Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 88 of 263
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the Legislature into extraordinary session tomorrow, October 16,
1935, at 12 o'clock noon. I ask that this proclamation be read along with
this message in order that each member of the Legislature may be personally
advised as to the convening of such special session.
JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
Governor of the State of Texas
October 15, 1935.
To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come:
On August 24, 1935, the people of Texas voted to change the Constitution
of Texas by adopting a new Section to be known as Section 51-B, authorizing
the Legislature, under certain limitations, to provide for old age assistance,
not to exceed $15.00 per month each, to bona fide citizens of Texas
over the age of 65 years.
On September 16, 1935, the Legislature of Texas was called in special
session for the purpose, among other things, of carrying out the will of
the people by providing a system of old age pensions and revenues to
support same. Other important matters voted by the people were also
incorporated in the call, however, and several days ago it became apparent
that the Legislature would not be able at the First Called Session to
enact an old age pension statute and provide revenues for same.
The First Called Session of the Forty-fourth Legislature automatically
expires today, and I consider it my duty in justice to the people and members
of the Legislature, to call another special session to carry out the
expressed mandate of the people in regard to old age pensions.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, James V. Allred, Governor of the State of Texas,
by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of
this State, hereby call the
Second Special, Session
of the Forty-fourth Legislature, to be convened in the City of Austin, commencing
at 12 o'clock noon on Wednesday, the 16th day of October, A. D.
1935, for the following purposes:
1. To provide, under such limitations and restrictions and regulations
as may be deemed by the Legislature expedient, for old age assistance
and for the payment of same not to exceed $15.00 per month each to actual
bona fide citizens of Texas who are over the age of 65 years, and in all
things to carry out the will of the people as expressed by the adoption of
H. J. R. No. 19, which provided for an amendment to Article 3 of the
Constitution of Texas by adopting a new section to be known as Section
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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/m1/88/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .