The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 88 of 1,648
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78 SPECIAL LAWS.
AMENDMENT TO SPECIAL ROAD LAW FOR BEXAR
H. B. No. 395.] CHAPTER 20.
An Act providing more efficient road laws for Bexar County, conferring
on the commissioners' court of Bexar County control of all roads,
bridges, drains, ditches,, culverts and all works incident to same; authorizing
the employment of all necessary labor, teams, wagons, and
clerical help, and providing payment therefor; providing for road or
ditch crossings wherever necessary, and the acquiring of land for same;
authorizing the appointment of a county highway engineer, road superintendents
and assistant engineers and other assistants, regulating the
working of convicts, exempting all persons from road work and abolishing
the office of road overseer, defining the word "road"; repealing all
laws, and parts of laws in conflict therewith, and expressly amending
Section 17 thereof and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Section 17 of Chapter 77 of the Local and
Special Laws of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature,
approved March 24, 1913, be amended so that said section
shall hereafter read as follows:
"Section 17. The commissioners' court of Bexar County is
hereby authorized and empowor:ed, when it is deemed advisable and
necessary, to appoint a county highway engineer, who shall be a
competent civil engineer and experienced and skilled in highway
construction and maintenance, who shall receive a salary of not to
exceed five thousand dollars per annum in the discretion of the
court; he shall hold office'until removed by such court."
SEC. 2. The fact that at the present time a competent and experienced
engineer cannot be obtained at the salary provided for in
the present law and the fact that Bexar County is greatly in need
of a competent and experienced civil engineer creates an emergency
and an imperative public necessity, requiring that the Constitutional
rule that bills shall be read on three several days shall be
suspended and said rule is hereby suspended, and this Act shall take
effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NoTE.-The foregoing Act passed the House of Representatives,
yeas 103, nays 0; and passed the Senate, yeas 29, nays 0.]
[The foregoing Act was presented to the Governor of Texas for
his approval on the 20th day of February, A. D. 1923, but was not
signed by him nor returned to the House in which it originated,
with his objections thereto, within the time prescribed by the constitution,
and thereupon became a law' without his signature.]
Effective March 4, 1923.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22], book, 1925; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15500/m1/88/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .