Message of Governor T.M. Campbell to the first called session of the thirtieth legislature of Texas: together with the proclamation of the Governor convening the legislature in extra-ordinary session. Page: 2 of 8
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Mr. Cobbs moved that 2000 copies of the Governor's message, submitted
to the House today, together with the proclamation of the
Governor convening this Special Session, be printed in pamphlet form
for use of the members.
The motion prevailed, and it was so ordered.-House Journal, April
PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF
1, T. M. Campbell, Governor of the State of Texas, by virtue of
authority vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby call a Special
Session of the Thirtieth Legislature to convene in the City of Austin,
beginning at ten minutes after 1 o'clock p. m., April 12, 1907, for
the following purposes, towit:
First. To enact adequate laws simplifying the procedure in both
civil and criminal trials in the courts of this State, and for such reforms
as may be practicable in our jury system.
Second. To enact adequate laws, compelling telephone and telegraph
companies to transmit each other's messages and to make necessary
connections for that purpose at common points.
Third. To enact adequate laws to secure equality and uniformity
in taxation and to secure the just rendition of all taxable property at
its full value and to compel payment of such taxes properly assessed
against it, and to enact such laws as will secure the taxation of all
property, tangible and intangible, including the franchises or intangible
assets or property of those corporations which, by reason of the
nature or character of their assets or property, under the present laws
escape their just proportion of taxation.
Fourth. To enact laws to increase charter and filing fees of domestic
and foreign corporations doing business in Texas.
Fifth. To enact laws increasing the franchise taxes of foreign and
domestic corporations doing business in Texas.
Sixth. To enact laws imposing proper occupation taxes upon the
gross receipts of corporations and enterprises now doing business in
Texas, which, under the present system of taxation are not contributing
their full share of taxes.
Seventh. To consider and act upon such other matters as may hereafter
be presented pursuant to Section 40, Article 3, of the Constitution
of the State of Texas.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
Seal of the State to be affixed at Austin, this the 12th day of April,
A. D. 1907.
T. M. CAMPBELL,
By the Governor. Governor.
L. T. DASHIELL,
Secretarv of State.
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Campbell, Thomas Mitchell. Message of Governor T.M. Campbell to the first called session of the thirtieth legislature of Texas: together with the proclamation of the Governor convening the legislature in extra-ordinary session., book, April 17, 1907; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5860/m1/2/?rotate=90: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .