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Legislation authored by Gordon Milton Burns

Includes legislation with Gordon Milton Burns as the primary author for the 34th through 46th 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.

46th Regular Session
SB 19 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to repealing a certain Statute creating a Board of Pardons and Paroles.
SB 20 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to overtime to be allowed prisoners in the Texas Penitentiary; defining what constitutes a day in overtime work and fixing the date when this Act shall become effective.
SB 38 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for a State Board of Examiners in Optometry.
SB 88 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the Texas Prison Board to bid on printing and furnishing stationery and supplies to State departments and institutions.
SB 89 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to granting aid to San Jacinto, Trinity, Houston, Angelina, Sabine, San Augustine, Jasper, Tyler, Walker and Shelby counties, made necessary by reason of the fact that the Federal Government has purchased in said Counties large acreages, reducing the taxable values of such Counties.
SB 130 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to further regulation of trial procedure and practice in Civil Cases in the District and County Courts of this State and also authorizing attorneys during an argument to comment upon or explain to the jury the effect of their verdict or answers to Special Issues.
SB 270 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to reorganizing the Special Ninth District Court of Montgomery County, Polk County, and San Jacinto Counties, Texas, prescribing its jurisdiction, limiting its existence;providing that the Judge of said Special Ninth District Court as now constituted shall continue to serve in the Special Ninth District Court after the same has been reorganized by this Act until the election and qualification of his successor.
SB 275 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to reorganizing the 87th Judicial District of Texas, to be constituted of Limestone, Freestone, Anderson and Leon Counties, Texas, and to provide for the terms thereof.
SB 307 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of $250,000.00 to the Texas Prison System for the purpose of erecting and constructing and building a textile mill, locating the same.
SB 308 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to fixing the maximum fees of county officials in certain counties containing a population of not less than eighteen thousand five hundred twenty-eight (18,528) and not more than eighteen thousand five hundred thirty-five (18,535).
SB 435 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court in certain counties, allowing each Commissioner certain expenses.
SB 477 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to prescribe rules and regulations by which it may be established who are now licensed to practice law within this State; limiting the power of the District Judge and the Supreme Court.
SB 480 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to transport minnows from Walker County for the purpose of sale, or to transport more than two hundred (200) minnows from Walker County, or to have in any vehicle more than two hundred (200) minnows in Walker County; providing a penalty.
SB 488 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by providing that all processes and writs issued and served and recognizances and bonds and undertakings entered into before this Act takes effect and made returnable to the 87th Judicial District shall be considered as returnable to the next succeeding term of the 87th Judicial District Court after this act takes effect.
45th Regular Session
SB 1 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain statute creating a Board of Pardons and Paroles.
SB 2 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the Sam Houston State Teachers College of the sum of Fifty-four Hundred ($5400.00) Dollars out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay for water, lights, heat, and teacher's salary.
SB 3 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | 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.
SB 82 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing that motor carriers and motor vehicles subject to jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission shall be those operating for compensation and hire and providing that the term "compensation and hire" shall not include vehicles transporting goods owned by the owner of such vehicle.
SB 165 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the State Prison System at Huntsville, Texas, for the erection, construction, building, and equipping of a power plant at said Huntsville Prison, Wynne State Prison Farm, and Goree State Prison Farm.
SB 166 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating the practice of submitting Special Issues in trial of civil cases in the District and County Court.
SB 241 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to setting aside a certain amount of money, royalty, bonuses, and rentals for the prison system for the purpose of making permanent improvements.
SB 263 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the Texas Prison Board, through its general manager, to bid for contracts to supply the State with printing, binding and supplies of like character and to enter into such contracts with the Board of Control without executing a bond, setting the amount.
SB 276 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to granting aid to San Jacinto, Polk, Trinity, Houston, and Walker Counties, Texas, made necessary by reason of the fact that the Federal Government has purchased in said counties practically fifty percent (50%) of the land in said counties, thereby taking off the tax rolls so much valuation that said counties can not operate a county government, and has caused great destruction to the roads and other improvements in said counties, remitting, releasing, granting, and donating to said counties all State ad valorem taxes and occupational taxes levied or to be levied on property in said counties including the rolling stock of railroads for the years 1937-1942, both inclusive.
SB 315 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Clerks of the District Courts shall upon filing of a plea of privilege dispatch by registered mail a notice and certified copy of such plea to the attorneys of the adverse party and that within five days of the receipt of such notice, contraverting plea must be filed under oath setting out the fact or facts relied upon conferring venue in the Court where the cause is pending.
SB 316 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to personal injury actions whereby contributory negligence shall not bar a recovery, prescribing the limitations, and regulating procedure of such cause of action.
SB 337 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the increase of salaries to District Judges and providing for method of payment of such salaries.
SB 338 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to authorizing State Parks Board to accept money and land donations.
