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35th 3rd Called Session
August 31, 1917 - September 29, 1917

Leadership

Governor: William P. Hobby -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: William Pettus Hobby, Sr.

Speaker(s) of the House: Franklin Oliver Fuller 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Facilitating a fair and impartial trial of the articles of impeachment preferred by the House of Representatives against the Governor of Texas. [Wed Aug 29, 1917]
  • Meeting the unusual conditions that have arisen on account of the severe drouth [drought] that has prevailed in the State, providing relief to the citizens in drouth-stricken [drought-stricken] sections, especially in those counties where the food crops have been failures this season. [Wed Aug 29, 1917]
  • Preventing the introduction into the State of Texas of the cotton pest known as the pink boll worm, and eradicating such insects if their presence is discovered in this State. [Wed Aug 29, 1917]
  • Protecting property rights of Texas citizens who are now or may be enlisted in the service the United States as soldiers or sailors during the present war between the United States and her allies in the Imperial German Government; having particular regard to the extension of time in which they may as defendants answer to civil suits filed after enlistment. [Wed Aug 29, 1917]
  • Suspending, during the present war with Germany, the rights of execution under a power of sale in the instrument, in all deeds of trust and mortgages on real property, when the party who executed the instrument is enlisted in the army or navy of the United States, providing that execution may be had only after judicial foreclosure. [Wed Aug 29, 1917]
  • Enacting a special road law for Cass County. [Tue Sep 4, 1917]
  • Remedying the alleged existing handicaps (relating to the fish cultural station at San Marcos, Texas) about which the Department of Commerce seems to have had occasion to complain. [Tue Sep 4, 1917]
  • Amending Article 303, Revised Penal Code of 1911, providing that this Act shall not apply to the sale of gasoline or motor oils or accessories on Sunday. [Wed Sep 5, 1917]
  • Amending chapter 181, General Laws, enacted at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, establishing "standard containers" and "standard packs" and "grades" for fruits and vegetables, to regulate shipment of and marketing of "culls." [Wed Sep 5, 1917]
  • Amending Section 37, Chapter 17, of the General and Special Laws of Texas passed by the Thirty-third Legislature in its First Called Session, being an Act creating the San Patricio County road system, so as to require the tax assessor to make up the tax rolls of said county by defined road districts, instead of by justice precincts. [Wed Sep 5, 1917]
  • Providing for the creation of home guards, under the direction of the sheriff of the county, without cost to the State, and when a state of war exists between the United States and another nation; providing for the regulation of such home guard, and granting the right to counties, cities and towns to appropriate money to provide arms and ammunition for such home guard. [Wed Sep 5, 1917]
  • Regulating the business of emigrant agents, defining emigrant agents, and providing for licensing of any person, firm or private employment agency desiring to be licensed as an emigrant agent. [Wed Sep 5, 1917]
  • Creating an express lien in favor of the State of Texas on all public free school land, University land, and the several asylums land for the use and benefit of the public free school fund... [Thu Sep 6, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 42 of the General and Special Laws, 35th Legislature, 1st C.S., relating to State Institution for the Training of Juveniles. [Fri Sep 7, 1917]
  • Establishing and maintaining at the Ferguson State Farm in Madison County, of the Shaw State Farm in Bowie County, or State Farm in Brazoria County, a school for the education and training of delinquent and incorrigible negro boys, to be known as the State Training School for Negro Boys, the government of which shall be vested in the Board of Prison Commissioners of this State... [Fri Sep 7, 1917]
  • Reorganizing the Seventieth Judicial District of the State of Texas, and making all processes issued or served before this Act takes effect, including recognizances and bonds, returnable to the terms of the courts as may be specified; to validate such processes and to validate the summoning of grand and petit jurors and juries. [Fri Sep 7, 1917]
  • Amending Article 7355, Chapter 1, Title 126 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, by adding thereto a section so as to exempt hobby horses, theatres, circuses, menageries, acrobatic performances, sleight of hand performances, waxworks and other forms of entertainment from an occupation tax when such forms of amusement or entertainment are operated in connection with and under the auspices and for the benefit of county or district agricultural fairs. [Mon Sep 10, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 27 of the General Laws passed by the First Called Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1917, entitled "An Act to amend Chapter 189 of the General Laws passed by the Thirty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas," providing and fixing the salary of official shorthand reporters for each judicial district. [Mon Sep 10, 1917]
  • Amending Sections 1, 2 and 6, Chapter 4 of the Special Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, being an Act to create a more efficient road law for Llano County, Texas. [Mon Sep 10, 1917]
  • Amending Sections Nos. 2 and 14 of the Special Road Laws of Coleman County, Texas...so as to prescribe the power and authority of commissioners court of said county. [Mon Sep 10, 1917]
  • Amending the Act creating the Rock Island Independent School District, as passed by the First Called Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, and describing metes and bounds for said school district, the same being in Colorado County, Texas. [Mon Sep 10, 1917]
  • Creating and establishing the Anahuac Independent School District in Chambers County, Texas. [Mon Sep 10, 1917]
  • Aiding the counties of Kent and Stonewall, Texas, by donating and granting to said counties the State ad valorem taxes collected on property and from persons of said counties for the fiscal year beginning September 1, 1917, and ending September 1, 1918... [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Amending Article 2858, Article 2859 and Article 2860 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, of 1911, so as to provide for the manner of holding an election for the levying, the continuance or the discontinuance of local school taxes in independent districts incorporated for school purposes only. [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Amending Article 5692, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, providing that actions for specific performance shall be filed within two years, instead of ten years. [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Amending Article 7235, Title 124, Chapter 6, Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, of 1911, so as to include therein Madison County, said law being known as the stock law for the counties named. [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 104 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, entitled "An Act to create a more efficient road system for Newton County, Texas..." [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Appropriating the fees and fines collected under the provisions of Chapter 108, Acts of the Thirty-fourth Legislature, regular session, 1915, during the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31st, 1918, and the fiscal year ending August 31st, 1919, for the support of the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the enforcement of said Act. [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Authorizing the Commissioners' Court of Dallas County, Texas, to provide a building in the City of Dallas at or near the court house in said county, and to establish therein a woman's rest room or rest rooms... [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Making additional appropriations for the support of the State government for two years, beginning September 1, 1917, and ending August 31, 1919... [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Providing that the owners of public free school land purchased from the State of Texas, after January 1, 1907, and prior to September 1, 1917, on condition of settlement and residence which land may hereafter be forfeited for non-payment of interest, shall have the right to repurchase lands... [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Validating the charters and amendments to charters of all cities of more than five thousand inhabitants in this State which have adopted charters... [Wed Sep 12, 1917]
  • Amending Article 925, Chapter 6, Title 22, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, providing for the levy and collection of an ad valorem tax by a city or town sufficient to meet interest payments and to create a sinking fund on all indebtedness incurred prior to the adoption of the constitutional amendment in 1883. [Thu Sep 13, 1917]
  • Amending Section 1 of Chapter 123, page 320 of the General Laws of the State of Texas, as passed by the Thirty-fifth Legislature at its Regular Session, so as to provide that said Act shall not apply to any Act permitted by the statutes of the United States of America, or by the United States Army and Navy regulations, nor to be construed to apply to a newspaper, periodical, book, pamphlet, [etc.], on any of which shall be printed, painted, or placed said flag or flags, disconnected from any advertisement. [Thu Sep 13, 1917]
  • Authorizing the commissioners' court of San Patricio County, Texas, to order an election to determine whether or not the office of county superintendent of schools shall be abolished and the duties of same conferred on the county judge of said county. [Thu Sep 13, 1917]
  • Creating a more efficient road system for Trinity County, Texas... [Thu Sep 13, 1917]
  • Creating the Ben Wheeler Independent School District in Van Zandt County, Texas. [Thu Sep 13, 1917]
  • Enacting a law for the protection of wild turkeys, squirrels and fur bearing animals in the counties of Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Liberty, Nacogdoches and Tyler. [Thu Sep 13, 1917]
  • Making an appropriation for the additional support of the Game, Fish and Oyster Department for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1918, and August 31, 1919. [Thu Sep 13, 1917]
  • Making an emergency appropriation to repair the North Texas Hospital buildings for the insane at Terrell, and to construct and equip a sewage disposal plant at said hospital. [Fri Sep 14, 1917]
  • Authorizing the Commissioners Court of Brewster County, Texas, by a majority vote to issue scrip payable from one to twenty years from date, bearing interest at a rate of not to exceed six per cent; for the purpose of taking up the present indebtedness of the county incurred for the building of roads and bridges... [Tue Sep 18, 1917]
  • Creating a more efficient road law for Madison County, Texas. [Tue Sep 18, 1917]
  • Creating special fish regulations for Titus County; and exempting said county from certain provisions of the general fish and game laws of the State of Texas. [Tue Sep 18, 1917]
  • Making appropriations for the purpose of paying deficiency warrants and certificates now outstanding or that may hereafter be issued for the payment of fees and per diem to District Attorneys and Sheriffs, for the fiscal years beginning September 1st, 1915, and ending August 31, 1917. [Tue Sep 18, 1917]
  • Regulating the sale of poisons, providing for marking and designating the packages or containers... [Tue Sep 18, 1917]
  • Amending Article 6798 and Article 6799, Chapter 2, Title 118 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas for 1911, providing for acknowledgment of deeds and other instruments by persons in military service in the United States government to be taken before any officer of the Judge Advocate General's Department. [Wed Sep 19, 1917]
  • Amending Section 45 of Chapter 203, of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, being an Act "to regulate the use and operation of motor vehicles upon the public highways," prescribing penalties for violations of the provisions of the Act. [Wed Sep 19, 1917]
