The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 41 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 33
to be read on three several days in each House be, and same is,
hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force
from and after its passage and it is so enacted.
Approved August 12, 1931.
Effective August 12, 1931.
[NOTE: H. B. No. 48 passed the House by a vote of 104 yeas,
4 nays; passed the Senate by a vote of 31 yeas, 0 nays.]
RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR PERSONS OVER SIX
AND NOT OVER TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE
IN CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
S. B. No. 41.] CHAPTER 20.
An Act to provide free tuition for all pupils over six years of age and not
over twenty-one years of age in certain school distriNts; to provide for
length of free term to be allowed transferred pupils; to provide for
part-time schools, continuation schools, and evening schools for the
purpose of the better education of adults; to define the meaning of
high school grades; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; and declaring
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. The board of trustees of any common or independent
school district, whether organized by general or special
law, which levies and collects a maintenance tax for the purpose
of supplementing the available school fund received from the
state and county shall admit into the public schools of the district
free of tuition, all persons who are over six and not over
twenty-one years old at the beginning of the scholastic year, if
such person or his parents or legal guardian reside within said
common or independent school district.
SEC. 2. In the event such district as is mentioned in section
one of this act fails to provide high school instruction in the
proper grade for any such resident pupil, the board of trustees
shall pay a reasonable rate of tuition for such pupils in any
other public high school of this state or of any other state if
the public high school in the other state is located in a district
contiguous to the state line and is more convenient to the student
than a Texas public high school; provided that if the school
district is unable to pay said tuition and also maintain an efficient
elementary school as determined by the county board of
trustees approved by the State Board of Education, the tuition
or such part thereof as may be necessary, shall be paid by the
State of Texas.
SEC. 3. All such high school pupils as are subject to transfer
under the transfer laws of this State shall be transferred and
the receiving district shall grant free tuition to such transferred
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28], book, 1933; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17293/m1/41/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .