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26th 1st Called Session
January 23, 1900 - February 21, 1900

Leadership

Governor: Joseph D. Sayers -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: James Nathan Browning

Speaker(s) of the House: James Stevens Sherrill 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Compensate the Permanent School Fund for any deficiency that may have accrued by reason of the alienation of any portion of lands belonging to the same under and by virtue of Section 2, Article 7, of the Constitution, and in connection therewith to amend or repeal Chapter 173, approved June 5, 1899, and known as Senate bill No. 344, Acts of the Twenty-sixth Legislature. [Mon Dec 18, 1899]
  • Provide a tax system for 1901, and succeeding years, and which shall take the place of all tax laws now in force. [Mon Dec 18, 1899]
  • Reduce the rate of the ad valorem tax under present law for general revenue purposes for the year 1900, and to make certain appropriations. [Mon Dec 18, 1899]
  • To better regulate the compensation of the Superintendents of the State Lunatic Asylums. [Mon Dec 18, 1899]
  • Submitting items of appropriation to the Legislature for its consideration. [Wed Jan 24, 1900]
  • The reduction of the ad valorem rate of taxation for general purposes, not including that for the support of the public schools, for the year 1900, from twenty cents to sixteen and two-thirds cents upon the one hundred dollars. [Wed Jan 24, 1900]
  • Submitting a resolution adopted by the Board of Penitentiary Commissioners at its regular meeting requesting permission for said board to use, in the erection and equipment of a twenty-ton ice plant at the House of Correction and Reformatory, near Gatesville, Texas, three thousand dollars of the amount appropriated by the Regular Session of said body for the maintenance of said House of Correction and Reformatory. [Thu Jan 25, 1900]
  • Amend Sections 43 and 45, Article 2, revised charter of the city of San Antonio. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Amendments to the charter of the city of Dallas. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Appropriations heretofore presented regarding North Texas Insane Asylum, State Treasury Department, Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, and Confederate Home. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Authorize the sale of the temporary capitol building in the city of Austin, or its donation and the lot upon which it stands to the city of Austin in trust for the purpose of a free public library. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Fix the tenure of office for the members of the Board of Regents for the State University and of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Investigate and consider action to the system known as "double-heading" in the operation of the railways in this state. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Legislation necessary for the protection, sale or lease of the public domain and of the lands belonging to the permanent school fund and to the educational and eleemosynary institutions. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Legislation regarding the independent school districts. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Make it possible to comply with the provisions of Section 7, of Chapter V, approved February 9, 1899, entitled an Act to provide for the creation and building of a branch asylum for the care and treatment of the epileptic insane. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Prohibit market gambling in agricultural products, dealing in "cotton futures," and all other gambling contracts, that are sold or purchased, or offered for sale or purchase of said products. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Secure a statutory enactment fully and clearly defining the press' privileges, and also the rights, remedies and redress of individuals libeled. [Wed Feb 7, 1900]
  • Amendment to the charter of the city of Dallas, to read as follows: "Amend Section 12 of said charter…." [Tue Feb 13, 1900]
  • Amendments to Articles 5127, 5128 and 5166, of the Revised Statutes of 1895, regarding the publication of blank tax rolls and receipts for the assessment, rendition and collection of taxes. [Tue Feb 13, 1900]
  • Submitting for consideration of the Legislature, communication to me from a committee representing the John B. Hood Camp of Confederate Veterans of Austin, Texas. [Thu Feb 15, 1900]
  • Amendment to Article 418, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. [Fri Feb 16, 1900]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 26th 1st Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

Rules
House Rules (26th R.S.)
Joint Rules (26th R.S.)
Senate Rules (26th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 26th Legislature, 1st Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 34 3 0 67 21 2 0 31 55 158
Passed 5 0 0 39 8 2 0 29 13 83
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0