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'TTm ATTrcrNEY GENERAL
July 11, 1967
Hon. Milton J. Schiller, Chairman Opinion No. M-104
Contingent Expense Committee
House of Representatives Re: Telephone charges of
Austin, Texas members of the House
Dear Mr. Schiller:
Your request for an opinion reads as follows:
"House Simple Resolution No. 448 by Wayne,
a copy of which is attached, was passed during
the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature.
"For many years, long distance telephone
charges have been authorized and paid for from
the Contingent Fund of the House of Representa-
tives for the individual Members of the House
and charged to their respective contingent
"Pursuant to the provisions contained on
Page 7 concerning telephone service, an official
opinion is respectfully requested as follows:
"Is it legal for the State of Texas to pay
for the monthly telephone charges of a business
telephone, located in the House Member's district,
to be used for official state business, with such
charges posted to the individual Member's contin-
gent expense account?
"We will appreciate your official opinion on
this matter at your earliest convenience."
In Terrell vs. King, 118 Tex. 237, 14 S.W.2d 786 (1929),
it was held that a Resolution was an appropriate and constitutional
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