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35th 4th Called Session
February 26, 1918 - March 27, 1918

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

  • Enacting an adequate and uniform depository law for the State of Texas. [Tue Feb 19, 1918]
  • Making effective the amendment to the Constitution of the State, adopted by the people in August, 1917, which is Article 16, Section 59, of the constitution, providing for the conservation of the natural resources of the State. [Tue Feb 19, 1918]
  • Meeting the unusual conditions that have arisen on account of the severe drouth recently prevailing in this State, providing relief for the citizens in drouth stricken sections, especially in those sections where the food and feed crops have been failures during the past season, and rendering available for immediate use such credits as may be extended by the United States through its designated depositories. [Tue Feb 19, 1918]
  • Prohibiting any person from directly or indirectly purchasing for, procuring for or giving to any person employed, enlisted or engaged in the military forces of the United States, whether in uniform or not, and from directly or indirectly delivering to any person employed, enlisted or engaged in the military or naval forces of the United States, whether in uniform or not at the time of such purchase for, procurement, or gift, or delivery to, of any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, or medicated bitters, capable of producing intoxication, and providing that each such act shall be an offense and to provide punishment thereof as a felony. [Tue Feb 19, 1918]
  • Prohibiting any person from soliciting any person engaged, employed or enlisted in the Military or Naval service of the United States, to meet, make an appointment with, or otherwise come in contact with any lewd woman, or to have unlawful relation with any immoral woman and to make such solicitation unlawful and the punishment thereof a felony. [Tue Feb 19, 1918]
  • Prohibiting the sale of spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, or medicated bitters, capable of producing intoxication, by any person in the State of Texas within ten miles of any camp where soldiers of the United States Army, or Navy, or Marines, are being trained for military service in time of war, and to make a single sale a violation punishable as a felony. [Tue Feb 19, 1918]
  • Prohibiting the sale of spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, or medicated bitters, capable of producing intoxication, to any person engaged, employed or enlisted in the military or naval service of the United States and in uniform, and to make such sale unlawful and to define each sale as an offense and to affix the punishment for violation thereof as a felony. (Note: printed twice as nos. 2 and 3 in Governor's proclamation.) [Tue Feb 19, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 1 of Title 44 of the Revised Civil Statutes of this State, by adding immediately following Article 2439 thereof a new Article 2439a, providing in substance that during the continuance of a state of war between the governments of the United States and Germany the Treasurer of this State from time to time shall...invest the surplus funds of the State...in such short time United States Certificates of Indebtedness... [Wed Feb 27, 1918]
  • Authorizing the creation and establishment of water control and preservation districts... [Wed Feb 27, 1918]
  • Considering a law declaring that if any person shall during the time the United States of America is at war use any language...disloyal...or abusive in character and calculated to bring into disrepute the United States of America...shall be a felony, and fixing the punishment for such action to confinement in the State penitentiary for any period of time not less than one year nor more than twenty-five years... [Wed Feb 27, 1918]
  • Considering Board of Prison Commissioners authorization to proceed further in removing negro inmates to the Ferguson State Farm. [Wed Feb 27, 1918]
  • Prohibiting the sale of liquor in a ten mile zone around army camps. [Fri Mar 1, 1918]
  • Adding to and making a part of the Port Lavaca Independent School District in Calhoun County, including the town of Port Lavaca, certain lands and territory adjoining thereto. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Amending Article 1361, Chapter 2, Title 28, of the Revised Civil Statutes so as to provide for the organization of such organized or disorganized counties in the State, upon the petition of 75 qualified voters residing in such organized or disorganized county. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Amending Article 7235, Chapter 6, Title 124, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, with reference to the mode of preventing horses and certain other animals from running at large in the counties named so as to include Brazoria County. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Amending Articles 475 and 476 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas prohibiting the carrying of deadly weapons. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 4, of the laws of the regular session of the Thirty-third Legislature, so as to change the time of holding district court in the various counties of the Seventy-second Judicial District of Texas. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Creating an independent school district for Batson in Hardin County, Texas. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Creating and incorporating the Brownfield Independent School District in Terry County, Texas. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Creating the Sugarland Independent School District in Fort Bend County [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Diminishing and reestablishing the limits of Talpa Independent School District. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Establishing a Common School District No. 19 in Dickens County, so as to include certain lands heretofore in Common School District No. 1 in Dickens County, Texas. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Preventing horses and certain other animals from running at large in Armstrong County. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Providing for the teaching of lessons in patriotism in the public schools of this State, for the proper display of the United States flag in connection with every public school of the State, and directing the State Superintendent, county and city superintendents in the discharge of their duty relative thereto. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Relating to the manner of summoning jurors in all counties in this State having three or more district courts. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Suspending certain provisions of Chapter 146, General Laws of 1913, page 297 et seq. during the period of the war between the United States and the Imperial German Government, and for twelve months after the President shall have proclaimed that a treaty of peace has been concluded, and declaring an emergency, relating to the taking of fish, oysters and shrimp from salt waters on the Texas coast. [Tue Mar 5, 1918]
  • Creating the Bellville Independent School District in Austin County, Texas. [Wed Mar 6, 1918]
  • Ratifying and confirming the action of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Galveston, passed March 1, A. D. 1918, conveying and releasing to the Galveston Dry Dock and Construction Company, a corporation of Galveston County, Texas, that certain area or territory in Galveston Bay, being a part of what is known as Pelican Island and the flats south thereof. [Wed Mar 6, 1918]
  • Amending Article 637d of Section 2, chapter 203, General Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, prohibiting overlapping road districts... [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Amending Article 889a, passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature, amending Chapter 6, Title 13, of the Penal Code of 1911, and which amendment relates to the closed season for killing of doves. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Amending Articles 3826, 3827 and 3828, of Title 57, Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas 1911, and adding thereto Articles 3828a and 3828b, defining commission merchants, and requiring them to take out a license through the Commissioner of Agriculture, paying a fee therefor. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Amending Section 12 and 16 of Chapter 190, of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, creating a "State Highway Department," and which Sections relate to the allotment of the highway funds in aid of road construction; and to annual fees for registration of motor vehicles and motor cycles. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Amending Section 15, Chapter 5, of the laws passed by the First Called Session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature so as to permit co-operative savings and contract loan companies to invest their funds in United States Certificates of Indebtedness. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Amending Section 2, Chapter 169, Acts of the Thirty-third Legislature, Regular Session 1913, providing how live stock may be moved from quarantined territory, etc.... [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Amending the road law for Eastland County. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Appropriating the sum of $5,000.00 or as much thereof as may be necessary for the State Council of Defense for the purposes of increased production of food and feed, and registration of alien enemies and aliens now in the employ of the State and its municipalities. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Authorizing and empowering the commissioners court of Anderson County, Texas, to cancel and revoke all previous orders of said court authorizing the issuance of road bonds... [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Authorizing the commissioners courts of the various counties of this State to pay for the services of interpreters employed by the various courts in this State... [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Creating and incorporating Lamkin Independent School District in Comanche County, Texas. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Creating the Burkeville Independent School District in Newton County, Texas. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Creating the Hutto Independent School District in Williamson County, Texas. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Establishing and creating a Criminal District Court for Bowie County. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Providing an increase in the salaries of county school superintendents. [Thu Mar 7, 1918]
  • Amending Article 1028, Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, dealing with the fixing of rates for public utility corporations. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 88, Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, providing a more adequate system of laws relating to irrigation. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Amending the road law for Eastland County. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Appropriating an additional $150,000.00 for the completion of the hospital provided for at the Negro Insane at Rusk. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Authorizing the commissioners court of Kaufman County to unite two or more justice precincts or add any election precinct territory to a justice precinct for the purpose of electing or appointing a public weigher. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Consideration of an Act for the relief of the Supreme Court of Texas, authorizing the creation of a Commission of Appeals. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Consideration of an additional appropriation to build a quarantine station at Sabine Pass. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Creating and incorporating the Close City Independent School District in Garza County, Texas. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Creating and incorporating the Highland Independent School District in McLennan County. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Creating the Follett Independent School District of Lipscomb County, Texas. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Enabling State Prison System to exercise all of the options to purchase farms under lease. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Fixing the salary of the Adjutant General and making an appropriation of $7,200.00 or so much as may be necessary, for the payment of such salary for the years ending August 31, 1919. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Making an additional appropriation for the support of the Department of Agriculture to pay expenses for nursery inspectors. [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Permitting railroad corporations...to change, relocate, or abandon any portion of its line within the limits of any incorporated city containing 50,000 inhabitants or more... [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Providing for the appointment of official stenographers for grand juries by the judges of the district courts presiding over same, and prescribing their qualifications and duties, and providing for their compensation... [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Providing for the sale and transfer to the Untied States of all property owned by the State of Texas situated on the gulf coast of Texas and on the Mexican border of Texas along the Rio Grande river and used by the State Quarantine Service... [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Regulating the purchase of junk by persons engaged as junk dealers or in the junk business... [Fri Mar 8, 1918]
  • Amending Article 5700 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, so as to make same apply to all suits based on fraud. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 93, of the Acts of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, approved by the Governor, March 26, 1917, and being, "An Act creating the El Paso County Court at Law..." [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Amending House Bill No. 820, which is chapter 137 of the local and special laws passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, approved March 28, 1917, creating a more efficient road system for Bowie County, Texas. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Amending Section 1, chapter 91, of the General Laws passed by the Thirty-fourth Legislature at its regular session, requiring applicants for license to practice law under the provisions of said chapter to produce the proof of the existence of the same or similar statute in the State from which the applicant immigrates. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Amending Section 4, Chapter 8, General Laws of the First Called Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, entitled "An Act to create a State Council of Defense, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation to carry on the work of said Council of Defense." [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Amending Section 9 of Chapter 17, Special Laws passed at the First Called Session of the Thirty-third Legislature entitled "San Patricio County Road System - Creating," authorizing said county or any political subdivision or defined district thereof to issue bonds not exceeding forty years from date of issuance. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Authorizing such appropriation as may be necessary to enable the State to make refund for canceled liquor licenses. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Authorizing the board of Prison Commissioners to transfer to the general fund of the State an amount equal to that paid out since November 1, 1917, on account against the Prison Commissioners for which appropriations were made by the Thirty-fifth Legislature at the Regular Session and First Session; authorizing the Board of Prison Commissioners to pay out of the funds of the prison system the second installment of these claims due and payable November 1, 1918... [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Authorizing the commissioners court to purchase poisons and other accessories for the purpose of destroying prairie dogs, rats, coyotes, wolves, wild cats, gophers, ground squirrels, English sparrows, and ravens. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Consideration of additional appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Texas Deaf and Dumb and Blind Institute. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Consideration of joint report of the Central Investigating Committee appointed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, under the headings of "Legislative Department," "Governor"s Office," "Lieutenant Governor"s Office," "Secretary of State"s Office," "Comptroller"s Department," "Treasury Department," "Land Office," "Attorney General"s Department," "Assistant Attorney General," "The Judiciary," "Trial Courts," "Eleemosynary Institutions," and "State Purchasing Agent." [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Enabling county and State health officials to more adequately deal with the control of venereal diseases. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Enacting a law for the protection of the health, safety and comfort of employes in factories, mills, workshops, mercantile establishments, laundries or other establishments where women are employed. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Establishing and creating within the city of Dallas, Texas, a court to be styled and known as the "Corporation Court of the City of Dallas." [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Making appropriation for deficiency in appropriations heretofore made to pay salary of Hon. W. D. Howe as special judge of the Thirty-fourth Judicial District Court in El Paso County, Texas, in the sum of one hundred fourteen dollars ninety-four cents. ($114.94.) [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Making appropriation for the maintenance of the State Council of Defense and the payment of the secretary thereof and his assistants, traveling expenses and other necessary expenses to be incurred by the State Council of Defense including clerk hire. [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Providing for the creation of corporations to prevent the pollution of streams, and to that end empowering such corporations to gather, impound and store water containing salt or other substances produced in the drilling or operation of oil well or other wells... [Mon Mar 11, 1918]
  • Amending Article 1197, Title 17, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, relating to delinquent children so as to include and further prescribe the procedure in cases of boys and girls, fixing penalties. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending Article 2585, Chapter 4, Title 47, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911, relating to the qualifications of drainage district commissioners and their qualifications, compensation, terms of office, providing for their election instead of appointment upon petition of voters and providing the duties of such officers. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending Article 5894 of Title 29 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911 prescribing uniform weights and containers for both flour and meal, also prescribing standard weights per bushel for cured sweet potatoes, onions, Spanish peanuts, Virginia runner or bunch peanuts, and jumbo peanuts. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending Article 921 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas adopted at the Regular Session of the Thirty-second Legislature in 1911. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending Article 921, Chapter 5, Title 22 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas relating to appeals from the corporation courts and adding thereto Article 921 providing that in cities of ninety thousand population or over incorporated under special charters and situated in counties containing one hundred and twenty-five thousand population or over for appeals from the corporation courts to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending Section 12 and 16 of the Special Road Law for Smith county, Texas passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature and known as Chapter 70 of the Special Laws of said Thirty-third Legislature; and also amending Section 3 of Chapter 8 of the Special Road Law for Smith County, Texas, passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending Section 14, Chapter 87, Acts of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, Regular Session, 1917, relating to the appointment of a Tax Assessor and Collector of Water Improvement Districts. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending Sections 2 and 8 of Chapter 181, Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, as amended by Chapter 6, Acts of the Third Called Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, by adding thereto Section 2b, providing for standard "grades and packs" of other fruits and vegetables, prohibiting common carriers from receiving fruits or vegetables for shipment or transporting the same... [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending the election laws of Texas. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Authorizing the payment of certain notes of the Board of Prison Commissioners in favor of the E. L. Wilson Hardware Company of Beaumont, said notes being as follows: September 4, 1914...$205.57; September 4, 1914...$327.78; September 4, 1914...$166.61; July 1, 1914...$326.99. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Creating the Mauriceville Independent School District in Orange County, Texas. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Fixing the salary of the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, and equalizing the salaries of watchmen employed, and providing adequate appropriation for the work under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Granting the State Superintendent of Public Instruction authority to extend teachers' certificates. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Permitting John H. Elliott to sue the State of Texas for personal injuries alleged to have been received while an employe of the Texas State Railroad. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Requiring teachers in the public free schools to conduct school work in the English language exclusively, preventing the adoption of text for elementary grades not printed in English, defining the grades in which a foreign language may be taught, and fixing penalties. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Validating the sale of certain public domain made by the State on February 21, 1907. [Tue Mar 12, 1918]
  • Amending an act to reorganize the Twenty-seventh and Thirty-fifth Judicial Districts of the State of Texas. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Article 1063, Title 15, Chapter 8, Revised Penal Code of the State of Texas, of 1911, defining rape. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Article 3944, as amended by an Act passed at the regular session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, approved March 20, 1917, being Chapter 154 of the Acts of said session relating to forcible entry and detainer and to the issuance of citation and the service thereof and the giving of bond by plaintiffs... [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Article 7355, Title 126, Chapter 1, Revised Statutes of 1911, relating to occupation tax on amusement parks operated for profit. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 11, Title 17, of the Penal Code of the State of Texas, as adopted at the regular session of the Thirty-second Legislature, 1911, so as to add thereto Article 1355a, making it a felony punishable by confinement in the penitentiary to steal any domesticated animal, bird or fowl. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 6, Title 15, of the Penal Code of 1911, by adding thereto Article 1055a, making it a penal offense for any person to cause, encourage or contribute to the delinquency of any minor under the age of seventeen years. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Section 1, of Senate Bill 5, Chapter 7, of the General Laws of Texas, as passed by the Thirty-third Legislature at its regular session and approved on February on February 11, 1913, as the same appears on page 8, of the General Laws of the Thirty-third Legislature at its regular session, the same being commonly called the "Suspended Sentence Law." [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Senate Bill No. 99, Chapter 101, of the General Laws of Texas, as passed by the Thirty-third Legislature at its regular session and approved April 2, 1913, as the same appears on pages 188 and 189 of the General Laws of the Thirty-third Legislature at its regular session, the same being commonly called the "Wife Desertion Law." [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Authorizing the acknowledgments of written instruments and the taking of depositions of witnesses in the military service of the United States by officers authorized under the military laws of the United States to administer oaths. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Authorizing the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas to employ not less than three lecturers from among the registered nurses of the State to visit the different high schools, colleges and universities of the State, those supported by public as well as private funds, to arouse a greater interest among young women in the profession of nursing... [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Authorizing the commissioners court of Bell County to fund an issue of road warrants with an issue of road improvements bonds and thereby relieve the road and bridge fund of the warrant debt. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Creating an Independent School District, to be known as the Powell Independent School District in Goliad County. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Making additional appropriations for the support and maintenance of the State Orphan Home for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1918, and for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1919. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Making an appropriation of funds in the Treasury to be used for the purpose of reimbursing the owner or owners for the value of any cotton or cotton products infested with the pink boll worm... [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Providing an appropriation sufficient to repair or replace the boilers now used in the power house of the State Lunatic Asylum. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Providing an appropriation to cover a prospective deficiency in the maintenance fund of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner... [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Providing an increased appropriation for dry goods and clothing for the State Lunatic Asylum for the years ending August 31, 1918, and August 31, 1919. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Providing an increased appropriation to cover a prospective deficiency for clothing, for the Texas Confederate Home. [Wed Mar 13, 1918]
  • Amending Article 6552, Title 115, Chapter 10 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, providing that trains shall be regulated and notice shall be given of the time of trains, their places of stopping for freight and passengers... [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Amending Article 698 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1911, so as to authorize the investment of the sinking funds of counties, cities, towns, school districts or school communities in United States bonds, war saving certificates, certificates of indebtedness issued by the United States Government and in State, city or town bonds. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Amending Section 1, Chapter 61, of the Acts passed by the Thirty-third Legislature at its regular session, approved March 31, 1913, fixing the time for holding court in the Twenty-seventh Judicial District of Texas... [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Amending Title 124, Chapter 5, Revised Civil Statutes, 1911, allowing any owner, lessee or person in lawful possession of enclosed lands certain fees for impounding hogs; providing for the manner of disposing of same by amending Article 7224. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Authorizing persons, associations of persons, corporations, and districts to conserve the fresh waters of streams for irrigation against pollution by salt sea tides. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Authorizing the commissioners courts of the several counties in the State of Texas to permit the owners of lands not situated in incorporated towns or villages, where the same have been subdivided into lots and blocks, or similar subdivisions, to cancel or annul such subdivisions by declaration to that effect, in writing, to be recorded in the deed records of such counties... [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Creating an independent school district in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Creating an independent school district, to be known as Winnie Independent School District, comprising parts of Chambers and Jefferson Counties. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Giving to the owner of any real estate or interest therein sold under execution, order or sale, deed of trust, mortgage or other contract lien the right to redeem... [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Providing a more efficient road law for Chambers County. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Providing an additional appropriation to cover a prospective deficiency for the maintenance of the State Juvenile Training School. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Providing an increased appropriation for the State Epileptic Colony for the current biennium. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Providing that forfeiture by the Commissioner of the General Land Office of public free school land for the failure to pay the interest due on purchase for the years 1916, 1917, and 1918 be held in abeyance until August, 1919. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Regulating the conducting of fish hatcheries... [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Repealing Article 7380 of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas of 1911 as enacted in Section 12 of Chapter 18 of the General Laws of the State of Texas, passed at the First Called Session of the Thirtieth Legislature, approved May 16, 1907, providing a tax on the sale of pistols. [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Validating sales of school land on condition of settlement in cases where purchasers have been or may be drafted into the service of the Federal Government... [Thu Mar 14, 1918]
  • Amending Section 1, of Chapter 70 of the Acts of the Thirty-fourth Legislature relating to Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Supreme Judicial Districts of Texas. [Fri Mar 15, 1918]
  • Amending Section 2, of House Bill No. 525, enacted by the Thirty-fifth Legislature at the Regular Session, creating the Nixon Independent School District, and as amended by Section 1, House Bill No. 89, Thirty-fifth Legislature, First Called Session; revising metes and bounds of said district. [Fri Mar 15, 1918]
  • Declaring that casualty insurance companies incorporated under Chapter 117 General Laws passed by the Regular Session of the Thirty-second Legislature, shall hereafter have authority to write marine insurance in which may be included the hazards and perils incident to war. [Fri Mar 15, 1918]
  • Providing an adequate law regulating the compensation to be paid to members of the commissioners courts of Texas and validating previous acts of the Legislature contained in road laws which have prescribed salaries. [Fri Mar 15, 1918]
  • Considering claim presented by Mrs. J. D. Skelton for the payment of amount due her father, Col. Wm. Fitzhugh, for mules and supplies furnished the State Rangers Service of the State of Texas, in 1860, which sum amounts to $7,471.00. [Sat Mar 16, 1918]
  • Granting permission to A. E. Masterson to bring suit against the State of Texas in the district court of Brazoria County, Texas, for rents claimed to be due the said A. E. Masterson, which lands were cultivated during the year 1917 by the Board of Prison Commissioners. [Sat Mar 16, 1918]
  • Providing a permanent record of all marriages and divorces in the State of Texas; prescribing a fee to be paid upon the issuance of the marriage licenses for the maintenance of the Bureau of Vital Statistics... [Sat Mar 16, 1918]
  • Amending Article 389, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, relating to the selection of grand jurors in counties where there are more than one district court. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending Article 3903, Chapter 4, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, as amended by Chapter 142, of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, and Chapter 55 of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, relating to the compensation of deputy county officers. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending Article 5748 to 5755, inclusive, Chapter 2, Title 90 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1911, relating to the registration of nurses. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 27 of the General Laws of the Thirty-second Legislature of the State of Texas...increasing the maximum sum which may be paid to any such district judge or district attorney in any one year from the sum of two hundred ($200) dollars, to four hundred ($400) dollars. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 32, Article 6196 of the General Laws passed at the First Called Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, 1917, page 49, regulating the management and control of the penitentiary system and regulating the fixing of salaries of the penitentiary guards. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending Chapter 88 of the Special Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature known as the Henderson County road law. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending Section 1, of Chapter 42, of the Acts of the Thirty-first Legislature, approved March 16, 1909, relating to the Venus Independent School District, in Johnson County. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending Section 1, of House Bill No. 95, Chapter 38, pages 392, 393, 394 and 395 of the published laws enacted by the Thirty-fifth Legislature at its First Called Session, creating the Milano Independent School District, revising the metes and bounds of said district and excluding certain territory. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending the law enacted by the Thirty-fifth Legislature to prevent the introduction into the State of Texas of the cotton pest, defined as the Pectinophera gossypiella Saund., referred to as the pink boll worm... [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Amending the law relating to the system of filing on minerals in public lands and employment of an inspector to protect the interests of the State. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Providing for the redemption, by the owner, of lands and lots heretofore sold, or that may be hereafter sold, to the State, city or town for taxes, and repealing all laws in conflict with this Act. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Repealing certain appropriations made for the maintenance of the State Pension Department... [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Validating charters or acts of incorporation adopted by cities since the enactment of Chapter 147, page 307, of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, said cities according to the 1910 United States census having a population of less than five thousand inhabitants, but which had at the time of the adoption of said charter or act of incorporation a population excess of five thousand. [Mon Mar 18, 1918]
  • Consideration of claims presented against the State of Texas. [Tue Mar 19, 1918]
  • Enlarging and establishing the Jarrell Independent School District, Williamson County, Texas. [Tue Mar 19, 1918]
  • Increasing appropriation for the Department of Education. [Tue Mar 19, 1918]
  • Amending Section 14, Chapter 33, of the Laws passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature being an Act creating a more effective road system for Scurry County. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Changing the boundaries of Abernathy Independent School District, situated in Hale and Lubbock Counties, Texas. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Changing the boundaries of Common School Districts Nos. 3 and 4 and Slaton Independent School District in Lubbock County, Texas. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Changing the boundaries of Lubbock Independent School District and Canyon Independent School District No. 11, and New Hope Common School District No. 20 in Lubbock County, Texas. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Enacting a law which would permit the Board of Prison Commissioners to pay any notes which have been executed by or under their authority which the records of the Board of Prison Commissioners show to be just, due and unpaid. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Establishing Common School District No. 15, in Lubbock County, Texas. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Making appropriations for deficiencies in appropriations heretofore made for the support of the State Government for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1917, to cover duly authorized deficiency claims registered in the office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Prohibiting any person other than the lawful owner or owners to use, traffic in, purchase, sell, convert, mutilate or destroy, or to refuse to return to such owner any milk cans, milk bottles, milk jars, butter boxes, ice cream cans or ice cream tubs branded or stamped by, or bearing the private mark of such owner. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Readjusting the common school districts and county line common school districts in Lubbock County, against which outstanding bond issues are now in force. [Wed Mar 20, 1918]
  • Amending the Amarillo Independent School District law. [Thu Mar 21, 1918]
  • Making it the duty of the Secretary of State to examine and consider applications for refund for permit fee and franchise taxes paid by foreign corporations, under protest, against constitutionality of the Permit Fee and Franchise Tax Acts of the State of Texas recently held void by the Supreme Court of the United States... [Thu Mar 21, 1918]
  • Permitting corporations to buy, sell, own, lease from or to others street cleaning machines. [Thu Mar 21, 1918]
  • Regulating the sale, distribution and handling of explosives in the State of Texas. [Thu Mar 21, 1918]
  • Establishing and creating at Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, a city of over five thousand inhabitants, a court to be known as the "Municipal Court of Port Arthur," and to prescribe its organization, jurisdiction and procedure, and to conform the jurisdiction and procedure of other courts thereto. [Fri Mar 22, 1918]
  • Providing an increased appropriation for the Southwestern Insane Asylum. [Fri Mar 22, 1918]
  • Providing that Chapter 133, page 336 of the General Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature (barratry) shall not apply to any person, corporation or collection of persons or partnership who pursue the business of collecting accounts... [Fri Mar 22, 1918]
  • Regulating the taxing of all money and securities deposited with the State Treasurer... [Sat Mar 23, 1918]
  • Making appropriation to return tax erroneously paid by J.A. Beal, and to appropriate sum of $20 to pay T.M. Wall for veterinary service [Mon Mar 25, 1918]
  • Making supplementary appropriation for Live Stock Sanitary Commission, to be expended during the two fiscal years ending August 31, 1919. [Mon Mar 25, 1918]
  • Providing appropriation for establishing and conduct a camp of instruction for the reserve officers' corps of the University of Texas. [Mon Mar 25, 1918]
  • Repealing Chapter 23, 35th Legislature, 3rd C.S., and increasing appropriation of $400,000 to $750,000 for maintenance and support of military forces and Adjutant General's department. [Mon Mar 25, 1918]
Rules
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Bill statistics for the 35th Legislature, 4th Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 183 12 3 84 116 12 0 63 299 473
Passed 76 10 1 77 52 7 0 56 128 279
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0