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44th 2nd Called Session

October 16, 1935 - November 14, 1935


Governor: James V Allred -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Walter Frank Woodul

Speaker of the House: Coke Robert Stevenson 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Messages

  • Provide , under such limitations and restrictions and regulations as may be deemed by the Legislature expedient, for old age assistance and for the payment of same not to exceed $15.00 per month each to actual bona fide citizens of Texas who are over the age of 65 years, and in all things to carry out the will of the people as expressed by the adoption of House Joint Resolution 19, which provided for an amendment to Article 3 of the Constitution of Texas by adopting a new section to be known as Section 51-b [Tue Oct 15, 1935]
  • Provide necessary revenue for such old age assistance [Tue Oct 15, 1935]
  • Authorize the Yoakum school district to qualify for Federal funds [Wed Oct 23, 1935]
  • Reducing the period for calling school elections from three weeks to ten days [Wed Oct 23, 1935]
  • Substituting salaries for fees as provided in the constitutional amendment adopted on August 24th [Wed Oct 23, 1935]
  • Authorize the application of library fees, student activity fees, athletic fees, hospital or health fees, to the payment of bonded or mortgage indebtedness that may be contracted by the governing boards of several of the State educational institutions, provided the amount of each of such fees shall never exceed $2.00 for any one semester and $2.00 for any summer term, and that no athletic fees shall be charged or collected except from students using the athletic facilities of the institutions [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Authorize the payment of salaries of ex-officio county superintendents from the county available school fund rather than the general fund [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Authorizing school trustees in counties of not less than 290,000 or more than 320,000 people to issue interest bearing warrants in payment of salaries of employees [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Authorizing the condemnation of sites for the construction of centennial buildings, monuments and other centennial celebration purposes [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Authorizing the refunding of warrants and scrip for Red River County [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Drivers' license, or drivers' regulation law [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Proper regulation of the liquor traffic [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Traveling expenses for members of the commissioners court (Jones County) [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Validating and approving all actions and proceedings of the commissioners court and the county judge in the matter of the creation and incorporation of wind erosion conservation districts [Wed Oct 30, 1935]
  • Appropriate not exceeding $15,000.00 to the State Penitentiary System to cure discrepancies in the salaries provided in the general appropriation during the Regular Session [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Appropriation of $50,000.00 for the State Parks Board for the purchase of materials to be used in State parks [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Authorize an advance of $200,000.00 to the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, to be repaid to the state out of the first proceeds of the bonds sold by such district [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Authorize the City of El Paso to qualify for Public Works Administration loan [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Authorizing administrators of estates under certain conditions to pledge, with the approval of the court, the assets of such estates as security for necessary loans [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Change the terms of district court in Bexar County [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Correct and clarify certain provisions of House Bill No. 373, Acts of the Forty-fourth Legislature. [Examination of Statewide Mutual Assessment Insurance Associations] [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Correct the appropriation made during the regular session in Chapter 352 making appropriation of $75,000.00 for the remodeling and re-equipping of the crippled children's hospital building at Galveston, by providing that such $75,000.00 instead of being used for the repair of the present building be applied on a new building, together with an additional appropriation of $35,000.00 [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Create the Sulphur River Conservation and Reclamation District, with no remission of taxes and no appropriation [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Dealing with a common school district in Hill County [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Increase the powers of the City of San Antonio so that it can qualify for the Public Works Administration loan issuing bonds payable out of the revenues from the improvements secured [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Local validation act to provide for fresh water supply districts [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Providing for optional additional methods of selecting jury panels in counties having two or more district courts and not having a jury wheel system [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Public works eminent domain law [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Validate ad valorem tax levies in incorporated cities and towns [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Validating election proceedings with particular reference to Gladewater, Gregg County [Thu Nov 7, 1935]
  • Abolish the office of district attorney of the 7th Judicial District at the expiration of the term of the present incumbent, and confer the duties of said office upon the county attorneys of Smith, Wood and Upshur Counties [Tue Nov 12, 1935]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 44th 2nd Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

House Rules (44th R.S.)
Joint Rules (44th R.S.)
Senate Rules (44th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 44th Legislature, 2nd Called Session

Filed 137 32 0 45 31 28 0 31 168 304
Passed 37 21 0 35 12 14 0 25 49 144
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1