The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 15 of 1,943
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION. 3
consolidation of cities of more than 5,000 population, and/or in
every instance wherein said extension of territory was attempted
under Charter provisions which provide for the annexation
of adjoining territory without reference to the fact that the adjoining
territory is included in an incorporated city, all actions,
resolutions, elections and ordinances taken, held, made or passed
in reference thereto or pursuant thereto, are hereby confirmed,
ratified and validated irrespective of any irregularities, and in
like manner as if said consolidation or annexation had been authorized
in the first instance.
SEC. 3. The fact that the present law provides for the consolidation
of cities of more than 5,000 inhabitants and does not
expressly provide for the consolidation of a city of more than
5,000 population with a city of less than 5,000 population, the
further fact that certain cities affected by this Act have heretofore
attempted to perfect consolidation with cities of less
than 5,000 population, acting under the impression that they
were authorized to make such consolidations, and the further
fact that certain cities have attempted to annex said adjoining
territory under Charter provisions which do not specifically
state that the territory may be annexed when included in an incorporated
city of less than 5,000 inhabitants, create an emergency
and an imperative public necessity that the rule requiring
bills to be read on three several days be suspended, and said
rule is suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force
from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-S. B. No. 55 passed the Senate by a vote of 27 yeas,
0 nays; passed the House by a vote of 105 yeas, 1 nay. Said bill
was received in the executive office February 12, 1930, and was
received in the Department of State February 13, 1930, without
the Governor's signature.]
Effective 20 days after adjournment.
REPEALING LAW WHICH PREVENTED COUNTIES
PLEADING LIMITATION AGAINST TAX COLLECTORS
IN FEE SUITS.
S. B. No. 7] CHAPTER 3.
An Act to repeal Chapter 95. Acts of the First Called Session of the
41st Legislature, 1929; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Chapter 95, known as House Bill No. 179,
Acts of the 41st Legislature, First Called Session, 1929, an Act
authorizing persons who, while acting as duly elected and aualifled
Tax Collectors of any county in Texas, erroneously paid to
the county any excess fees of office to sue the county for the
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