The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 481 of 1,111
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"The Legislature shall have no power to make any grant or
authorize the making of any grant of public moneys to any individual,
association of individuals, municipal or other corporations
whatsoever; provided, however, the Legislature may
grant aid to indigent and disabled Confederate soldiers ,and
sailors under such regulations and limitations as may be deemed
by the Legislature as expedient, and to their widows in indigent
circumstances under such regulations and limitations as may
be deemed by the Legislature as expedient; to indigent and disabled
soldiers, who, under special laws of the State of Texas,
during the war between the States, served in organizations for
the protection of the frontier against Indian raids or Mexican
marauders, and to indigent and disabled soldiers of the militia
who were in active service during the war between the States,
and to the widows of such soldiers who are in indigent circumstances,
and who are or may be eligible to receive aid under
such regulations and limitations as may be deemed by the Legislature
as expedient; and also grant for the establishment and
maintenance of a home for said soldiers and sailors, their wives
and widows and women who aided in the Confederacy, under
such regulations and limitations as may be provided for by law;
provided the Legislature may provide for husband and wife to
remain together in the home. There is hereby levied in addition
to all other taxes heretofore permitted by the Constitution of
Texas, a State ad valorem tax on property of seven ($.07) cents
on the one hundred ($100) dollars valuation for the purpose
of creating a special fund for the payment of pensions for services
in the Confederate army and navy, frontier organizations
and the militia of the State of Texas, and for the widows of
such soldiers serving in said armies, navies, organizations or
militia; provided that the Legislature may reduce the tax rate
herein levied, and provided further, that the provisions of this
section shall not be construed so as to prevent the grant of aid
in cases of public calamity."
SEC. 2. The foregoing constitutional amendment shall be submitted
to a vote of the qualified electors of this State at an election
to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November, A. D. 1928, at which all ballots shall have printed
thereon "For the constitutional amendment authorizing aid to
Confederate soldiers and sailors and their widows in indigent
circumstances, and authorizing tax levy therefor", and "Against
the constitutional amendment authorizing aid to Confederate
soldiers and sailors and their widows in indigent circumstances
and authorizing tax levy therefor". Each voter shall scratch
out one of said clauses on the ballot, leaving the one expressing
his vote on the proposed amendment.
SEC. 3. The Governor shall issue the necessary proclamation
for said election and have the same published as required
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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/m1/481/?q=Indian+raids+Mexican+marauders: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .