale-Aikin public school program, corporation franchise tax, abandoned property)
04/29/1959 Submitting an emergency matter to the 56th Legislature: legislation which will provide that purchase of the controlling interest in a State bank must be approved by the State Banking Commissioner; proposed bill prepared by the Banking Commissioner
04/29/1959 Signing SB 11, 56th R.S., which provides for an increase in the weight limit of trucks operating on the highways of Texas; submitting emergency matters to the 56th Legislature: amending Article 834, Penal Code, so that the procedure and power of the State Highway Commission in regard to zoning of State Highways will be the same as farm to market roads, and increased appropriations for the License and Weight Division of the Department of Public Safety
03/12/1959 Amending Executive Budget recommendation of the Board of Water Engineers for water planning; resolutions of the Governor's Statewide Water Committee, March 6, 1959, on water resources planning and commending Board of Water Engineers (Water Planning Act of 1957, SB 1, 55th Legislature, 1st Called Session)
03/10/1959 Submitting emergency matters to the 56th Legislature: one year increase in the corporation franchise tax (HB 238) and change of formula for interstate corporation, to retire the state deficit
03/05/1959 Submitting an emergency matter to the 56th Legislature: appropriating twenty percent of penalties recovered by the Attorney General in the enforcement of anti-trust laws for the Attorney General's office
11/13/1957 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 55th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, the protection and continuation of our public school system, the preservation of good relations among all our citizens, the maintenance of law, peace and order, and the preservation of the rights and responsibilities of our state and local governments; proposed anti-troop bill (HB 1)
11/12/1957 Statement by Gov. Price Daniel re: conference committee report on the lobby control bill
11/11/1957 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 55th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorization of conservation districts, amending Article 483, Ch. 4, Revised Penal Code of the State of Texas, 1925, relating to the appointment, compensation, etc. of official shorthand reporters of the 10th, 56th and 122nd Judicial Districts of Texas, providing that counties of Hopkins, Delta and Franklin shall be excepted in the prohibition of hunting mink with dogs...
11/08/1957 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 55th Legislature, 1st Called Session, clarify and provide additional purposes for which the monies appropriated at the 55th Regular Session may be expended by the Texas Department of Public Safety, continue the building program of the Texas Employment Commission by re-allocating funds heretofore appropriated
11/08/1957 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 55th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorizing soil conservation and flood prevention easements on state lands, validating Ward County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4, abolishing the office of county school superintendent in certain counties, creating Collin County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, use of unexpended proceeds of bonds of Ellis County Water and Improvement District No. 1, ratifying proceedings of certain water control and improvement districts, creating Bell County Water Control and Improvment District No. 6, authorizing Titus County to refund certain bonds and warrants, relating to certain job classifications which the Texas Employment Commission may employ, validating certain city tax bonds for off street parking purposes, validation of Trinity River Authority bonds by court procedure, appointment of a Board of Park Commissioners in certain counties, compensation of the Judge of the Court of Domestic Relations of Potter County, the business of giving bail in criminal and quasi-criminal cases in certain counties, creating the Ecleto Creek Watershed District in Karnes, DeWitt and Wilson Counties, creating the Hondo Creek Watershed Improvement District in Karnes County, the means and manner of taking wildlife resources in Bexar County, creating Donahoe Creek Watershed Authority in Bell, Williamson and Milam Counties...
05/23/1957 Returning HJR 1, pursuant to HCR 122
05/22/1957 Returning HB 320, pursuant to HCR 128
05/10/1957 Returning SB 293, to authorize the execution of a highway right-of-way easement in Walker County, pursuant to SCR 85
05/08/1957 Submitting an emergency matter to the 55th Legislature: appropriations of $15,000 for hydrological investigations and $10,000 for repairing flood damage to gaging stations for the State Board of Water Engineers, relating to recent heavy rains and floods
05/02/1957 Returning SB 303, pursuant to SCR 79
04/30/1957 Submitting an emergency matter to the 55th Legislature: appropriation of $20,000 for Martial Law and Emergency Use of Troops in Line Item 85 of the appropriations to the Adjutant General's Department, for relief and evacuation work of the National Guard in flood disaster and recent storms and tornadoes
04/24/1957 Returning SB 95 unsigned, to authorize and provide for professional unit allocations in certain sparsely settled school districts, same measure as HB 216 already passed and signed
04/15/1957 Returning SB 94 to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 63
04/12/1957 Submitting an emergency matter to the 55th Legislature: equitable adjustment of manufacturers' license fees provided in Article 667-3 of the Penal Code without abandoning the policy of graduated fees for additional establishments
03/21/1957 Returning HB 145 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 61
03/13/1957 Submitting an emergency matter to the 55th Legislature: establishment of a State Law Enforcement Commission for nonpolitical, non-partisan investigations of state official or employee misconduct, crime prevention, and improvements in law enforcement
02/12/1957 Submitting an emergency matter to the 55th Legislature: legislation reorganizing the Insurance Commission
02/07/1957 Submitting an emergency matter to the 55th Legislature: HB 4, 55th R.S., which provides for a majority vote in the selection of certain public officials in special elections (United States Senator and United States Representative)