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Legislation authored by Sarah Tilghman Hughes

Includes legislation with Sarah Tilghman Hughes as the primary author for the 42nd through 44th 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.

44th Regular Session
HB 17 Caption: Relating to providing for forfeiture of public school land on non-payment of any installment of principal or interest and manner of making forfeiture and for further sale and providing for reinstatement within one year from date of forfeiture by purchasers or their vendees or their heirs or legal representatives and terms of reinstatement, and providing for enforcing State's right of forfeiture or to recover sums due or any other rights in land.
HB 18 Caption: Relating to releasing the interest and penalties on all ad valorem and poll taxes that were delinquent on or before August 1, 1934, due the State, any county, city, 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, provided same are paid on or before March 15, 1935.
HB 19 Caption: Relating to requiring the filing of all leases, assignment of leases or releases of oil or gas under any school or asylum land in which the State has a reservation of minerals, in the General Land Office of Texas within thirty (30) days after the execution thereof.
HB 20 Caption: Relating to providing that all lands sold under the terms of certain Act, including those sold under the preference rights give in said Act, shall be sold with reservations to the State of all minerals contained in said lands at a minimum price of Two Dollars ($2) per acre.
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HB 90 Caption: Relating to providing for the filing of records in the order received in the Court of Civil Appeals, and for setting of cases for submission in said court and for notice thereof to the parties of the receipt of the record and instruments by the clerk and the date set for submission.
HB 156 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the refund of wages under personal service contract; providing a penalty.
HB 170 Caption: Relating to providing for notices of sale of real estate under deeds of trust, manner of giving notice, contents of same, affidavit of mailing notice, place of sale.
HB 189 Caption: Relating to regulating the occupation of hairdressers and cosmetologists, to create a State Board of Examiners for the licensing of persons to carry on and to teach such practice, to insure the better education of such practitioners; prescribing a penalty.
HB 195 Caption: Relating to further providing for permits for the development of oil and gas in freshwater lakes.
HB 201 Caption: Relating to repealing the law exempting graduates of certain law schools from taking bar examinations; further providing that said Act shall be effective on and after July 1, 1937.
HB 322 Caption: Relating to making appropriations to pay all of the interest now due, or to become due on or before August 31, 1937, on bonds of the State of Texas held by certain permanent funds of the State of Texas, authorizing the payment of certain warrants issued pursuant to this Act.
HB 335 Caption: Relating to allowing clerks of Courts of Civil Appeals who transfer cases, under direction of the Supreme Court, to other Courts of Civil Appeals, certain additional compensation ofr extra services rendered incidental thereto, payable out of the fees of office.
HB 361 Caption: Relating to regulating pleas challenging the venue of causes, the contest of said pleas, and procedure relating thereto.
HB 393 Caption: Relating to repealing certain statutes relating to the conveyance of homestead so as to eliminate the necessity of the wife's separate acknowledgment.
43rd Regular Session
HB 4 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute providing for forfeiture of public school land on non-payment of any installment of interest and manner of making forfeitures and for further sale and providing for reinstatement within one year from date of forfeiture by purchasers.
HB 5 Caption: Relating to providing that no lease of any school or asylum land in which the State has a reservation of mineral shall be effective until filed in the General Land Office.
HB 6 Caption: Relating to regulating the granting of pipeline right of way easements, and the terms thereof and the rates to be charged therefor, across public lands of Texas.
HB 7 Caption: Relating to providing for the preparation of a budget by the County Judge of each county in which the population exceeds three hundred thousand (300,000) inhabitants and does not exceed three hundred fifty-five thousand (355,000) inhabitants for the offices of the Sheriff, County Clerk, District Clerk, Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, Tax Collector-Tax Assessor, Criminal District Attorney, Constables and Justices of the Peace during the month of November of each year for the year beginning the following January 1st; providing penalties.
HB 62 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the time for returning executions for costs issued from the Supreme Court and Courts of Civil Appeals; repealing parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 63 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to more definitely fix the time for filing the transcript in the Court of Civil Appeals, and better providing for an extension of such time by repealing parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 65 Caption: Relating to requiring the clerk of any court or justice of the peace of this State, whose duty it is to approve any cost bond, appeal bond, supersedeas bond, or other bond for the security for costs, to first require each surety thereon to make affidavit that he owns, in his own name, property in this State, subject to execution over and above his legal exemptions, and over and above any and all prior obligations as a surety, sufficient to pay the obligation of said bond; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 110 Caption: Relating to providing that on and after January 19, 1934, no goods, wares, or merchandise produced, manufactured, or mined, wholly or in part, in States other than Texas, by convicts or prisoners on parole or probation, shall be sold on the open market in this State.
HB 191 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1925 relating to providing for separate trials for defendants who are prosecuted jointly; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 225 Caption: Relating to permitting the defendant in criminal cases to waive rights secured to him by law, providing for the procedure in such cases.
HB 244 Caption: Relating to repealing certain statutes relating to the conveyance of homesteads so as to eliminate the necessity of the wife's separate acknowledgment and the other requirements of said statutes.
HB 282 Caption: Relating to levying an income tax upon natural persons and corporations, for the purpose of reducing the State ad valorem tax upon property; defining certain terms.
HB 296 Caption: Relating to providing for quarterly and annual reports of the County Auditor to the Commissioners Court, and District Judge, or Judges, of his county.
HB 421 Caption: Relating to providing for the method of obtaining exemption certificates in cities of over ten thousand population, and providing for the time of payment, contents of affidavit for obtaining same and form of said certificate.
HB 575 Caption: Relating to making plain the salute to the Texas Flag and giving uniformity to the salute; providing a clear description of the Flag to the end that pupils in the lower grades of the elementary schools will be able to draw or make the Flag; and outlining rules for correct use and display of the Texas Flag.
HB 618 Caption: Relating to providing for the method of employing, the number and the salaries of assistants of the county attorney, or district attorney, or criminal district attorney, in counties of a population of more than 150,000 inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 678 Caption: Relating to better defining and fixing the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas.
HB 683 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to plea of privilege so as to include within the scope of the statute suits that are not commenced in the proper county, due to the nature and subject matter thereof; prescribing proper please to the venue, and the contest thereof.
HB 684 Caption: Relating to amending certain Act relating to mineral rights by providing that all lands sold unjder the terms of said Act, including those sold under the preference rights given therein, shall be sold with reservations to the State of all minerals contained in said lands.
HB 807 Caption: Relating to providing for conventions to pass on amendments to the Constitution of the United States which may be now or may be hereafter proposed by the Congress of the United States for ratification by conventions in the several States.
HB 911 Caption: Relating to defining and providing the powers and duties of the Commissioners Court, with regard to the laying out, opening, widening, draining, grading, constructing, building, repairing and maintaining of public roads, bridges, viaducts; providing penalties for violating the provisions of this Act.
HB 958 Caption: Relating to authorizing any governmental agency of the State of Texas heretofore authorized to borrow money from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, under Acts of the Forty-third Legislature, to also borrow money in accordance with the provisions of the several Acts of the Forty-third Legislature from any other Federal agency now or to be hereafter created.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 40 Caption: Relating to releasing penalties and interest on ad valorem and poll taxes that were delinquent on or before July 1, 1933, due the State and certain subdivisions of the State, provided same are voluntarily paid on or before December 31, 1933, together with two per cent (2%) penalty; or on or before March 31, 1934, together with four per cent (4%) penalty; or on or before June 30, 1934, together with six per cent (6%) penalty.
HB 108 Caption: Relating to providing that where a majority of the resident tax payers being qualified electors of any city or town in this State having a population in excess of ten thousand (10,000) inhabitants, having voted at an election held in such city or town in favor of the expending of public funds in such city or town in carrying out the provisions of certain statute, such election and all acts and proceedings had and done in connection therewith by the governing body of such city or town are hereby legalized, approved and validated.
HB 201 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to escheated estates by providing that all escheated lands shall become a part of the Permanent School Fund of Texas.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 27 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay deficiencies for interest on bonds of the State of Texas, held by Permanent School Fund, Permanent Lunatic Asylum Fund, Permanent Blind Institute Fund, Permanent Deaf and Dumb Institute Fund and Permanent Orphans Home Fund of the State of Texas.
HB 93 Caption: Relating to providing that the counties affected thereby shall be granted reimbursement for high school tuition and transportation.
HB 142 Caption: Relating to providing that all escheated lands shall become a part of the Permanent School Fund of Texas; providing for lease or sale of said lands and the terms thereof, by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
43rd 3rd Called Session
HB 92 Caption: Relating to escheated estates, by providing that all escheated lands shall become a part of the Permanent School Fund of Texas.
42nd Regular Session
HB 75 Caption: Relating to amending the law regulating appeals in forma pauperis from county and district courts.
HB 305 Caption: Relating to repealing certain statutes so as to eliminate the necessity of the wife's separate acknowledgment and the other requirements repealed in the conveyance of homestead.
HB 347 Caption: Relating to repealing certain article providing for changing of executions to another county; abolishing necessity of certificate of justice of peace qualifications.
HB 348 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes providing that suits may be filed on sworn accounts, including liquidated money demands on written contracts and business dealings on which systematic record of accounts has been kept.
HB 616 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by limiting the hours of labor for females employed in any factory, mine, mill, workshop or other establishment owned, operated or controlled by the State of Texas.
HB 623 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by adding Article relating to the qualifications of corporate directors.
HB 690 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to limit the hours of labor for females employed in certain establishments.
HB 691 Caption: Relating to repealing certain Articles so as to limit the hours of labor for females employed in certain establishments.
HB 781 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing that whoever without the consent of the owner shall knowingly cut down or destroy any tree or timber upon any land not his own without a written permit shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $500.
HB 820 Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment of a parental home in certain counties.
HB 901 Caption: Relating to appropriating one thousand dollars ($1000.00) to be offered as prizes under rules and regulatings promulgated by the Texas Library and Historical Commission for the best, second best and third best life of Jane Long, the Mother of Texas.
HB 955 Caption: Relating to amending certain Stautes providing for the payment, by the guardians, or other persons legally liable for the support and maintenance of children maintained and supported in certain State institutions and schools of Texas.
HB 992 Caption: Relating to establishing a County Law Library in counties having eight or more District Courts and four or more County Courts.
HB 1054 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the compulsory school attendance for the school term of children between the ages of seven and fifteen inclusive in certain counties.
42nd 1st Called Session
HB 35 Caption: Relating to providing for the conservation and orderly development of crude oil and natural gas in the State of Texas; to prevent the unreasonable waste thereof and authorize agreements by and between two or more lessors, lessees, operators, persons, firms and corporations owning or controlling interests in properties of the same producing or prospective oil or gas fields in the interest of the protection, conservation and development of the crude oil and natural gas resources of the State of Texas.
42nd 2nd Called Session
HB 69 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes providing for a Juvenile board in certain counties, so as to provide that the Commissioner's Court may fix the said salaries up to Fifteen Hundred dollars.
HB 86 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal code by prohibiting soliciting of patients by optometrists.
42nd 3rd Called Session
HB 58 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Department of Education to pay out of the Rural Aid Appropriation for the school year of 1932-33 an amount not to exceed fifty thousand dollars for the payment of unpaid claims.