Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Forty-Fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 754
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The following Members were
granted leaves of absence on account
Mr. Tarwater for today, on motion
of Mr. Nicholson.
Mr. James for today, on motion of
Mr. Johnson of Ellis.
Mr. Leonard for today, on motion
of Mr. Wood.
Mr. Colquitt for today, on motion
of Mr. Harper.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
The Speaker laid before the House,
and had read the following message
from the Governor:
Austin, Texas, March 3, 1937.
To the Members of the Forty-fifth
Attached is proposed bill ratifying
an agreement, subject to approval of
Congress between Texas and New
Mexico involving the Pecos River.
The equitable apportionment of the
waters of the Pecos River is of vital
concern to Texas; and unless the
States of New Mexico and Texas en-
ter into an agreement as outlined in
the proposed bill, those entitled to the
use of the waters of the Pecos River
in Texas will probably suffer injury.
This matter is now pending before
the New Mexico Legislature which
will adjourn shortly, and such Legis-
lature will probably not pass the bill
in that State unless like legislation
is passed in Texas. For this reason,
this matter is submitted to you as
emergency with the request that the
attached bill be introduced promptly
and passed, if possible, at once.
JAMES V. ALLRED,
Governor of Texas.
HOUSE BILLS ON FIRST READING
The following House bills, intro-
duced today, were laid before the
House, read severally first time, and
referred to the appropriate com-
mittees, as follows:
By Mr. Nicholson and Mr. McKee:
H. B. No. 970, A bill to be entitled
"An Act amending Chapter 55, page
110, General Laws, Regular Session,
Forty-third Legislature, 1933, being
an Act creating the office of County
Purchasing Agent in all counties in
this State having a population of
more than one hundred thousand
(100,000) inhabitants and less than
one hundred and fifty thousand
(150,000) inhabitants, as shown by
the latest United States Census, and
containing two (2) cities of fifty
thousand (50,000) inhabitants or
more, each, as shown by the latest
United States Census; providing for
the appointment of such agent, pre-
scribing his duties and fixing his
compensation; . . . etc., and declar-
ing an emergency."
Referred to the Committee on
By Mr. Bradford and Mr. Reader:
H. B. No. 973, A bill to be entitled
"An Act ratifying and confirming,
subject to the consent and approval
of the Congress of the United States,
an agreement and compact between
the States of New Mexico and Texas,
pertaining to the construction and
maintenance of the Alamogordo Res-
ervoir upon the Pecos River in the
State of New Mexico, and providing
for agreement on the part of the
State of New Mexico pertaining to
the use of the waters of the Pecos
Referred to the Committee on In-
By Mr. Thornton and Mr. Alex-
H. B. No. 975, A bill to be entitled
"An Act making an emergency ap-
propriation of Five Hundred Three
Thousand Two Hundred Seventy-
eight and 02/100 ($503,278.02) Dol-
lars out of the General Revenue Fund
of the State of Texas for certain
State Departments, State Eleemosy-
nary Institutions and certain State
Educational Institutions; designating
the purpose for which said funds are
to be used; providing that said funds
are to be available immediately, and
declaring an emergency."
Referred to the Committee on Ap-
By Mr. Hartzog:
H. B. No. 976, A bill to be entitled
"An Act validating all conveyances
made by Goliad County Commission-
ers' Court or under their authority of
county or public school land, and
making such conveyance valid whether
made at public auction or private
sale, and declaring an emergency."
Referred to the Committee on
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