SB 339 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to fixing terms of State Parks Board members at six years and authorizing compensation of $10 a day for maximum of sixty days a year.
SB 376 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to investigate feasibility of establishing a national park in the Jeff Davis Mountains.
SB 377 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the Texas Prison System.
SB 465 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for changing and prescribing terms and times of holding the Courts in the Third Judicial District of Texas.
45th 2nd Called Session
SB 6 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to legalizing, approving and validating bonds voted by any city having a population of not less than 1525 and not more than 1550 according to the last preceding Federal Census, and by any city having a population of not less than 4400 and not more than 4500 according to the last preceding Federal Census, for the purpose of park improvements in and for such city and for the levy of the tax in payment of such bonds.
44th Regular Session
SB 44 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that a poll tax of One Dollar ($1.00) only, shall be collected on every person between the ages of 21 and 60 years, making certain exceptions.
SB 70 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to regulating the load limit that may be transported upon commercial motor vehicles, truck-tractors, trailers, or semi-trailers outside the limits of an incorporated city or town.
SB 71 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the Texas Prison Board, through its general manager, bidding for contracts to supply the State with printing, binding, and supplies of like character with the Board of Control without a bond, and entering into such contracts with the Board of Control without executing a bond.
SB 72 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to regulating the practice of submitting special issues in trial of civil cases in the district and county court.
SB 73 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the transportation upon public highways of gasoline in excess of thirty (30) gallons with certain exceptions; providing for a penalty.
SB 112 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to defining unlawful entry of a vessel, steamboat or railroad car, making such unlawful entry a penal offense, providing the punishment therefor.
SB 113 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Board of Pardons and Paroles shall hereafter sit and have their offices at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.
SB 145 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the reorganization of the Texas Prison Board; fixing their terms of office; providing for their regular meeting place; providing for the control of the Texas Prison System by the Texas Prison Board through the general manager selected by the Prison Board.
SB 217 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the compensation and hospitalization under certain conditions of certain employees of the State Penitentiary System.
SB 248 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to creating the Special Ninth District Court of Montgomery County, Polk County, and San Jacinto County, Texas, prescribing its jurisdiction, limiting its existence, fixing its terms.
SB 249 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salaries and compensation in certain counties, and providing for the manner of the payment of the salaries and the fund from which said salaries shall be paid.
SB 292 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation of money for the Sam Houston State Teachers College at Huntsville, Texas.
SB 309 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing relief for the Centralia Common School District, No. 35, of Trinity County, Texas, in order to aid said school districts in rebuilding its properties which was destroyed by cyclone which struck the community of Centralia on the 7th day of February, 1935.
SB 328 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to elections for the sale of beer in political subdivisions of this State.
SB 467 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment of a state tuberculosis sanatorium for negroes to be known as the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium for Negroes.
SB 497 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing that the District Attorney of the 12th Judicial District of Texas, shall receive the same per diem for not to exceed fifty days in excess of the maximum number of days provided, as he receives now under the provisions of said acts.
SJR 26 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas by adding a new section to be numbered Section 61, vesting all the power heretofore conferred upon the Governor by Section 11, Article IV of the Constitution, relating to granting reprieves, commutations of punishments and pardons in all criminal cases in a board to be known and designated as the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
44th 1st Called Session
SB 4 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to and providing for Old-Age Assistance, defining the powers and duties of certain officers in connection therewith, prescribing penalties.
SB 21 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of a fund to be known as the Industrial Revolving Fund of the Texas Prison System for the use of said system in the purchasing of supplies and materials for tag plant, shoe and print shop and other industrial and delivery of finished products of said system, and providing for the payment into said fund by the State Treasurer out of moneys remitted to him by the general manager of the State Prison System.
SB 25 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of money for the Sam Houston State Teachers College, at Huntsville, Texas, providing for the purpose thereof.
SB 26 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of district attorneys in judicial districts composed of two or more counties.
44th 2nd Called Session
SB 7 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of district attorneys in judicial districts composed of two or more counties; providing that this Act shall not deprive such district attorneys of their expense allowance.
SB 10 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the amount that may be allowed by County Boards of Trustees to the County Superintendents of Public Instruction for expenditures for office and traveling expenses in certain counties according to the last preceding Federal Census.
44th 3rd Called Session
SB 2 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to requiring ad valorem taxes to be paid on the listed and rendered value in order to prevent the accrual of penalty and interest.
43rd Regular Session
HB 51 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Board of Pardons and Paroles shall hereafter sit and have their offices at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.
HB 57 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners court of any county in this State, where the constitutional limit of taxes for general purposes has been levied, having an unexpended balance to the credit of the road and bridge fund from funds derived from license tax, registration fees, or other tax on motor vehicles, to transfer such unexpended balance, or any portion thereof, to the general fund of the county.
HB 77 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to regulating the practice of submitting special issues in trial of civil cases in the district and county court.
