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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Committee report, [1930],

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Legislative Committee to Investigate Fee Officers:

An Inventory of the Committee Report at the Texas State Archives, [1930]



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Legislative Committee to Investigate Fee Officers.
Title: Committee report
Dates: [1930]
Abstract: The record consists of a single nine-page report [1930], 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.
Quantity: Fractional
Language English.

Agency History

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.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The record consists of a single nine-page report, [1930], 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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Arrangement of the Records

The report is contained in a single file, in page number order.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Moody, Daniel James, 1893-1966.
Subjects:
Legislative bodies--Texas--Committees.
Governmental bodies--Texas.
Fees, Administration--Texas.
Document Types:
Report--Texas--Governmental investigations--[1930].
Functions:
Administering governmental investigations.

Related Records:

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Publications
Texas. Journal of the House of Representatives of the Fourth Called Session of the Forty-first Legislature. Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin, Tex., [1930].

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the page), Committee report, Legislative Committee to Investigate Fee Officers, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

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.

Processing Information

Nancy Enneking, July 2000

Other Formats for the Records

The report was published in the House Journal for the Fourth Called Session of the 41st Legislature.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Committee report, [1930],
fractional cubic ft.

box
2000 Accessions Box 1 (1973/178) Report of the Legislative Committee to Investigate Fee Officers, [1930]

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