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Legislation authored by William Otey Reed

Includes legislation with William Otey Reed as the primary author for the 43rd through 51st Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.
Please note author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

51st Regular Session
HB 2 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Southwestern Medical College of the University of Texas; making appropriations for buildings, equipment, maintenance and operation of said College; providing a saving clause.
HB 139 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to creating a Private Detective, Investigator, Patrolman, Guard, and Watchman's License Act.
HB 323 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriate money to pay Judge Ralph Gillen for services as Special District Judge in the 101st Judicial District.
HB 396 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to donating and granting to the Dallas County Flood Control District in addition to the moneys heretofore donated and granted said District all of the State ad valorem taxes that may be collected for general revenue purposes upon property located within said District and from persons therein, for a period of two (2) years, commencing September 1, 1949, not to exceed however, the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) per annum; providing for purposes for which such money shall be used; providing that if any part of this Act be held unconstitutional, such decisions shall not affect the remaining part of the Act.
HB 601 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that no person shall have his name appear upon an official ballot as a candidate at a general election, primary election or a special election unless and until he shall file a loyalty affidavit with the same person with whom the law requires him to file his application for a place on the ballot as a candidate for office at a general, primary, or special election; providing for a saving clause; providing this Act shall repeal all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 703 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salaries of official shorthand reporters in Courts in any county constituting in itself a judicial district and now or hereafter having therein not less than six (6) and not more than nine (9) permanent District Courts, including both the Civil and Criminal District Courts; providing a saving clause; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict.
HB 796 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to further safeguarding the health of the people of the State of Texas, making it lawful and permissible to use quaternary ammonia compounds in the sterilization of dishes, receptacles, or utensils, including all utensils used in dairies, in addition to the use of a chlorine solution; repealing previous Acts.
HB 924 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making an emergency supplemental appropriation out of the State Board of Architectural Examiners Fund to the State Board of Architectural Examiners.
HJR 34 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 1-b, of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Texas making unmarried home owners of residence homesteads eligible to the Three Thousand Dollars exemption from the assessed taxable values of residence homesteads.
HJR 35 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Proposing an Amendment to Section 51, Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas, enlarging the definition of the homestead conferring upon unmarried persons the homestead rights.
49th Regular Session
HB 20 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to establishing budget procedure for counties, cities, towns and villages; prescribing the duties of county officials in the preparation of budgets; providing penalties; providing that if any part of this Act shall be held unconstitutional it shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Act.
HB 85 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to providing for a Voluntary Payroll War Savings Plan by officers and employees of the State of Texas or of any county or other political subdivision or municipal corporation therein.
HB 90 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to empowering the State Librarian to issue Certificates of Authorship for the protection of the rights of authors in their unpublished works; providing penalties for violation thereof.
HB 547 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing any levee improvement district operating under the assessed benefit plan of taxation and situated in a county having a population of more than three hundred and ninety thousand (390,000) inhabitants, according to the preceding Federal Census, to issue refunding bonds for the purpose of refunding legally issued outstanding bonds and matured interest coupons of said district.
HB 553 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for consolidation of certain municipalities under certain conditions, etc..
HJR 52 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an Amendment providing that ad valorem taxes paid to any proper official of the State of Texas, and all political subdivisions thereof shall be applied to the payment of the oldest unpaid ad valorem taxes on the property paid on, and any ad valorem tax receipt issued by any such tax collecting official shall be conclusive evidence that all prior ad valorem taxes on such property have been paid.
48th Regular Session
HB 3 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to requiring all officers and employees of the State, its agencies, instrumentalities, political subdivisions and municipalities, having control over the payment of any salaries or wages to public officers or employees, to comply with the provisions of the Federal Revenue Act of 1942 requiring the withholding of the five per cent (5%) Federal Victory Income Tax from wages paid public officers and employees.
HB 16 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to validating that portion of the Constitutional Amendment which amended Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Texas proposed by the 47th Legislature, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the issuance, sale, and retirement of serial bonds equal in principal to the total outstanding valid and approved obligations owing by the General Revenue Fund as of September 1, 1943.
HB 37 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending statutes regarding the manner of conducting elections.
HB 288 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to creating and providing for a budget system for the State Government and its departments and agencies; repealing any laws in conflict with this Act in so far as same conflict with this Act.
HB 514 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of Four Hundred and Fifty-two Dollars and Sixty Cents ($452.60) from the Permanent School Fund for the purpose of reimbursing D.B. Eades of Dallas, Texas, for funds paid by him as bonus and rentals upon certain lands being described in State of Texas mineral leases Numbers 24090, 24091 and 24092.
HJR 3 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas so as to provide that a single man or single woman may claim the presently authorized Three Thousand Dollar ($3,000) exemption of the assessed taxable value of a resident homestead, providing that the same shall be used for the purposes of a home.
47th Regular Session
HB 21 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to providing for an appropriation from the Architects Registration Fund to pay salaries, compensations, and other expenses of the Board of Architectural Examiners.
HB 40 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to the granting of passes to certain persons by transportation companies.
HB 248 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making certain emergency appropriation to the Attorney General, authorizing the Attorney General to sell his annual Opinion Report.
HB 271 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for certain period; requiring certain fees paid to clerks or officers of all Appellate Courts to be deposited monthly in the State Treasury.
HB 273 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for the support, maintenance, and improvement of the Eleemosynary and Reformatory institutions for a certain period.
HB 274 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for the support and maintenance of the executive and administrative departments and agencies of the State Government for certain period; declaring it unlawful for employees of said departments to engage in political campaigns relating to election or reelection of candidates for the head of said departments; prescribing certain penalties.
HB 291 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to the salaries of all State officers except those Constitutional State officers whose salaries are specifically fixed by the Constitution; providing that the Legislature shall fix the amount of compensation to be paid clerks of the Courts of Civil Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Criminal Appeals out of fees of office.
HB 568 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing cities and towns having a certain population to enact ordinances governing the licensing of persons engaged in the business of lending money to any person or persons without security; providing a penalty.
HB 569 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act establishing a County Law Library in certain counties; providing a fund to be raised by collecting costs in certain civil and criminal cases, and for the administration of said fund.
HB 570 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to appropriating for the fiscal year 1940-41 all moneys accruing to the Highway Light Test Fund in accordance with existing law.
HB 594 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation out of the General Revenue for the Secretary of State, for the purpose of compiling, editing, indexing, binding, and distributing the current laws; making the same immediately available.
HB 848 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making appropriations to pay deficiency appropriations granted by the Governor prior to January 1, 1941, and for which no appropriations have heretofore been made.
HB 930 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making certain emergency appropriations for the Adjutant General's Department incident to the support of the Texas Defense Guard.
HB 970 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to empowering cities of over 75,000 inhabitants to have small claims courts.
HB 1091 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing that the provision shall not be applicable where railroad trains are carrying only personnel and equipment in connection with military or naval movements.
HB 1106 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act regarding appropriations for eleemosynary institutions.
HJR 1 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas by adding a new section, requiring all bills passed by the Legislature on and after January 1, 1945, appropriating money for any purpose, to be sent to the Comptroller of Public Accounts for his approval, and fixing the duties of the Comptroller with reference thereto.
HJR 10 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the qualification of no person to serve as a juror shall be denied or abridged on account of sex.
HJR 15 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the assessing, levying and collecting of a tax of not exceeding twenty-five cents (25c) on the one hundred dollar ($100) valuation to be used for public health purposes and indigent sick purposes equally.
HJR 25 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the assessment and levying of ad valorem taxes for the general fund of the State to twenty (20 cents) on each one hundred dollars valuation of property.
47th 1st Called Session
HB 1 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to appropriating the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, payable out of the General Revenue Fund and not otherwise appropriated, to pay the mileage of members, their per diem and contingent expenses, and to pay the salaries and per diem of officers and employees of the First Called Session of the Forty-seventh Legislature of the State of Texas, and to pay any unpaid accounts incurred by the Regular Session of the Forty-seventh Legislature; appropriating the sum of Seven Thousand, Five Hundred ($7,500.00) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Executive Department.
46th Regular Session
HB 47 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the receiving, lending, and investing of funds of Credit Unions, and the regulating thereof.
HB 530 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article to provide for annual accounts and the matter to be shown therein and that guardians shall show in such annual accounts the source and nature of receipts and disbursements, showing principal and income separately, and include in their accounts by reference to former accounts.
HB 567 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of a Commission on Uniform State Laws.
HB 572 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the transfer of cases from the County Criminal Court of Dallas County, Texas, to the County Courts at Law of Dallas County, Texas.
HB 612 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article providing that every sale or contract of sale of any security in violation of any provision of said Act shall be voidable at the election of the purchaser.
HB 929 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting cities, towns, and villages from dedicating or establishing thoroughfares or public streets and/or alleys through certain amusement parks.
HB 956 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the execution of deeds by corporations.
HB 1019 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing for an appropriation from the Architects Registration Fund to pay salaries, compensations, and other expenses of the Board of Architectural Examiners; providing certain excess funds to be diverted to the General Revenue Fund of the State.
HJR 21 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the qualifications of no person to serve a juror shall be denied or abridged on account of sex.
45th Regular Session
HB 144 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to correcting malpractice in the building construction industry by safeguarding the public against the irresponsible practice of the profession of architecture.
HB 348 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to extending time for school districts to obtain Federal aid for athletic plants and other campus improvements.
HB 408 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the repeal for that part of "The Securities Act"; defining a security as a "certificate of any instrument representing any interest in or under an oil, gas or mining lease, fee or title" and defining such interest as real estate; providing certain exemptions; providing any one act prohibited herein shall be a violation hereof.
HB 427 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Commissioners Court in counties having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000) and less than three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, to purchase fire trucks and other fire-fighting equipment for the protection and preservation of bridges, warehouses, shops, and other property located without the limits of any incorporated city or town.
HB 676 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act relating to Public School Land situated in Loving County, Texas, so as to make the provisions for repurchase applicable and effective as herein provided.
HB 700 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act relating to Public School Land in certain counties so as to make the provisions for repurchase applicable and effective as herein provided.
HB 813 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the powers of railroad corporations, enlarging their charter powers, and empowering them to transport persons, property, goods, wares, merchandise, mail, and any valuable thing by highway, air, pipeline and water.
HB 847 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making a supplemental appropriation out of the general revenue of the State of Texas for the department of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert to pay the salaries of temporary employed auditors and for office stationery and supplies.
HB 882 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to the payment of the county judges in counties of more than 190,000 population, according to the last preceding Federal Census, a compensation for the services of such county judges as budget officers of the counties.
HB 883 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to the payment of the premiums for the official bonds of certain designated elective and appointive district and county officers in certain counties, and providing for the payment of the premiums of the official bonds of such officers out of the General Fund and/or Officers Salary Funds of such counties.
HB 884 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to providing relief for the Rylie Independent School District of Dallas County, Texas, in replacing buildings and equipment destroyed by a disastrous fire on February 12, 1937.
HB 1015 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to barter, sell or exchange any child under twenty-one years of age; declaring it a felony and fixing punishment.
HB 1123 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the licensing, regulating and inspection of institutions or homes, or any place for the reception and care of the aged, infirm or destitute, and providing that every individual, firm, association or corporation owning, keeping, conducting or managing such place and charging a fee, or receiving or expecting compensation therefor, shall be required to obtain an annual license, to be issued by the State Board of Health, and providing for a fee in the amount of $25.00 to be charged for such license, and providing for the revocation of such license and a penalty for failure to secure a license before operating such institution.
45th 1st Called Session
HB 28 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of official shorthand reporters in District Courts, Criminal District Courts and County Courts-at-Law in all counties having a population of more than three hundred and twenty-five thousand (325,000) and less than three hundred and fifty-five thousand (355,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 120 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of official shorthand reporters in District Courts, Criminal District Courts in all counties having a population of more than three hundred and twenty-five thousand (325,000) and less than three hundred and fifty-five thousand (355,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census.
44th Regular Session
HB 121 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to suspension of sentences in certain criminal trials.
HB 122 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting any defendant in a criminal action to testify on his own behalf and where there are two or more defendants jointly tried or indicted, either may be called to testify for or against the other or others, provided however that such defendant so testifying shall not be required to give evidence against himself nor to answer any question the answer to which would incriminate him.
HB 123 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to severance in cases where two or more defendants are charged as principals, accomplices or accessories for an offense growing out of the same transaction.
HB 124 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to reversal of judgment in certain criminal cases.
HB 125 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the verdict in every criminal action must be general except in cases of special pleas.
HB 126 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to vacating verdicts in cases where the defendant is convicted of an offense lower than which he was originally indicted.
HB 127 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that neither husband nor wife shall be forced in any case to testify as to communication made by one to the other while married.
