Message of Governor T.M. Campbell to the thirtieth legislature of Texas, to which is appended the State Democratic Platform adopted at Dallas, Texas, August 13, 1906. Page: 10 of 27
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greater or fare or rate less than it grants, gives or concedes
to any and all other persons, firms, corporations or associations of persons
of similar or like calling, occupation or profession or physical or
pecuniary condition for similar service to the one or ones so favored,
it shall, in addition to the other penalties prescribed, pay to the State
of Texas, in any action that shall be brought by the Attorney General or
district or county attorney for that purpose, the sum of $5000 for each
and every such act; provided, that every railway or other transportation
company, or the receivers thereof, without delay or the necessity of
preliminary action, shall have the right to carry free of charge all of
the transportation forces, mechanics and operatives engaged in the
service of the corporation or company, and members of their immediate
families; and also there may be carried free of charge by the company
its own directors, officers, agents and attorneys when the company or
receiver shall have, previously to the said free carriage, furnished and
filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas a certified list of the
names, accompanied by a statement showing the particular line and
branch of service in which they are severally engaged by the company
or its receivers, and that they are each in good faith so employed.
"Sec. 7. That the Attorney General of Texas shall bring action of
quo warranto against each and every corporation in this State that is
insolvent, or that violates either or all of the provisions of this amendment
or any provision of the Constitution or laws, to forfeit its license,
franchise, permit or charter, and to wind up its corporate affairs; and
the district judge before whom the action is filed may, on motion of
the Attorney General, either in term time or in vacation, appoint a
receiver or receivers to protect the public and all interested parties in
the management of the corporate properties pending the litigation and
settlement of the corporate and other rights in relation thereto.
"Sec. 8. That it shall be the duty of the Governor to cause the provisions
of this article and all other provisions of the Constitution and
laws relating to corporations to be enforced, and for this purpose he
shall render the prosecuting officers, the Railroad Commission and the
courts all aid necessary.
"Sec. 9. That each and every provision and penalty of this amendment
shall be cumulative of all constitutional provisions and laws on
the subject and shall be self-executing without the necessity of further
legislation on or in relation thereto. But the Legislature shall pass
such penal and civil laws as may be deemed necessary to aid in giving
full force and effect to the provisions of this amendment.
"And further, be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
That the foregoing constitutional amendment shall be submitted to a
vote of. the qualified electors of the State at an election to be held
throughout the State of Texas on the ... day of ...... at which election
all voters favoring said proposed amendment shall write or have written
or printed upon their ballots the words: 'For the amendment to -the
Constitution by adding Article 12a and the several sections thereof.
relating to corporations;' and those opposed thereto shall write or have
printed on their ballots the words: 'Against the amendment to the
Constitution which proposes to add thereto Article 12a and the several
sections thereof relating to corporations.'
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Campbell, Thomas Mitchell. Message of Governor T.M. Campbell to the thirtieth legislature of Texas, to which is appended the State Democratic Platform adopted at Dallas, Texas, August 13, 1906., book, January 16, 1907; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5859/m1/10/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .