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Legislation authored by Frank Hill Rawlings

Includes legislation with Frank Hill Rawlings as the primary author for the 34th through 45th 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.

45th Regular Session
SB 12 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to creating the Motor Transportation Division of the Railroad Commission.
SB 13 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | 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 life character, and all endowment funds of such institutions.
SB 39 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to regulating the size of commercial motor vehicles and semi-trailers.
SB 77 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to requiring adequate insurance to be carried on all motor vehicles, trucks and carriers serving the public.
SB 125 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to creating Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund in the State of Texas and in all cities, towns and villages thereof having a regularly organized fire department with fire fighting equipment or apparatus of the value of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or more therein.
SB 137 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing for and fixing the salaries of the members of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Judges of the Supreme Court Commission of Appeals and the Judges of the Commission in Aid of the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Judges of the Courts of Civil Appeals.
SB 158 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to harmonizing the Texas Constitution with the Federal banking statutes which remove double liability of stockholders.
SB 248 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to making appropriation to pay past due rent on armories from March 1, 1932, to August 31, 1932, under lease to the National Guard of the State of Texas, and authorizing payment of said rent on taking effect of this Act.
SB 260 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of a Legislative Audit Committee and fixing its duties, and providing for the appointment of a State Auditor by said Legislative Audit Committee.
SB 261 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to authorizing Railroad Commission to appoint examiners to conduct hearings and make recommendations regarding motor carriers.
SB 311 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to the kinds of insurance authorized to be written by mutual insurance companies and provide that those companies organized under the provisions of certain statute shall be authorized and empowered to write any kinds of insurance which may lawfully be written in this State, except life insurance.
SB 312 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to making false canvass and converting funds.
SB 313 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing for all county chairmen or members of county executive committees who collect or disburse or have in their possession funds for the conducting of elections, to enter into a good and sufficient bond in an amount to be fixed by the Executive Committee.
SB 314 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the payment of a pension of Fifty Dollars ($50) a month to all living Confederate veterans, and a pension of Twenty-five Dollars ($25) a month to all widows of Confederate veterans.
SB 344 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that two or more joint defendants may have severance and be tried separately.
SB 345 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to making appropriation for the support and maintenance of certain employees of the Motor Transportation Division of the Railroad Commission for the last five months of the current biennium ending August 31, 1937.
SB 461 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of subpoenas in felony cases pending in district or criminal district courts of this State.
SB 506 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that any city having a population of more than 150,000 and less than 200,000, as shown by the preceding Federal Census, shall have power and authority to amend its charter so as to extend its boundary limits, where the territory so annexed does not include any incorporated city, town or village having more than 5,000 inhabitants according the preceding Federal Census.
SJR 9 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 16, Article XVI, of the Constitution of Texas, providing that the Legislature shall authorize the incorporation of banking bodies and provide for the supervision and regulation of same.
SJR 17 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 5 of the Constitution of Texas, providing for the time and duration of meeting of the Legislature.
44th Regular Session
SB 15 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that letter testamentary under a domestic or foreign will shall not be issued after four years from death of testator except in a case where application for probate and for letters was filed in same court within the four-year period aforesaid and actual probate thereof was delayed, without fault or negligence of applicant, until after expiration of such period.
SB 40 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person other than the rightful owner thereof to kill, maim, entrap, or detain an Antwerp Messenger or Homing Pigeon, either in flight or at rest; providing a penalty for the violation of this Act.
SB 41 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to stock of insurance companies, so as to provide that the shares of stock of any insurance company organized under the laws of Texas, if stock with a nominal or par value, shall be divided into shares of not less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars each nor more than One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars each.
SB 42 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that when any abstract of judgment has been recorded it shall, from the date of such record and index, operate as a lien upon all of the real estate of the defendant situated in the county where such record and index are made and upon all real estate which defendant may thereafter acquire, situated in said county during the life of the judgment.
SB 45 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Railroad Commission to issue orders for the protection and promotion of the health and safety of the public and employees of railroads.
SB 77 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to transportation of used office furniture.
SB 100 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to regulating the use of trot lines and set lines where such lines are permitted by laws of this State.
SB 104 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for creating Firemens' Relief and Pension Fund in the State of Texas and in all incorporated cities and towns thereof having a regularly organized fire department with fire fighting equipment or apparatus of the value of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more therein.
SB 106 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to courses of study offered and the conferring of degrees in the North Texas Agricultural College.
SB 110 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to exempting from taxation the property owned and used exclusively and reasonably necessary in conducting any association engaged in promoting the religious, educational and physical development of boys and girls, young men or young women operating under a state or national organization of like character, and all endowment funds of such institutions.
SB 224 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to permitting and authorizing N.P. Turner, of San Antonio, Texas, to bring and prosecute an action against the State of Texas on a certain contract.
SB 270 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the creation of certain oil corporations.
SB 275 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to requiring insurance companies to file reports.
SB 287 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to Confederate Veterans' pensions.
SB 288 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to correcting the inequalities in the assessment of the properties of the railroads of this State for the purpose of taxation, and providing a method for establishing a uniform basis for the assessment of taxes; providing the time at which this Act shall be in force and effect.
