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35th 1st Called Session
April 18, 1917 - May 17, 1917

Leadership

Governor: James E. Ferguson -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: William Pettus Hobby, Sr.

Speaker(s) of the House: Franklin Oliver Fuller 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Considering the adoption of a uniform system of text books to be used in the public schools after the contract for the present adoption has expired... [Sat Apr 14, 1917]
  • Making appropriations for the support of state government for the fiscal years beginning September 1, 1917, and ending August 31, 1919. [Sat Apr 14, 1917]
  • Appropriating nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand dollars for the aid of rural schools for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1918. [Wed Apr 18, 1917]
  • Enlarging the Columbus Independent School District, in Colorado County, Texas, defining its boundaries as enlarged. [Thu Apr 19, 1917]
  • Extending the boundaries of the Rock Island Independent School District, enlarging and defining its boundaries. [Thu Apr 19, 1917]
  • Making appropriations to pay all deficiency allowances made by the Executive Office, the amount of which is on file in the Comptroller's Office. [Thu Apr 19, 1917]
  • Permitting the increase of the ranger force...if any great number of the regular army and National Guard was withdrawn from the Texas border... [Mon Apr 23, 1917]
  • Raising the salary of the Adjutant General... [Mon Apr 23, 1917]
  • Creating the Gorman Independent School District in Eastland County, Texas. [Tue Apr 24, 1917]
  • Amending Article 890, Chapter 6, Title 13 of the Penal Code, Revised Criminal Statutes, 1911, relating to the shipment of certain game. [Wed Apr 25, 1917]
  • Creating the Armstrong Independent School District of Bell County, Texas. [Wed Apr 25, 1917]
  • Creating the San Diego Independent County Line School District of Duval County. [Wed Apr 25, 1917]
  • Providing for the appointment of officers of the National Guard of Texas and prescribing their qualifications and tenure of office; providing for the term and requirements for enlistment and qualifications of enlisted men of the National Guard of Texas and to repeal Articles 5802 and 5804, Revised Civil Statutes, 1911. [Wed Apr 25, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 15, Title 48, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas by adding thereto Article 2815c, to provide for the incorporation of the whole or any part of Independent or Common School Districts into an Independent School District... [Fri Apr 27, 1917]
  • Creating a common county line school district to be known as Bethel District No. 34, to be under the jurisdiction, management and control of the commissioners court, Stonewall County, Texas. [Fri Apr 27, 1917]
  • Abolishing the Cross Roads Independent School District...and incorporating the Slocum Independent School District. [Mon Apr 30, 1917]
  • Amending the State Constitution authorizing the levy of a special tax of not exceeding seventy-five cents on the one hundred dollars' valuation, for the improvement and maintenance of public roads. [Mon Apr 30, 1917]
  • Appropriating $24,000.00 for each of the fiscal years beginning September 1, 1917, and September 1, 1918, for the purpose of the inspection and eradication of citrus canker and other dangerous diseases and pests now threatening the destruction of the citrus industry in this State, and in order to secure a like appropriation from the Federal government for the same purpose. [Mon Apr 30, 1917]
  • Fixing adequate salaries for those who compose the Industrial Accident Board, and making sufficient appropriation... [Mon Apr 30, 1917]
  • Requiring railroad companies operating trains within this State to place an additional brakeman on all trains in excess of sixty cars, which is approximately twenty-five hundred feet in length... [Mon Apr 30, 1917]
  • Aiding the County of Chambers in constructing breakwaters, roads and bridges... [Tue May 1, 1917]
  • Amending Section 14 of the Special Road Law for Houston County, passed by the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature. [Tue May 1, 1917]
  • Creating the Crockett Independent School District of Houston County, Texas. [Tue May 1, 1917]
  • Creating the Granger Independent School District in the County of Williamson, State of Texas. [Tue May 1, 1917]
  • Granting to the City of Austin, for public purposes only, certain land lying between the Colorado river and Outlots 1 and 11, in Division "Z" in the City of Austin, Texas... [Tue May 1, 1917]
  • Providing for the establishment of rigid quarantine against contagious diseases of all kinds... [Tue May 1, 1917]
  • Amending Article 6086, Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, Chapter 1, Title 100, entitled "Board of Pardon Advisers." [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Amending Article 6174, 6181 6186, 6188, 6196, 6201, 6214, 6223, 6224, 6227 and 6230 and adding 6231a, Title 104, Chapters 1 and 2 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, of 1911, regulating the management, control and financing of the penitentiary system, and the working of prisoners therein of the State of Texas. [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Amending Article 7569 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, so as to make tax assessors liable to the State for money lost by the acceptance of property for taxes for less than its value, and fixing the suits for its collection. [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Amending Article 7570 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, so as to make members of boards of equalization liable to the State for money lost by the acceptance of property for taxes for less than its value; fixing the venue of suits for its collection; and requiring tax commissioner to investigate valuation of property. [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 207 of the laws of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, Regular Session...regulating the operation of motor vehicles on public highways. [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 33 of the Local and Special Laws of the State of Texas, passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, by repealing Sections 5 and 11 thereof, and adding thereto seven new sections, said chapter being originally "An Act to create a more efficient road system for Bosque County," etc. [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Creating the Dalton Common School District No. 82 of Ellis County... [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Fixing the compensation of the district attorney of the Criminal District Courts of Travis and Williamson Counties... [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Granting to cities of over five thousand inhabitants power of local self government to allow, censor and regulate, or to prohibit the operation of theatres on Sunday. [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Validating all elections held under and by virtue of petitions, orders of commissioner court, and the posting of notices thereof... [Wed May 2, 1917]