HB 162 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to providing for the use of coinsurance clauses in windstorm, tornado or hail insurance without limitation or restriction except such as may be approved by the Board of Insurance Commissioners.
HB 223 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to levying and imposing license and occupation taxes on coin-operated vending machines as defined in this Act, providing for certain exceptions and exemptions, prescribing penalties for violation of acts prohibited hereby and for failure to do and perform acts required to be done and performed under the provisions of this Act.
HB 504 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of a Juvenile Officer and Assistant Juvenile Officers in counties having a population of more than two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) inhabitants.
HB 507 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting the commissioners courts in certain counties to maintain public restrooms, and providing for the appointment and the salary of a matron, and the furnishing of said restrooms.
HB 513 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the sale of real estate by guardians by providing that before any sale by a guardian shall be confirmed or the title of the ward to such real estate shall pass to the purchaser, the court shall find and determine that the general bond of the guardian is in an amount equal to double the value of the personal property on hand.
HB 514 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the confirmation of sales by requiring the court to determine and find that the guardian's general bond is in a sum equal to double the value of the personal property on hand, including the amount for which the real estate is being sold before confirming such sale, and providing that the title to such real estate shall not pass until the provisions hereof shall be strictly complied with.
HB 521 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making better provision for the regulation of the sale of and dealings in stocks, bonds, and securities in this State.
HB 524 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to a sheriff or constable executing a writ of sequestration.
HB 525 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to providing that when no specified rate of interest is agreed upon by the parties, interest at the rate of six percent (6%) per annum shall be allowed on all written contracts ascertaining the sum payable, from and after the time the sum is due and payable.
HB 526 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to actions upon stated or open accounts, other than mutual or current accounts as concern the trade of merchandise between merchant and merchant, their factors or agents.
HB 557 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to the rights of proprietors of inns, hotels, apartment houses or boarding houses to retain possession of baggage or other property of guests until the amount of the charges is paid.
HB 849 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to empowering the Commissioners' Courts of all counties and the governing bodies of cities and towns to contract with insurance companies to issue group insurance policies insuring the lives of employees and/or insuring such employees against loss from accident and/or illness, and/or hospital or medical treatment
44th 1st Called Session
HB 53 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to levying an annual occupation tax upon coin operated vending machines; providing for the collection of said tax by the Comptroller of Public Accounts of this State.
44th 3rd Called Session
HB 67 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the expenditures for the administration of certain Act relating to making better provision for the regulation of the sale of and dealings in stocks, bonds, and securities in this State.
43rd Regular Session
HB 153 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that when a keeper, manager, or owner of an institution defined in said article shall operate same without a license or sell or traffic in babies or permit the use of said institution for purposes other than provided in their license, they may be enjoined in a suit filed by the Attorney General, district or county attorney, or any citizen.
HB 748 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to providing for the levying of a ton-mile tax on transportation of passengers and freight by buses and trucks over the highways of Texas, prescribing the method of collection, the distribution of funds collected, providing penalty for violation.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 30 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for creating a Fireman, Policeman, and Fire Alarm Operators' Pension Fund in all incorporated cities and towns in this State, having a population of more than two hundred and forty thousand (240,000) inhabitants and less than two hundred and seventy-five thousand (275,000) inhabitants, having a paid fire, police, and fire alarm operators' department.
HB 86 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining, licensing, and regulating loan brokers, and the business of loan brokers in amounts of $500 or less, secured or unsecured; providing for a license fee; declaring usurious contracts within the scope of this Act to be unlawful and against public policy and void as to interest only; providing additional penalty for usury collected or paid.
HB 148 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the State Board of Barber Examiners for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1934, and August 31, 1935, in lieu of the appropriation made for said Board by the Forty-third Legislature at its Regular Session, declaring the conditions upon which this appropriation is made.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 60 Author: Reed, William Otey
Caption: Relating to validating all elections, election orders, election proceedings and city ordinances annexing adjacent territory to, or extending and prescribing the corporate limits of, certain incorporated cities.
43rd 3rd Called Session
HB 111 Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute pertaining to certain district court rules, practice and procedure thereunder, by providing for the appointment of an assignment clerk to serve under the presiding judge in setting and disposing of civil cases on the general jury docket; fixing the duties and salary of such assignment clerk and providing a method of payment, term of office, and dismissal thereof.