General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature Page: 6
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6oueroor of the State of Texas
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 8, and Article III, Section 40, of the Texas Constitution, I, Mark White,
Governor of the State of Texas, submit the following additional subjects for consideration by the 2nd
Called Session of the 68th Legislature, now convened:
1). Application of the workers' compensation law to farm and ranch laborers;
2). Legislation relating to the requirement of the use of child passenger safety seat systems and
child safety in an automobile;
3). Consideration of the receipt, allocation, disbursement, and management of state revenue
and other state money and of the times and methods of payment of the corporate franchise tax;
4). Provision of telecommunications services to state government;
5). Improvement of staff-to-patient ratios at state mental hospitals by providing for the transfer and
reappropriation of money previously appropriated to the Department of Mental Health and
Mental Retardation and the appropriation of money received from the federal government for
services rendered by the department before October 1,1983;
6). Financing of the acquisition, construction, repair, renovation, or other improvement of buildings
in Travis County for the use of state agencies and institutions;
7). Consideration of bidding procedures under the group insurance program for state
8). Adjustment of appropriations to public junior colleges for the payment of insurance premiums
for active and retired employees;
9). Consideration of the authority and duties of attorneys representing the state before the 75th,
253rd, 344th, and 355th District Courts;
10). Consideration of replenishment of the emergency contingency funds administered by the
Office of the Governor;
11). Reassignment of duties relative to the Southern States Energy Board formerly performed by
the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council;
12). Legislation to carry forward from the current fiscal year the unexpended balance of money
appropriated to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authonrity for site development
and construction so that the appropriation may be used for the same purpose in the 1984-85
13). Transfer and allocation of money previously appropriated to theTexas Department of Correction
to comply with court orders in the case of Rulz vs Estelle;
14). Authorization of participation in cooperative associations by federally funded health-related
institutions, including the Childrens Nutrition Research Center;
15). Transfer of funds within the Employees Retirement System of Texas to finance an increase in
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Texas. Legislature. General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature, legislative document, 1985; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221803/m1/4/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.