The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 16 of 1,943
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4 . GENERAL LAWS.
fees so erroneously paid; authorizing payment of a claim without
the necessity of suit; providing that the plea'of limitation
shall not be available to the county as a defense against such
action; that the plea of limitation shall not be available to the
plaintiff against cross actions brought by the defending county,
be and the same is hereby repealed.
SEC. 2. The fact that said Tax Collector, knowingly and
without the intent to secure said fees as part of their compensation,
and the further fact that said Tax Collectors are preparing
suits, or have filed suits, against their respective counties
for enormous amounts of fees that they have deposited in the
County Treasuries and of which the counties have already expended,
and the further fact that if said counties were forced
to pay said claims it would greatly deplete the funds of the
County Treasuries and work a hardship upon the tax payers of
said counties, create an emergency, and a public necessity that
the Constitutional Rule that Bills be read on three several days
be suspended, and said Rule is hereby suspended, and that this
Act be in full force and effect from and after its passage, and
it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 7 passed the House by a vote of 101 yeas,
6 nays; passed the Senate by a vote of 21 yeas, 1 nay.]
Approved February 14, 1930.
Effective February 14, 1930.
CONFERRING ORIGINAL JURDISDICTION ON SUPREME
COURT AND COURTS OF CIVIL APPEALS TO MANDAMUS
OFFICERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES.
S. B. No. 16.] CHAPTER 4.
An Act providing that the Supreme Court and Courts of Civil Appeals
of this State shall have original jurisdiction in the matter of issuing
the Writ of Mandamus, or any other mandatory or compulsory Writ
or Process to compel the performance by any Chairman or member of
any Executive Committee, or primary committee, or primary election
officer of any party, of any duty imposed upon them, respectively, by
the laws of this State, and making this Act cumulative of all other
laws affecting its subject matter; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. The Supreme Court, or any Court of Civil Appeals,
shall have power, or authority, or jurisdiction, to issue
the Writ of Mandamus, or any other mandatory or compulsory
Writ or Process, against any Chairman or member of any
Executive Committee, or primary committee, or primary election
officer, of any political party, to compel the performance,
in accordance with the laws of this State, of any duty imposed
upon them, respectively, by law. If it appear to the Court that
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27], book, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/16/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .