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Legislation authored by Pierce Butler Ward

Includes legislation with Pierce Butler Ward as the primary author for the 34th through 40th 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 34th.

40th Regular Session
SB 87 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 2496 of Title 46 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, relating to financial statements of Agricultural and Live Stock pools.
SB 88 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 2274 of Chapter 12, Title 42, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925; relating to appeal and error of additional cost bonds.
SB 89 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amend Article 2162 of Chapter 8, Title 42, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925.
SB 90 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 9, Title 1, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925; relating to proof of posting of special laws.
SB 91 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 3726 of Title 55, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925.
SB 92 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 3996 of Title 65, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925; relating to fraudulent conveyances.
SB 93 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 4930 of Chapter 11, Title 78, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925; relating to fire insurance policies.
SB 94 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation; defining total and permanent injuries.
SB 125 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to create Road District No. 4 in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 131 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the interest of the public safety by rendering it unlawful for any person to drive or propel any automobile, automobile truck or other motor driven vehicle upon the track of any railroad without stopping, looking and listening for approaching trains.
SB 132 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to properly defining murder, and fixing the punishment for murder; repealing Chapter 15 of Title 15 of the Penal Code of 1925, relating to manslaughter, and all other laws in conflict with this Act.
SB 139 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to removal of disabilities of minors, so as to provide for hearings relative thereto during vacation of the court.
SB 167 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number 4 in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the Commissioners' Court of said County, in respect to the organization of said District.
SB 168 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to properly defining murder, and fixing the punishment for murder; relating to what may be proved, and considered by the jury, in determining the punishment to be assessed for murder; repealing statute relating to manslaughter.
SB 176 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to maximum fees of certain officers governed by what is known as the fee bill, so as to fix the maximum of such officers according to the last United States census instead of the census of 1910.
SB 206 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to the bond of guardians so as to permit the premium on such bond, if made by a corporation authorized to issue and execute guaranty or indemnity bond, to be paid out the estate of the ward.
SB 291 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 1237, of Chapter 14, of the Penal Code of the State of Texas of 1925 regarding Negligent Homicide.
SB 323 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the district judge to appoint auditors to audit the books of any incorporated city and town in his judicial district, and making it his duty to do so upon application of three or more property taxpayers of said city or town.
SB 348 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 2547, Chapter 2, Title 47, Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 regarding bonds.
SB 372 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to preventing counties from creating excessive debt by issuing warrants and funding or refunding bonds.
SB 382 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the payment of the costs of bonds of executors and administrators mentioned in said article out of the estate being administered.
SB 458 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to a special road law for Johnson County Texas, providing for the condemnation of right-of-way and materials for the construction of roads; prescribing certain duties of railway companies in reference to draining right-of-ways.
40th 1st Called Session
SB 9 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to repealing Chapter 247 of the General and Special laws of the Regular Session of the Fortieth Legislature and substituting for same a complete act so as to insert therein a saving clause in reference to offenses committed before this Act takes effect.
SB 78 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to correcting an error as made by the 40th Legislature in reference to the salary of county commissioners in counties having an assessed valuation of less than $6,500,000.00, and making certain other changes in reference to the compensation of county commissioners.
39th Regular Session
SB 7 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to adopting and establishing a "Penal Code" and a "Code of Criminal Procedure" for the State of Texas.
SB 79 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statue of the Penal Code of the State of Texas relating to the punishment of the offense of Libel by providing that the punishment shall be imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a period of time not less than two years nor more than four years.
SB 137 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to the management and control of the estates of minors by guardian, so as to provide for the sale of the real estate of minors, and for the improvement of such real estate, and for the extension of debts against the estate of such minor, and to provide for securing the payment of such debts and for such improvements by executing mortgages, deeds of trust, mechanics' contracts and material men lien in the manner and under the circumstances herein set forth, and providing for application for such order whenever it appears that a necessity exists therefor.
SB 212 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes of the Penal Code of the State of Texas relating to the use of explosives in committing burglary.
SB 213 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for a period of time commencing with the passage of this Act and ending November 1, 1927, for killing, bagging, netting or trapping any wild partridge or wild quail of any variety in the counties of Ellis, Hill, Hood, Johnson and Somerville; providing the penalty for the violation thereof.
SB 237 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to giving the Attorney General's Department additional needed room and space in the State Capitol building and authorizing the Board of Control to occupy quarters elsewhere in the Capitol or State Land Office building; providing the necessary funds to accomplish the purpose of this Act.
SB 247 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring operators of motor vehicles to obtain licenses as operators, specifying date when same shall take effect; providing for qualification of licensees; providing that the State Highway Commission shall administer and enforce the provision of this Act.
SB 314 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to more clearly provide for the creation of the road districts therein authorized, and for the consolidation of road districts, and for the exclusion from road districts, if desired, of territory covered by other districts.
