The Texas Standard, Volume 31, Number 4, September-October 1957 Page: 3
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Public School Bills Passed
* By The 55th Legislature
This is a final report on the regular session of the 55th Legislature. It contains
a summary of bills passed which relate to education. You will note that this
report gives the dates when bills were signed.
An asterisk (*), denotes bills which become effective ninety (90) days after
date of adjournment (August 22, 1957). All others became effective immediately
upon being signed by the Governor (or on the date filed without his signature),
unless the effective date is specified in the bill.
S. B. 19 Amending Ch. 229, Acts 50th
Legis. 1947 relating to Work-
men's Compensation Insurance
for certain Texas A&M College
S. B. 52 Amends Art. 2915r-l V.C.S. re-
lating to construction, etc. of
buildings and other plant facili-
ties by junior college districts.
S. B. 85 Amending H. B. 302, Ch. 337,
53rd Reg. Sess. relating to school
districts contiguous to miliary
*S. M. 93 Authorizing A&M College to
purchase land for a forest tree
seedling nursery. 5-20-57
S. B. 102 Amending Art. 2922-15 V.C.S.
relating to the transportation of
public school pupils. Effective
beginning School Year 1957-58.
S. M. 106 Authorizing A&M College to
convey tract of land in Hidalgo
Co. to U. S. Govt, for horticul-
tural and soils laboratory. 5-6-57
*S. B. 131 Requiring publication of annual
financial statement for each dis-
trict organized under Sec. 52 Art.
Ill or Sec. 59, Art. XVI, Consti-
*S. B. 174 Providing for budgeting, account-
ing, etc. of common and rural
high school district funds. 6-6-57
*S. B. 175 Providing for budgeting, account-
ing, etc. of independent school
district funds. 6-6-57
S. B. 182 Fixing the terms of office of
school trustees of certain inde-
pendent school districts. 4-1-57
S. B. 220 Providing for Social Security cov-
erage of certain County School
S. B. 221 Amending Ch. 19-a, Art. 2922f,
R.C.S. relating to discontinuance,
abolition and annexation of ele-
mentary school districts, etc.
S. B. 230 Authorizing the issuance of re-
funding bonds by school dis-
tricts ; validating refunding bonds
heretofore issued. 3-5-57
*S. B. 232 Amending Art. 2624, R.C.S.
changing name of Texas State
College for Women at Denton to
"Texas Woman's University."
S. B. 279 Amending Art. 2906, R.C.S. pro-
viding for late afternoon and
evening school programs in cer-
tain districts. 6-6-57
*S. B. 300 Providing Workmen's Compensa-
tion coverage for certain em-
ployees of Texas Technological
S. B. 441 Amending Art. 2786d, V.A.C.S.
relating to the investment of pro-
ceeds from sale of school district
*S. B. 456 Authorizing purchase of books in
Braille for use by blind public
school pupils. 5-31-57
S. B. 470 Authorizing Texas Technological
College to lease certain land to
the City of Lubbock for a his-
tory and art museum. 6-10-57
*S. B. 478 Authorizing the State Youth
Council to relocate the Blind,
Deaf and Orphan Schools. 6-6-57
II. B. 8 Amends Ch. 334, 51st Reg. Sess.
to improve the minimum teacher
salary schedule in the Foundation
School Program Act. Effective
beginning of school year 1957-
*H. B. 65 To provide local option elections
to determine continuance or abo-
lition of a dual school system in
each public school district.
H. B. 76 Amends Ch. 421, 50th Legis. di-
recting State Highway Commis-
sion to erect signs on state high-
ways to acquaint motorists with
provisions relating to passing of
school buses. 5-31-57
H. B. 103 Providing for transfer of 1% of
total Permanent School Fund to
the Available School Fund each
year for a period of 3 years. Ef-
fective Sept. 1, 1957. 5-27-57
H. B. 166 Directing the Board of Regents
of the State Teachers Colleges
to execute certain right of way
easements in Randall Co. to
Highway Commission. 2-16-57
*H. B. 188 Amending Art. 307-A, R.C.S. re-
lating to licensing of law school
graduates upon separation of
military service. 5-6-57
*H. B. 199 Amends Art. 2833, R.C.S. relat-
ing to reports of treasurers of
school district funds.
H. B. 216 To provide for professional unit
allocations for Foundation School
Program Act and Fund purposes,
determinable on a sparse area
formula. Effective beginning with
1957-58 school year. 4-19-57
*H. B. 231 Declares the public policy with
respect to segregated schools.
H. B. 253 Amending Art. 2875, R.C.S. to
permit common school districts
with a scholastic pop. of 300 or
more to requisition textbooks in
the same manner as city and
town superintendents. 5-20-57
H. B. 260 Amending the act providing for
the annexation of common and/
or independent school districts to
certain Junior College districts
for Junior College purposes only.
*H. B. 265 Amends Ch. 196, 43rd Legis. In-
creasing registration fees of stu-
dents at state supported institu-
tions of higher education.
H. B. 292 Directing Board of Regents of
State Teachers College to de-
liver to the State Highway Com-
mission right-of-way easements
to 4 tracts of land in Hays Coun-
H. B. 294 Amends Sec. 3 of Ch. 528, 54th
Legis, relating to alternate plan
for school districts to issue bonds
and levy taxes. 4-19-57
*H. B. 368 Amends Art. 2746a, R.C.S. as
amended fixing deadline for fil-
ing applications of candidates in
elections for office of county
school trustees, etc. 5-20-57
H. B. 441 Granting to teachers and auxil-
iary employees who waived
membership in the Teacher Re-
tirement System the privilege
of receiving full former service
credit toward retirement upon
compliance with certain condi-
H. M. 444 Authorizing certain school dis-
tricts in counties over 190,000
pop. to levy additional ad va-
lorem tax to pay interest and
maturities on bonds issued for
public free school buildings.
*H. B. 498 Amends Art. 2135, R.C.S. by
providing, exemptions from jury
service shall include school teach-
H. B. 507 Validates the establishment, or-
ganization, etc. of all school dis-
tricts, their bond elections, bond
assumption elections; authoriz-
ing the levy of taxes. 5-13-57
H. B. 551 Authorizing Junior College Dis-
tricts to issue refunding bonds.
H. B. 553 Authorizing Board of Regents of
State Teachers Colleges to exe-
cute a highway right-of-way ease-
ment to Highway Dept. in Walk-
er County. 5-10-57
*H. B. 583 Amends H. B. 642, 51st Reg.
Sess. making act applicable to
all state institutions of higher
education; authorizing invest-
ment of not more than 85% of
students' General Property De-
H. B. 653 Establishing and providing for
a State mentally retarded school.
H. B. 696 Amending Art. 2676, R.C.S. to
prescribe certain electors and
procedures incident to eletction
of county school trustees.
H. B. 756 Amends Art. 26l5d, V.C.S. in-
creasing funds Board of A&M
may expend on certain buildings.
H. B. 759 Authorizing any independent
school district having 30,200 or
more scholastics to fix the term
of office of school trustees.
H. B. 858 Changing the name of East Texas
State Teachers College to East
Texas State College. Effective
Sept. 1, 1957. 5-31-57
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White, Leslie J. The Texas Standard, Volume 31, Number 4, September-October 1957, periodical, September 1957; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193789/m1/3/?q=%22White%2C%20Leslie%20J.%22: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Prairie View A&M University.