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Honorable . E. Gates - page 8
the entire aot it will operate to restrict all pro-
isions or the seot* (See. 4938)
This rule of construction It akin to, if not identical
with the further rule, that an act dealing with a specific sub-
ject will control another aot dealing with a general subject that
would otherwise include the speoiti@ one.
applying these well-recognied rules of construction, we
find that Section 1 of Article I deals with the general subject of
eligibility for aid. This would, of course, include transporta-
tion aid, should that section stand alone in the statute. It makes
certain specific requirements in very strong and emphatic terms, as
will be readily seen from the most casual reading thereof.
Article V deals with the narrow, specific subject of trans-
portation aid. It speaks with respect to transportation not only to
and from schools eligible for aid under Seotion 1, but contains more.
It cover's fully the entire subject of transportation, among other
'Provided further that all school districts son-
taining one hundred (100) square miles of territory
or more, .or which have less than one enumerated scho-
lastia per square mile may receive three dollars and
twenty-five cents ($3.25) per month per pupil; pro-
vided further, that all counties having less than
three (3) enumerated soholastieper square mle in
the entire county shall receive three dollars and
fifty cents ($3.50) per month per pupil as tranopor-
tation aid when there is a need shown tberefor as
The obVious purpose, we think, of the Legislature was to
make provision, as it did in Article V, for transportation aid, ir-
respective of the question of general eligibility for aid, as re-
quired in Section 1 of Article I.
Our Op~nion No. 0-2357a mentioned by you, after quoting
Section 10 of the Act, as it then existed, held
'Special statutory provisions control those which
are merely general. In our opinion, the special pro-
viisns of Seotion 10 relating to transportation aid,
and with respect to districts larger than one hundred
square miles, control and must be given effect. Hence,
if the Graham district contains more than one hundred
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-7241, text, May 28, 1946; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth264518/m1/8/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.