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Legislation authored by Walter E. Jones

Includes legislation with Walter E. Jones 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
HB 268 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to declaring it unlawful for any person to kill, take, or have in his possession for purpose of sale in Angelina and Tyler Counties any wild fox or the pelts thereof, providing that this law shall be in force for a period of two (2) years; prescribing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 349 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to more fully defining persons entitled to Old Age Assistance.
HB 551 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the apprehension, arrest and trial of one alleged to be of unsound mind by filing of information under oath before a county judge or justice of peace and the issuance of a warrant of arrest thereon and return thereof to the county judge.
HB 585 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to imposing a state wide occupational tax on every person, firm or corporation owning, operating or maintaining any coin operated machine for vending merchandise; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 971 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain statute allowing County Attorneys in several counties $6,000 a year.
HB 994 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to changing and fixing the time of holding the terms of courts and the number of weeks in the terms of courts of the Eighty-first Judicial District of the State of Texas, providing for the time when this Act shall take effect, making all process heretofore issued, as well as bonds and recognizances heretofore entered into, conform thereto, providing that the grand and petit jurors drawn and selected under existing laws in any of the counties of said Eighty-first Judicial District shall be considered legally drawn and selected for the term of the district court of their respective counties, held after this Act takes effect, and providing that this Act takes effect on August 1st, 1937.
HB 1036 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to repealing the Special law creating the Tilden Independent School District in McMullen County, Texas.
45th 1st Called Session
HB 14 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to defining a lottery, imposing penalties therefor.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 38 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to further specifying general and specific powers to be had and exercised by the Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District.
HB 128 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to permitting the granting of State aid in certain counties for the school year 1937-1938, which counties have been placed in the drouth area by Federal authority, and providing conditions for calculating equalization aid.
44th Regular Session
HB 54 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association of persons in this State entering into any contract ofr insurance issued or contracted which makes the resort to any kind or character or arbitration a condition precedent to the filing, prosecuting, or maintaining any suit thereon in a court of competent jurisdiction shall be void and of no effect.
HB 174 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the verdict of juries in civil cases, so as to provide that in the trial of civil cases nine members of the jury concurring may render a verdict in the district court and five jurors concurring may render a verdict in the county court, county court at law and courts of justices of the peace.
HB 258 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salaries and compensation of County Commissioners in certain counties.
HB 785 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the word "liquor"; defining what constitutes a case of liquor, levying a tax of Three Dollars ($3.00) on each and every case of intoxicating liquor sold, stored or distributed in this State, or imported into this State; fixing the duty of paying said tax and affixing and canceling the tax stamp as provided in this Act; providing any person violating any provision of this Act, except Section 8, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction be punished by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
HB 921 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to making applicable and available to school districts and municipal corporations which have power to levy and/or collect their own taxes all of the provisions of certain statute, pertaining to the manner of assessment and collection of taxes and enforcement of collection of delinquent taxes together with all liens, rights and remedies therein given to the State and county.
HB 922 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to providing that the tax liens provided by the Constitution and statutes of the State to secure ad valorem taxes on oil, gas, or other minerals in place, or upon any leasehold interest therein and/or on any personal property or equipment used in connection therewith, shall, after taxes thereon become delinquent, attach and extend to all wells, personal property and equipment located on said land, as well as the minerals in place, and to the mineral estate owner's share of such minerals after severance from the land, and to proceeds of sale of such minerals, and providing that such lien shall be paramount to all other rights and liens.
HB 994 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing any county or district organized, or which may be hereafter organized, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, to purchase for the use or benefit of the people within and and adjacent to any such county or district, or the use or benefit of a portion of the area of such political subdivision served thereby, work, buildings, equipment, together with all the rights, lands and easements appurtenant thereto and necessary therefor, for rendering irrigation, flood prevention, drainage, water supply and/or sewerage service.
44th 1st Called Session
HB 85 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing funds for payment of old age insurance and financing of public free schools.
HB 136 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing any county or district, organized or which may be hereafter organized, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, to purchase for the use or benefit of the people within and adjacent to any such county or district, or the use or benefit of the people within and adjacent to any such county or district, or the use or benefit of a portion of the area of such political subdivision served thereby, work, buildings, equipment, together with all the rights, land and easements appurtenant thereto and necessary therefor, for rendering irrigation, flood prevention, drainage, water supply and/or sewerage.
44th 2nd Called Session
HB 12 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing funds for payment of Old Age Assistance and financing of Public Free Schools.
43rd Regular Session
HB 89 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the operation of motor vehicles; prescribing the penalty under the Penal Code of Texas.
HB 218 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring the Land Commissioner to ascertain and determine the amount of bonus and rental money due the State, and by whom due, under the operation, terms, and conditions of the Relinquishment Act, authorizing the Land Commissioner to settle and compromise such debts with the debtors on the basis of actual amounts found due less all just and lawful credits.
HB 220 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the owner of the surface or soil estate in land sold by the State with the mineral reservation, may purchase the State's mineral estate in said land, defining terms "mineral estate," "owner," "soil or surface estate," "free royalty".
HB 265 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to granting permission to Hugh Everett Carr, of Calliham, McCullen County, Texas, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to bring suit against the State of Texas and against the State Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission of Texas, in the District Court of McMullen County, Texas.
HB 506 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the county tax assessor to keep a transfer record and a registration record of all instruments conveying title to real estate, and prohibiting the recording of deeds by the county clerk which are not registered, and providing the duties of the tax assessor in the manner of recording deeds of conveyance of title, and fixing a fee therefor.
HB 626 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to fees in examining court in felony cases, so as to change the fees to be paid to the sheriff or constable serving process and attending any examining court.
HB 820 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the dissolution of drainage districts, water improvement districts, and all other reclamation districts created for the conservation, reclamation, and protection of the natural resources of the State of Texas.
HJR 12 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution, changing the rate of interest charged on contracts, and changing the rate of interest where no rate is agreed upon; defining usury.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 103 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the pledging of local school funds from district taxes and other local sources to be used to pay the interest and sinking fund on a loan or loans from the Federal Government for certain purposes; providing that said Act shall be effective in all independent school districts containing not less than four hundred and fifty-five (455) and not more than five hundred and sixty-five (565) scholastics.
HB 107 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the pledging of local school funds from district taxes and other local sources to be used to pay the interest and sinking fund on a loan or loans from the Federal Government or other sources for certain purposes.
HB 159 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the board of trustees of independent school districts in this State to borrow from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, or from other sources, for the purposes of installing canning factories, stadia, manual training departments, home economic departments, and departments for giving instructions in dramatic art.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 30 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that any note, mortgage, deed of trust, or other instrument in writing evidencing any indebtedness hereafter executed, payable more than one year after the date of its execution, and drawing 5 percent, or more, interest per annum, and secured in whole or in part by any lien upon any real estate in this State, shall be assessed for taxes by the holder or owner thereof.
43rd 4th Called Session
HB 8 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to releasing penalties and interest on ad valorem and poll taxes that were delinquent on or before September 1, 1934, due the State and certain subdivisions of the State; providing penalties.
HB 77 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing County Commissioners Courts to purchase materials for the purpose of aiding and cooperating with the agencies of the State and Federal Governments in the construction of buildings for the purpose of housing canneries and canning factories where appropriations have been or may hereafter be made out of the Federal and State funds set aside for the relief of the unemployed and needy people in the State of Texas.
42nd Regular Session
HB 99 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing the acts relating to the practice of barbering; abolishing the Board of Barber Examiners.
HB 100 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to qualifying certain consolidated school districts to receive bonus for consolidation and transportation aid.
HB 101 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain article pertaining to the disqualification of jurors.
HB 246 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to validating the organization and creation of all Consolidated Independent School Districts formed thru the consolidation of seven common school districts and one independent school district in certain counties.
HB 288 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing county boards of school trustees in certain counties of Texas to Employ rural school supervisors in lieu of holding teacher's institutes.
