Texas Legislature, Legislative Committee to Investigate Fee Officers:
An Inventory of the Committee Report at the Texas State Archives, 
The Texas Legislature's Legislative Committee to Investigate Fee Officers was created by Senate Concurrent Resolution 20, 41st Legislature, Second Called Session, 1929.
SCR 20 was proposed by Senator Parrish and adopted in the Senate on June 27. The resolution called for a joint committee, composed of two Senators and three Representatives, to make an "investigation in reference to fees of office of officers in this state who are paid in fees either in whole or in part, and to ascertain and report on the amounts earned by various officers paid on such basis and how much they retained out of fees of office or other compensation where they receive fees only in part." On June 28 the resolution passed the House, and the Senate appointed Senators Pink L. Parrish and Walter Woodul; Representatives George C. Purl, Carl Rountree, and Jack Keller were not appointed until July 1. The committee was authorized to begin work following the Second Called Session and report to the next Legislature.
The committee held hearings in Fort Worth, Dallas, Greenville, Houston, San Antonio, Abilene, El Paso, Austin, Wichita Falls, and Breckenridge, among other places. The testimony gathered was filed with the Secretary of State. The committee presented its final report to the Fourth Called Session of the 41st Legislature on January 30, 1930 and concluded that the current system required substantial changes. As a result of the report's recommendations several pieces of legislation were proposed during the Fourth Called Session of the 41st Legislature, of which House Bill 9 and Senate Bills 10 and 12 were passed.
The record consists of a single nine-page report, , issued by the Texas Legislature's Legislative Committee to Investigate Fee Officers at the conclusion of its investigation of officers of the state who were paid in collected fees. The report was addressed to Texas Governor Dan Moody, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the members of the Texas Legislature. The testimony and evidence collected by the committee was filed with the Texas Secretary of State ca. 1930 but is not a part of this material.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
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Accession number: 1973/178
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legislative Reference Library on June 22, 1973.
Nancy Enneking, July 2000
The report was published in the House Journal for the Fourth Called Session of the 41st Legislature.
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