The Laws of Texas, 1917-1918 [Volume 18] Page: 1,156 of 1,589
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98 GENERAL LAWS OF TEXAS.
PROHIBITING SUITS FOR THE COLLECTION OF TAXES
LEVIED FOR THE YEAR 1917 UNTIL AFTER
JANUARY 31, 1919.
S. B. No. 27.] CHAPTER 31.
An Act to prohibit the bringing of suits in this State to collect delinquent
taxes levied for the year of 1917 until after January 31st, A. D., 1919,
and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. No suit shall be brought for the collection of taxes
levied for the year of 1917 and which may become delinquent until
after the 31st day of January, A. D., 1919.
SECTION 2. The fact that there has prevailed throughout a greater
portion of the State a drouth of unprecedented severity, entailing
great hardships on many thousands of citizens of this State to such
an extent that many thousands are unable to pay their taxes, and
the fact that this is a called session of the Legislature and must end
within a very few days, creates an emergency and an imperative
public necessity which requires that the constitutional rule, providing
that bills shall be read on three several days, be suspended, and
said rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect, and be
in force, from and after its passage and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-S. B. No. 27 passed the Senate September 21, 1917, by
vote of 23 yeas and 2 nays; amended in the House of Representatives
September 26, 1917, and passed in the House September 27,
1917, by vote .of 52 years, 46 nays and 2 present and not voting;
House adopted conference report on the bill September 28, 1917, and
the Senate adopted conference report September 29, 1917.]
Approved October 17, 1917.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.
POSTPONING CONSTRUCTION AND EXPENDITURE OF APPROPRIATIONS
FOR "SUL ROSS NORMAL COLLEGE,"
"STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE NORMAL COLLEGE"
AND "SOUTH TEXAS STATE NORMAL
H. B. No. 58.] CHAPTER 32.
An Act further defining the powers and duties of the State Normal School
Board of Regents as set forth in Chapter 191 of the Acts of the Regular
Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature, which Chapter is, "An Act to
provide for the establishment, maintenance and government of two
State Normal Schools; providing for the location of same, and declar
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1917-1918 [Volume 18], book, 1918; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12597/m1/1156/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .