The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 90 of 1,943
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78 GENERAL LAWS.
and not more than 1025 according to the United States Federal
Census of 1920, in changing boundary lines of Common School
Districts under the jurisdiction of said County Board, shall be
and are hereby validated, and that all Common School Districts
in said counties, whether created by General or Special Law in
this State or by order of the County Board of Trustees, heretofore
laid out and attempted to be established, combined, abolished,
or changed by the County Board of Trustees or other
proper officers of any such counties and recognized by either
State or County authorities as School Districts and the orders
of said County Board in making certain changes in Common
School Districts and Common School district boundary lines are
hereby validated in all respects as though they had been duly
and legally established in the first instance.
SEC. 2. That on and after the passage of this Act the County
Board of School Trustees in said Counties shall have authority
and full power to create Common School Districts, to subdivide,
combine, or abolish districts, and change boundary lines
of any or all Common School Districts legally coming under the
jurisdiction of the County Board of School Trustees.
SEC. 3. The County Board of School Trustees of said counties
shall have full power and authority to form and establish
one or more Rural High School Districts having an area of
more than one-hundred square miles and composed of two or
more elementary school districts.
SEC. 4. Provided that if any Section, sentence, clause, or
phrase of this Act is held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such
decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion
of this Act.
SEC. 5. The fact that the legal existence of various Common
School Districts may be questioned, and the fact that the authority
of the County Board of School Trustees to change boundary
lines of Common School Districts, may be questioned, and
the further fact that certain changes approved by the County
Board should be upheld, and the fact that there exists a need
for the better handling of the Rural High School problem in
said Counties, create an emergency and an imperative public
necessity demanding that the Constitutional Rule requiring Bills
to be read on three several days in each House be suspended,
and it is hereby suspended, and that this Act shall take effect
from and after its passage and it is so enacted.
Effective 20 days after adjournment.
[NOTE: H. B. No. 24 passed the House by a vote of 101 yeas,
0 nays; passed the Senate by a vote of 26 yeas, 0 nays. Was received
in the Executive Office February 18, 1930, and in the Department
of State February 18, 1930, without the Governor's
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