HB 412 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure pertaining to the disqualification of jurors.
HB 673 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to take or kill wild quail of any specie or any wild turkey in this state for a period of five years; fixing a penalty.
HB 943 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the hunting, trapping, ensnaring, killing or possessing of any wild quail of any specie within the limits of the County of Atascosa, State of Texas, for a period of three (3) years from and after the passage of this Act; providing a penalty therefor.
HB 1024 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles so that obstructing publish road or street shall be fined not exceeding two hundred twenty five dollars.
HB 1047 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by authorizing County Boards of School Trustees in certain counties of Texas to employ Rural School Supervisors in lieu of holding teachers' institutes, outlining their qualification, defining their duties, fixing their compensation.
42nd 1st Called Session
HB 37 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain act relating to the hunting of quail in Atascosa County; prescribing a penalty.
42nd 2nd Called Session
HB 30 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to repealing Atascosa County quail law.
42nd 3rd Called Session
HB 11 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to releasing the interest and penalties on certain delinquent taxes.
HB 34 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing the "Eight Point Buck Law" for certain counties.
41st Regular Session
HB 208 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to the salaries, compensation, expenses, expenditures of Administrative Judicial Districts so as to have same hereafter paid by the respective counties of such districts in proportion to the number of weeks provided by Law for holding District Court in said respective counties.
HB 262 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of private corporations for the purpose of owning lands in the Water Control and Improvement Districts, Water Improvement Districts, Levee Improvement Districts, Drainage Districts, in aid of the development and improvement of lands reclaimed, or to be reclaimed, within such districts, so that such lands may be speedily improved, subdivided, sold and utilized.
HB 455 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating La Salle County Water Improvement District Number 1, embracing lands in the County of La Salle, in the State of Texas, as a Water Improvement District and body politic and corporate under Section 59, Article 16, of the Constitution, and defining its boundaries.
41st 1st Called Session
HB 101 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient Road System for McMullen County, Texas.
41st 5th Called Session
HB 97 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the hunting, trapping, ensnaring or killing of any wild buck deer, wild doe deer or wild fawn deer within the limits of the county of Live Oak, State of Texas, for a period of five years from and after the passage of this act; providing a penalty.
HB 102 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the hunting, trapping, ensnaring or killing of any wild buck deer, doe deer or wild fawn deer within the limits of the counties of Atascosa, Frio, McMullen and LaSalle for a period of five years from and after the passage of this act; providing a penalty.
39th Regular Session
HB 341 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to write, print, or cut on private property any obscene, vulgar or indecent word, picture or symbol; prescribing a penalty; defining private property.
HB 354 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute creating the Pearsall Independent School District so as to provide that an election may be held to determine as to the assumption of outstanding indebtedness of territory incorporated into the Pearsall Independent District, validating current contracts for the maintenance of the schools of the districts included in the said Pearsall Independent District.
HB 633 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to permitting the issuance of bonds by Atascosa County for the purpose of funding or refunding indebtedness incurred for road and bridge purposes.
HB 643 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Callihan Independent School District in Live Oak and McMullen counties, Texas, including therein the present Callahan School District No. 3 of the said counties.
HB 663 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating and incorporating the Dilly County Line Independent School District out of territory in Frio and La Salle counties.
HB 666 Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating Common School District No. 6 in McMullen County, Texas.
HB 671 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to repealing act creating and establishing the Pearsall Independent School District in Frio County, Texas.
39th 1st Called Session
HB 199 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Four (4), in Frio County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 200 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Five (5), in Live Oak County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 201 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Six (6), in Live Oak County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 202 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Four (4), in Atascosa County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 233 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Two (2), in Live Oak County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 234 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Three (3), in Live Oak County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 235 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to the creation of Road District Number eight (8) in Live Oak County.
HB 247 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Four (4), in Live Oak County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 279 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Three (3), in Atascosa County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 289 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Two (2), in Atascosa County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 362 Author: Jones, Walter E.
Caption: Relating to reorganizing the Forty-ninth and Eighty-first Judicial Districts of Texas.