The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 33 of 1,648
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SPECIAL LAW S. 23
SEC. 2. That the said Rankin Independent School District shall
have and exercise and is hereby vested with all rights, powers, privileges
and duties of a town or village incorporated under the General
Laws of the State for free school purposes only, and the board
of trustees of said Rankin Independent School District shall have
and exercise and is hereby vested and charged with all the rights,
powers, privileges. and duties conferred and imposed by the General
Laws of this State upon the trustees of independent school districts
created and organized under the General Laws, of this State.
SEC. 3. The management and control of the public free schools
within said Rankin Independent School District is hereby vested in
a board of seven trustees, resident citizens and qualified voters
within said district; providing that the present board of trustees
continue in office until the expiration of their respective terms.
SEC. 4 The said Rankin Independent School District and the
lands included within its boundaries now being, a, part of Rankin Inlependent
School District, and which has at this time a bonded indebtedness
for the erection of a public school building in the town
of Rankin. to-wit
Fifteen bonds of one thousand dollars each are still outstanding
and unpaid; said Rankin Independent School District, through its
,bcard of trustees, hall levy and collect against the lands and propertv
within the boundaries of the said Rankin School District heretofore
created and existing a sufficient tax to pay off said bonded
indebtednessl, aid tax to be collected annually.
SE(C 5 All funds heretofore set apart for the support and maintenance
of the public free schools within the limits of the Rankin Independent
School District as hereby created shall be deposited to
the credit of said district for the support and maintenance of the
public free schools.
SEC. 6. The bonds mentioned in Section I are in all things validated
and all school taxes heretofore authorized shall remain in full
force and effect in said district, as same existed before the extension
of boundaries as herein provided.
'SE:c T. The fact that the present Rankin Independent School
District does not meet the demands of the public school interest,
creates an emergencv, and an imperative public necessity demanding
the uisnlension of the constitutional rule requiring bills to, be read
on three several days. and said rule is hereby suspended, and this
A t shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and
it is so enacted.
[NoTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed
the Senate. 27 yeas. nays 0; and passed the House of Representatives,
103 yeas, nays 0.]
[The folregoing Act was presented to the Governlor of Texas for
his approval on the 30th dav of January, A. . 1923, but was not
signed by him nor retiuried to the House in which it originated,
with his objections thereto, within the time pres-ribed by the Constitution.
and thereupon became a la-w without his signature.]
Effective February 11. 1923
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