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Legislation authored by John Wesley Laird

Includes legislation with John Wesley Laird as the primary author for the 34th through 43rd 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.

43rd Regular Session
HB 226 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the State Highway Commission, consisting of five members, to be appointed by the Governor of Texas, with advice and consent of the Senate of Texas, one from each State Highway District (defined and created in the Act) and to serve for terms of two years and, thereafter, one of each member to be elected by the qualified voters of each such State Highway District for terms provided for in the Act.
HB 325 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prescribing and fixing the number of hours that shall constitute a legal day's work on all work being performed by, or on behalf of, the State of Texas, or on behalf of any county, municipal, or other legal or political subdivision of said State; prescribing penalties for its violation, and expressly repealing certain Act.
HB 483 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to extending the limits of all existing common and independent school districts which border on navigable streams to the center of such stream so as to include in each district one-half (1/2) of the beds of such streams.
HB 718 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to placing the Texas State Highway Commission under the provision of the Workman's Compensation Law.
HB 722 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing for payment of wages to employees semi-monthly.
HB 908 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Comptroller of Public Accounts shall not issue any warrant for the paymentof the Available School Funds or Rural Aid or Vocational Education Funds, to or for the benefit of any school district, or city, or town which has assumed the control of its public schools, when the interest and/or principal on any bonds, owed by such school district, and/or city, or town, belonging to the Permanent School Fund, remain unpaid for a period of two years, and providing that such warrants shall not issue when any such school district, and/or city, or town prefers the claim of any other bondholder to the claims of the State Permanent School Funds.
HB 941 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act to conserve fish in Angelina, Attoyoc, Sabine, and Nches Rivers and their tributaries in certain counties by permitting the use of nets of a certain size in certain counties.
HB 955 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing for relief of the Salem Common School District No. 14 in Angelina County, in order to aid the school district in rebuilding and repairing its school building which was damaged by the hurricane which covered the territory in whichthis district is located, on March 30, 1933.
HJR 46 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution, authorizing the Legislature to provide for workmen's compensation insurance for employees of the State Highway department and other State employees, and authorizing the Legislature to provide for the payment of premiums on such policies of insurance.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 15 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and directing the governing boards of the several State supported institutions of collegiate rank to except and exempt from the payment of all fees, dues, and charges except for lodging, board, and clothing all citizens of Texas who have resided in Texas for a period of not less than twelve (12) months prior to the date of registration and who served as nurses or as members in the armed forces of the United States during the Spanish-American and/or World War and who were honorably discharged therefrom.
HB 22 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to cooperating with the National Government in the furtherance of the National Industrial Recovery Act by amending certain statute relative to hours of labor.
HB 122 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining, licensing, and regulating loan brokers in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500) or less; providing for a license fee.
HB 166 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary to be used by the State Park Board in maintaining the parks created by the National Park Service in order for Texas to receive money from the Federal Government to aid the unemployed in Texas.
HB 167 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Reclamation Engineers of the State of Texas to plan and execute the creation and laying out of State parks in cooperation with the National Park Service of the Department of Interior.
HB 197 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to designating the Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission, as a State agency, to cooperate with the United States Employment Service in the administration of the Act of Congress relating to the establishment of a National employment system.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 41 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining license and regulating loan brokers in the amounts of five hundred dollars ($500) or less; providing for a license fee.
HB 167 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to validating the organization and creation of all county line consolidated independent school districts, county line rural high school districts, and/or consolidated common school districts, whether created by the vote of the people or by the county boards of trustees, or commissioners courts, or by judgments of district courts.
43rd 3rd Called Session
HB 43 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to validating the organization and creation of all county line consolidated independent school districts, county line rural high school districts and/or consolidated common school districts, whether created by the vote of the people or by the County Boards of Trustees, or Commissioners Courts or by judgments of District Courts, where such county line consolidated independent school district, county line rural high school districts and consolidated common school districts are formed by the consolidation of districts or parts of districts lying in three adjoining counties.
HB 85 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing for an open season on squirrels in Tyler County; providing a penalty.
42nd Regular Session
HB 183 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to prescribing and fixing the number of hours that shall constitute a legal days work on all work being performed by or on behalf of the State of Texas; prescribing penalties.
HB 237 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the benefit of Gore Common School District Number 32 at Hicksbaugh, Tyler County, Texas, on account of recent destruction of school property.
HB 273 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the sale of, offering for sale, or the possession for the purpose of sale in Angelina, Tyler, Newton, Jasper and Hardin Counties and fish taken from certain rivers.
HB 274 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that it shall be lawful to kill, take, and have in possession certain fur-bearing animals.
HB 373 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to levying a gross receipts tax of five cents per pound upon the sale of jute and jute butts and any of their by-products including burlap cotton bagging.
HB 416 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes providing that before the Commissioner's Court of any county shall levy a tax, issue warrants or incur any indebtedness for tick eradication work, such tax must first be authorized by a majority vote of the qualified property tax paying voters of the county.
HB 430 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing for maximum expense to be allowed county superintendents of public instruction for office and traveling expenses.
