The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 284 of 1,111
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268 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
tive public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bills
to be read on three several days in each House be suspended
and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
passage, and said rule is hereby suspended, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 527 passed the House 98 yeas, 10 nays;
passed the Senate by a viva voce vote.]
Approved March 28, 1927.
Effective (90) ninety days after adjournment.
BOARDS OF COUNTY HOSPITALS.
S. B. No. 368.] CHAPTER 189.
An Act amending Article 4479 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 so
as to change the qualifications of members of boards of managers of
county hospitals; providing for alternate appointments so that a portion
of the members of such board will expire one year and a portion
the next year; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Article 4479 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925
is hereby amended so as to hereafter read as follows:
ARTICLE 4479. When the commissioners' court shall have
acquired site for such.hospital and shall have awarded contracts
for the necessary buildings and improvements thereon, it shall
appoint six resident property taxpaying citizens of the county
who shall constitute a board of managers of said hospital. The
term of office of each member of said board shall be two years,
except that in making the first appointments after this Act takes
effect three members shall be appointed for one year and three
members for two years so that thereafter three members of said
board will be appointed.every two years. In case of a tie vote
of said board the deadlock may be voted off one way or the other
by the county judge of the county. Appointments to fill vacancies
occurring by death, resignation or other cause shall be made
for the unexpired term. Failure of any manager to attend three
consecutive meetings of the board shall cause a vacancy in his
office, unless said absence is excused by formal action of the
board of managers. The managers shall receive no compensation
for their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary
traveling and other expenses within this State to be audited
and paid by the commissioners' court in the same manner as
other expenses of the hospital. Any manager after being cited
may at any time for cause be removed from office by said court.
SEC. 2. The fact that it will be for the best interest of the
various counties and the people of such counties to have the
change made in the laws as herein enacted, and the fact that
this Act should take effect as soon as possible, creates an emer-
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25], book, 1927; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16125/m1/284/?q=spanish: accessed March 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .