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Legislation authored by Robert Patten

Includes legislation with Robert Patten as the primary author for the 34th through 54th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

54th Regular Session
HB 30 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to creating the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, granting it power to regulate telephone, gas, and electric utilities, prescribing the procedure, establishing an assessment to defray cost of regulation.
HB 120 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes so as to increase the authorized rate of tax which may be levied by school districts for bond purposes to seventy-five cents on the one hundred dollars valuation; and increasing the amount of bonds which may be issued accordingly.
HB 513 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to increasing the maximum weekly rate of compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Law from $25.00 to $30.00.
HB 693 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to providing for the raising of additional public revenue by prescribing certain specific taxes on adjusted receipts; to prescribe the manner and the time of making reports and paying such tax, and the duties and authority of officials and others respecting such payment and collection; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; to make an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this act.
HB 741 Author: Patten, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to expanding the marketing opportunities for Texas poultry; to authorize and direct the Commissioner of Agriculture, when requested by processors, sellers or buyers of poultry being processed for marketing, to cause inspections be made of said poultry for wholesomeness; to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to issue rules and regulations to effectuate said inspections; to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to set fees for said inspection services so as to make said inspection services self financing; to make an appropriation of fees collected hereunder; providing a saving clause.
HB 799 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to the financing of the operations of the Texas Commission on Alcoholism; clarifying authorization for the appropriation to the Commission of State funds in addition to money received from gifts, grants, and donations; amending the Texas Liquor Control Act by adding a section levying a tax on distilled spirits and allocating the revenues therefrom to the support of the Commission; appropriating these revenues.
HB 869 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to prescribing the open season for hunting deer in Jasper and Newton Counties and in Commissioner's Precinct No. 4 of Tyler County during the calendar years 1955 and 1956 and providing a penalty for violation.
HB 870 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of seines and nets in certain waters situated in Jasper and Tyler Counties; providing a penalty for violation; repealing conflicting laws.
HB 871 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to providing for a closed season on deer in Commissioners Precinct No. 4 of Tyler County; extending the closed season on squirrel in Commissioners Precinct No. 4 of Tyler County; suspending conflicting laws.
HB 877 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to creating Newton County Water Supply District; providing for its organization and governing body; prescribing its powers, authority, functions, duties and privileges; providing a severability clause.
HB 923 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to requiring out-of-county deer hunters in Jasper and Tyler Counties to obtain a slip from the county clerk of the county; limiting the number of days such persons may hunt deer in these counties during each open season; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 940 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to creating Upper Jasper County Water Authority; providing for its organization and governing body; prescribing its powers, authority, functions, duties and privileges; providing a severability clause.
HB 944 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation District to be known as "Tyler County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1"; conferring upon the district the powers of the general laws governing water control and improvement districts where not in conflict with this Act; providing for the governing body of the district; providing that no election on confirmation of the organization of the District and no exclusion hearing shall be held in said District; providing for the issuance of bonds and refunding bonds; providing for a hearing on the plan of taxation for said District; making bonds of the District eligible for investments, and exempting the property and the bonds of the District from taxation; finding a benefit; providing a severability clause.
HJR 43 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VII of the Constitution of Texas by adding a new Section 5a providing for the levy of certain natural resource taxes; creating a permanent tax school fund; restricting the amount and use thereof; providing for investments and disposition of interest; and providing for an election, form of ballot, proclamation, and publication.
53rd Regular Session
HB 238 Author: Patten, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, granting it power to regulate telephone, gas, and electric utilities, prescribing the procedure, establishing an assessment to defray cost of regulation.
HB 460 Author: Patten, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an additional tax on the occupation of producing natural gas.
HB 551 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person to hunt, snare, kill or attempt to kill by any means whatsoever any wild deer, buck, doe, or fawn in the Counties of Newton and Jasper in the State of Texas prior to January 1, 1955; providing a penalty therefor.
HB 552 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to providing for an open season when it shall be lawful to hunt, take, or kill squirrel in Jasper and Newton Counties, Texas; fixing a penalty for the violation thereof.
HB 553 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to repealing certain Acts prohibiting the transportation of minnows in excess of five hundred (500) in Jasper and Newton Counties.
HB 555 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to prescribing game laws for Tyler County and portions thereof pertaining to the taking of fish and for the hunting of squirrel and deer in said County; providing closed seasons; prescribing a penalty for violations.
HB 681 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by prohibiting ownership by private corporations of severed mineral estates for a longer period than fifteen years; providing exceptions; providing additional penalties.
HB 779 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide for an independent showing of need or necessity in connection with the condemnation of lands, rights of way, easements, or other property for the construction, maintenance, or operation of pipe lines.
HB 871 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to amending the Act which authorized a tax levy for creating county health units in counties having a population of less than twenty-two thousand (22,000), by increasing the amount of the authorized levy to ten cents (10¢) on each One Hundred Dollars valuation, by requiring that the maximum rate to be levied in each county be determined by an election, and by making provision for increasing or reducing such maximum rate.
53rd 1st Called Session
HB 4 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to change the rate of tax on gas produced within this State.
HB 11 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to declaring the Communist Party of the United States and similar revolutionary organizations illegal; making membership in, or participation in the revolutionary activities of, the Communist Party of the United States or any other organization with the same revolutionary purpose a felony; providing penalties.
HB 12 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that the term "waste" as therein defined shall include economic waste.
HB 30 Author: Patten, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating the establishment, organization, and/or creation of all School Districts.
HB 86 Author: Patten, Robert
Caption: Relating to amending an Act which authorizes a tax levy for creating county health units in counties having a population of less than twenty-two thousand (22,000), by increasing the amount of the authorized levy to Ten Cents (10¢) on each One Hundred Dollars ($100) valuation, by requiring that the maximum rate to be levied in each county be determined by such election, and by making provision for increasing or reducing such maximum rate.