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Legislation authored by Jefferson Davis Stinson

Includes legislation with Jefferson Davis Stinson as the primary author for the 34th through 48th 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.

48th Regular Session
HB 289 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by changing the restrictions as to population of the counties to which said act applies from three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) inhabitants, according to the last Federal census, to five hundred thousand (500,000) inhabitants, according to the last Federal census.
HB 315 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to establishing procedure for arbitrations; authorizing agreements to submit issues to arbitration, etc.
HB 334 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to levee improvement districts, authorizing the commissioners' court having jurisdiction to sell levee improvement district bonds on the best terms and for the best price possible.
HB 358 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating the annexation of territory and the extension of the boundaries of all cities and towns incorporated under the General Laws and having a population of five thousand (5,000) inhabitants or less, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 425 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing joint control by a principal and his sureties of moneys and other assets and properties, deposited in and held by banks, savings banks, safe deposits or trust companies, or other depositories.
HB 524 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to trusts and trustees; providing for the creation of trusts and the regulation of trusts and trustees; listing the permissible purpose of trusts.
HB 701 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing Acts authorizing the Commissioners' Court of any County having a population of One Hundred Thousand (100,000) inhabitants or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census, to issue bonds for the purpose of refunding any and all outstanding indebtedness of such County, chargeable against the General Fund which existed in April 30, 1941.
HB 740 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to permitting insurance carriers organized and licensed under the laws of the Republic of Mexico, or any State thereof, to underwrite in the State of Texas automobile coverage, accident and other insurance risks upon persons and personal property while in the Republic of Mexico, prescribing the conditions to be complied with to enjoy such privileges; repealing all laws and parts of laws to the extent of conflict herewith; providing for severability.
47th Regular Session
HB 14 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedures relative to authorizing the Governor to remit fines, forfeitures of recognizance, and bail bonds.
HB 27 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to providing for the disposition of property and insurance where there is no sufficient evidence that persons have died other than simultaneously.
HB 28 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to providing that death shall not be presumed from mere absence of a person;that such a person has been exposed to specific peril of death shall be considered by the court or a jury; providing certain procedures related to absentees.
HB 34 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; providing their terms of office; defining their duties.
HB 59 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain Acts of the General and Special Laws relative to providing for the creation of a Legislative Audit Committee; providing for the appointment of a State Auditor; creating and providing a uniform budget system for the State; designating the Governor as chief budget officer; providing for the appointment of a Director of the Budget; prescribing certain penalties.
HB 263 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to expenses of registration and valuation of Registered Insurance Policies.
HB 264 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to issuance of policies providing for payment of an amount less than face of policies of death results from Aviation Activities.
HB 701 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the establishing, operating and maintaining within this state of nonprofit medical and surgical care plans on a regular, periodic prepayment basis; providing for the creation and operation of nonprofit corporations for the execution and administration thereof.
HB 815 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes regarding the Pension Fund created for Confederate soldiers and sailors.
HB 845 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for books and records to be kept by credit unions, for supervision and examination of credit unions by some competent person or persons as designated by certain authority.
HB 856 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes by providing that a Credit Union may borrow money in an amount not to exceed twenty-five (25%) per cent of its capital and surplus; and providing for a guaranty fund.
HB 996 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts regarding the examination of certain organizations by the Life Insurance Commissioner.
HB 1073 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Board of Insurance Commissioners of the State of Texas to make and promulgate special rates and rating plans for Workmen's Compensation, Motor Vehicle and other lines of Casualty insurance, separately or in combination applicable to the construction or operation of National Defense Projects.
HB 1092 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the annexation of streets, highways, and alleys by the governing bodies of certain cities and towns; prescribing the method for such annexation.
46th Regular Session
HB 74 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a State Bar; constituting it an administrative agency of the Judicial Department of the State; defining the powers thereof.
HB 88 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to more fully define persons entitled to Old Age Assistance.
HB 232 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to fix the time for filing the transcript and statement of facts in the Court of Civil Appeals and providing for an extension of such time for cause shown.
HB 326 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to ratifying, confirming, and validating all acts and orders, and attempted acts and orders, of County School Trustees, Boards of County School Trustees, County Boards of Trustees, County Boards of School Trustees, Commissioners Courts, Boards of Trustees of Common, Independent, and County Line School Districts, and all elections and attempted elections of Common, Independent, and County Line School Districts, relating to the laying out, establishment, combining, abolishing, changing of boundaries, detaching territory from, or annexing territory to, any such school district.
HB 327 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act allocating the occupation taxes levied and collected on oil produced within this State.
HB 675 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to requiring that all bonds issued by cities, school districts and other political subdivisions of this State, including bonds to be refunded, be advertised for sale by the governing bodies of such cities, school districts and other political subdivisions before sale; providing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 815 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the taxpayers shall be allowed by the State and all governmental and political subdivisions and taxing districts of the State certain discounts on ad valorem taxes due the State and such governmental or political subdivisions or taxing districts if paid within certain periods.
HB 1057 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure to authorize the Governor to remit fines, forfeitures of recognizances, and bail bonds.
45th Regular Session
HB 36 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Restricting advertising and curative representation by dentists and providing for forfeiture of license.
HB 37 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring certain reports to be made to the Banking Commissioner, and prescribing the time for filing such reports; prescribing penalty for failure to file.
HB 38 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Rehabilitation Division of the State Department of Education to include dental rehabilitation in its work.
HB 213 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to designating the securities in which the funds of life insurance companies may be invested; providing that life insurance companies may invest funds in interest bearing notes or bonds of the University of Texas.
HB 214 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to designating the securities in which the funds of general casualty companies may be invested.
HB 263 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to exempting from taxation the property owned or used exclusively and reasonably necessary in conducting any association engaged in promoting threefold religious, educational and physical development of boys and girls, young men and young women, operating under a State, or national organization of like character, and all endowment funds of such institutions.
HB 674 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
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 any incorporated city having a population of not less than four thousand, one hundred and ninety (4,190) inhabitants, and not more than four thousand, two hundred and fifty (4,250) inhabitants, as shown by the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 675 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that in all counties of this State, having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000), according to the last United States Census, the Commissioners Court in such county may expend, in furnishing a rest room for women in the courthouse, or in courthouse buildings, or on courthouse grounds, a sum not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300).
HB 1021 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing and limiting expenses of candidates for Representative in the State Legislature in primary elections in counties of more than one hundred thousand (100,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HJR 2 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas, authorizing the Legislature to establish a system of unemployment insurance, and providing for the levying of a tax on payrolls for such purpose.
45th 1st Called Session
HB 38 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to providing the procedure authorizing the issuance of letters of guardianship in estates of nonresident minors, persons of unsound mind, and drunkards.
HB 61 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to providing for the investment by guardians of the surplus funds of their wards in bonds of any county or district or subdivision in Texas, or of any incorporated city or town in Texas.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 121 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Commissioners Court of any county in the State of Texas may adopt for use in elections and primary elections in at least three (3) of the larger voting precincts in voting strength in said county any kind of voting machine approved by the Secretary of State.
HB 162 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to ratifying, confirming, and validating all acts and orders, and attempted acts and orders of County School Trustees, Boards of County School Trustees, County Boards of Trustees, County Boards of school Trustees, Commissioners' Courts, Boards of Trustees of Common Independent and County Line School Districts, and all elections and attempted elections of Common, Independent, and County Line School Districts, relating to the laying out, establishment, combining, abolishing, changing of boundaries, detaching territory from, or annexing territory to, any such school district, except where contests of same may be pending at the time this Act becomes effective.
44th Regular Session
HB 11 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making appropriation for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Texas Centennial (including the Texas Centennial Central Exposition and other celebrations), for the period beginning February 1, 1935, and ending December 31, 1936.
HB 109 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to the giving of supersedeas bonds, and providing that in lieu thereof the court may permit deposits of money from time to time with the registry of the court.
HB 190 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful after January 1, 1936, to operate on any public highway or street a motor vehicle manufactured or assembled after said date, designed or used to carry passengers for hire, or as a public conveyance to transport school children or others, unless such vehicle be equipped with safety glass; and making it unlawful after July 1, 1936, to operate on any public highway or street any motor vehicle registered in this State, and manufactured or assembled after said date, unless such vehicle be equipped with safety glass.
