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Proclamation by His Excellency, Huey P Long, Governor of the State of Louisiana, dated March 1929, convening the Legislature of Louisiana in extraordinary session

State of Louisiana,
Executive Department, Baton Rouge.

By virtue of the authority in me vested by Article V, Section 14, of the Constitution of Louisiana, I, Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, do hereby convene the Legislature of Louisiana in extraordinary session at the State Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, for a period not to exceed eighteen (18) days, beginning at eight o’clock p. m., on Wednesday, the 0th day of March, A. D. 1929, and ending at twelve o’clock midnight, Saturday, the 6th day of April, A. D. 1929, for the consideration of and action upon the following specially enumerated objects, to-wit:

1: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to carry into effect Section 18 of Article X of the Constitution of Louisiana, adopted in 1921.

2: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to provide against the issuance of process to restrain the collection of any tax by the courts of this State, and to provide for a complete and adequate remedy for the prompt recovery by every taxpayer of any illegal tax paid by him.

3: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to provide for the raising of additional public revenue by the levy of an occupation-license or privilege tax upon the privilege of engaging in the business or occupation of refining, heating, cracking or distilling petroleum, petroleum oil, oils or other minerals, and to provide for the levy of such license or privilege tax upon the privilege of engaging in the business or occupation or otherwise manufacturing products out of petroleum, petroleum oil, oils, or other minerals. 4: To amend Act 296 of the Legislature of Louisiana of 1928.

5: To enact legislation effecting the authority of the municipal authorities of the City of New Orleans.

6: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to change the salary of the Judge of the Juvenile Court of Orleans Parish.

7: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to amend Act 136 of 1898 and validate municipal proceedings already begun, in accordance with provisions of said act, repealed in 1928.

8: To enact such legislation as may be necessary, in accordance with the Act of Congress of the United States of May 18, 1928, and Act of the Legislature of the State of Texas, to authorize H. L. McKee, his heirs, legal representatives and assigns to construct, maintain and operate a bridge across Lake Sabine at or near Port Arthur, Texas.

9: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to make part of the highway system and allow the Louisiana Highway Commission to take over road in Claiborne Parish.

10: Donations to and contracts with the United States.

11: To amend Sections 89 and 92 of Act 296 of the regular session of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana of 1928.

12: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to change the salary of the Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge Parish and to authorize the Police Jury of said parish to appropriate for the same.

13: To enact such legislation as may be necessary to make the road from Farmerville to West Monroe a part of the State highway system.

14: To enact such legislation as may he necessary for the raising of additional Public revenue by the levy of an occupation or privilege tax on the business of engaging in the production and manufacture of carbon black.

15: To amend Act 152 of the regular session of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana of 1928.

(Seal) In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affilted the Great Seal of the State ‘of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, at 2:40 o’clock p. m., on the 20th day of March, A. D. 1929.

(Signed) HUEY P. LONG, Governor.

(Signed) JAMES J. BAILEY, Secretary of State.


Official Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana March 20, 1929