Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 71 of 263
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thereto, in all respects not specifically otherwise provided
in this Act; making an appropriation of Five Thousand Dollars
($5,000) in the District and declaring an emergency,"
was passed by the 44th Legislature in regular session and is now before
me, as Governor, for approval or veto; and
WHEREAS, Said bill provides, among other things, the following:
1. For the creation of conservation and reclamation districts without
the consent or approval of the voters, or the local authorities of the territory
affected. This certainly is a departure from all ideas of local selfgovernment
and the imposition of taxes without a vote of the people in
the district affected.
2. For the imposition of taxes without approval of the taxpayers affected,
and their voice is not heard either in the creation of the district
or in the levying of its taxes until the district has proceeded so far as to
make their consent to subsequent taxation conditioned upon the assumption
of new taxes or the loss of taxes theretofore exacted from them
without their consent.
3. It expressly permits the temporary directors to employ each other
out of public funds derived from taxes levied by said directors. This
has always been contrary to public policy and but for the provisions of
this Act would otherwise be unlawful; and
WHEREAS, Because of the foregoing, among other reasons, I am unwilling
to sign said bill.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, James V. Allred, Governor of Texas, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of said 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
(Seal) Governor of Texas
By the Governor
(Signed) Clyde E. Smith
Assistant Secretary of State
Governor of the State of Texas
May 31, 1935.
To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come:
WHEREAS, Senate Bill No. 532,
"An Act creating the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Board; providing
for the number of members of said Board, terms of office, the
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