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20th 1st Called Session

April 16, 1888 - May 15, 1888


Governor: Lawrence Sullivan Ross -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Thomas Benton Wheeler

Speaker of the House: George Cassety Pendleton 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Messages

  • Inspect and make such provision for furnishing and preserving the new capitol as may be deemed proper, for putting the capitol grounds in condition, and to determine what disposition shall be made of other State property at the seat of government. [Sat Mar 31, 1888]
  • Make such alteration in the present law regarding the public education of the youth of our state as may be found necessary, and appropriations to pay any indebtedness that may have accrued by reason thereof; to make appropriations for our various charitable institutions requisite to their more extended usefulness and betterment; and for a geological survey of the State, if demanded by general public interest. [Sat Mar 31, 1888]
  • Make such changes in subdivision 24 of article 566, Revised Statutes, as amended by act of March 23, A.D. 1887, as may be deemed wise and expedient to meet the increased demands of the agricultural interest of the State. [Sat Mar 31, 1888]
  • Make such changes in the laws relating to taxation and revenue as may seem most consonant with the interests of the people, with the view of a more uniform and just assessment and certain collection; and a consideration of the advisability of reducing the present tax rate. [Sat Mar 31, 1888]
  • Make such provision as may be necessary for co-operation with the United States government in the settlement of the boundary of that portion of the State embracing Greer county. [Sat Mar 31, 1888]
  • Provide for the proper distribution of the surplus moneys now in the treasury by necessary appropriations. [Sat Mar 31, 1888]
  • Amend article 1034, Revised Civil Statutes, relating to practice in the courts. [Tue May 8, 1888]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 20th 1st Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

House Rules (20th R.S.)
Joint Rules (20th R.S.)
Senate Rules (20th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 20th Legislature, 1st Called Session

Filed 94 10 4 56 52 10 1 31 146 258
Passed 13 2 0 43 6 4 0 25 19 93
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0