Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 66 of 263
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I favor and would sign a bill prohibiting the use of State-owned
motor vehicles for political or private purposes and the political activity on
the part of public employees during the time for which they are paid out
of the people's taxes; yet I am unwilling to sign a bill containing such a
sweeping denial of the natural rights of a great class of Texas citizens who
should be expected to be concerned, and to interest themselves, in public
NOW, THEREFORE, I, James V. Allred, Governor of Texas, by virtue of
the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of this State, do
hereby proclaim said bill vetoed for the reasons above set out and now on
file in the office of the Secretary of State.
JAMES V. ALLRED
(Seal) Governor of Texas
By the Governor
(Signed) Gerald C. Mann
Secretary of State
Governor of the State of Texas
May 30, 1935.
To All to Whom These Presents Shall Coiie:
WHEREAS, House Bill No. 187,
"An Act to provide for creating Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund
in the State of Texas and in all incorporated cities and towns thereof
having a regularly organized fire department with fire fightink
equipment or apparatus of the value of one thousand dollars ($1,000)
or more therein; levying and assessing a designated tax of two (2)
per centum of all gross insurance premium receipts collected or
received from all fire and other kinds of insurance, except life insurance,
and appropriating the proceeds of such tax to such Firemen's
Relief and Pension Fund, providing for and directing the distribution
thereof; creating and providing for selection of a Board of
Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund Trustees in each such city or
town that may now be or hereafter come within the provisions of
this Act; prescribing the powers, duties, qualifications, time of meetings,
etc., of such Board; providing for and prescribing the time
and manner in which insurance companies and boards of trustees
shall make and file reports and providing penalty for failure; providing
for and prescribing the manner of determining assessments
upon firemen participating in the benefits hereunder and for acceptance
of donations and other gifts of money in augmentation of said
fund; providing for retirement and pension of firemen because of
length of service, age, amounts, manner of obtaining and who eligible
to obtain such benefits; providing for and prescribing the amount
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Allred, James V. Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939, book, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3899/m1/66/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .