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59th 1st Called Session
February 14, 1966 - February 23, 1966


Governor: John B. Connally, Jr. -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Preston Earnest Smith

Speaker(s) of the House: Ben Barnes 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Voter registration for the 1966 primary, general and special elections in the event the poll tax as a prerequisite for voting is finally declared unconstitutional effective in 1966; and which will establish procedures for voter registration in subsequent elections in lieu of the poll tax if the poll tax is finally declared unconstitutional or is repealed [Thu Feb 10, 1966]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 59th 1st Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

Bill statistics for the 59th Legislature, 1st Called Session

Filed 4 17 0 84 2 9 0 128 6 244
Passed 1 13 0 83 1 1 0 127 2 226
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0