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: 66
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68th LEGIS-2nd CALLED SESSION
notice of the proposed sale shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in
the district, one time, and not later than the 10th day before the day fixed for the sale. The
commissioners courts shall convene in joint meeting on the date specified in the published notice
for the sale of the bonds. The joint meeting shall be held in the county having the largest number
of inhabitants for the purpose of considering bids for the purchase of the bonds. The courts are
entitled to reject any and all bids. The bonds shall be sold by the courts at the joint meeting [to
the highest and best bidder fe eash] either in whole or in parcels at a price permitted by
Chapter 3, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969 (Article 717k-2, Vernon's Texas
Civil Statutes) [et less than their peir vauie]. The purchase money shall be placed in the
treasury or depository of the district to the credit of the available road fund of the district.
(V.A.C.S. Art. 778k.)
"Section 4.472. MEETINGS OF COMMISSIONERS COURTS. Any joint meeting of the
courts may be adjourned from day to day and from time to time as the courts may consider
necessary and advisable. (V.A.C.S. Art. 7781.)
"Section 4.473. BOND RECORDS. The commissioners courts for each county included
within the district shall make a record of a list of the bonds. The record shall be kept by the
county clerk of each county, showing their numbers, amount, rate of interest, date of issue, when
due, and where payable. The record is a public record in each county. (V.A.C.S. Art. 778m.)
"Section 4.474. WARRANTS. The purchase money for the bonds shall be paid out by the
treasurer or depository of the district on warrants drawn on the available road fund issued by the
county clerk of the county having the largest number of inhabitants. The warrants shall be
countersigned by the county judge of each county situated within the road district. No such
warrant may be issued except in payment of certified accounts approved by the commissioners
court of each county. (V.A.C.S. Art. 778n.)
"Section 4.475. TREASURER OR DEPOSITORY OF DISTRICT. The treasurer or
depository of the district shall be any bank, banking corporation, or individual banker resident in
the district. The treasurer or depository shall be selected by the commissioners courts of the
counties included within the district at joint meetings held for that purpose in the county having
the largest number of inhabitants. The treasurer or depository shall be governed by the same
laws and shall be subject to the same penalties as are provided by law for depositories of county
funds. Before the treasurer or depository is entitled to receive any funds of the district, it must
give a surety bond to the district, with a corporate surety that is authorized to do business in the
state, in an amount equal to the funds so deposited and conditioned on the safekeeping of the
funds and paying of the funds. (V.A.C.S. Art. 778o.)
"Section 4.476. CHANGE OF ROADS. (a) The commissioners court of the county may
change any road or roads designated in the petition to create the road district if it is found at the
hearing on the petition that the change is necessary and practicable, would be a public benefit,
and would be beneficial to all taxable property in the county.
"(b) This part does not require any commissioners court to grant a petition for the
establishment of the road district if at the hearing provided in this part it is found that it would
not be beneficial to the taxable property in the county to include the county within the proposed
road district. (V.A.C.S. Art. 778p.)
"CHAPTER 5. GENERAL PROVISION ON PUBLIC SECURITIES
"Section 5.001. CONFLICT WITH OTHER PUBLIC SECURITIES LAW. If this Act
conflicts with Chapter 3, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969 (Article 717k-2,
Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), that chapter prevails to the extent of the conflict."
SECTION 2. (a) The repeal of the following articles and acts, as compiled in Vernon's Texas
Civil Statutes, by Section 2, Chapter 288, Acts of the 68th Legislature, Regular Session, 1983, is
ratified: 752a, 752b, 752c, 752c-1, 752cc, 752d, 752e, 752f, 752f-1, 752f-2, 752g, 752h, 752i, 752j,
752k, 7521, 752m, 752n, 752o, 752p, 752q, 752r, 752s, 752t, 752u, 752v, 752w, 752x, 752y, 752y-
1, 752y-2, 752y-3, 752y-4, 752y-5, 752y-6, 767a, 767b, 767c, 767d, 767e, 767f, 767g, 778a, 778b,
778c, 778d, 778e, 778f, 778g, 778h, 778i, 778j, 778k, 7781, 778m, 778n, 778o, 778p, 779, 780,
784a, 784b, 2353b, 2372k, 6673-1, 6673e-1, 6674n, 6674n-2, 6674q-7b, 6675a-11, 6675a-17, 6699,
6699a, 6700, 6701g, 6702, 6703, 6703a, 6704, 6705, 6706, 6707, 6708, 6709, 6710, 6711, 671 lb,
6712, 6712a, 6713, 6714, 6715, 6716, 6716-1, 6729, 6730, 6736, 6737, 6738, 6739, 6740, 6741,
6742, 6743, 6744, 6745, 6746, 6747, 6748, 6750, 6751, 6752, 6753, 6754, 6757, 6760, 6761, 6762,
6763, 6764, 6766, 6769, 6771, 6772, 6773, 6774, 6775, 6776, 6777, 6778, 6779, 6780, 6781, 6782,
6783, 6784, 6785, 6786, 6787, 6788, 6789, 6789a, 6790, 6791, 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795, 6796, 6797.
(b) Articles 6626a and 6626a.1, as compiled in Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, are repealed.
SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the crowded condition of the calendars
in both houses 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 suspended, and this rule is
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