HB 83 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the Texas Prison Board, through its general manager, bidding for contracts to supply the State with printing, binding and supplies of like character with the Board of Control without a bond, and entering into such contracts with the Board of Control without a bond, and entering into such contracts with the Board of Control without executing a bond.
HB 159 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to conserving petroleum, one of the natural resources produced in this State, by providing that every person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or any receiver thereof shall pay to the State a graduated production tax on the daily production of each petroleum well in this State.
HB 240 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the improvement and repair of Sam Houston home, and grounds adjacent thereto, in Huntsville, and for the maintenance of same; providing means manner thereof; making appropriation therefor.
HB 272 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Congressional Districts, naming the counties composing the same, and providing for the election of a Member of the Congress of the United States from each district, and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 313 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the transportation upon public highways (30) gallons with certain exceptions; providing for a penalty.
HB 450 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that seventy-five percent of the salary of the County Judge as well as seventy-five percent of the salaries of county commissioners be paid out of the road and bridge fund and the remainder be paid out of the general fund of the county.
HB 475 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the discharge of prisoners.
HB 662 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that in addition to the powers now vested in the district courts of this State, said district courts shall have power to entertain and determine actions brought by a deserted or abandoned wife for the benefit of herself or minor dependent children independent of divorce proceedings to enforce the husband's duty of support and maintenance of his wife and children where authorized under the provisions of this Act.
HB 879 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to appropriating private property for public use.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 46 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of Discharged Convicts Revolving Fund, providing for the payment of money into said fund by the State Treasurer out of moneys remitted to him by the General Manager of the State Prison System; providing for reports of the condition of the Discharged Convicts Revolving Fund by the depositories.
HB 67 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing the times of holding the terms of the District Courts in the Twelfth Judicial District of Texas; providing that this Act shall take effect January 1, 1934.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 39 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation of money for the Penitentiary System located at Huntsville, Texas; providing the purposes thereof, the means and manner of expenditure.
43rd 3rd Called Session
HB 70 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to making it a penal offense for any officer or employee of the Texas Prison System, or any other person, to instigate, connive, attempt to cause, assist in or conspire with others to cause any mutiny or riot, or in any manner aid in the escape of any prisoner from the Texas penitentiary, from any prison farm, or from any prison transfer truck or other mode of conveyance, or who in any manner, either directly or indirectly, furnishes aid to or harbors and conceals any prisoner who has escaped from such penitentiary, prison farm, or prison transfer truck, or any other mode of conveyance; providing the penalty and punishment therefor.
HB 107 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to appropriating $12,500 out of any funds of the State of Texas, not otherwise appropriated, to be used to pay additional expenses of publication of eight proposed amendments to the Constitution of Texas and for the subsequent holding of a general election at which said amendments are to be voted upon, said amount herein appropriated to be used as payment of any difference in the amount of the cost of the publication of said eight proposed amendments and holding of said election over and above the amounts of money already apporpriated for said purposes.
43rd 4th Called Session
HB 58 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the improvement and repair of the Sam Houston Home and grounds adjacent thereto in Huntsville, and for the maintenance of same.
42nd Regular Session
HB 63 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide certain fees in certain felony cases.
HB 111 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing for an open season or period of time when it shall be lawful to take or kill squirrel in certain counties; providing a penalty.
HB 140 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the trial of insane convicts, who are inmates of the Texas Prison System.
HB 215 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to take wild beaver, wild otter, or wild fox; providing a penalty.
HB 400 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the location, establishment and maintenance of an institution for the examination, care, treatment and incarceration of insane, mentally deficient persons who have been indicted or convicted of a felony.
HB 501 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the improvement and repair of Sam Houston Home and the grounds adjacent thereto in Huntsville; making an appropriation.
HB 502 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the duties of county attorneys in certain counties.
HB 525 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for persons other than attorneys who are legally licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and claimants to represent parties to hearings before the Industrial Accident Board.
HB 692 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment of a tuberculosis sanatorium for negroes to be known as the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium for Negroes.
HB 750 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing the times of holding the terms of the District Court in the Twelfth Judicial District of Texas; providing that this Act shall take effect August 1, 1931.
42nd 1st Called Session
HB 12 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful to throw, cast, discharge or deposit crude petroleum, salt water, and certain other substances in any of the waters of this State; providing for enforcement of this Act.
42nd 2nd Called Session
HB 5 Author: Burns, Gordon M.
Caption: Relating to conserving the Fertility of the Soils of the Cultivated lands of the State of Texas, providing that not more than fifty percent of the cultivated lands of this State shall be planted in cotton; providing penalties.
42nd 3rd Called Session
HB 29 Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it lawful to hunt wounded wild deer with one dog in the counties of San Jacinto and Polk, Texas, during the open season of each year for a period of five (5) years.