Texas Almanac, 1949-1950 Page: 84
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84 TEXAS ALMANAC.-1949-1950.
road Commissioner shall be elected every two
years thereafter. In case of vacancy in said
office, the Governor of the State shall fill
said vacancy by appointment until the next
(Note.-The foregoing Sec. 30 of Art. XVI was
amended from the original to permit six-year
terms for the newly created offices of the three-
place Railroad Commission of Texas. The original
section consisted only of the first clause of the
amendment as printed above. Submitted by
Twenty-Third Legislature (1893). ratified min an
election Nov. 6, 1894, and declared adopted Dec.
21. 1894 ]
Sec. 30-a. Board of Regents, Trustees, Man.
agers, Etc.: Term of Office.-The Legislature
may provide by law that the members of the
Board of Regents of the State University and
boards of trustees or managers of the educa-
tional, eleemosynary and penal Institutions
of this State, and such boards as have been
or may hereafter be established by law, may
hold their respective offices for the term of
six (6) years, one third of the members of
such boards to be elected or appointed every
two years in such manner as the Legislature
may determine; vacancies in such offices to
be filled as may be provided by law, and
the Legislature shall enact suitable laws to
give effect to this section
(Note.-The foregoing Sec 30-a of Art XVI,
an amendment, was added to give the Legislature
authority to provide official terms of more than
two years. (See Sec. 30 above and note there-
under.) Submitted by Thirty-Second Legislature
(1911), ratified at an election Nov. 5. 1912, and
declared adopted Dec. 30, 1912 1
Sec. 30-b. Tenure Under Municipal Civil
Service.-Wherever by virtue of statute or
charter provisions appointive officers of any
municipality are placed under the terms and
provisions of Civil Service and rules are set
up governing appointment to and removal
from such offices, the provisions of Article
16, Section 30, of the Texas Constitution
limiting the duration of all offices not fixed
by the Constitution to two (2) years shall
not apply, but the duration of such offices
shall be governed by the provisions of the
Civil Service law or charter provisions appli-
[Note.-The foregoing Sec 30-b of Art. XVI,
an amendment, was added to extend to local
official terms under the civil service exemption
from the two-year restriction in the first clause
of Sec. 30. (See Secs 30 and 30-a and notes
thereunder.) Submitted by the Forty-Sixth Leg-
slalature; ratified in an election Nov 5, 1940 1
Sec. 31. Qualifications of Physicians to Be
Prescribed.-The Legislature may pass laws
prescribing the qualifications of practitioners
of medicine in this State, and to punish per-
sons for malpractice, but no preference shall
ever be given by law to any schools of
Sec. 32. Board of Health and Vital Statistics.
-The Legislature may provide by law for the
establishment of a Board of Health and Vital
Statistics, under such rules and regulations
as it may deem proper.
Sec. 33. Condition Under Which a Persor
Can Not Receive Compensation From the
State.-The accounting officers of this State
shall neither draw nor pay a warrant upon
the Treasury in favor of any person, for
salary or compensation as agent, officer or
appointee, who holds at the same time any
other office or position of honor, trust or
profit, under this State or the United States.
except as prescribed in this Constitution.
Provided, that this restriction as to the draw-
ing and paying of warrants upon the Treas-
ury shall not apply to officers of the National
Guard of Texas, the National Guard Re-
serve, the Officers' Reserve Corps of the
United States, nor to enlisted men of the
National Guard, the NatioQnal Guard Reserve,
and the Organized Reserves of the United
States, nor to retired officers of the United
States Army, Navy and Marine Corps. and
the retired warrant officers and retired en-
listed men of the United States Army, Navy
and Marine Corps
INote.-The foregoing Sec. 33 of Art. XVI has
been amended twice, as follows: (1) To release
National Guard of Texas, National Guard Re-
serve and Officers' Reserve Corps and United
States Organized Reserves from the prohibition
against holding remunerative office Submitted b%
Thirty-Ninth Legislature (1925), and adopted min
an election Nov. 2, 1926. Proclaimed Jan. 20, 1927.
(2) To add to those released from the prohibition
against holding remunerative office all retired
officers and enlisted men of the United States
Army, Navy and Marine Corps. Submitted by
Forty-Second Legislature (1931), and adopted in
an election Nov 8, 1932. Proclaimed Jan. 9,
Sec 34. How Forts May Be Acquired by
the United States.-The Legislature shall pass
laws authorizing the Governor to lease or
sell to the Government of the United States
a sufficient quantity of the public domain of
the State necessary for the erection of forts,
barracks, arsenals and military stations or
camps, and for other needful military pur-
poses: and the action of the Governor there-
in shall be subject to the approval of the
Sec. 35. Laborers on Public Works to Be
Protected.-The Legislature shall, at its first
session, pays laws to protect laborers on
public buil ings, streets, roads, railroads.
canals and other similar public works, against
the failure of contractors and subcontractors
to pay their current wages when due, and to
make the corporation, company or individual
for whose benefit the work is done responsi-
ble for their ultimate payment.
Sec. 36. Payments of Schoolteachers Pro-
vided for.-The Legislature shall, at its first
session, provide for the payment or funding,
as they may deem best, of the amounts found
to be justly due to the teachers in the public
schools by the State for services rendered
prior to the 1st day of July, 1873. and for
the payment by the school districts in the
State of amounts justly due teachers of public
schools by such districts to January, 1876.
Sec. 37. Mechanic's Liens to Be Enforced.-
Mechanics, artisans and material men of
every class shall have a lien upon the build-
ings and articles made or repaired by them,
for the value of their labor done thereon, or
material furnished therefor; and the Legisla-
ture shall provide by law for the speedy and
efficient enforcement of said liens.
Sec. 38. Commissioner of Insurance, Sta-
tistics and History.-The Legislature may, at
such time as the public interest may require.
provide for the office of Commissioner of
Insurance, Statistics and History, whose
term of office, duties and salary shall be
prescribed by law.
Sec. 39. Memorials of Texas History.-The
Legislature may. from time to time, make
appropriations for preserving and perpetuat-
ing memorials of the history of Texas, by
means of monuments, statues, paintings and
documents of historical value.
Sec. 40. Provision Against Holding More
Than One Office; Exceptions.-No person
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