SB 294 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the election of school trustees in independent school districts created by Special Act having within their boundaries a city with a population of not less than 160,000 nor more than 220,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census.
SB 341 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that investigators appointed by District Attorneys and County Attorney where said County Attorney performs the duties of a District Attorney and Criminal District Attorneys shall have same authority as sheriffs to make arrests in the county where appointed.
SB 342 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to simplifying procedure in construction and financing of Public Works projects and authorizing any county, city, town, water control and improvement district, irrigation district, conservation and reclamation district, navigation district, road district, or school district to accept grants from any Federal agency in connection with a Public Works project, to make contracts relating thereto and award contracts thereon.
SB 343 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating and approving all acts of the governing bodies of cities and towns of the State of Texas in the issuance and sale of bonds, to aid in financing any undertaking for which a loan or grant has been made by the United States through the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works or other agency of the United States Government.
SB 344 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating, legalizing and approving severally all the acts of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas, the Board of DIrectors of The Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Directors of the Texas Technological College, the Board of Regents of the State Teachers College, the Board of Regents of the College of Industrial Arts, and the Board of Directors of the College of Arts and Industries, in the authorization and issuance of bonds, notes or warrants heretofore issued or that have heretofore been authorized but not yet issued, validating and approving the pledge of revenues to the payment of said bonds.
SB 345 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating all school districts heretofore established, validating all elections and the levy of taxes by school districts, validating all proceeding had in the issuance of bonds and the levying of taxes therefor, validating bonds heretofore authorized or voted but not yet issued when such bonds are to be used in financing any undertaking for which a loan or grant has been made through the Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works.
SB 346 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that negotiable warrants and obligations issued under certain statute may be sold for not less than par value to the Federal Government.
SB 347 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the acquisition, purchase, construction, reconstruction, improvement, betterment, extension, operation, and maintenance of revenue-producing undertakings by an incorporated city or town.
SB 348 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that all bonds, notes or warrants heretofore issued or which have been authorized but not yet issued or which may be hereafter issued under the provisions of certain statutes, to aid in financing any undertaking for which a loan or grant has been made by the United States through the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works shall be negotiable instruments.
SB 349 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the election order shall designate the time and place of holding the election.
SB 350 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating, ratifying, approving and confirming bonds and other instruments, or obligations heretofore issued by water control and improvement district,
SB 351 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | 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, 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.
SB 371 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to weight of trucks and trailers.
SB 372 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to power of the Railroad Commission over equipment and tonnage of motor vehicles.
SB 373 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to empowering the Railroad Commission to fix rates for hauling property by trucks.
SB 374 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that no commercial motor vehicles shall be operated on highways with a load exceeding 8,000 pounds.
SB 480 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to defining freight forwarders and placing such freight forwarders under the regulation of the Railroad COmmission of Texas, declaring that such freight forwarders are common carriers and giving to the Railroad Commission the power to regulate the rates to be charged for such service and to prescribe rules and regulations, making the violations of the provisions of this Act a misdemeanor, and imposing a penalty.
44th 1st Called Session
SB 5 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that the election order shall designate the time and place of holding the election.
SB 6 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to validating and approviing all acts of the governing bodies of cities and towns of the State of Texas in the issuance and sale of bonds, to aid in financing any undertaking for which a loan or grant has been made by the United States through the federal Emergency Administration of Public Works or other agency of the United States Government.
SB 7 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
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.
SB 8 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to validating the organization of school districts and proceedings in issuance of bonds and levying of taxes.
SB 9 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to validating, legalizing and approving severally all the acts of the governing bodies of certain Colleges and Universities in the authorization and issuance of bonds, notes or warrants heretofore issued or that have heretofore been authorized but not yet issued, validating and approving the pledge of revenues to the payment of said bonds.
SB 10 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that certain warrants issued shall be negotiable and that the same may be sold for not less than par value to the United States of America acting through the Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works or other Federal agency, and further providing that all warrants heretofore issued under certain statute shall be negotiable instruments
SB 11 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to validating, ratifying, approving and confirming bonds and other instruments or obligations heretofore issued by water control and improvement district, water improvement district, irrigation district, conservation and reclamation district, navigation district, road district, school district, county, city or incorporated town of this State for public works projects.
SB 12 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that all bonds, notes or warrants heretofore issued or which have been authorized but not yet issued or which may be hereafter issued under the provisions of certain statutes, including all amendments thereto, to aid in financing any undertaking for which a loan or grant has been made by the United States through the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works shall be negotiable instruments.
43rd Regular Session
SB 72 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to exempting from the requirements of chauffeur's license persons operating under driver's license issued under the provisions of certain statute.
SB 76 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that surviving guardians appointed by will may be exempt from bond for management of estate of minors.
SB 77 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that surviving guardians appointed by will may be exempt from bond for management of estate of minors.
SB 126 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to establishing the procedure under which counties may adopt home rule charters, under Section 3, Article 9, of the Constitution.
SB 184 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the offense of an attempt to commit arson and defining the same, making it unlawful; prescribing the punishment therefor at confinement in the penitentiary for from one to seven years.