  • Adding to the Reagan Independent School District in Falls County, Texas, including the town of Reagan, and certain lands and territory adjoining thereto. [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Amending Article 2939, Chapter 4, Title 49, Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas of 1911, regulating elections, and prescribing certain qualifications of voters thereat. [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Authorizing the commissioners' court of any county in Texas, at any time while a state of war exists between the United States and another nation or nations, to confirm the appointment by the sheriff of any deputy sheriffs... [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Concerning loan and investment companies, defining same and providing for their incorporation, powers and supervision. [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Fixing and establishing adequate salaries for all officers of our State government... [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Giving to the owner of any real estate or interest therein sold under execution, order of sale, deed of trust, mortgage or other contract lien the right to redeem the same at any time in one year from the date of sale, etc. [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Granting to the city of Austin for ninety-nine years the said land for a municipal auditorium and market. [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Making fraudulent advertising a penal offense... [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Providing compensation for county attorneys in counties having a population of more than one hundred thousand where there is no district attorney of all fees, commissions and perquisites earned by such office... [Thu May 3, 1917]
  • Amending Article 1156, of Chapter 3, of Title 15, of the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, relating to the holding of inquests. [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Amending Article 303, Revised Penal Code of Texas, 1911, providing limitations and exceptions upon and to the provisions of Article 302, Revised Penal Code, 1911, relating to selling, etc. on Sunday, so as to exempt from the provisions of Article 302, Penal Code, 1911, the selling, etc. of gasoline. [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Amending..."An Act supplementing the act creating the Live Stock Sanitary Commission for the State of Texas, as defined and described in Article 7312, Revised Civil Statutes, etc." [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Appropriating sum of $3,000 to be expended in furtherance of Old San Antonio Road for permanent boulder markers. [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Creating the Cedar Bayou Independent School District in the Counties of Harris and Chambers, State of Texas. [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Creating the Hemphill Independent School District No. 1 in Sabine County. [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Creating the Kenedy Independent School District in Karnes County. [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Enlarging and establishing the Dayton Independent School District in Liberty County [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Providing for the protection of fish in the fresh waters of the State of Texas... [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Validating purchases of school land made on condition of settlement and residence in cases where the purchasers have failed to file affidavits of settlement within the time required by law... [Fri May 4, 1917]
  • Conferring certain powers upon the commissioners courts of the counties of this State and authorizing said courts...to appropriate money exceeding fifteen hundred dollars per year for canning demonstration agents' work in their respective counties. [Sat May 5, 1917]
  • Amending Article 3093, Chapter 4, Title 58, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, of the State of Texas, and as amended by Chapter 142, of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature and by Chapter 55 of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, so as to provide that county attorneys in counties having a population of over 100,000, where there is also a district attorney, may appoint, on the consent of the county judge, not to exceed two assistants in addition to his regular deputies. [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Amending Articles 418 and 419, Chapter 1, Title 7, and Article 1161, Title 15, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, and providing for the appointment of bailiffs for the grand jury... [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Amending Section 24, Chapter 80 of Senate bill No. 460, Thirty-third Legislature, creating a more efficient road system for Bastrop County, Texas, and Section 24, relating to the compensation of members of the commissioners court and county judge of Bastrop County. [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Creating a more efficient road system for Nolan County, Texas. [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Creating the Blooming Grove Independent School District in Navarro County, Texas. [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Creating the Fort Stockton Independent School District in Fort Stockton, in Pecos County, Texas. [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Creating the office of grand jury stenographer and providing compensation therefor. [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Prescribing the minimum qualifications of county superintendents of public instruction... [Mon May 7, 1917]
