Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

Legislative clips Legislative clips archive Texas media links Current articles Texshare databases New books New & Noteworthy
Legislative Archive System Index to Sections Affected Conference committee reports Constitutional amendments Vetoes State budget Redistricting information Signed copies of bills Statutory revision Texas law timeline Water law timeline Statute publication dates Legislative intent guide
Texas Legislators: Past & Present Governors of Texas Lt. Governors and Speakers Senate Presidents Pro Tempore Senate & House seniority Member statistics Chief Elected Officials Texas legislators on Twitter
Sessions and years Bill statistics Member statistics Bill effective dates Legislative deadlines Session summaries Special sessions Legislative staff lists
Today's meetings Meetings by date Standing committees Committees by session Committee search Legislative reports Committee minutes Standing committee appointments
Library catalog House & Senate Journals House & Senate Rules Parliamentary resources General and Special Laws of Texas Codes of 1856 Paschal's Digest Penal Code revision research guide Code of Criminal Procedure guide Deceptive Trade Practices Act Impeachment of O.P. Carrillo Gubernatorial inauguration materials Water resources research guide School finance litigation archive
Frequently Asked Questions Contacting your legislator Texas bill status State agency hotlines & citizen   assistance Texas legislative agencies &   process Other libraries Public policy resources

LRL Home - Sessions - Sessions and years - Session snapshotprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view


39th 1st Called Session
September 13, 1926 - October 8, 1926

Leadership

Governor: Miriam Ferguson -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Barry Miller