SB 198 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to exemption of certain property from attachments.
SB 285 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that the clerk of any justice court, county court, county court at law, district court, or other court of record shall give non-resident attorneys written notice by registered mail at least ten days before the date a cause is set for hearing.
SB 301 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to free kindergarten.
SB 310 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to exempting the employment of outside auditors by any independent school district having within its limits a city with a population of not less than 150,000 and not more than 210,000 according to the next preceding Federal census from all requirements in special or general laws to let such auditing contracts upon competitive bids and after advertising for such bids.
SB 328 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to vesting in the Railroad Commission of Texas the authority to regulate the safety of motor vehicles to be operated under permits and certificates issued by the Railroad Commission, and to regulate and control the number and size of boxes, packages, and barrels or bales that may be transported on any such vehicle.
SB 473 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that the wife of any husband who shall wilfully desert, neglect, or refuse to provide for her support and maintenance when she is in necessitous circumstances, or that the child of any parent who shall wilfully desert, neglect, or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children, under the age of sixteen years, shall have the right, by filing an affidavit of such fact, to have the offending party brought before the district judge of the county in which such aggrieved person may reside, and show cause why adequate support should not be furnished by said husband or parent.
SB 496 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of explosives for the purpose of doing harm or injury to either persons or property; and prescribing a penalty.
SB 533 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to construction of roads and bridges in Tarrant County.
SJR 3 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas by adding to Article IX thereof a new section to be numbered 3, so as to authorize any county to adopt a Home Rule Charter for the establishment and regulation of its government.
43rd 1st Called Session
SB 98 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to purchase, acquire and construct permanent improvements, including dormitories, stadiums, and athletic fields, and for the improvement of such structures heretofore erected, providing for the equipping and furnishing of the same.
43rd 2nd Called Session
SB 67 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to prescribing the conditions and amounts of bonds to be given by Livestock Commission Merchants, and giving to the County Judge authority to fix and determine the amount of bond under certain conditions, and providing for notice of cancellation of such bonds.
43rd 3rd Called Session
SB 2 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to ratifying, confirming and validating bond and tax elections.
SB 23 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to validating the creation and changes in boundaries of all Independent School Districts having within their limits a city with a population of one hundred sixty thousand (160,000) or more.
SB 29 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that certain water control and improvement districts (in addition to, or in lieu of, securing their bonds by the levy and collection of taxes, as now provided), may enter into contracts pledging their net revenues for security of their bonds.
43rd 4th Called Session
SB 7 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing that when any abstract of judgment has been recorded and indexed, as provided in certain statute, it shall, from the data of such record and index, operate as a lien upon all of the real estate of the defendant situated in the county where such record and index are made and upon all real estate which defendant may thereafter acquire, situated in said county during the life of the judgment.
SB 21 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain independent school districts to issue notes in purchasing land and erecting buildings.
42nd Regular Session
SB 1 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to repealing law affecting Tarrant County appointees.
SB 138 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to allow the execution of a criminal Bail Bond by the sureties signing such bond, either in person or through an agent or Attorney-in-Fact.
SB 149 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending the law relative to fixing the compensation of grand jury bailiffs in certain counties.
SB 159 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to further defining the offense of an attempt to commit arson.
SB 261 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to vesting in trial judges discretionary authority to credit defendants in Criminal cases with time spent in jails awaiting trial.
SB 336 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to defenses in suits for exemplary damages.
SB 465 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to defining the duties of county attorneys, district attorneys and criminal district attorneys and prohibiting commissioners' courts from expending public funds in the employment of outside attorneys.
SB 466 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to fixing, equalizing and regulating the compensation and salaries of the officers of certain counties.
SB 467 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending the law relating to fees in district tax suits.
SB 475 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to providing information to the public on the name of the manufacturer and the place where manufactured of wheat flour offered or expose for sale; fixing penalties.
SB 617 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by authorizing water control measures by certain cities.
42nd 1st Called Session
SB 28 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of sixteen thousand dollars to the Railroad Commission of Texas, to be used by the Motor Transportation Division for the purpose of defraying the travelling expenses of seven additional inspectors.
SB 47 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to Treasurer's bond for Independent School Districts.
42nd 2nd Called Session
SB 13 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts regulating fees in delinquent tax suits.
SB 14 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that in all cases where sales of real estate are made under powers conferred by any deed of trust, that it shall be the duty of the holder or owner of said lien to given written notice of said sale to the owners of said land at least six months before the date of sale.
SB 17 Author: Rawlings, Frank H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles providing that Judgments foreclosing mortgage, contract and deed of trust liens upon real estate shall not be executed until six months from the date such become final.
SB 54 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the taking and catching of fish in Eagle Mountain Lake and Bridgeport Lake, located in Tarrant, Wise and Jack Counties; providing penalties.
42nd 3rd Called Session
SB 3 Author: Rawlings, Frank H.
Caption: Relating to the purpose of releasing the interest and penalties on all delinquent taxes due the State, any County, Special School District, Common School District, Road District, Levee Improvement District, Water Improvement District and Water Control and Improvement District, Irrigation District and other defined subdivisions of the State, also cities, towns, and villages.