  • Accepting the benefits of an Act passed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, for the promotion of vocational education... [Tue May 8, 1917]
  • Amending an Act entitled "An Act to create the Robstown Independent School District, known as Common School District No. 30, in Nueces County, Texas, etc." [Tue May 8, 1917]
  • Amending Section 36 of House Bill No. 820, which was an Act creating a more efficient road system for Bowie County, Texas, passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature. [Tue May 8, 1917]
  • Creating the Annona Independent School District in Red River County. [Tue May 8, 1917]
  • Providing for an annual vacation to paid firemen in cities of 30,000 inhabitants or over. [Tue May 8, 1917]
  • Amending Article 5890, Chapter 3, Title 91, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, of the State of Texas, pertaining to the unlawful disposition of property, illegal wearing of uniform and the discrimination against any person lawfully wearing the uniform of the army, navy, marine corps or revenue service of the United States, of the National Guard or naval service of this State... [Wed May 9, 1917]
  • Authorizing the Governor of the State of Texas to make sale of lands mentioned and execute a deed conveying to Independent Order of Odd Fellows Widows and Orphans Home... [Wed May 9, 1917]
  • Creating an independent school district to be known as "Stratford Independent School District." [Wed May 9, 1917]
  • Amending Article 7305 of the Revised Statutes of Texas of 1911 so as to include among the counties exempted from the provisions of Articles 7256 to 7304, inclusive, the counties of Ector and Martin. [Thu May 10, 1917]
  • Amending Section 1, Chapter 52 of the General Laws of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, so as to provide for the holding of four terms of court in Taylor County, Texas. [Thu May 10, 1917]
  • Amending Section 13 of the Comanche County Road Law, regarding the compensation of the commissioners of said county. [Thu May 10, 1917]
  • Amending Section 7, Chapter 6, of the Special Laws passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature, 1915, as amended by an Act passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, 1917, and entitled an Act to create a more efficient road system for Wood County, etc. [Thu May 10, 1917]
  • Creating a more efficient road system for Fannin County, Texas. [Thu May 10, 1917]
  • Creating the Mercer Gap Common School District in Comanche County. [Thu May 10, 1917]
  • Defining the boundary line of Briar Grove Common School District No. 12, in Comanche County, and creating said Comanche School District according to such lines. [Thu May 10, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 189 of the General Laws passed by the Thirty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1917, entitled "An Act to amend Section 8, Chapter 119 of the General Laws of the State of Texas, passed by the Regular Session of the Thirty-second Legislature of the State of Texas, 1911," relating to official shorthand reporters' compensation in certain counties. [Fri May 11, 1917]
  • Establishing Common School District No. 9 in Dickens County, Texas, so as to include certain lands heretofore in Common School District No. 6 in said Dickens County, Texas. [Fri May 11, 1917]
  • Amending an Act passed at the First Called Session of the Thirty-second Legislature, and approved August 31, 1911, empowering Robertson County of any political subdivision thereof to issue bonds for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating macadamized, graveled or paved roads and turnpikes. [Sat May 12, 1917]
  • Amending Section 2 of House Bill No. 525, enacted by the Thirty-fifth Legislature at the Regular Session, creating the Nixon Independent School District. [Sat May 12, 1917]
  • Creating a more efficient road system for Robertson County, Texas. [Sat May 12, 1917]
  • Creating a State Council of Defense, making the necessary appropriation for the support of same, to co-operate with all national authorities for the defense of the country. [Sat May 12, 1917]
  • Amending Section 6a of Chapter 82 of the General Laws of the State of Texas passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature being an Act to reorganize the Twenty-eighth Judicial District of the State of Texas; etc. [Mon May 14, 1917]
  • Creating Smyrna Common School District No. 43, of Milam County [Mon May 14, 1917]
  • Enlarging and establishing the Cleveland Independent School District, Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas. [Mon May 14, 1917]
  • Incorporating the Milano Independent School District, in Milam County [Mon May 14, 1917]
  • Placing under the control of the University of Texas for the use and benefit of the University, the buildings and grounds now occupied by the State Institution for the Blind... [Mon May 14, 1917]
  • Relieving railway corporations having charters granted or amended since the first day of January, 1892, and which have failed or are about to fail to construct their roads and branches... [Mon May 14, 1917]
  • Adding to and making a part of the Saspamco Independent School District of Bexar County certain lands and territory adjoining thereto, situated in Bexar County, for school purposes. [Tue May 15, 1917]
  • Amending an Act passed by the Thirty-third Legislature, approved September 26, 1914, being an Act "to provide a system of State bonded warehouses." [Tue May 15, 1917]
  • Amending Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of an Act to provide a special road law for Denton County, Texas. [Tue May 15, 1917]
  • Authorizing and empowering the Asa Walker County Line Common School District, No. 15, in Collin, Grayson and Fannin Counties, Texas, etc., and declaring an emergency. [Tue May 15, 1917]
  • Repealing House Bill No. 738, passed by the Thirty-fifth Legislature. [Tue May 15, 1917]
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Bill statistics for the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 99 8 1 79 76 18 1 56 175 338
Passed 55 6 0 64 31 13 0 54 86 223
Vetoed 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2