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33rd 1st Called Session
July 21, 1913 - August 19, 1913

Leadership

Governor: Oscar Branch Colquitt -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: William Harding Mayes

Speaker(s) of the House: Chester H. Terrell 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Making appropriations in support of the State Government and its institutions, and the repair, restoration and erection of necessary public buildings, for the fiscal years beginning September 1, 1913, and ending August 31, 1915. [Mon Jul 7, 1913]
  • Providing for and regulating the election of United States Senators from Texas by the people thereof, as provided shall be done hereafter by an amendment to Section 3 of Article 1 of the Constitution of the Untied States recently declared ratified and adopted by three-fourths of the States in the Union. [Mon Jul 7, 1913]
  • Revising or amending the provisions of the law now governing the management and control of the Penitentiary System as embraced in Chapter 10, Acts of the Fourth Called Session of the Thirty-first Legislature. [Mon Jul 7, 1913]
  • Passing an act for the retirement of $500,000 in bonds of the State of Texas. . .and appropriating funds derived by way of penalties assessed against the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. . .authorizing the Governor to retire said bonds and specifying that the bonds held by the permanent Agricultural and Mechanical College Fund shall be among those retired. [Mon Jul 21, 1913]
  • Amending Chapter 150, General Laws passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, relating to the application for witnesses in felony cases. . . [Wed Jul 23, 1913]
  • Making it the duty of the Attorney General to examine and certify to, before being filed, all charters of private corporations and amendments to such charters, and also all applications for permits of non-resident corporations to do business in Texas; prescribing certain fees to be collected by the Attorney General for such services, also prescribing the fees to be collected by the Attorney General for examining and certifying to all bonds. . . [Wed Jul 23, 1913]
  • Regulating and supervising the sale and purchase in this State of all stocks, bonds, or other obligations of private, foreign or domestic corporations organized. . . [Wed Jul 23, 1913]
  • Amending Title 76 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, relating to the management and control of the State Institution for the Training of Juveniles (penal institution at Gatesville; mentions earlier subject of legislation embodied in the call for the special session is confined to the penitentiary system, described in Chapter 10, Acts of the Fourth Called Session of the Thirty-first Legislature. [Thu Jul 24, 1913]
  • Amending Article 7642, of Chapter 13, Title 126, Revised Statutes of 1911, providing for the redemption by the owners of lands or lots heretofore sold or that may hereafter be sold to the State, city or town for taxes. [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Amending Chapter 14, General Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, the same being "An Act to prohibit the use of any imitation, label, trade mark, design, device, imprint or form of the flag of the State of Texas for advertising or commercial purposes. . ." [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Amending Chapter 162, General Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature. . .'to provide for the establishment and maintenance of agricultural, horticultural, and feeding experiment stations in certain parts of Texas. . .', to prescribe the number of members constituting the governing board of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Stations, fixing their terms of office, and conforming the State law to the Federal statute, which provides for aid from the Federal government for the support of agricultural experiment stations. [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Amending Chapter 7 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, known as the "Suspended Sentence Law," and amending Chapter 132 passed by the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, known as the "Indeterminate Sentence Law," so as to reconcile and conform said acts as embraced in Chapters 7 and 132, General Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature. [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Determining the existence of vacant lands and excess lands owned by the State, creating a board to have control and direction of making of all surveys necessary for the discovery, surveying, locating and platting of said lands. . . [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Providing for the creation of a State Warehouse Commission, prescribing its duties; providing for a system of bonded warehouses, and affording a method of co-operative marketing for those engaged in the production of farm and ranch products; including report made by Hon. J. S. Williams and Hon. Clarence Ousely of extensive investigations in Europe into the handling of agricultural products and warehousing same. [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Providing for the creation of corporations for the purpose of acquiring, improving, subdividing and selling unimproved lands in this State, and providing for the creation of land credit unions. . .; including report made by Hon. J. S. Williams and Hon. Clarence Ousely of extensive investigations in Europe into the handling of agricultural products and warehousing same. [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Providing for the payment of deficiencies in the State government for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1912, and August 31, 1913, not already provided for. [Mon Aug 11, 1913]
  • Amending and re-enacting Articles 5585 and 5588, Title 83, Chapter 3 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, relating to seawalls and breakwaters. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Article 4893, Title 71, Chapter 9, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, as amended by Chapter 104, relating to co-insurance, and amending Chapter 105, General Laws passed by the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, known as the "Technicality Act." [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Article 4954, Title 71, Chapter 15 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, so that the term "special or board contract or similar provision" shall be construed to have a technical meaning and not a literal meaning. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Article 6002, Title 97, Chapter 1 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, relating to the appointment of notaries public, providing that notaries public may be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, during extra sessions of the Legislature. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Article 7137 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, prescribing the term of office of constables and regulating the number of their deputies. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Article 911 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas, as amended by Chapter 135, Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, so as to strengthen the powers of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, and to prevent seining and netting in all passes leading from Texas bay waters into the Gulf of Mexico, etc. