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16 special legislative session topics [ session: 22nd, 1 C.S. ] Topics are based on the text of the Governor's official proclamations and messages.

 22nd 1st C.S.  Proclamations

  • To accept by resolution, and authorize the Governor to receive from the Federal government, the return of and to appropriately disburse all money due the citizens or inhabitants of this State, collected as taxes from them under the act of Congress approved August the 5th, 1861, and amendatory acts thereto. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To adopt such laws as may be necessary to protect live stock within the State from contagious and infectious diseases, and from the rigor of Federal quarantine regulations with reference thereto. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To amend, modify, change or reenact chapter 95, General Laws, passed by the Twenty-second Legislature providing for uniformity of public school text books. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To consider an act on such other subjects of public importance as the Executive may from time to time during the session, submit by message or otherwise. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To correct, modify, change, reenact, repeal or amend chapter 62, General Laws, passed by the Twenty-second Legislature, limiting and regulating the right of aliens to own real estate in Texas. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To define perpetuities, and to restrict, regulate, or prohibit corporations owning land in this state, on prescribed conditions. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To elect a United States Senator. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To make appropriations out of the general revenue to pay off public debt bonds issued in 1871, and to become due in March and April. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To pass all laws necessary to put in force and give effect to each and all of the five amendments of the present state constitution, adopted by the people at an election duly held therefore on the second Tuesday of August A.D. 1891… [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To provide for the protection of the public and investors against the fraudulent and fictitious issuance and circulation of railway bonds and stock and county and municipal scrip and bonds; to restrict and regulate the issuance of bonds and stocks by such corporations; and to give full effect to the constitution on that subject. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To provide more secure liens for artisans, mechanics, material-men, contractors, builders and laborers and their assigns for material and money furnished and services performed in building and construction. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To re-apportion the state into Congressional, Senatorial, Judicial and Representative districts, and to provide for election of officers therein. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To re-enact or amend and strengthen chapter 117, General Laws 1889, defining, punishing and prohibiting trusts and conspiracies against trade. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To receive and act on the report of the committee appointed to investigate the case of Jay Gould vs. the I. & G. N. R. R., under a concurrent resolution passed at the general session by the Twenty-second Legislature. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To so amend Article 2899, Revised Statutes, and amendments thereto, that receivers of railroads and other corporations may be held liable for damages when the death of or injury to persons is caused by the negligence or carelessness of themselves or their servants in executing their trusts. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]
  • To so change the laws that quarterly examinations of teachers shall not conflict with the time of holding their summer normal schools. [Thu Feb 18, 1892]

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