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Special sessions topics

5 special legislative session topics [ session: 24th, 1 C.S. ] Topics are based on the text of the Governor's official proclamations and messages.

 24th 1st C.S.  Proclamations   Supplementary materials

  • To denounce prize-fighting and kindred practices in clear and unambiguous terms, and prohibit the same by appropriate pains and penalties, putting the law into immediate operation, and making necessary provision for its enforcement, so that proposed exhibitions of this character within the State may be prevented, the undoubted will of the people upon the subject respected, and this affront to the moral sense and enlightened progress of Texas averted. [Thu Sep 26, 1895]
  • At the last session an appropriation of $21,000 for first, second and third classes of public printing and binding, and for printing papers for first and second classes of public printing was made, but in enrollment of the bill there was a clerical error which reduced the sum to $2100, which should be corrected... In the enrollment of the bill these two items were consolidated, making a single appropriation of $720 each year for the two purposes. [Thu Oct 3, 1895]
  • It is represented that in many cities of the State a large amount of taxes is now due, upon the collection of which payment of interest upon their bonds largely depends, and that unless such a law as that referred to be passed at this session of the Legislature the municipal authorities will be compelled to cause a multiplicity of suits to be filed against delinquent taxpayers in order to prevent the bar of limitation of two years. [Thu Oct 3, 1895]
  • One of the sources of the available school fund with which the public schools are supported is the interest derived from the investment of the permanent fund in municipal bonds...This accumulation arises from two causes...It is recommended that existing law on the subject be so amended, with appropriate safeguards, as to authorize the State Board of Education to invest this money in county bonds in competition with foreign investors... [Thu Oct 3, 1895]
  • Under date of September 30, the Commissioner of the Land Office writes me as follows: "Under the 22d section of chapter 99, Acts of 1887...authority was conferred on the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell lands isolated or detached to any person, except to a corporation...I would most respectfully and urgently suggest that an act validating these sales would be a wise act.." I concur in this recommendation of the Commissioner, and hope it will be promptly acted upon. [Thu Oct 3, 1895]

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