The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 76 of 2,111
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68 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
firm) that each person is to the best of my knowledge and
belief a bona fide resident, a qualified voter within the District,
and a tax-payer therein." Petitions which are identical in all
respects, save as to the names subscribed thereto, shall be considered
as one petition: Such petitions may be filed at any time
up to a day not less than twenty (20) days prior to the day set
for the election to be held hereunder.
In canvassing the returns of the election hereunder, the vote
in the District as a whole (without regard to the boundaries of
any other political corporate creature of the State) shall be
totaled for and against the proposition submitted, and if the
voters approving the creation of the District exceed in number
the contrary votes, this District immediately shall be entitled to
exercise the powers by this Act conferred. The nine (9) persons
who in numerical order receive more votes than are received
by other persons proposed for directors (to the end that
there will be nine (9) directors so chosen, all to be residents of
the District) shall be declared to have been elected and said
directors shall serve for two (2) years from the date of their
election, or until their successors shall have been elected and
qualified. The succeeding elections of directors, during the preliminary
period of this District shall be at intervals of two (2)
years in such manner that a new Board may be qualified to serve
by the expiration of the term of the prior Board. The election
of preliminary directors hereunder shall be after such notice and
in the manner provided for the election of Directors by said
Chapter 25, provided, however, that during the preliminary
period the entire Board of Directors shall be elected. and such
elections shall conform to the time herein provided. Further,
the term of preliminary directors serving at the termination of
the preliminary period fixed in this Act shall terminate with the
end of said preliminary period. After the termination of said
preliminary period, the election of directors, insofar as applicable,
shall conform to the provisions of said Chapter 25. If at
such election a majority of the electors voting therein vote "For
Dissolution of the District", it shall be so.
Provided however, said election shall not be ordered or held
until the pre-election directors named in sub-section (a) of Section
6 hereof shall deposit with the County Clerk of Bexar
County Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars which shall be paid
out by said clerk if the District be dissolved upon vouchers approved
by a majority of the said pre-election directors for the
expenses incident to the election, any money not so paid out to
be returnable to the said Directors."
SEC. 2. The fact that the time provided for in the original
bill is too short and by its terms would require an election to be
held far in advance of its necessity creates an emergency and
an imperative public necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring
bills to be read on three several days in each House be
suspended and said Rule is hereby suspended and this Act shall
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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/m1/76/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .