The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 71 of 1,111
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GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. 55
SECRETARY OF STATE-ASSISTANT.
S. B. No. 173.] CHAPTER 39.
An Act amending Article 4340 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, so as to
abolish the office of Chief Clerk to the Secretary of State and creating
the office of Assistant Secretary of State; prescribing his tenure, qualifications
and duties; fixing his compensation, making an appropriation for
his compensation for the remainder of this fiscal year; and declaring an
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Article 4340 of the Revised Civil Statutes
of 1925 be, and the same is hereby amended so as to hereafter
read as follows:
Article 4340. The office of chief clerk to the Secretary of
State is hereby abolished, and the office of Assistant Secretary
of State is hereby created. The Assistant Secretary of State
shall be an attorney-at-law, and he shall have had at least five
(5) years actual practice in this State prior to his appointment
and shall perform all the duties required by law to be performed
by the Secretary of State when the said Secretary of
State is absent or unable to act for any reason. Such assistant
shall perform such other duties as shall be required of him by
the Secretary of State and his compensation shall be four thousand
dollars per annum. There is hereby appropriated out of
the State Treasury the sum of $2,500.00 to pay the compensation
of said Assistant Secretary of State for the remainder of
this fiscal year ending August 31, 1927, and this appropriation
shall supercede the present appropriation for the compensation
of the chief clerk in the Secretary of State's office for the remainder
of said fiscal year. The said Assistant Secretary of
State shall serve as such so long as the Secretary of State appointing
him is in office.
SEC. 2. The fact that the position in the Secretary of State's
office heretofore known as chief clerk is one of the most important
places in the State Government on account of the fact,
among others, that he must pass upon charters of corporations,
which work requires the services of a lawyer well versed in corporation'
law, creates an emergency and an imperative public
necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read
upon three several days in each House be suspended, and said
rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved February 19, 1927.
Effective February 19, 1927.
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