Texas Almanac, 1949-1950 Page: 58
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TEXAS AL stANAC.- - 1949-195U
Article III.- (Continued ); Arti--. IV.
hibil the Legislature from la-,in speia,.
laws for the preservation of tne ,samne and
fish of this State in certain loc,'ll Ties
Sec. 57. Notice of Local or Sper.'al Laws-
No local or special law shall be passed unless
notice of the intention to apply therefor shall
nave been published In the locality w'tere the
matter or thing to he affected may oe situ-
ated which noticee shaP sta e the siubstarc(.
of the contemplated law, and shall be pub
Ishel at least thirty days prior to the intro-
duction 1nto the I.egislature of such bill and
in the manner to be provided by la\%. The
evidence of such notice having been published
,hall be exhlbited in tne Legislatuie before
such act shall be pas,.ed
Scc. 58. Sessions to Be Held at Austin.
beat of Government -The Legislatuie shall
1-old uts sessions at the city of Austin which
'p nereh. 'ie(.ar(d to be the seat of g t ei n-
SeL. 59. W.r'r.en's Compensation for State
Employees - i1- Legislature shall hate powet
to pass suetl law s a may be necessary to
provide fir wor klien's compensation insui-
ance fer such State employees. as in its judg-
ment is necessal\ or required, and to pro-
vine for the pa.Lmerit of all costs, charges.
and premiums on such policies oif insurance
liroxidinig, the state shall nexer be required
ir purchase nsuitaie fot any employee.
INote The foiegoing Sec 59 of Art III. an
.mendment, was alded tor the stated purpose of
providing for xtkmen's compensation fir state
employees. Adupted n n elect ion. No . 21936.
Sec. 60 Workmen's Compensation Insur-
ance for C county Employees.-T'he Legislature
,h5ll hate the pitt ei to pass stich lasts as
nay be necessary to enable all counties of
this State to provide Workmen's Compensa-
loan Insurance. including the right to pro-
-ide its own insurance risk. for all county
employees as in its judgment is necessary or
required- and the Legislature shall provide
-uitable laws for the administration of such
insurance in the counties of this State and
for the payment of the costs charges and
premiums ion such policies of insurance and
the benefits to be paid thereunder.
[Note -An adoed amendment, for purpose stat-
-d theremin. SuOm:tted by the Fiftieth Legislature
194"' and adopted in election, Not 2. 1948.]
ARTICLE IV.-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
Sec. 1. Officers of Executive Department.-
'the executive department of the State shall
consist of a Go.etrnot \vho shall be the chief
executive office of the State. a Lieutenant
Governor, Secretary of State. Comptroller of
Public Accoants. Treasurer, Commissioner of
the General Land Office and Attorney Gen-
Sec. 2. Election of Executive Officers.-All
the abole officers of the executive depart-
ment (except Secretary of State) shall be
elected by the qualified voters of the State at
the t:me and places of election for members
of the Legislature
See 3. Election Results: Ties; Contests.-
The returns of every election for said execu-
tire officers, until othe wise provided by law.
shal. be made out, sealed up and transmitted
.:y the returning officers prescribed by law,
to the seat of gol ernment. directed to the
Secretary of State. who shall deliver the same
;o the Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives as soon as the Speaker shall be chosen.
and the said Speaker shall, during the first
week of the session of the Legislature. open
and publish them in the presence of both
houses of the Legislature. The person voted
for at said election having the highest num-
ber of votes 'or each of said offices, respec
tLively and being constitutionally eligible,
shall be declared by the Speaker, under sanc-
tion of the Legislatueo. to be elected to said
office But if two or more p-ersons shall have
the higLest and an equal number of votes
for either of said offices one of them shall
be immediately chosen to such office by a
joint vote of both houses of the Legislature
Contested elections for either of said offices
shall be determined by both houses of the
Legislatulc in joint session.
See 3-a Gubernatorial Succession.-If, at
the time the Legislature shall canvass the
electior, returns for the offices of Golernor
and Lieutenant ('neinor. the person ieceiv-
ing the highest number of lotes fo the
office of Got ernoi. a.> declared by the Speak-
er, has died, then the pelion hat ing the
highest number of rotes fat the offi,'c of Lieu-
tenant Go,ernor shall act is Gox,,rnor until
after the next general election. It is further
provided that in the exoent the peson with
the highest number of notes for the office
of Governor. as declared by the Speaker
shall become disabled or fail to qualify, then
the Lieutenant Governor shall act as Gov-
etnor until a person has qualified for the
office of Gox ernor, or until after the next
general election. Any succession to the gov-
ernorship not other wise provided for in this
Constitution may be provided for by law,
provided however, that any person succeed-
ing to the office of Governor shall be quali-
fied as otherwise provided in this Constitu-
tion, and shall, during the entire term to
which he may succeed, be under all the re-
strictions and inhibitions imposed in this
Constitution on the Governor.
I[Note -An added amendment. for the purpose
stated therein. Submitted by the Fiftieth Legisla-
ture (1947) and adopted n eletion. Nov. 2, 1948.1
Sec 4. Governor, When Installed; Term;
Qualifications.-The Governor shall be in-
stalled on the first Tuesday after the organi-
zation of the Legislatute. or as soon there-
after as practicable. and shall hold his office
for the term of two years, or until his suc-
cessor shall be duly installed. He shall be at
least 30 years of age. a citizen of the United
States. and shall have resided in this State
at least five years immediately preceding his
Sec. 5. Governor's Salary and Mansion.-
The Governor shall, at stated times, receive
as compensation for his services an annual
salary of $12.000 and no more and shall have
the use and occupation of the Governor's
Mansion. fixtures and furniture: provided.
that the amendment shall not become effec-
tive until the third Tuedal in Januaty.
[Note --The foregoing Sec. 5 of Art. IV was
amended to raise Governor's salary from 84.000
to 812.000 Adopted in an election Nov. 3, 1936 1
Sec. 6. Governor to Hold No Other Office,
Etc.-During the time he holds the office of
Governor he shall not hold any other office.
civil, military or corporate, nor shall he
practice any profession and receive compen-
sation, reward, fee or the promise thereof
for the same. nor receive any salary, reward
or compensation or the promise thereof from
any person or corporation for any service
rendered or performed during the time he is
Governor or to be thereafter rendered or
Sec. 7. Commander in Chief: May Call Out
Militia.-He shall be commander in chief of
the military forces of the State. except when
they are called into actual service of the
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