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12th Regular Session (1871) – Governor Edmund J. Davis

This list has been compiled from sources available at the Legislative Reference Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The list is a work in progress; its completeness and accuracy have not been verified.

Bill Caption Document
HB 15 An act to incorporate the Casino Society of Yorktown.
Governor vetoed bill on April 17, 1871.
Legislature passed HB 589, an act supplementary to an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Casino Society of Yorktown, on May 3, 1871. (printed as Chapter CLV in session laws)
Governor sent message to House on May 9, 1871 stating that the supplemental act "obviates the objection stated ... in my message" and that he is willing to withdraw his veto. House Journal Text
Also, on May 9, the House on reconsideration agreed to pass the bill. House Journal Text
Senate Committee recommends "that the Senate upon reconsideration, do not pass the bill." Senate Journal Text
Act to Incorporate the Casino Society of Yorktown was passed in the following session, (12th Legislature, Adjournal Session) and printed in the Session Laws as Chapter XC
  Veto
HB 27 An act for the relief of Judge M.B. Walker, of the Supreme Court.   Veto
HB 44 An act to make an appropriation to pay the late assessors and collectors for taking the scholastic census in the several counties of this State.   Veto
HB 45 An act for the relief of the widow and heirs of W.A. Smith, deceased.   Veto
HB 70 An act for the relief of Thomas N. Haynes.   Veto
HB 72 An act to incorporate the Jefferson Gas Light Company.
There are two vetoes to this bill printed in the House Journal; both have identical text; one is dated February 21, 1871 and one is dated February 23, 1870 [sic].
Another bill with the same caption (HB 366) was approved March 4, 1871.
  Veto
HB 165 An act for the relief of the estate of Thomas Carothers, deceased.   Veto
HB 247 An act for the relief of R. H. Walker.   Veto
HB 248 An act for the relief of Richard O'Hanlon.   Veto
HB 263 An act to organize and incorporate the Galveston, Jefferson and St. Louis Railroad Company.   Veto
HB 322 An act authorizing and regulating the sale of the University Lands.   Veto
HB 328 An act for the relief of the heirs of Orlando Forrest.   Veto
HB 357 An act making appropriations for the support of the State government for deficiencies for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1871, and for the fiscal year beginning September 1, 1871.
Line-item veto.
  Veto
HB 364 An act for the relief of John Hawkins Brown.
House Override. House Journal Text
Senate Override. Senate Journal Text
  Veto
HB 408 An act to incorporate the Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railroad Company.   Veto
HB 465 An act for the relief of J. F. B. Vega.   Veto
HB 472 An act for the relief of the heirs and assignees of James Power and James Hewitson.   Veto
HB 491 An act for the relief of Drury Fields, assignee of James Y. Mason.   Veto
HB 505 An act to encourage the speedy construction of a railway through the State of Texas to the Pacific Ocean.
House Override. House Journal Text
Senate Override. Senate Journal Text
Governor sent related message to House in 12th Adjourned Session relaying his continued concerns on this topic. House Journal Text
  Veto
HB 526 An act to organize and incorporate the Austin and Red River Railroad Company.
Text of veto was printed in 12th Legislature, Adjourned Session, House Journal.
  Veto
HB 574 An act to incorporate the Austin and Texas Pacific Junction Railroad and Telegraph Company.   Veto
HB 632 An act to regulate the change of venue of cases in the district court, which the judges of said court are disqualified from trying.   Veto
HB 679 An act making an apppropriation to pay the expenses of commissioners to locate and build the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.   Veto
SB 9 An act authorizing the county courts to sell the school lands situated in their respective counties.   Veto
SB 57 An act to prescribe the manner in which cases shall be tried in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, when one or more of the judges may be disqualified by having presided at the trial of such case in the district or lower court, or from any other cause.   Veto
SB 101 An act to amend the first section of an act supplemental to an act entitled "an act defining the office and duties of notaries public," passed May 13, 1846, approved March 5, 1863.   Veto
SB 109 An act to authorize J.F. Smith and J. Easley to erect a toll bridge over the mouth of Guthrie creek and the swamp channel of Grace's creek, in the county of Upshur and State of Texas.   Veto
SB 132 An act authorizing C.C. DeWitt and T.M. Harwood, of Gonzales county, to construct a bridge across the Guadalupe river, near the town of Gonzales, in Gonzales county.
Bill on same topic, SB 304, was passed after SB 132 was vetoed; printed in Session Laws as Ch. CLXXXVI.
  Veto
SB 168 An act to incorporate the Galveston and Denver City Air Line Railway Company, and to promote the construction thereof.   Veto
SB 182 An act to incorporate the Tyler Tap Railroad Company.   Veto
SB 219 An act to incorporate the Texas Savings Bank.   Veto
SB 220 An act to incorporate the Calvert and Belton Railroad Company.
Senate Override. Senate Journal Text
House Override. House Journal Text
  Veto
SB 222 An act making an appropriation for the mileage and per diem pay of the members, and the per diem pay of the officers and employees of the Twelfth Legislature of the State of Texas.   Veto
SB 274 An act to provide for the relief of the heirs of Charles G. Bryant, deceased.   Veto
SB 275 An act to provide for the relief of the heirs of Andrew Jackson Bryant, deceased.   Veto
SB 312 An act to authorize the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway Company to unite or consolidate its railroad with connecting roads.   Veto
SB 341 An act authorizing and requiring the sheriffs of the several counties in this State to pay certain claims.
Senate Override. Senate Journal Text
House refuses to pass over veto. House Journal Text
  Veto
SB 406 An act authorizing Jacob Carroll to construct a toll bridge across Peach creek, in Gonzales county.
Senate Override. Senate Journal Text
House refused to pass over veto. House Journal Text
  Veto
SB 407 An act to incorporate the Navasota and Washington County Ferry Company.
Supplemental bill referred to in Governor's veto proclamation is SB 434, found in Session Laws as Chapter CCL.
  Veto
SB 416 An act to amend the fifth section of an act passed the first day of October, A.D., 1866, entitled 'an act to incorporate the Rio Grande Railroad Company.   Veto
SJR 26 Joint resolution for the relief of Dillard Cooper.   Veto

Information about Vetoed Bills is unofficial and is provided as a public service by the Texas Legislative Reference Library. The Texas Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regards to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the table.