Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 69 of 263
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for its purpose providing for the future of one of the finest classes of
American citizenship, men who risk their lives and personal safety, some
of them without pay. Too high tribute cannot be paid to the firemen and
fire boys of Texas. With me, however, it is not a question of personal
.preference. It is but a simple question of duty.
I believe the commendable objectives of this bill can easily be made
into a worthy piece of legislation. It was not done, however, in the hurried
preparation and passage of House Bill 187.
Believing, therefore, it is my duty to do so, 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.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, James V. Allred, have hereunto set
my hand and caused the official seal to be affirmed hereto this 30th day
of May, A. D., 1935.
JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
By the Governor
(Signed) Clyde E. Smith
Assistant Secretary of State
Governor of the State of Texas
May 30, 1935.
To All to Whoim These Presents Shall Coime:
WHEREAS, Senate Bill 326
"AN ACT amending Subdivision (b) of Section 11 of Chapter 116,
Acts of the Forty-third Legislature, Regular Session, and declaring
was passed by the 44th Legislature in regular session and is now before
me, as Governor, for approval or veto; and
WHEREAS, Said bill amends the beer license law by providing, in effect,
that upon dissolution of a partnership which has been licensed to sell
beer, the State shall refund the proportionate part of the tax for the
remainder of the year for which it was paid; and
WHEREAS, Such amendment was based upon the proposition that
under existing laws a corporation can, upon dissolution, be refunded for
such proportionate part of the tax, but the Legislature has apparently
overlooked the fact that a corporation pays a franchise tax in addition to
a beer license for the privilege of engaging in this business; and
WHEREAS, Any system of refunds necessitates employment of additional
clerks and generally leads to abuses; and
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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/m1/69/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .