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51st 1st Called Session
January 31, 1950 - March 1, 1950

Leadership

Governor: Robert Allan Shivers -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Robert Allan Shivers

Speaker(s) of the House: Durwood Manford 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • To make and to finance such appropriations as the Legislature may deem necessary for the State Hospitals and Special Schools, same being the agencies and institutions for which current appropriations were made by Chapter 553, Acts of the Fifty-First Legislature, Regular Session [Wed Jan 25, 1950]
  • Allocation of fees in Department of Agriculture [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Appointment of bailiffs in certain counties [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Authorization of a commission to consider the representation of the State of Texas at the National Capital Sesquicentennial Celebration, without financial obligation to the State [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Authorizing Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate original purchases of state lands under certain conditions [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Clerical and stenographic help for the District Attorney of the 32nd Judicial District of Texas [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Collection of delinquent taxes [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Correcting appropriation for San Jacinto State Park to include maintenance [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Drainage, navigation, irrigation and water control and improvement district legislation and legislation pertaining to flood control [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Emergency appropriation for the Office of the Attorney General, from Attorney General's collections, for the purposes enumerated in House Bill No. 20, Acts 51st Legislature, Regular Session 1949, Chapter 47, Page 82 (tidelands litigation) [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Emergency building needs of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, Houston; the School of Dentistry, Houston; the Texas State University for Negroes, Houston, and the Southwestern Medical Foundation, Dallas [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Extension of telephone service in the rural areas of the State [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • General validating act for public schools districts, cities and counties [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Increased efficiency and economy in the operation of the State Government [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Jury selection in certain counties [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Local game laws [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Local road bills [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Nurses' training and certification [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Policies regarding the use of State Parks facilities [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Powers of the Parks Board appointed in accordance with Article 6079-C, Revised Civil Statutes [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Proposal to amend the law transferring the authority of the County Court to the 107th District Court in Willacy County [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Proposal to create a County Court at Law in Lubbock County [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Protection from rabid foxes [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Protection of the archives and records of the State of Texas [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Provision for Director of Extension, Texas State Library [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Provisions for the emergency needs of the Office of the Adjutant General of Texas in connection with the use of troops in time of disaster [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • School legislation [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Strengthening the laws of Texas in punishment of sex crimes [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Study of the problem of special education for mentally retarded children [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Such amendments to the criminal code as are necessary to protect life and property [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Supplemental appropriation from the Fire Insurance Division Funds to the Fire Insurance Division of the Board of Insurance Commissioners for re-rating of Texas towns in the interest of promoting fire prevention and thereby decreasing fire insurance premium rates paid by the people of Texas [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Texas Fire Escape Law [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • The bracket laws of the State of Texas in relation to the 1950 census [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Weatherford Junior College [Thu Feb 23, 1950]
  • Allocation of fees in the State Banking Department [Fri Feb 24, 1950]
  • Chapter III, Page 281, Acts of the 43rd Legislature, 1933, relative to the operation of railroads [Fri Feb 24, 1950]
  • Creation of juvenile boards [Fri Feb 24, 1950]
  • District courts and district court terms [Fri Feb 24, 1950]
  • Legislation clarifying veterans' land program [Fri Feb 24, 1950]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 51st 1st Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

Rules
House Rules (51st R.S.)
Joint Rules (51st R.S.)
Senate Rules (51st R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 51st Legislature, 1st Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 84 30 0 59 48 22 0 71 132 314
Passed 30 25 0 55 20 16 0 68 50 214
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0