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Legislation authored by William Roy Cousins

Includes legislation with William Roy Cousins 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
SB 109 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to defining pasture rights and regulating the use of pasturage and the number of cattle per acre in the county of Jefferson, in cases where different owners of land in the same enclosure pasture cattle thereon.
SB 179 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to regulating liens for water rates, so hereafter to limit the statutory lien on crops to secure water rates for irrigation to one-third of the crop.
SB 180 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to giving county courts acting in probate matters authority to authorize guardians of estates of minors to partition real estate in which the minor's estate has an interest in common with other part owner or owners.
SB 254 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to regulating the writing of insurance through local resident agents; providing penalty.
SB 255 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing that the issuance of a writ which required the delivery or sale of specific property therein described and ordered sold may be issued to any county where part of the property is situated.
SB 335 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to authorizing and regulating certain classes of indemnity contracts, empowering corporatinos to make such contracts and fixing certain fees and providing penalties for violation thereof, providing for service of citation and procedure in case of insolvency.
SB 396 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to validating all proceedings and acts of the commissioners courts of such counties in elections held for the purpose of authorizing bonds to erect an office building and/or jail.
SB 469 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issued by or on behalf of any county, city, district, or political subdivision of this State for the construction of seawalls.
SB 470 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing that agreements between merchants to reduce the sales price of merchandise shall not be unlawful.
SB 521 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to repealing certain statute relating to the Port Arthur causeway.
SJR 25 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Texas by adding thereto another section, Section 16a, providing for the offices of tax collector and assessor of Texas in counties having a population of more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand inhabitants.
43rd 1st Called Session
SB 56 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to vesting in the United States Government fee simple title to 20.8 acres of land in Jefferson County, Texas.
SB 57 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing navigation districts to acquire, purchase, construct, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, operate or develop certain improvements and facilities without taxation
SB 58 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale by the State to the City of Port Arthur, Texas, a municipal corporation, and its assigns, a certain tract or area of land situated in Jefferson County, Texas, same being submerged lands constituting a part of the bed of Sabine Lake, retaining to the State all minerals therein.
SB 59 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for the maximum compensation of assistant county attorneys in certain counties in this State; providing that this Act shall become effective on and after Januar 1, 1934.
43rd 3rd Called Session
SB 10 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to validating all Concurrent Resolutions adopted at previous sessions of the Legislature granting to persons, firms or corporations permission to sue the State of Texas to any of its courts upon claims against the State, providing that same shall be effective both as to suits already filed and pending and as to suits hereafter filed by authority of said Concurrent Resolution, providing that nothing therein shall operate to create any cause of action against the State.
43rd 4th Called Session
SB 9 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to aiding the Lower Neches Valley Authority in preparing the necessary plans, specifications and data and in making the necessary surveys, and in acquiring the necessary lands, leases, easements and/or acquittances, and in building or having built and/or cooperating in the building of proper structures, reservoirs and levees suitable for the control insofar as practicable, of the flood waters of the Neches River watershed.
42nd Regular Session
SB 51 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to title to real estate acquired by limitation.
SB 52 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for the assertion by suit within five years of all claims under any of th elimitation statutes of this State of titles acquired by adverse possession.
SB 179 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to District, County and Justice Courts, fixing the venue of Civil Actions therein and the jurisdiction thereof in certain cases, prescribing the duties of such Courts in such cases.
SB 180 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to regulating motor carriers transporting property over the public highways.
SB 181 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws so as to further regulate the operation of vehicles on the public highways; providing the height, length and width of vehicle and load which may lawfully operate on public highways.
SB 200 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to fixing the salary of the county superintendent of public instruction in a certain class of counties classified according to population.
SB 201 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use, manufacture, sale, and other disposition of stink bombs and stinking, offensive smelling or injurious bombs or substances as herein defined for the purpose of injuring, molesting, or coercing another, or for the injuring of property of another as provided herein; prescribing offenses and penalties.
SB 206 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending statutes relative to title to lands not claimed by State.
