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Legislation authored by George Francis Howard

Includes legislation with George Francis Howard as the primary author for the 44th through 48th 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.

48th Regular Session
HB 55 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the finality of the jurisdiction of the Courts of Civil Appeals in certain cases.
HB 72 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by prescribing the procedure for the securing of a jury.
HB 93 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the organizing and dividing of the State into eleven administrative judicial districts to coincide with the Courts of Civil Appeals Supreme Judicial districts.
HB 110 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Article so as to provide for the election of a special judge in the district court under certain circumstances.
HB 225 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the appointment and employment of a "Night Chief Deputy" in addition to the first assistant or Chief Deputy now authorized, in the sheriff's office in all counties having a population of five hundred thousand (500,000) or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census, fixing the salary, the method and manner of making the appointment and employment, requiring two (2) years prior service as deputy sheriff as a prerequisite to this appointment.
47th Regular Session
HB 347 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to disapprove, invalidate, and strike Rule 168 of the Rules promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas; providing the effective date of this Act; prohibiting search, seizure, or examination of the person of any party without his consent, in civil actions, except actions under Workmen's Compensation Act.
46th Regular Session
HB 96 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to withdrawing from appearing party review in Court of Civil Appeals by means of writ of error.
HB 97 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by adding provisions for reading from Court Reporter's notes.
HB 98 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation and defining the powers of the State Bar.
HB 99 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to giving further certainty to appellate jurisdiction by providing for waiver and cure of objection as to the various notices and bonds.
HB 100 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act empowering the judge to change venue on his own motion.
HB 101 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to plea of privilege.
HB 102 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for waiver of defects, faults, and omissions in pleading in certain cases.
HB 103 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the use of seals and scrolls.
HB 104 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by providing that a motion for instructed verdict shall state the specific grounds.
HB 105 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to preserving filed pleadings by making just and convenient regulations to such end.
HB 106 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing how corporations may convey land, and dispensing with the use of a seal or scroll in conveying lands.
HB 107 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by dispensing with bills of exception to action on written motions.
HB 108 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to conferring and relinquishing to the Supreme Court full rule-making power in civil judicial proceedings, repealing all laws and parts of laws governing practice and procedure in civil actions, such repeal effective on and after January 1, 1940, providing that no substantive law or part thereof is thereby repealed.
HB 109 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act confining reversals of errors to substance and merit.
HB 110 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for the taxing of certain costs in favor of the party against whom a temporary injunction or restraining is granted.
HB 111 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by forbidding reversal for variance or departure not specifically pointed out in stated manner in the trial court.
HB 220 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act eliminating certain conflicts relative to the terms of leases on prison lands.
HB 361 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for anyone to sell, or offer for sale, shucked oysters in other than the original container in which said oysters are packed by the producer; fixing a penalty.
HB 382 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Senate Bill by defining and regulating the practice of professional engineering in the State of Texas; providing for the creation of the State Board of Registration for professional engineers.
HB 696 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article exempting graduates of certain law schools from the Bar Examinations.
HB 701 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article authorizing facsimile signatures and seals on stock certificates signed by a transfer agent and registrar, and prescribing the conditions for the use of such facsimiles.
HB 915 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to obtaining for and reserving to the State of Texas certain mineral royalties under and validating and quit-claiming title to 45.6 acres of land, more or less, bounded by the waters of Clear Creek, Clear Lake and Cut-Off Bayou, located at the southernmost tip of the Ritson-Morris Survey, situated in Harris County, Texas.
HB 1056 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of Thirteen Thousand Dollars ($13,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of the Professional Engineers Fund on deposit in the State Treasury, to pay certain expenses prior to the end of the fiscal year, August 31, 1939.
HB 1064 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing cities having a population of two hundred and eighty-five thousand (285,000) inhabitants, or more, according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census, to extend by ordinance their boundary so as to include in such cities all publicly owned or publicly operated airports, flying fields, and landing fields within a distance of ten (10) miles in air line from the ordinary limits of such cities.
HB 1078 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute authorizing incorporated cites, towns, and villages incorporated under either General or Special Law to improve streets, avenues, alleys, highways, etc.
45th Regular Session
HB 10 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salaries of the Judges of the various District Courts and of the Criminal District Courts of this State.
HB 97 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for notices of sale of real estate under deeds of trust, manner of giving notice, contents of same, affidavit of mailing notice, place of sale.
HB 103 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to the institution of suits by the State of Texas for public lands held, occupied or claimed adversely to the State, and for the recovery of rent thereon and the damages thereto, by fixing the venue of such suits in the county where such land or some part thereof lies.
HB 104 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to prescribing the penalty for engaging in, working at, or conducting the business of plumbing without license as provided by law.
HB 488 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to investment of funds.
HB 489 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to authorizing banks to make loans on property greater than half the value thereof when such loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administrator.
HB 490 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to making mortgages insured and debentures issued by the Federal Housing Administrator eligible for deposit purposes.
HB 491 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to including Federal Housing Administration mortgages in the scope of Texas securities.
HB 492 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to investment of funds.
HB 493 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to authorizing savings banks to invest in Federal Housing Administrator securities.
HB 494 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to permitting mortgage companies to invest in Federal Housing Administration loans.
HB 495 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to permitting mutual insurance companies to invest in Federal Housing Administration loans.
HB 496 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to certain notes and bonds.
HB 497 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to providing that a life insurance company organized under the laws of this State may invest in or loan upon certain securities.
HB 582 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for causes to be docketed in judicial proceedings in cases of lunacy.
HB 732 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the increase of salaries to District Judges, as authorized by certain Act, and providing for method of payment of such salaries.
HB 819 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to authorizing and regulating the issuance of bonds for the purpose of refinancing or for the purpose of refinancing and improving any revenue producing works, undertakings and projects by counties, cities, towns, districts, political and civil subdivisions and other public bodies; defining certain words, terms and phrases for the purposes of this Act.
HB 825 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating and approving all proceedings had by cities and towns in the issuance and sale of revenue obligations under the provisions of certain statutes, as amended, to aid in financing any undertaking for which a loan or grant has been made by the United States through the Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works, or any other governmental agency, declaring that such bonds, notes or warrants shall be valid and binding special obligations of such cities or towns, and validating the pledge of revenues to the payment of said bonds.
HB 867 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to validating certain cities and towns of more than 600 and less than 2,000 inhabitants which have heretofore incorporated under the General Laws of Texas.
HB 999 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to validating the incorporation of certain cities and towns of more than six hundred (600) and less than two thousand (2,000) inhabitants which have heretofore incorporated.
HB 1169 Author: Howard, George Francis | 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 in excess of three hundred and fifty-five thousand (355,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census and in counties having a population of more than two hundred and ninety thousand (290,000) and less than three hundred and twenty-five thousand (325,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census.
HJR 20 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article XVI, Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of Texas; changing the form of the oath of office for Members of the Legislature and all offices of the State of Texas.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 156 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to validating the incorporation of towns and cities having a population of not less than six hundred (600) nor more than two thousand (2,000).
44th Regular Session
HB 165 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to authorizing guardians of estates owning real estate which has been foreclosed upon to file an application to the court for authority to convey said real estate to former owner and mortgage debtor thereof who is eligible for a loan thereon from the Home Owners'' Loan Corporation, the Federal Land Bank of any other entity, corporation or agency now created, or hereafter to be created, by any act or acts of COngress or of the State of Texas, for a consideration partly or entirely evidence by vendor's lien notes.
HB 176 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the assessment of a penalty against life insurance, accident insurance, life and accident, health and accident, or, life, health and accident insurance companies in case of failure to pay any loss within thirty days after the demand therefor, and providing for twelve percent damages on the amount of such loss, together with reasonable attorney fees, for the prosecution and collection of such loss.
HB 605 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to providing that all contracts stipulating for a rate of interest which exceeds, or may exceed, ten percent per annum only in the event of or by reason of default or breach on the part of the debtor, are and shall be valid and enforceable for the principal sum, together with earned interest, at the rate specified in the contract, and providing that no interest in excess of ten percent per annum may be recovered.
HB 707 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to payments made pursuant to contracts executed, by stipulating for a rate of interest which exceeds ten percent per annum only in the event of or as a consequence of default or breach on the part of the debtor.
HB 715 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Commissioners Court may allow district attorney or criminal district attorney amounts necessary to aid in proper administration of duties of office.
HB 784 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to limiting the duties of each constable to the serving of all process, warrants and precepts to the precinct to which he is elected.
HB 902 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to increasing the salaries of bailiffs or Deputy Sheriffs in certain counties for service as grand jury bailiffs or as Deputy Sheriff; also providing for service as bailiff or Deputy Sheriffs in the Courts of Dallas and Harris Counties, and increasing salaries in these Courts.
HB 914 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the San Jacinto River Conservation and Reclamation District under the authority of Section 59, of Article XVI, of the Constitution of Texas, and defining the powers and duties of the said district.
HB 980 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing additional purposes for which corporations may be formed under the laws of the State of Texas.
HB 981 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing County Commissioners' Courts to construct, build, acquire, own, operate and maintain a toll underpass or tunnel in the State of Texas.
HJR 37 Author: Howard, George Francis
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 1 of Article VIII of the Constitution of Texas, providing for the exemption of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) of the assessed taxable value of all residence homesteads from all taxation of any nature whatsoever.
44th 1st Called Session
HB 139 Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing County Commissioners Courts situated within any County having not less than three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) population, according to the last preceding Federal Census, to construct, build, acquire, own, operate and maintain a toll underpass or tunnel in the State of Texas.