HB 208 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to certain evidences of indebtedness issued under the National Housing Act.
HB 380 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay judgments of the District and County Courts refunding to the heirs, devisees, legatees or legal representatives of deceased persons, whose estates have escheated to the State, such sums of money belonging to such escheated estates as have been paid into the Public Treasury.
HB 396 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to exempting from taxation the property owned or used exclusively and reasonably necessary in conducting any association engaged in promoting the threefold religious, educational, and physical development of boys and girls, young men and young women operating under a State or National organization of like character, and all endowment funds of such institutions.
HB 640 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the compulsory examination as to defective sight and hearing of school children between the ages of six and eighteen at least once a year.
HB 959 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to giving civil jurisdiction to the Criminal District Court of Dallas County and Criminal District Court No. 2 of Dallas County of suits and causes in matters of divorce, dependent and delinquent children, adoption and habeas corpus in civil proceedings.
HB 960 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing any city of more than Two Hundred Fifty Thousand population, according to the last preceding census, to codify and adopt a code of civil and criminal ordinances without the necessity of publication, providing for the taking effect of said code upon adoption, providing for the reception in evidence of such code when printed under the supervision of the governing body of said city and the effect of such admission evidence.
44th 1st Called Session
HB 108 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay judgments of the District and County Courts refunding to the heirs, devisees, legatees or legal representatives of deceased persons, whose estates have escheated to the State as herein enumerated, such sums of money belonging to such escheated estates as have been paid into the Public Treasury.
44th 2nd Called Session
HB 56 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the compensation of district officers and certain county officers, and under certain conditions to precinct officers, of salaries in lieu of fees, commissions and other compensations.
HB 106 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to elections and government of certain water supply districts.
44th 3rd Called Session
HB 68 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person or persons to fish for, take, catch or attempt to catch any fish in the fresh waters of Dallas County by any net, seine, snag line, trap or any device other than ordinary pole and line, rod and reel, set line, throw line or trot line; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
43rd Regular Session
HB 143 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that when a person of unsound mind shall die intestate, or a minor shall die and such deceased person has a legally appointed, qualified, and acting guardian, that such guardian shall ipso facto, become the administrator of the estate of such deceased person, with all the powers, rights, and duties of other administrators to administer and distribute such estate.
HB 149 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to prescribing the fees that shall be paid by the party applying for a jury trial in the district or county court, and providing when and how such fees shall be paid.
HB 252 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to regulating the assessments of candidates for the payment of primary expenses and providing that no candidate's name shall be placed upon the ballot unless he shall have paid his share of such expense.
HB 527 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for an additional inheritance tax to be levied on every taxable estate equal to the difference between the tax due this State and eighty (80) percent of the total sum due the United states Government under the Revenue Act of 1926.
HB 552 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to providing the requirements for the sale of property belonging to estates of decedents, and providing for bond by the executor or administrator of such estate.
HB 580 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salaries and compensation of official shorthand reporters in certain judicial districts.
HB 581 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salaries and compensation of official shorthand reporters in certain judicial districts.
HB 582 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salary of the judge of the County Criminal Court of Dallas County, and prescribing the duties of such judge.
HB 583 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to fixing the term of office, qualifications, and salaries of the judges of the County Court of Dallas County at Law, nos. 1 and 2; and prescribing the duties of said judges.
HB 726 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to further defining the offense of burglary.
HB 837 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to conferring upon courts of record the power to render declaratory judgments within their respective jurisdictions.
HB 850 Author: Stinson, Jeff D.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute providing before whom depositions of witnesses residing outside the state may be taken by the defendant in criminal cases so aso to permit same to be taken before a judge or chancellor of a supreme court of law or equity.
HB 929 Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing Dallas County Arcadia Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 to incur indebtedness evidenced by contract, agreement, notes, or warrants, and to borrow money from Reconstruction Finance Corporation, for any purpose incident to its powers and functions, including the construction of repairs, replacements and extensions to its water system, and to pay off from and to pledge for the payment thereof any part of its income or revenues, and to mortgage its properties and facilities.