The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 50 of 1,313
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1778 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
ABOLISHING OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR IN CERTAIN
S. B. No. 25.] CHAPTER 17.
An Act providing that no county having a population of not less than
twenty-eight thousand seven hundred (28,700), nor more than twentynine
thousand (29,000), according to the last preceding, or future'
Federal Census, shall have a county auditor; abolishing the office of
county auditor in any such county; providing that any county having
a population of not less than twenty-seven thousand five hundred fortyfive
(27,545), nor more than twenty-seven thousand five hundred
fifty-five (27,555), shall have a county auditor and providing for compensation
thereof; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. No county having a population of not less than
twenty-eight thousand seven hundred (28,700), nor more than
twenty-nine thousand (29,000), according to the last preceding,
or any future Federal Census, shall have a county auditor, and
the office of county auditor is hereby abolished, in any and all
such counties, and the duties of the office of county auditor, in
any such counties, shall be performed by such other officers of
the county, as may be provided by General Law.
SEC. 1-a. In any county having a population of not less than
twenty-seven thousand five hundred forty-five (27,545), nor more
than twenty-seven thousand five hundred fifty-five (27,555),
according to the last preceding Federal Census, there shall be.
biennially appointed an auditor of accounts and finances, the
title of said officer to be 'County Auditor', who shall hold his
office for two (2) years and who shall receive as compensation
for his services not less than Eighteen Hundred ($1800.00)
Dollars nor more than Twenty-four Hundred ($2400.00) Dollars
per annum payable in equal monthly installments out of the
General Fund of the county upon order of the Commissioners'
SEC. 2. The importance of this legislation, and the fact that
in counties affected by this Act there no longer exists a need for
a county auditor, and for the further fact that the maintenance
of such office constitutes an unnecessary burden upon the taxpayers
of such counties, create an emergency and an imperative
public necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to
be read on three several days in each House, be and the same
is, hereby suspended, and this Act shall be in force and take
effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-S. B. No. 25 passed the Senate, June 22, 1937, by
a vote of 27 yeas, 0 nays; passed the House, with amendments,
June 23, 1937, by a vote of 107 yeas, 1 nay; Senate concurred
in House amendments, June 24, 1937, by a vote of 28 yeas, 0
Approved July 6, 1937.
Effective July 6, 1937.
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