SB 423 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to authorizing county attorneys and district attorneys in counties having a population in excess of one hundred thousand to appoint deputies.
SB 431 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to providing for the payment into Court of a fund which is a matter of controversy between several parties, and giving such court exclusive jurisdiction over such fund.
39th 1st Called Session
SB 94 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Eight (8), in Ellis County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 95 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number One (1), in Hood County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 96 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Three (3), in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 97 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Ten (10), in Ellis County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 98 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Six (6), in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 99 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Eleven (11), in Ellis County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 100 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Five (5), in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 101 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Nine (9), in Ellis County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 213 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Five (5), in Ellis County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 214 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Thirteen (13), in Ellis County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 215 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Twelve (12), in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 216 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number One (1), in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 236 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to the creation of Road District Number Four (4) in Hill County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county in respect to the organization of said district.
SB 280 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for the fraudulent taking of any chicken or turkey, making such offense a felony or a misdemeanor, prescribing punishment therefor.
32nd Regular Session
SB 30 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the courts of Texas to disregard errors not affecting the substantial rights of the party or parties seeking to reverse or set aside the judgement in civil and criminal cases.
SB 58 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to providing that upon each conviction after the first for violation of any of the provisions of Article 199 of the Penal Code the punishment shall be double that prescribed.
SB 117 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring the courts to take judicial notice of the fact that the qualified voters of any county or subdivision of a county that has by a majority vote determined that the sale of intoxicating liquors shall be prohibited within the prescribed limits, but allowing the defendant to make an issue as to the existence of such law.
SB 149 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act relating to the annexation of territory to an incorporated city.
SB 188 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act for a more efficient road system for Johnson County.
SB 251 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to the purpose for which private corporations may be formed, and authorizing the organization of corporations for the purpose of contracting for and erecting and repairing houses, bridges and other structures.
SB 266 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to creating a special road system for Ellis county, Texas, and making the county commissioners ex officio road commissioners and providing for the appointment of deputy road commissioners, and prescribing their powers and duties as such and providing compensation for such road commissioners; and making it a misdemeanor for every person subject to public road duty or extra road duty who has not paid such taxes nor furnished a substitute nor paid money in lieu of such service for time summoned to fail or refuse to attend at any time and place designated by the person summoning him, when summoned or fail to do good service upon said roads, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding ten ($10.00) dollars.
SB 299 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to validating the incorporation of the Ferris Independent School District in Ellis county, and the acts of the board of trustees and other officers of said district since such incorporation, and to declare said district possessed of all the powers sought to be conferred on it by such Act of incorporation, and other laws.
SB 317 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the adoption of a system of uniform text books in this State; prescribing penalties.
SB 318 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to regulating the purchase and sale of Seed Cotton and Cotton Seed within the State; providing a penalty.
SB 331 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to granting a special charter to the city of Hillsboro, Hill county, Texas.
SB 339 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to reorganizing the 40th Judicial District of Texas and creating the 71st Judicial District.
SB 351 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to defining hazang and prescribing a penalty.
32nd 1st Called Session
SB 9 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the state of Texas into congressional districts; to provide for two additional districts to the number now provided for.
SB 11 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the adoption of system of uniform text books in this State, and for the appointment of a Text Book Board for such purpose; to authorize the adoption of other books; to prescribe penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act.
31st Regular Session
SB 11 Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring patent and other medicines offered for sale to be manufactured, compounded and prepared under the personal direction and supervision of a qualified pharmacist and providing a penalty.
SB 60 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending subdivision 5 of Section 1, of Chapter 107 of the Act of the 30th Legislature, pertaining to Article 2989; Title 56 of the Revised Civil Statutes, with respect to the granting of injunctions.
SB 68 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting any corporation, or receiver, operating a line of railway in whole, or in part, in the State of Texas, or any officer, agent or representative of such corporation, or receiver, to retain, maintain, or establish a name on any railway station or depot in any incorporated, or unincorporated town or city,within this State, other than the name of the town or city, which town or city bears the name of its postoffice so given by the United States Government, and providing penalties for violation of this act, and prescribing the venue of suits and prosecutions thereunder.
SB 90 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 2439 of Chapter 1, of Title 45 of the Revised Statutes of 1895, in reference to fees of office to be charged and collected by certain state officers, as amended by Chapter 91 of the General Laws of the 29th Legislature, as amended by Chapter 22 of the General Laws of the First Called Session of the 30th Legislature so as to provide a maximum permit fee.
SB 135 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending an act to fix certain civil fees and compensation.
SB 149 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to requiring foreign corporations doing any business within this state to obtain from the Secretary of State a permit to conduct business.
SB 230 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to providing that foreign corporations shall obtain from the Secretary of State a permit to do business within this states ; providing penalties.
SB 236 Author: Ward, Pierce B.
Caption: Relating to amending Articles 3507 and 3515 of Title 73 of the Revised Civil Statutes, pertaining to notaries public.