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Proclamations by Governor Dolph Briscoe

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08/07/1978 Submitting as additional items for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, the submission of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to tax increment financing
08/04/1978 Submitting as additional items for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, permitting the Board of Regents of West Texas State University to levy a fixed student fee
08/04/1978 Submitting as additional items for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, authorizing the Texas Department of Corrections to sell the Blue Ridge Farm, exempting from the state sales, excise and use tax certain energy saving materials and equipment
08/03/1978 Submitting as additional items for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, requiring common school districts and rural high school districts to be reclassified as independent school districts, validating the incorporation, establishment of boundaries, and other governmental acts and proceedings of municipalities originally incorporated under Chapter 11, Title 28, V.A.T.S., and the compensation and expenses of the court reporter of the 31st Judicial District
07/20/1978 Submitting as additional items for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, transferring certain units and facilities of the Texas Youth Council to the Texas Department of Corrections, and amendment of Sections 4 and 5, Chapter 467, Acts of the 54th Regular Session, relating to contributions by the State of Texas and its agencies to the Social Security Trust Fund
07/19/1978 Submitting as additional items for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, adoption of a property tax code with provision for taxation of property based on a countywide single appraisal of such property, and a constitutional amendment to permit producers of agricultural and marine commodities to form associations and vote to impose refundable assessments on sale of those commodities by producers
07/08/1978 Calling a special session of the 65th Legislature to begin on July 10, 1978 to consider repealing the sales and use tax on residential utilities, increasing the personal exemption for the Class A beneficiaries, requirements for approval of a bill adopting a new or additional state tax, limitation upon any increases of any tax which may be levied by political subdivisions of the State of Texas, ad valorem taxation of agricultural property and timber land, a constitutional amendment exempting not to exceed $10,000 of the value of residential homesteads from ad valorem taxes assessed, levied and collected, and a method whereby the electorate may mandate the reduction or increase of state taxes levied by the State of Texas
07/15/1977 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 1st Called Session, strengthening licensing requirements for nursing and convalescent homes, unannounced inspections of licensed facilities, additional temporary restraining order and injunctive relief against non-complying facilities, additional economic sanctions against non-compliant facilities, transfer of medical functions and quality of care to the Texas Department of Health, increase in criminal penalties for those who abuse or neglect elderly persons in licensed facilities, and protective services for elderly persons and other persons who may be patients in nursing or convalescent homes
07/08/1977 Calling a special session of the 65th Legislature to begin on July 11, 1977 to enact legislation to fund public education inTexas, including a total cost within available state revenues, a salary increase for teachers and other public school employees, a decrease in the state local fund assignment, an increase in funding for equalization, and authorization of an in-depth study by the Legislature to address the issue of a new index for determining local fund assignment
12/14/1973 Calling a special session of the 63rd Legislature to convene on December 18th, 1973 to enact legislation to authorize setting speed laws on all of the highways of the State of Texas at a rate consistent with National and State interests related to energy conservation