  • Amending Sections 3, 12 and 16 of Chapter 190 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, defining the duties, powers and compensations of the State Highway Commission... [Wed Sep 19, 1917]
  • Authorizing the commissioners' courts of Rusk, Jim Wells, Jim Hogg, Starr, Zapata and Duval Counties, State of Texas, by a majority vote to issue scrip payable from one to twenty years from date, bearing interest at the rate of not to exceed six percent, for the purpose of taking up the present indebtedness of the county incurred for the purpose of building roads and bridges... [Wed Sep 19, 1917]
  • Creating the Pinkerton Independent School District in Haskell County. [Wed Sep 19, 1917]
  • Creating the Whitman Independent School District in Haskell County. [Wed Sep 19, 1917]
  • Prohibiting the bringing of suits in this State to collect delinquent taxes until on and after the 31st day of January, A.D. 1919, and to continue all such suits now pending until such time. [Wed Sep 19, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 161, Acts of the Regular Sessin of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, 1917, relating to the fees allowed sheriffs and constables in all cases when the charge is a felony. [Thu Sep 20, 1917]
  • Concerning impeachments of officers, providing what officers, agents and employes may be impeached by the House of Representatives and tried thereon by the Senate, and providing for the convening of the House and Senate for such purposes. [Thu Sep 20, 1917]
  • Amending Article 3876 Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, fixing the compensation of county surveyors. [Fri Sep 21, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 63, local and special laws of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, creating and incorporating the Estelline Independent School District in Hall County, Texas [Fri Sep 21, 1917]
  • Creating a more efficient road system for Red River County, Texas... [Fri Sep 21, 1917]
  • Creating the Oakland Independent School District of Red River County. [Fri Sep 21, 1917]
  • Amending Section 17, Chapter 83, approved March 16, 1917, relating to the prospecting and development of minerals in the public lands so as to appropriate to the general revenue the proceeds arising from royalties from oil and gas developed in areas other than lands belonging to the Public Free School Fund, the University Fund and the several asylum funds, instead of appropriating said proceeds to the Game, Fish and Oyster Fund. [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Fixing a schedule of salaries for county superintendents. [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Providing for an investigation of the various departments of the State government and authorizing the appointment of a committee to carry on such investigation while the Legislature is in session and after its adjournment... [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Providing for destruction of Russian thistle, and preventing its growth and spread. [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Repealing all special road laws heretofore enacted for Titus County, Texas, and to specifically repeal Chapter 106 of Special Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, 1913. [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Repealing or amending Chapter 183 of the General Laws of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, providing for the establishment of the Northwest Texas Insane Asylum and making an appropriation of $400,000. [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Repealing or amending Chapter 204 of the General Laws of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, providing for the establishment of the Northeast Texas Agricultural College and making an appropriation of $250,000. [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Repealing or amending Chapter 29 of the General Laws of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, providing for the establishment of the West Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College and making an appropriation of $500,000. [Mon Sep 24, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 35 of the General Laws of the First Called Session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature, under the head of "General Land Office: providing that the new General Land Office building be used for the accommodation of the Department of Insurance and Banking, the Department of Agriculture, and such other departments of the State Government as may be prescribed by law," so as to read, "The Department of Agriculture and such other departments of the State Government as may be designated by the Governor and the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds"... [Tue Sep 25, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 36 of the Acts of Thirty-fifth Legislature, at the first called session, providing for the Ranger Home Guard; and to amend same by making an appropriation of $150,000 instead of $250,000. [Tue Sep 25, 1917]
  • Amending Chapter 5 of the Acts of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, at the First Called Session, making an appropriation for the military forces of the State for the Adjutant General's Department, and amending this act so as to providing an appropriation of $400,000 instead of $750,000. [Tue Sep 25, 1917]
  • Further defining the powers and duties of the State Normal School Board of Regents, as set forth in Chapter 191 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, providing for the establishment, maintenance and government of two State normal colleges, and as set forth in Chapter 197, Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, providing for the establishment, maintenance and government of a State normal school at Alpine, Texas... [Tue Sep 25, 1917]
  • Permitting wholesale druggists in local option territory to sell alcohol in quantities of more than one gallon to retail druggists for medicinal purposes. [Tue Sep 25, 1917]
Rules
House Rules (35th R.S.)
Joint Rules (35th R.S.)
Senate Rules (35th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 35th Legislature, 3rd Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 64 4 0 48 44 6 0 34 108 200
Passed 31 1 0 39 20 4 0 32 51 127
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0