The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 18 of 1,670
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10 GENERAL LAWS.
issue bonds exceeding said limitation for completing such works after
the State Board of Water Engineers shall have approved the plans
and specifications of the original and uncompleted works, together
with the estimates of the cost thereof. If such plans and specifications
and estimate be approved by said State Board of Water Engineers,
notice of intention to issue said bonds to complete said works shall
be given by publication once a week for three weeks, stating the
amount of the proposed issue of bonds and the time when a hearing
will be had, which shall be not less than thirty days from the date
of the first publication. Any property taxpayer, bond holder or other
creditor or person interested may appear and shall be heard. If
the determination be in favor of the issuance of additional bonds
to the amount stated in the notice, the question of issuing such bonds
shall be submitted to the property taxpaying voters at an election
held in the form and manner prescribed by law.
Section 139. All proceedings heretofore had and taken to organize
a water improvement district under the Act to which this is an amendment,
or to determine the manner in which taxes or assessments shall
be levied and collected, or to bring any district organized hereunder,
under the provisions of Section 59 of Article XVI of the Constitution
of Texas, or to authorize the issuance of bonds of any District
organized under the Act to which this is an amendment, whether such
District shall or shall not have: come under said Section 59 of Article
XVI of the Constitution, shall be and are hereby in all respects
ratified, validated, approved and confirmed, and such bonds may
be issued and sold in the form and manner and at the price and
under the conditions prescribed by law.
SEC. 2. The fact that there are water improvement districts now
organized in this State urgently in need of funds to construct and
complete works necessary for the public benefit and the promotion
of agricultural interest, and that remedial legislation is necessary
therefor, constitute an imperative public necessity requiring the suspension
of the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read three
several days, and said rule is hereby suspended and this Act shall
take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so
[NOTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the
Senate, yeas 23, nays 0; and passed the House, yeas 118, nays 2.]
Approved August 13, 1921.
Effective August 13, 1921.
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