Speaker(s) of the House: Lee Satterwhite 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Granting deficiency appropriations amounting to $156,486 to meet the demands of all other departments. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting deficiency appropriations for A. & M. College. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting deficiency appropriations for combating Foot and Mouth disease. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting deficiency appropriations for the College of Industrial Arts. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting deficiency appropriations for tick eradication. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting deficiency appropriations to care for the extra needs of the wards of the State in our different asylums and other institutions. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting deficiency appropriations to supply the extra needs of the State Teachers Colleges. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting deficiency appropriations to the State University for a Summer School. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Granting emergency appropriations for West Texas Technical College. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Making such investigation of any Department of State Government that the Legislature may desire to make. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • To consider any other subject or matter which may be submitted to said Special Session by the Governor. [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • Validating and legalizing State, County, Commissioners' Precinct and Special Road District Bonds and Securities... [Mon Sep 13, 1926]
  • The increase from one cent a gallon now levied and collected by law on sales of gasoline to three or four cents, as you may determine, and the appropriation of one-fourth of the revenues derived therefrom to supplement the available school fund for the common schools of the State to make at least $15.00 per capita apportionment, and the remaining three-fourths to the maintenance and construction of the State highways... [Tue Sep 21, 1926]
  • Amending Article 456 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas of 1925, so as to grant the Commissioner of Ranking some discretion in reference to the filing of claims against insolvent banks or bankers and trust companies. [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 94, approved March 19, 1925, relating to the forfeiture and re-sale of Public Free School Lands, and providing for the validation of the forfeiture and re-sale award in cases where requests for revaluation were made within a time required by law. [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Amending Section 21, Article 8308, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, to provide for the payment by the Association of Judgments in a court of law, or in a court of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Authorizing the commissioners' court of Limestone County to issue bonds of said county for the purpose of funding or refunding indebtedness incurred for road and bridge purposes and to levy a tax in payment thereof... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Confirming and validating bonds which have been, or may be, issued by any county or political subdivision or defined district in the state... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Creating and establishing the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District of Brazoria County, under Section 59, Article 16, of the Consitution... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Creating the Athens Independent School District in Henderson County, Texas... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Creating the Nordheim Independent School District in DeWitt County, Texas... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Creating the Saratoga Independent School District in Reeves County... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Enlarging the area of the Liberty Independent School District... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Making an appropriation of the fees collected on or after September 1, 1926, or to be collected from employment agencies which fees are paid under the Statutes of this State upon the issuance of licenses to employment agents by the Commissioner of Labor... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Providing a method of consolidating school districts in Angelina County and limiting the authority of the County Board of Education. [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Providing specially as to how the salary of the County School Superintendent of Bell County, Texas, shall be fixed... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Ratifying and validating an election heretofore held in and throughout Willacy County, Texas upon the question of authorizing the issuance of $300,000 special road bonds of said county, and levying a tax in payment thereof, etc. [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Ratifying and validating election heretofore held in and throughout Carson County, Texas, upon the question of authorizing the issuance of one million dollars special road bonds of said county, and levying a tax in payment thereof, etc. [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Re-defining and adding to the Dumas Independent School District all the territory now embraced in Common School District No. 7 of Moore County, Texas, and divesting the said Common School District No. 7 of the control of the public free schools in said district. [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Relieving the Sealy and Smith Foundation for the John Sealy Hospital, the estate of John Sealy, deceased, formerly of Galveston, Texas, and the legatees in and under his will, from payment of taxes provided in Chapter 5, Title 122, Revised Statues of Texas, generally known as the Inheritance Taxes, and providing that the City of Galveston shall not thereby be relieved from any obligation under a certain lease of John Sealy Hospital... [Wed Sep 22, 1926]
  • Accepting a donation from the Palacios Campsite Association... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Adding to and making a part of the Hull Independent School District of Liberty County, Texas, certain lands and territories adjoining thereto, and situated in said county. [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 64 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the 35th Legislature, page 123, relating to the salary of District Attorneys; and amending Chapter 55 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the 35th Legislature, page 94, relating to the appointment and compensation of Assistants to District Attorneys, etc., in so far as the same pertains to the 34th Judicial District. [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Amending House Bill 516, Chapter 165, of the Local and Special Laws passed by the 39th Legislature, Regular Session. [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Amending Section 1, Chapter 162, of the Special Laws of the Thirty-Ninth Legislature of Texas, that same being an act creating the Common County Line School District No. 9, in Borden, Mitchell and Scurry Counties and validating all bond and maintenance tax elections heretofore held under the provisions of said Chapter 162... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Amending Section 4 of Chapter 91 of the General Laws of the Regular Session of the 39th Legislature relative to public weighers in certain counties so as to postpone the taking effect of said Act until January 1, 1927. [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Approving, validating and adopting all leases, grants or agreements, commonly known as oil, gas and sulphur leases, that have been entered into at the direction of the Governor by the Board of Prison Commissioners of the State of Texas as lessors or grantors... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating and enlarging the Silsbee Independent School District in Hardin County, Texas... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating and incorporating the Lamay Independent School District in Terry County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Bryson Independent School District in Jack and Young Counties, Texas, validating all levies of taxes and contracts made in behalf of the existing Bryson Independent School District... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Eason Independent School District in Dawson County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Ennis Independent School District in Scurry County, Texas, including therein the village of Ennis, in said county... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Fastrill Independent School District in Cherokee County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Fluvanna Independent School District in Scurry County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Foster Independent School District in Terry County, Texas... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Hardy Independent School District in Lubbock County, Texas... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Hyman Common County Line School District No. 29 in Mitchell and Howard County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Monroe Independent School District in Lubbock County, Texas, out of territory now comprising Monroe Common School District No. 10 in Lubbock County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Rural Shade Independent School District in Navarro County, Texas, including therein the Rural Shade Common School District... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Creating the Wortham Independent School District in Freestone County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Enlarging and re-creating the Dayton Independent School District, in Liberty County, Texas... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Fixing the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wichita County, Texas... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Making it unlawful for the fraudulent taking of any domestic fowl, such as chicken or turkey, making such an offense a felony or a misdemeanor... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Payment of the loss sustained by the owners of hay meadows during the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in 1925 in the Houston, Galveston and Brazoria area... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Providing a method of consolidating school districts in Jasper and Newton Counties, and limiting the authority of the County Board of Education of said county... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Validating the creation and consolidation of Common School Districts 1, 2 and 4 of Starr County, Texas, forming the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District in Starr County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Validating the creation and consolidation of Common School Districts Nos. 5 and 6, of Hidalgo County, Texas, forming the Tabasco Consolidated School District in Hidalgo County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Validating the creation of Common School Districts No. 7 and 8, of Hidalgo County, Texas; validating the consolidation of said common school districts Nos. 7 and 8, and Edinburg Independent School District, forming the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District in Hidalgo County... [Thu Sep 23, 1926]
  • Abolishing the office of District Attorney in the Sixth Judicial District of Texas... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Amending Article 6954 of the Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, and as amended by Chapters 99 and 101, Regular Session of the Thirty-ninth Legislature, so as to include Bailey and Parmer Counties, which relates to stock law elections... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Amending Section 2, of Chapter 66, Local and Special Laws, passed by the 30th Legislature in 1907, same being a Special Road Law for Burleson County, Texas... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Amending Section 24, of Chapter 75, of the Local and Special Laws of The State of Texas, passed at the Regular Session of the 39th Legislature... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Appropriating the sum of fifteen thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay for the publication of the Constitutional Amendments authorized by the Thirty-ninth Legislature of the State of Texas. [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Authorizing any county or political subdivision or road district now or hereafter to be described and defined to issue bonds and to levy taxes and provide for the collection thereof to pay interest and sinking fund on same... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Crating the La Pryor Independent School District in Zavalla County, Texas, including therein the LaPryor Common School District No. 4 in said county... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating a Special Road Law for Duval County, Texas; authorizing and permitting Duval County, by and through the commissioners' court of said county, to issue bonds of said county for the purpose of funding or refunding indebtedness, whether issued in the form of scrip... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating and establishing Damon Independent School District in Brazoria County, Texas... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating and establishing the Freeport Independent School District in Brazorial County, Texas. [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating and incorporating the Breckenridge Independent School District in Stephens County... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating Edom County School District in Van Zandt and Henderson Counties. [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating Road District No. 4 in Hopkins, County... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating Road District No. 7, in Haskell County... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the Brenham Independent School District in Washington County... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the Common School District No. 3, in Dickens County, Texas including therein the present Common School District No. 3... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the Ibex Independent School District in Shackelford County, Texas, including therein the Center Hill Common County Line School District in said county... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the Inadale Independent School District in Scurry, Fisher and Nolan Counties... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the McAdoo Independent School District in Dickens County... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the Megargel County Line Independent School District in Archer and Baylor Counties... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the Priddy Independent School District in Mills County... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Creating the Text Book Commission of Texas for such changes, additions or eliminations as you may think necessary and proper in the premises. [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Making an appropriation to be used for the erection of a monument in the City of Crockett, Houston County, Texas in memory of David Crockett, a Texas hero... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Making an emergency appropriation to enable the Land Office to advertise the list of lands for sale... [Mon Sep 27, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 115, Local and Special Laws of the Regular Session of the 35th Legislature, same being a special road law for Duval County, Texas... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 31 of the Local and Special Laws passed by the 36th Legislature at its Third Called Session, and which original act created the Texarkana Independent School District... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Creating a Special Road Law for Duval County... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Creating Bryson Independent School District in Jack and Young Counties, Texas... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Creating Carlisle Consolidated Independent School District in Lubbock and Hockley Counties, Texas... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Creating Mullin Independent School District in Mills County, Texas... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Creating the Bledsoe Independent School District in Cochran County, Texas... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Creating the Hewitt Independent School District in McLennan County... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Increasing and fixing the salary of the superintendent of public instruction of Brazoria County, Texas... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Relating to the jurisdiction of the county court of Hutchinson County, conferring upon said court civil and criminal jurisdiction... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Validating, approving and ratifying an election heretofore held in and throughout Jim Wells County, upon the question of authorizing the issuance of $600,000 of Special Road bonds of said county... [Tue Sep 28, 1926]
  • Amending Articles 3334 and 3336 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, relating to the manner of service of citation on application for the probate of wills... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Amending Section 1 of Chapter 155 of the Acts of the 39th Legislature of the State of Texas as so as to relinquish and grant unto all incorporated cities and towns the beds, abandoned beds and banks and channels of all rivers, streams and water courses within and adjacent to the limits of such cities and towns... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Creating and establishing Crowell Independent School District in Foard County, Texas... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Creating Honey Grove Independent School District of Fannin County, Texas... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Creating the Belton Independent School District in Bell County, Texas... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Creating the Bethel Independent School District in Anderson County, Texas... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Creating the Buna Independent School District in Jasper County, Texas... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Creating the Caddo Independent School District in Stephens County, Texas... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Providing for and regulating the filing of statement of facts and bills of exception in civil and criminal cases concerning changes of venue... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Providing that in counties requiring road duty every male person between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five years except those exempt under sub-division No. 1 of Article 6723, R. S. 1925, to pay to the county of their residence the sum of three dollars in lieu of road duty required by Article 6723 and 6767 R. S. of 1925. [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Reorganizing the 49th and 81st Judicial Districts of Texas... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Reorganizing the State of Texas into supreme judicial districts for the purpose of constituting and organizing Courts of Civil Appeals therein... [Wed Sep 29, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 172 of the General Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-ninth Legislature, page 388, relating to the preservation and propagation of wild animals... [Thu Sep 30, 1926]
  • Creating an independent school district to be known as the Rockwall Independent School District... [Thu Sep 30, 1926]
  • Creating the Lockney Independent School District, in Floyd County, Texas... [Thu Sep 30, 1926]
  • Establishing a more efficient system of public roads for Zavala County... [Thu Sep 30, 1926]
  • Creating a more efficient system for Fisher County, Texas; providing that the county commissioners shall be road commissioners of their respective precincts; providing that such commissioners shall have charge of the road teams, tools, machinery and appliances of said county under the direction of the commissioners' court... [Fri Oct 1, 1926]
  • Creating the Batson Independent School District, in Hardin County, Texas... [Fri Oct 1, 1926]
  • Creating the Saratoga Independent School District, in Hardin County... [Fri Oct 1, 1926]
  • Making an appropriation for the additional support and maintenance of the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas for the year beginning September 1, 1926, and ending August 31, 1927, and for the payment of the sum of one thousand three hundred seventy dollars ($1,370.00) for the services of a Deputy Supervisor thereof from April 13, 1926, to August 31, 1926; and declaring an emergency. [Fri Oct 1, 1926]
  • Creating an independent school district to be known as McCamey Independent School District... [Sat Oct 2, 1926]
  • Amending Article 7150 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas of 1925 by adding Section 1-a... [Mon Oct 4, 1926]
  • Creating Roby Independent School District in Fisher County... [Mon Oct 4, 1926]
  • Fixing the compensation of the official shorthand reporters in the Thirtieth, Seventy-eighth and Eighty-ninth Judicial Districts, of Wichita, Archer and Young Counties, Texas... [Mon Oct 4, 1926]
  • Making an emergency appropriation for the Stephen F. Austin State Teacher's College, and declaring an emergency... [Mon Oct 4, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 30 of the Local and Special Laws enacted by the Twenty-fifth Legislature at its regular session in 1917, same being a special road law for McCulloch County... [Tue Oct 5, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 59 of the Local and Special Laws enacted by the Thirty-fourth Legislature at its regular session in 1915... [Tue Oct 5, 1926]
  • Creating Dallas County Fresh Water Supply District No. 7 in Dallas County, Texas... [Tue Oct 5, 1926]
  • Providing for summoning the general panel of petit jurors by mail in any county of this state having therein a city or cities containing a population aggregating twenty thousand, or more... [Tue Oct 5, 1926]
  • Amending Chapter 17 of the Local and Special Laws of the State of Texas passed at the first Called Session of the Thirty-seventh Legislature changing and enlarging boundaries of Sodville Independent School District in San Patricio County, Texas... [Wed Oct 6, 1926]
  • Amending Section 18, Chapter 89 of the Special Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-eighth Legislature, known as An Act to create a more efficient road system for Colorado County... [Wed Oct 6, 1926]
  • Creating a complete road law for Hamilton County, Texas... [Thu Oct 7, 1926]
Rules
House Rules (39th R.S.)
Joint Rules (39th R.S.)
Senate Rules (39th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 39th Legislature, 1st Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 392 11 0 5 323 13 0 39 715 783
Passed 352 4 0 2 299 3 0 36 651 696
Vetoed 1 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 13 15

SB 96 incorrectly cited in the Local and Special Laws of Texas from the 39th 1st C.S. Chapter 322 as SB 196.