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Articles 6678, 6681, 6682 and 6683, Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, regulating the manner of railroad companies and receivers and trustees thereof furnishing to shippers upon written demand cars to be loaded with freight, and regulating demurrage thereon. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Articles 7435, 7442, 7451 and 7452, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, fixing the hours of opening and closing any house or places of business where intoxicating liquors are licensed to be sold. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Chapter 67, General Laws passed by the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, which relates to intoxicating liquors and prohibits the intrastate shipment of same into prohibition territory. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Section 5695, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, as amended by Chapter 123, Acts of the Thirty-third Legislature, relating to the renewal and extension of liens that are secured by deeds of trust, mortgages or original vendor's lien on real estate. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Amending Sections 3, 4, 7, 10 and 12, of Chapter 173 of the Acts of the Thirty-third Legislature, relating to prospecting and developing minerals on lands owned by the State of Texas, and by the public free school fund, and the University and Asylum funds. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Authorizing the Governor, Attorney General and Land Commissioner to lease the water rights in the Guadalupe river in De Witt county. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Authorizing the Governor, under conditions to be prescribed, to sell to J. J. Kane of the city of Galveston, his heirs and assigns. . .any right, title or claim the State of Texas has in and to certain submerged plats or land under water on the shores of Galveston bay in Galveston county, for the purpose of the construction of a dry dock or marine railways. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Authorizing the Imperial Sugar Company, its successors and assigns, to bring suit against the State and against the Prison Commission of the State of Texas. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Authorizing the State of Texas to guarantee the payment of the principal and interest of all bonds that may be issued and sold by virtue of Chapter 57, Acts of the Thirty-third Legislature, approved March 29, 1913, and which provides for the issuance of penitentiary bonds. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Considering concurrent resolution calling upon the Governor to appoint a number of commissioners for the purpose of organizing a movement to secure, by public subscription, funds sufficient for the erection of a creditable building and a display of the resources of Texas at the Panam-Pacific Exposition to be held in San Francisco, California, in 1915. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Creating and establishing the county of Lott, taken from existing territory in Duval county, prescribing its area and boundaries, and providing for its organization and election of county officials. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Creating independent school districts, and amending acts creating existing independent school districts. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Enacting special road laws for any county or counties of this State, and amending special road laws heretofore enacted for any county or counties in the State. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Passing an act in compliance with the recommendation of the Democratic State platform creating the position of public highway engineer. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Permitting the levying of attachment and garnishment, and other similar process on property and debts within this State, owned by non-resident individuals, firms and unincorporated associations in all cases arising out of torts as well as out of contracts, and the issuance and levy of such writs in suits based upon unliquidated as well as liquidated demands. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Prohibiting the creation of deficiencies and debts in the name of the State regents, directors, officers or members by governing boards of educational or eleemosynary institutions of the State of Texas. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Providing for construction of necessary buildings for the University of Texas. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Providing for special district courts, regulating the time of holding same, in the Fifth and Twenty-eighth Judicial Districts of the State of Texas, the term of said courts to expire January 1, 1915. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Providing for the abolition of drainage districts. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Redistricting the State into eight Supreme Judicial Districts so as to equalize the work of the eight Courts of Civil Appeals. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Redistricting the State into thirty-one Senatorial Districts, as provided by the Constitution. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Regulating, changing or fixing the time and terms of holding district court in any county or counties constituting any existing judicial district or districts in this State. [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Setting apart a portion of Harbor Island for a State quarantine station. . . [Tue Aug 12, 1913]
  • Authorizing the city of Nacogdoches, a municipal corporation, to sell to the United States of America a portion of the Main Plaza for a Federal building site. [Thu Aug 14, 1913]
  • Amending Article 632, Title 18, Chapter 2, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, relating to the issuance of road bonds, and amending Article 611, Title 18, Chapter 1, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, relating to the maturity of county bonds. [Fri Aug 15, 1913]
  • Conferring additional authority upon the Prison Commission of the State and the Governor of the State relative to the issuance of bonds under the provision of Chapter 57, Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, known as Penitentiary Improvement Bonds. . . [Fri Aug 15, 1913]
  • Passing an act for the relief of persons who have on file in the General Land Office valid applications to purchase school and other public lands. . . [Fri Aug 15, 1913]
  • Providing for a special district court for El Paso county, and the appointment of a special district judge thereof, the term of said court and judge to expire January 1, 1915. . . [Fri Aug 15, 1913]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 33rd 1st Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

Rules
House Rules (33rd R.S.)
House Rules (33rd R.S.)
Joint Rules (33rd R.S.)
Senate Rules (33rd R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 33rd Legislature, 1st Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 96 12 0 59 58 6 1 70 154 302
Passed 44 4 0 45 22 1 0 59 66 175
Vetoed 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6

Chapter 45 in the General Laws, 33rd 1st Called Session, corresponds to HB 366, 33rd Regular session.