Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 93 of 263
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on same until a tax bill comes from the House. The salary bill has
been before both houses and will likely go to conference shortly.
In view of the progress made and the urgent necessity for prompt and
effective action, I hereby submit to you the matter of carrying out the
people's will by proper regulation of the liquor traffic.
Since long committee hearings were held during the First Called Session
and these matters were thoroughly thrashed out, I trust there will be
no undue delay in this legislation. Failure to act not only leaves the
liquor traffic unregulated, but is costing the State conservatively at least
$10,000.00 a day in revenues which should be applied toward retiring the
present State deficit and to provide funds for old age assistance.
Drivers' Licen-se Law
In connection with liquor regulation and in view of the alarmingly increasing
fatalities on our public highways, I submit to you the matter of
a drivers' license, or drivers' regulation, law.
Any such act will not, of course, be perfect, and will not entirely eliminate
injuries and accidents. If it will even tend to reduce them, however,
the passage of such a law will be a signal accomplishment for this
JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
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