1973-1978 Texas Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1973-1978)

handle is hein.sag/sagtx0010 and id is 1 raw text is: ATTORNEY GENERAL
March 16, 1973
Honorable Robert W. Calvert
Chairman, Texas Constitutional
Revision Commission
Austin, Texas
Honorable Robert S. Calvert
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Austin, Texas
Letter Advisory No. 1
Please consider this Letter Advisory as our answer to your
recent inquiry concerning various fiscal questions arising under
S. C. R.l1, rather than a formal opinion of this office, since we
understand that time is of the essence.
We wish to thank you for Judge Calvert's letter of March 15,
1973, with which he forwarded minutes of the March 10 meeting
of the Budget Committee of the Constitutional Revision Commis-
One preliminary question arises from the fact that S. C. R. 1 is
a concurrent resolution and not a bill. Ordinarily, all laws must
be passed by bill and not by resolution [ Const. Art. 3,  30 and
Interpretive Commentary thereto], and, accordingly, a statute
cannot be amended by resolution. 53 Tex. Jur. 2d, Statutes,  6,
In this instance, however, S. C. R. 1 was adopted in direct
obedience to the mandate of Sec. 2 of  2 of Article 17 of the
Constitution that When the legislature convenes in regular session
in January, 1973, it shall provide by concurrent resolution for the
establishment df a constitutional revision commission.

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