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Legislation authored by Joseph Carroll McConnell

Includes legislation with Joseph Carroll McConnell as the primary author for the 44th through 45th 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 30th.

45th Regular Session
HB 50 Caption: Relating to authorizing Palo Pinto County to fund or refund the indebtedness outstanding against its road and bridge fund as of October 12, 1936.
HB 138 Caption: Relating to providing a more ample protection to the people and Legislature of the State of Texas, against the high-powered lobbying now practiced in Texas.
HB 391 Caption: Relating to protecting laboring people from being defrauded out of their wages and earnings by defunct, insolvent and irresponsible oil, gas, mining and contracting persons, firms or corporations; prescribing the penalties for failure herein.
HB 685 Caption: Relating to amending certain portions of our present Workmen's Compensation Law and adding certain amendments thereto for the purpose of better protecting our working people in securing their claims.
HB 897 Caption: Relating to providing and requiring a more equitable just and fair rating for workmen's compensation applicable to those of more mature years and incapacity, provided for an unjust discrimination against employees because of age and incapacity.
HB 910 Caption: Relating to providing for more speedy trial and making it possible to dispose of cases during the term in which an action may be filed for the purpose of better expediting trials of cases in court.
HB 957 Caption: Relating to providing more protection for the ranchmen, stock raisers, and cattle men of the State of Texas; and requiring that each and all persons selling butchered stock and offering their carcasses for sale as food shall have same inspected and secure a certificate of inspection; prescribing a penalty.
HJR 25 Caption: Proposing to amend Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas so as to provide for the election of the House of Representatives for and after the year 1941 to consist of sixty-two Members.
HJR 51 Caption: Proposing to amend Section 13 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Texas by making certain changes therein, and providing for a more economical and efficient jury system.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 89 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the catching, taking, or seining for the purpose of sale, or transportation for the purpose of sale, either dead or alive, more than five hundred (500) minnows of any and all species in any one day from the fresh water streams of certain counties.
44th Regular Session
HB 216 Caption: Relating to providing that funds of mutual companies may be invested in United States bonds, Texas State Bonds, county or city bonds of this State, if such bonds are issued by authority of law and interest upon them has never been defaulted, or in first mortgages on improved real estate within the State where the first mortgage does not exceed fifty percent of the value of the land and improvements thereon.
HB 286 Caption: Relating to creating a Bureau of Identification, investigation, statistics, and fingerprinting in and for the State of Texas.
HB 582 Caption: Relating to providing a more ample protection to the people and Legislature of the State of Texas against the high-powered lobbying now practiced in Texas.
HB 722 Caption: Relating to fixing the maximum rate of tax to be levied for school purposes in all independent school districts which include within their limits a city or town which according to the latest Federal Census had a population of not fewer than seven thousand, five hundred and fifty (7,550) and not more than seven thousand, five hundred and eighty (7,580) inhabitants, whether organized under General or Special Law.
HB 764 Caption: Relating to protecting laboring people from being defrauded out of their labor and wages by defunct and irresponsible oil, gas, mining, and contracting persons, firms, or corporations.
HB 765 Caption: Relating to providing ample protection to our ranchmen, farmers and horticulturists.
HB 774 Caption: Relating to permitting Mrs. Otice Langham and her son, Gene Langham, both personally and in the capacity of some party as Next Friend to the said Gene Langham, to sue the State of Texas and the Texas National Guard for injuries the said Gene Langham sustained when he was run down and run over by an army truck and truck of the said Texas National Guard near Mineral Wells, during July 1930.
HB 775 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person to kill, take, or have in his possession for barter or sale within a period of ten eyars of the passage of this Act, any wild beaver, wild otter, or wild fox, or the pelts thereof.
HB 789 Caption: Relating to more clearly defining the Statutes of Limitations relating to royalty, or right, title and interest in and to oil, gas or minerals in and under land within this State, or leases pertaining to the same, and outlining the circumstances under which the property owners of the remaining portions of said land may claim the same by limitation.
HB 841 Caption: Relating to declaring a four (4) year closed season on wild fox in Palo Pinto County and making it unlawful to kill, except as herein provided, take, or for any one to have in his possession for barter or sale after the passage of this Act any wild fox or the pelts thereof; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 846 Caption: Relating to declaring it unlawful to take hunt, trap, ensnare, kill, or attempt to kill by any means whatsoever any wild deer, buck, doe, fawn, or wild turkey law in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Parker and Cooke Counties for a period of four (4) years from and after the passage of this Act; providing a penalty therefor.
HJR 40 Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 2 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that on and after the second Tuesday in January, 1939, the House of Representatives shall consist of 96 members, and shall never be increased above taht number, and the Senate shall consist of 48 members, and shall never be increased above that number.
44th 1st Called Session
HB 94 Caption: Relating to establishing Texas intoxicating liquor laws, defining the terms relating to the same, regulating the dispensation and sale thereof, providing for a license to manufacture and wholesale the same, providing for a license to manufacture and wholesale the same, providing for local option election in certain cases, determining whether or not the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor shall be permitted in the territory covered by such local option election of intoxicating liquor, providing for the creation of a State Dispensary System and defining what shall be lawful and unlawful in the handling of intoxicating liquors and prescribing a penalty therefor.
44th 2nd Called Session
HB 43 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the purpose of helping to compensate the old age pension and to regulate the manufacture, sale, transportation, barter and exchange of intoxicating liquors with reference thereto, and providing for the collection of revenue received therefrom for the purpose of helping to defray the expenses incurred in the payment of old age pensions and providing the penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 78 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the purpose of helping to compensate the old age pension and regulate the manufacture, sale, transportation, barter and exchange of intoxicating liquors with reference thereto, and providing for the collection of revenue received therefrom.