Proclamation - Adds Telecom to Call for Special Session
TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, SECOND CALLED SESSION:
WHEREAS, the people of Texas through their state constitution have placed the power to call the legislature into special session in the hands of the chief executive officer of the state; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Seventy-Ninth Texas Legislature, Second Called Session, have now convened to consider items presented to them by the governor;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, by the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 8 and Article III, Section 40 of the Texas Constitution, do hereby present the following subject matter to the Seventy-Ninth Texas Legislature, Second Called Session for consideration:
Legislation related to further competition in the telecommunications market.
Legislation related to the provision of broadband over powerlines.
Legislation related to the issuance of state-issued certificate of franchise authority for cable and video services.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 21st day of July, 2005.
Governor of Texas
Secretary of State