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Legislation authored by Arthur Washington Cato

Includes legislation with Arthur Washington Cato as the primary author for the 47th through 49th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

49th Regular Session
HB 22 Caption: Relating to striking certain words and figures from certain Acts relative to truck load limits.
HB 37 Caption: Relating to providing for a Child Labor Law for Texas, providing minimum ages and maximum hours of work, etc.; providing for the enforcement of the Act.
HB 60 Caption: Relating to requiring all operators of public parking lots and storage places to carry insurance.
HB 88 Caption: Relating to defining a second-hand dealer, providing for the keeping of records by second-hand dealers, providing for necessary contents of such records, prescribing certain duties for such second-hand dealers, providing for a penalty thereon.
HB 93 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage in Texas be thoroughly examined by a physician legally licensed to practice medicine in Texas, who at the time of said examination caused to be made of specimens taken from such persons standard serological tests and other such laboratory procedures as are essential to the determination of freedom from syphilis and all other venereal diseases.
HB 103 Caption: Relating to providing that the State of Texas shall hereafter be governed by Mountain War time instead of Central War Time, until such time as the United States Government shall abolish War Time and thereafter it shall revert to Central Standard time; and repealing all laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 106 Caption: Relating to providing that any person as owner, employee, or representative of any radio station who sells, leases, or gives an option on any radio time or services for any purpose designed to advance or defeat the candidacy of any person for State Office, must make a report within three (3) days to the Secretary of State; providing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 119 Caption: Relating to providing for assistance to illiterate or helpless voters.
HB 130 Caption: Relating to providing that no person, firm, association or corporation engaged in any business enterprise in this State shall, by any method or procedure, directly or indirectly, by itself, or through any subsidiary agency owned or controlled in whole or in part by such person, firm, association or corporation, sell or procure for sale or have in its possession or under its control for sale to its employees or to any person, any article, material, product or merchandise of whatsoever nature not his or its own production or not handles in his or its regular course of trade or business, with certain exceptions; providing and fixing penalties.
HB 157 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the deficiency incurred by the State Board of Education in their per diem and travel expenses for the year 1943-1944 and for which no appropriation has heretofore been made.
HB 214 Caption: Relating to making it a misdemeanor and punishable by fine and imprisonment to charge any fee or compensation for the placement or transfer of guardianship of any child under 15 years of age.
HB 242 Caption: Relating to amending Article relative to tax on carbon black, etc.
HB 316 Caption: Relating to fixing the rate to be charged by a common carrier in the intrastate transportation of passengers for compensation under certain conditions as set forth in said Act, and providing the method for collecting said fare when either tickets are sold or cash fare is collected; providing a penalty.
HB 319 Caption: Relating to providing for the taking of the school census of Texas upon prescribed form by census trustees for the year 1944-45 and providing that said census shall be added to and deducted from by the names of children who have moved in and are born into the different communities of Texas and deducting therefrom names of children who have moved out or who have died in said communities in Texas.
HB 327 Caption: Relating to amending certain article of the Penal Code of the State of Texas relative to cock-fighting.
HB 328 Caption: Relating to the protection of human beings against rabies, to require inoculation against rabies of all dogs running at large, to provide for the apprehension and disposition of dogs running at large which have not been inoculated in accordance with he provision of this Act, to provide for the confinement of bitten dogs, to provide a means of enforcement of the provisions of this Act, the appointment of a Rabies Inspector, to fix fees for inoculation of dogs, and to fix penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof.
48th Regular Session
HB 28 Caption: Relating to amending the school census law of Texas, providing for the taking the school census of Texas upon prescribed form by census trustees for the year 1943-44 and providing that said census shall be added to and deducted from by the names of children who have moved in and or born into different communities of Texas, deducting therefrom names of children who have moved out or who have died in said communities of Texas.
HB 42 Caption: Relating to amending statutes so as to remove therefrom the authority to grant permits for the sale of intoxicating liquors, wine, or beer outside of the limits of incorporated villages, towns or cities of any wet county or counties.
HB 53 Caption: Relating to establishing a system of personal administration based on merit principles and scientific methods governing the appointment of certain officers and employees of the State of Texas.
HB 57 Caption: Relating to defining license and regulating the business of making loans or advancements in the amount or of the value of five hundred ($500.00) dollars or less, secured or unsecured; providing for a saving clause in the event any portion of this act shall be held unconstitutional.
HB 66 Caption: Relating to providing for assistance to illiterate or helpless voters.
HB 75 Caption: Relating to defining interest and to provide for certain remedies fore the prevention of usury; providing appropriate penalties; providing a savings clause.
HB 80 Caption: Relating to declaring the ownership of motor truck and motor bus lines by railroad companies to be contrary to the genius of free government and making it unlawful for railroad companies to own, control or operate any motor truck lines or motor bus lines for the carrying of freight or passengers for compensation or hire in this State.
HB 88 Caption: Relating to regulating the employment of women and minors; to protect the lives, health and morals of women and minor workers; providing penalties for violation of the Act; providing a saving clause.
HB 140 Caption: Relating to repealing certain Bills; providing method of selecting employees, and providing that the status of employees affected by the repeal of this act shall remain the same under certain conditions.
HB 275 Caption: Relating to protecting the public health by regulating the sale, distribution or possession of, and to require the enrichment of oleomargarine by the addition of vitamins; specifying ingredients and authorizing the State Health Officer to change or add to the specifications; fixing active enforcement date of this Act, and to fix penalties for the violation of same.
HB 279 Caption: Relating to repealing certain Chapters of the Penal Code; providing for a Child Labor Law for Texas, providing minimum ages and maximum hours of work, providing certain exceptions to the Act, prohibiting certain hours of work, providing meal periods, requiring the posting of hours of work, etc.
HB 282 Caption: Relating to protecting the public health by regulating the manufacture, baking, mix, compound, sale or offer for sale for human consumption of flour and bread as defined herein, and to require the enrichment of flour and bread by the addition of certain vitamins and minerals and to prescribe the methods of enrichment; fixing active enforcement date of this Act; and providing a penalty for violation of any section of this Act.
HB 473 Caption: Relating to making specific appropriation of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) or so much thereof as may be necessary out of the State Highway Fund in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to pay a certain judgment obtained by W.F. Howell, against the State of Texas, as rendered on the 21st of November, A.D. 1941, in the District Court of Parker County, Texas, in cause No. 9935, wherein W.F. Howell is plaintiff, to whom prior permission had been granted to bring such suit, and the State of Texas and the State Highway commission of Texas are defendants, for the principal sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150), with interest at the legal rate of six (6) per centum per annum from the date of said judgment until paid, such judgment being rendered for damages done to W.F. Howell's land in Parker County, Texas, by reason of rebuilding of United States Highway No. 80, State Highway No. 1.
HJR 4 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas regulating the eligibility of civil officers and employees of this State as candidates for nomination for, or election to, an elective office of honor, trust or emolument.
47th Regular Session
HB 268 Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment of a State Cancer Hospital and the Division of Cancer Research, the location, control, and management to be under the supervision of The University of Texas; making certain appropriations.
HB 280 Caption: Relating to protecting trade-mark owners, distributors, and the general public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade-mark, brand, or name, and to facilitate fair trade.
HB 328 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court in certain counties to allow each County Commissioner certain expenses in connection with the performing of the duties as road commissioner in addition to the duties as County Commissioner; providing for the payment of the same.
HB 734 Caption: Relating to providing amount of payment to the County Executive Committee in order to have name placed on official ballot for State Representative in certain counties.
HB 792 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act prohibiting the transportation of minnows outside of certain counties; providing a penalty.
HJR 26 Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that no voter shall ever be denied the right to vote because of failure to pay poll tax and authorizing the Legislature to provide for the registration of all voters.