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41st 1st Called Session
April 22, 1929 - May 21, 1929

Leadership

Governor: Daniel J. Moody, Jr. -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Barry Miller

Speaker(s) of the House: Wingate Stuart Barron, Sr. 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Carrying into effect the amendment to Section 8 of Article VII of the Constitution [State Board of Education]. [Tue Apr 9, 1929]
  • Consider and act upon such other subjects of public importance as the Executive may, from time to time during the session, submit by message or otherwise. [Tue Apr 9, 1929]
  • Provide a merit system for the selection of subordinate employees of the State Government. [Tue Apr 9, 1929]
  • Providing for the concentration of the Texas Prison System, and the improvement of said System along modern and scientific lines. [Tue Apr 9, 1929]
  • Abolish the terms of the several district courts of the State and to provide that such courts may hold sessions in any county of their several districts at any time to be determined by the judge of such court, and to otherwise simplify and reform the procedure in civil cases. [Mon Apr 22, 1929]
  • Carrying into effect the amendment of Section 8 of Article VII of the Constitution [State Board of Education]. [Mon Apr 22, 1929]
  • Handling of prisoners confined to the State Penitentiary, including the adoption of an adequate parole law. [Mon Apr 22, 1929]
  • Place the selection of subordinate employees of the State Government upon a merit basis. [Mon Apr 22, 1929]
  • Providing for the concentration of the Texas Prison System, and the improvement of said system along modern and scientific lines. [Mon Apr 22, 1929]
  • Control and regulation of public utilities through the establishment of a Utility Commission. [Mon Apr 29, 1929]
  • Taxation. [Mon Apr 29, 1929]
  • Amendment of Article 4891, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, to better regulate the use of co-insurance clauses and like provisions in insurance policies of fire insurance. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of Article 5053, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, to better regulate the sale of stocks and other securities in connection with the sale of life insurance policies. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of Chapter 1 and Chapter 8 of Title 16, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, dealing with banks and banking. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of Chapter 104, page 239, Acts of the Regular Session of the Forty-first Legislature, to correct defects therein with reference to payment of compensation to Justices of the Peace for trial of criminal cases; and the placing of proper maximums upon fees and other compensation payable to public officers. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of Chapter 153, page 330, and Chapter 307, page 686, Acts of the Regular Session of the Forty-first Legislature, to correct the defect therein with reference to the payment of pensions to the widows of Confederate soldiers. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of Sections 3, 4, 14, and 20 of Chapter 41, Acts of the Fortieth Legislature passed in its First Called Session [Vital Statistics Law], to correct defects therein. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of statutes pertaining to agriculture, and to better define the duties, respectively, of the A. & M. College and the Department of Agriculture, with relation thereto. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of sub-sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 1 of Title 128, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, regulating the use and distribution of public waters. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Amendment of the caption and Sections 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Chapter 195, General Laws, passed at the Regular Session of the Fortieth Legislature [Predatory Animals--Cooperation with Federal Government] to correct defects in the caption. Chapter has been held unconstitutional because of some defects in the caption. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Better defining the duties of the Livestock Sanitary Commission and the Commissioners' Courts of the several counties with regard to the eradication of contagious, infectious and communicable diseases, and the Texas fever tick among livestock within this State. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Granting easements to the United States government for the construction of intra-coastal water ways. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Ratification or refusal to ratify the tentative compact between the Commissioners representing the States of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas concerning the control and distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande River, as this compact was made subject to the ratification and approval of the Legislatures of the states named. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Regulate the organization and business of mutual fund companies. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Regulation of the business of insurance under what is known as the Lloyd's plan. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Repeal of Chapter 4, Article 4477, Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, and the enactment of an adequate Sanitary Code in lieu thereof. [Tue Apr 30, 1929]
  • Accepting the provisions and benefits of an Act of Congress providing for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Amending Article 1571 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Article 5172 of the Revised Civil Statutes. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Amendment of Chapter 2 of Title 128, dealing with water improvement districts. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Amendment of Chapter 285, page 624, General Acts of the Forty-first Legislature [Regulating Aircraft and Airmen]. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Amendment of Title 19, Revised Civil Statutes. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Authorizing cities and towns having a population of more than twenty-five hundred to acquire sites for airports. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Authorizing the issuance of interim bonds by water districts. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Correct defects in H. B. No. 50, Chapter 270, Acts of the Regular Session of the Fortieth Legislature [Regulating motor-bus transportation of passengers on public highways]. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Defining by metes and bounds Road District No. 3 of Colorado County. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Investigation and disposition of claims now pending against the State of Texas. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Local road law for Hopkins County. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Prescribing the manner of selection of juries in civil cases in certain counties. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Prohibiting discrimination in the sale of commodities. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Prohibiting the sale of fresh water fish in Cass, Bowie, Morris and Titus Counties. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • Validate certain acts of the County School Trustees of Jack and Young Counties. [Mon May 6, 1929]
  • A local school bill for Wood County, and a bill amending Section 1 of Chapter 91 of the First Called Session of the Fortieth Legislature [Providing for rural school supervisor in lieu of teachers' institute in certain counties]. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Amending Articles 1377 and 1378 of the Penal Code. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Amending articles of Title 10 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Amending Chapter 3, Title 67 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Amending the statutes to authorize the adjustment of accounts between counties and county officers, because of the opinion of the Supreme Court in Bitter vs. Bexar County. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Amendment of statutes authorizing the Board of Regents of the University of Texas to accept and hold in trust for the University of Texas sums of money to provide scholarships in the University of Texas to students. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Amendments to the statutes with reference to navigation districts and water control and improvement districts. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Dealing with revenues derived from license fees imposed upon motor vehicles. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Enactment of necessary local road laws for the several counties of the State. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Local game bill for Smith County. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Local game bills for San Saba, Gillespie, Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Llano, Mason, Kimble, Cass Bowie, Morris and Titus Counties. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Re-enacting Chapter 4 of Title 104 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911. [Thu May 9, 1929]
  • Better protection to the school fund and the public interest in public lands. [Mon May 13, 1929]
  • Reports of the subcommittee appointed under Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4, Regular Session of the Forty-first Legislature and the Committee appointed to investigate textbook matters. [Mon May 13, 1929]
  • Creating Brazoria County Drainage District No. 5, in Brazoria County, Texas. [Tue May 14, 1929]
  • Making it possible for indigent litigants to carry their cases before the appellate courts. [Tue May 14, 1929]
  • Providing for the appointment of a State Auditor; prescribing the qualifications and duties of said officer; providing for his necessary assistants and compensation. [Tue May 14, 1929]
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Bill statistics for the 41st Legislature, 1st Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 230 7 0 47 145 14 0 28 375 471
Passed 79 4 0 36 46 4 0 26 125 195
Vetoed 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 11