HB 682 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting any person from selling or offering for sale any books, supplies or equipment to any school or educational institution with which such person may be connected in any official capacity.
HB 751 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to giving and granting to Frank McKinney leave and permission to prosecute in the proper courts of Angelina County suit against the State of Texas and the Texas State Highway Commission for damages by reason of personal injuries sustained.
HB 784 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to regulating the paternity, care, support and maintenance of illegitimate children and the mother thereof; prescribing offenses, fines, penalties and punishments.
HB 929 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to giving and granting to Mrs. Laura Alice Clark, surviving widow of James L. Clark, deceased, leave and permission to prosecute in the proper courts of Fort Bend County, Texas suit against the State of Texas, and the members of the Texas Prison Board.
HB 935 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Chapter by providing that upon application of ten or more citizens living within or near any enclosure of land shall order the opening and laying out of at least a third class road through said enclosures.
HB 936 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing that in counties of a certain population, the sheriff may appoint certain deputies with the consent of the Commissioner's Court; providing the means and manner of appointment and payment of salaries.
HB 947 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the benefit of Gore Common School District Number 32 at Hickbaugh, Tyler County, Texas on account of recent destruction of school property.
HB 973 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to making appropriation for the year beginning September 1, 1931 and ending August 31, 1932.
42nd 1st Called Session
HB 24 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to combining the duties of the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the State Board of Water Engineers, the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission of Texas and the State Reclamation Department into one commission to be known as the State Conservation Commission of Texas.
HB 57 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to making it lawful to hunt wild deer with one dog in the County of Tyler, Texas during the open season of each year for a period of five years.
HB 73 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to conserving fish in the Angeline, Attoyoc, Sabine, and Neches Rivers and their tributaries in certain counties; providing penalties for violations of this Act.
42nd 2nd Called Session
HB 23 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to levying a gross receipts tax of five cents per pound upon the sale of jute and jute butts and any of their byproducts including burlap cotton bagging.
HB 45 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to validating organization of all school districts.
HB 48 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts providing authority for the County Board of Trustees of each organized County to detach from one and add to another school district territory contiguous to the Common Boundary line of the districts affected.
HB 94 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that the provisions providing that only 30% of the cultivated land may be planted in cotton shall only be in force when and if 3/4 of the cotton growing states shall enact cotton acreage reduction laws.
42nd 3rd Called Session
HB 69 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to permitting the trapping of fur bearing animals in Angelina County during the months of December and January.
HB 70 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts conserving fish in Angelina, Attoyoc, Sabine and Neches Rivers and their tributaries in certain counties; providing penalties for violations of this Act.
42nd 4th Called Session
HB 6 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing for an open season on squirrels in Angelina and Tyler Counties, providing a penalty.
39th Regular Session
HB 17 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the ownership of land in Texas by persons of foreign birth who have not taken out naturalization papers; prohibiting the ownership of land in Texas by any firm, stock company or corporation, a majority of whose shares or stock is held by persons of foreign birth who are not citizens of the United States; providing escheat in certain cases; prescribing penalties for violation of the provisions hereof.
HB 101 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a permanent Textbook Commission for the State of Texas, to be styled "The Texas State Textbook Commission," defining its membership and appointment; fixing a penalty for a violation of the Act.
HB 107 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to fixing a maximum portion of the thirty-five cents ad valorem school tax to be used for purchase and distribution of free text books.
HB 427 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to creating the Neal Common School District in Tyler County, Texas, including therein the territory of the Common School District No. 36 of the said county; providing a board of trustees therefor, vesting said school district board of trustees with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties conferred upon common school districts incorporated under the general laws of Texas.
HB 506 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to continuing until August 1, 1927, the of all free text-books in use in the schools in December 1, 1924.
HB 543 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to setting aside all lands in Cherokee County, Texas owned by the State of Texas and Prison Commission of Texas for reforestation purposes, to be used by the Agricultural and Mechanical College.
39th 1st Called Session
HB 307 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing a method for consolidating school districts in Angelina County and limiting the authority of the county board of education of said county.
38th Regular Session
HB 176 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the ownership of land in Texas by persons of foreign birth who have not taken out naturalization papers; prescribing penalties for violation of the provisions hereof and repealing all acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith.
HB 222 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending statute relating to hours of labor on public work; prohibiting the working of laborer on public works for more than eight hours and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 332 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amending statute relating to the renewal and extension of teachers' certificates.
HB 572 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to giving the consent of the State of Texas to the acquisition by the United States Government of land in the State for National forests and parks.
HB 615 Author: Laird, John W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating five criminal district courts and judges to relieve congested conditions of dockets in courts having general jurisdiction of district courts or part thereof.
HB 657 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Angelina County.
38th 2nd Called Session
HB 16 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to promoting the school interests of rural schools and those of small towns by the appropriation of two million dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the next fiscal year, ending August 31, 1924, and two million dollars for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1925.
37th Regular Session
HB 409 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to the road law for Angelina county.
HB 429 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to providing for the erection of buildings for the protection of passengers by railway companies.
HB 500 Author: Laird, John W.
Caption: Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the rights, powers, etc., of aliens in owning and holding lands.