SB 207 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to actions in equity under the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Act.
SB 208 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by establishing and promulgating all classifications of hazards and rates of premium applicable to, contemplated and provided for by the "Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act" as enacted by the Congress of the United States.
SB 210 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relative to poll tax and property tax receipts.
SB 355 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to empowering the Texas Prison Board or other managing officers of said Institution to make all purchases for the Texas Prison System.
SB 356 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to making it a felony for State convicts to escape from the State Penitentiary or other places of confinement.
SB 369 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that certain corporations may continue in business by confining their writing of title policies to property located in the County of its domicile.
SB 370 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the appointment of compensation of first assistants, heads of departments, other assistants, stenographers, clerks and investigators in the office of the County attorney of certain counties.
SB 378 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to creating a division under the State Department of Agriculture providing for the classification and grading of rough rice.
SB 379 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to organizing and establishing a nautical school; placing the same under the management of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College.
SB 416 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to the payment of expenses incident to the last sickness of a deceased employee resulting from an injury and of funeral benefit when such employee leaves no legal beneficiaries.
SB 417 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to hearings before the Industrial Accident Board of an injured employee.
SB 503 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful to use a dog or dogs in hunting or pursuing deer in the County of Orange, State of Texas; providing a penalty.
SB 506 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for and limiting the number of deputy constables in precincts of certain populations in counties of a certain population.
SB 510 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to repealing Jefferson County School Superintendent Law.
SB 612 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the granting of certain easements to the United States Government in a portion of the present and former bed of Sabine Lake in and adjacent to the Port Arthur Canal and the Sabine-Neches Canal.
42nd 1st Called Session
SB 55 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issue by or on behalf of any County, City, District or political subdivision of this State for the construction of Seawalls; validating the levy and assessment of ad valorem taxes in payment thereof.
42nd 3rd Called Session
SB 24 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to validating all the proceedings had and taken in the organization of conservation and reclamation districts organized under certain Statutes.
SB 37 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing that in appeals and writs of error the record from the trial courts shall be filed in the Court of Civil Appeals within 60 days from the date of filing.
SB 38 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of steel traps or any other mechanical device for the taking of fur-bearing animals in certain counties; providing a penalty.
41st Regular Session
SB 335 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to permitting voting in any election by heads of state departments, US Senators and Congressmen from Texas and persons in the diplomatic and consular service of the United States temporarily absent; fixing the place of their residence.
SB 341 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to authorizing H.L. McKee and his heirs and legal representatives to construct, maintain and operate a bridge across Lake Sabine at or near Port Arthur, Texas.
SB 395 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to establishing and creating a Criminal District Court for Jefferson County.
SB 397 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to increasing the compensation of the judge of the County Court of Jefferson County at Law.
SB 406 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing Gulf Refining Company to construct, maintain and operate a bridge across salt bayou in Jefferson County, Texas.
SB 415 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for the centralization of the Texas Prison System.
SB 451 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to determining and fixing the annual salary of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction of Liberty County, Texas.
SB 460 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing a means of assisting tenant farmers to acquire homes.
SB 461 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas State Nautical School; making an appropriation.
SB 469 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to shrimp and oyster canner's license.
SB 484 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to Workmen's Compensation law as it applies to farm laborers.
SB 495 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the hunting, running or taking of deer and squirrels with dogs; providing penalties.
41st 1st Called Session
SB 19 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas State Nautical School; making an appropriation.
SB 45 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to conveying to the United States of America an easement for the construction of the Intra-Coastal Waterway over certain State owned lands in Chambers and Galveston counties.
SB 53 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners court in certain counties to purchase two automobiles.
SB 54 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to criminal district attorneys and assistants in certain counties; amending a certain Statute.
SB 144 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws; abolishing road overseers in Hardin County.
41st 2nd Called Session
SB 29 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas State Nautical School; making an appropriation.
SB 52 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to authorizing H.L. McKee to construct, maintain and operate a toll bridge across Lake Sabine at or near Port Arthur, Texas.
SB 155 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to fixing the salary of the county superintendent of public instruction in a certain class of counties.
SB 156 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of County Auditors in certain counties.
SB 183 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to the time terms of holding of the Fifty-eighth and Sixtieth Judicial Districts.
41st 4th Called Session
SB 70 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to ratifying and validating Liberty County Drainage District No. 2, in Liberty County, Texas.
SB 71 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to ratifying and validating Old River Drainage District of Liberty County Texas No. 1, in Liberty County, Texas.
SB 72 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to ratifying and validating Liberty County Improvement District No. 1, in Liberty County, Texas.
SB 77 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to the District Court of the first Judicial District of Texas.
SB 100 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to giving marketing associations power to receive from and handle for non-members any agricultural product.
41st 5th Called Session
SB 40 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale by the State to H.L. McKee a certain tract in Jefferson County Texas constituting a part of the bed of Sabine Lake.
SB 68 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issued by or on behalf of any County, City, District, or political subdivision of this State for the construction of Seawalls.
SB 85 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to the membership, selection, qualifications and duties of the County Board of Education in certain counties.
38th Regular Session
SB 3 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,500,000.00) out of the State Treasury to aid and promote all the public schools of this State for the scholastic year.
SB 69 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a Board of Managers for the Texas State Railroad.
SB 128 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to requiring all steam locomotives, engines and boilers operated in or near any forest or other land adjacent to forest land, to be provided with an efficient device to prevent the escape of sparks and fire.
SB 141 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating the practice of medicine; prescribing certain duties of district clerks relating to licenses to practice medicine.
SB 187 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the business of dry cleaning and dyeing, and providing for the construction, maintenance and inspection of the State of dry cleaning and dyeing buildings and establishments, and providing ways and means for enforcing this act, and penalties for the violation thereof.
SB 254 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the State Penitentiary System and reorganizing and making provision for the better management, conduct and disposition of the same and its properties.
SB 285 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for the fixing of an indeterminate sentence upon conviction for a felony.
SB 288 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to permit the sale of gasoline and lubricants on Sunday.
SB 302 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to limiting the contract lien upon crops irrigated, and prescribing method of determining costs of irrigation facilities to be charged users of water in the State of Texas.
SB 303 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the practice of Chiropody in the State of Texas; providing for the examination and registration of persons desiring to practice Chiropody and the issuance of license therefor.
SB 323 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for refunding certain bonds of the State of Texas now owned by the Permanent School Fund; providing for the execution of new bonds in lieu thereof.
SB 382 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to facilitating the marketing and distribution of the natural resources of the State, and the products manufactured therefrom, by extending the right of condemnation to certain corporations.
SB 383 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to reorganizing the First and Ninth Judicial Districts of Texas, and creating the Ninety-fourth Judicial District of Texas.
SB 395 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating amending certain Act relative to liens for furnishing irrigation water and service by limiting and regulating the contract lien upon crops irrigated, regulating the amount that may be charged for irrigation water and service.
SB 414 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for prospecting for, and developing, mining and marketing natural oil and gas within and upon lands owned by the State of Texas and held in the name of the Board of Prison Commissioners.
SB 425 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing out of territory now embraced in the counties of Montgomery, Liberty and Harris, in the State of Texas, a new county to be known as Cleveland County.
37th Regular Session
SB 36 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating domestic relations by prescribing prerequisites to the issuance of marriage licenses; relating to divorces and obligations of fathers to legitimate children.
SB 37 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to collecting delinquent city taxes in towns of less than 5000.
SB 124 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to the fixing of the burden of proof as to the heir-ship involving the title to real estate, etc.
SB 209 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for the payment of witnesses in felony cases outside the state and within 200 miles of the border.
SB 210 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act regarding the creation and establishment of drainage districts.
SB 213 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to diminishing the jurisdiction of the County Court of Tyler County.
SB 235 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to provide for the creating of a commission for Uniform State Laws.
SB 292 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to enlarging and creating Geneva Independent School District in Sabine County, Texas, and consolidating Rock Springs Common School District No. 18 and Red Oak Grove Common School District No. 22 with Geneva Independent School District.
37th 1st Called Session
SB 5 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the retaking of the scholastic census in such school districts in the State where error has been found.
SB 63 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting the sale of levee and drainage bonds, of organized districts, to be sold below par, where authorized by the respective commissioners courts.
37th 2nd Called Session
SB 9 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to Rural Sanitation.
36th Regular Session
SB 64 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to regulating the employment of women and minors and establishing an Industrial Welfare Commission to investigate and deal with such employment, including the fixing of a minimum wage; providing for an appropriation therefor, and fixing penalties for violating this Act.
SB 117 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending the special road law for Hardin County by providing that the funds hereafter derived from any county road tax or from the sale of any county road bonds, and not such funds as have been provided by elections in precincts or defined districts, shall be prorated between the commissioners' precincts of said Hardin County when said tax is so levied or said bonds are so issued, in the ratio that the amount of taxes collected n the precinct bears to the whole amount so collected or obtained by the county, and the commissioners' court shall require the county treasurer to keep a separate account for each commissioners' precinct of said county of all the road funds so arising or obtained by the county.
SB 226 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for and prescribing an uniform manner and method for the proceedings of County Commissioners' Courts, when sitting as Boards of Equalization of Boards of Equalization appointed by city or town councils or by school trustees, in equalizing property valuations for taxation, of giving or serving notice of the intent of such boards to raise the valuations of property rendered for taxation.
SB 246 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act creating and establishing the Batson Independent School District in Hardin County, Texas, so as to increase the members of the board of trustees to seven persons.
SB 270 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for the County of Sabine and the State of Texas, and making the County Commissioners of said County ex-officio road superintendents and prescribing their duties as such, and providing for their compensation as such commissioners; fixing a penalty for violations of this Act.
SB 351 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act permitting railroad corporations or receivers of railroads, by and with the permission of the Railroad Commission of Texas and County Commissioners' Court of the county wherein located, to change, re-locate or abandon any portion of its line without and adjacent to the limits of any incorporated city containing 50,000 inhabitants or more, so as to make same applicable to incorporated cities containing 20,000 inhabitants or more, according to the United States census.
SB 353 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to establishing and creating a Court to be known as "Corporation Court in Port Arthur, Texas," and prescribing its organization, jurisdiction and procedure, and conforming the jurisdiction and procedure of other courts thereto.
36th 2nd Called Session
SB 19 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of conservation districts within this State to be known as Fresh Water Supply Districts for the purpose of conserving, transporting and distributing Fresh Water from lakes, pools, wells, reservoirs, springs, creeks and rivers for domestic and commercial purposes.
SB 75 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to diminishing the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the county court of Tyler County.
SB 98 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to exempting Sabine, San Augustine, Newton, Jasper and Angelina counties from the provisions of certain laws and to postpone the eradication of ticks in said counties until Jan. 1, 1922.
SB 109 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission on uniform State Laws.
SB 135 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that certain sections shall not be applicable in the case of any city which votes to extend its city limits without affecting the adjacent school district.
SB 167 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to establishing a court for the trial of criminal causes and offenses within the city of Port Arthur; prescribing its organization, jurisdiction and procedure.
SB 168 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending the special road law for Tyler County.
36th 3rd Called Session
SB 19 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to the appointment of certain officers, deputies or assistants.
SB 20 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the office of Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner.
SB 21 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the fees allowed Sheriffs or other peace officers.
SB 56 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for the purpose of compensating persons whose property was destroyed under the Pink Bollworm Act.
SB 57 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to drainage districts by adding sections related to the employment of civil engineers.
SB 98 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy
Caption: Relating to validating the charters and amendments to charters of certain cities.
SB 100 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the State School of Correspondence.
36th 4th Called Session
SB 17 Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code so as so exempt agricultural products or live stock from the operation of the anti-trust laws.