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28th 1st Called Session

April 2, 1903 - May 1, 1903


Governor: S.W.T. Lanham -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: George D. Neal

Speaker of the House: Pat Morris Neff 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Messages

  • Make appropriations for the support of the State government and for the public service for the fiscal years beginning September 1, 1903, and ending August 31, 1905. [Wed Apr 1, 1903]
  • Make provision for furnishing an adequate supply of water and light for the various State institutions and public buildings located at the capital [sic]. [Wed Apr 1, 1903]
  • Make provision for refunding or paying off the state bonds which will mature before the first day of January, 1905. [Wed Apr 1, 1903]
  • Make provision for resurveying and establishing the boundaries between the State of Texas and the Territories of New Mexico and of Oklahoma. [Wed Apr 1, 1903]
  • Make an appropriation of $4,750 for the repair of the Orphans' Home at Corsicana. [Mon Apr 13, 1903]
  • Authorize counties to issue bonds for the purpose of improving and maintaining therein the public roads. [Tue Apr 14, 1903]
  • Provide a method of making application for the purchase of the state school and asylum lands, and regulating the manner of filing on the same. [Tue Apr 14, 1903]
  • Provide for uniform text books in the public free schools in the State. [Tue Apr 14, 1903]
  • Provide for special road laws for counties. [Wed Apr 15, 1903]
  • Authorize the city of Austin to enter into certain contracts, and to sell, transfer or lease certain of its property, property rights and franchises, in order to secure a more economical and satisfactory water, light and power system for the use of the people of said city. [Mon Apr 20, 1903]
  • Provide a method of securing for the State the right-of-way across lands and of condemning the same for public purposes. [Mon Apr 20, 1903]
  • The matter of deficiency for the maintenance of the Confederate Home and the clothing of inmates. [Wed Apr 22, 1903]
  • Authorize heads of departments and others having possession of State property to loan to the Texas World's Fair Commission...for Louisiana Purchase Exposition exhibit [Mon Apr 27, 1903]
  • Define abuses in the operation of trains for the transportation of passengers and property, and to make the same cognizable by the Railroad Commission of Texas… [Mon Apr 27, 1903]
  • Provide that non-payment of poll tax shall not disqualify persons otherwise competent for jury service. [Mon Apr 27, 1903]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 28th 1st Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

House Rules (28th R.S.)
House Rules (28th R.S.)
Joint Rules (28th R.S.)
Senate Rules (28th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session

Filed 21 12 4 64 14 5 1 20 35 141
Passed 11 6 1 56 9 1 0 18 20 102
Vetoed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1