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Legislation authored by John McCullough Melson

Includes legislation with John McCullough Melson as the primary author for the 34th through 38th 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.

38th Regular Session
HB 1 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating three million ($3,000,000) dollars out of the State Treasury to aid and promote all the public schools of this State for the scholastic year beginning September 1, 1922, and ending August 31, 1923; providing a penalty for violation of provision of the Act.
HB 7 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and the Weights and measures Department, conferring all authority, powers, duties, functions, rights and liabilities of the Commisioner of Markets and Warehouses and of said Markets and Warehouse Department and Weights and Measures Department upon the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 36 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to providing for the assessment of taxes on the transfer of property by will or by the intestate laws of the State of Texas.
HB 54 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing boards of supervisors of levee improvement districts heretofore authorized, or that may be hereafter organized under the Constitution, to file suits to collect delinquent taxes in such districts.
HB 60 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating and providing for a Department of Insurance for the State of Texas, separate and distinct from the Department of Banking of this State.
HB 94 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to granting the Commissioners' Court of the several counties of the State the power to audit all or any part of the books, records, and accounts of the county, district, and precinct officers and all employees and governmental units of the county, when in its opinion there exists fraud and unjust conduct in county, district or precinct finances.
HB 109 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on all individuals, companies, corporations or associations engaged in the business of severing natural resources from the soil or water, except oil, within this State.
HB 127 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to providing for the levy and collection of an occupation tax of one cent on each ten cents of the gross receipts from the sale of certain drinks.
HB 191 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation for the official shorthand reporters of the Eighth and Sixty-second Judicial Districts of Texas.
HB 215 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to providing for an improvement road fund for the sate of Texas; levying an occupation tax of two cents a gallon on gasoline to be collected from retail dealers in gasoline.
HB 232 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to prohibit commissioners courts and supervisors of levee improvement districts from letting any contract calling for or requiring the expenditure of two thousand dollars ($2000) or more without first submitting same to competitive bids and publishing notice of the proposed letting of such contract; providing that contracts made in violation of this act shall not be enforced and may be enjoined.
HB 328 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to providing an occupation tax on sulphur produced in the State of Texas by individuals, companies, corporations and associations; providing that in the event of either or part of article to be held unconstitutional by the courts it shall not invalidate the remainder of said article.
HB 517 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the refund by counties, cities, towns and other political subdivisions of the State or county of property ad valorem taxes paid when unlawfully levied or collected.
HB 576 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to providing for the assumption and refunding by the Cooper Independent School District of all or any part of the indebtedness bonded or otherwise of the City of Cooper, Texas, created for school purposes.
HB 614 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article so as to restrict the privilege of applying for deficiency warrants and appropriations.
HB 679 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to the public schools of this State; creating a State agency for the general administration and supervision of public schools and educational system of the State.
HB 681 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway Company to purchase, own and operate as a part of its line certain railroad companies.
38th 2nd Called Session
HB 3 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating five million dollars out of the general funds of the State, to aid all public schools for the scholastic year.
HB 19 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to taxing property passing by will or by descent or by grant of gift taking effect on the death of the grantor or donor; providing for the collection of such tax, and repealing certain statutes.
HB 28 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain Act requiring the Board of Water Engineer and the State Reclamation Engineer to make a report to the Governor an adequate topographic and hydrographic survey of the stream watersheds of the State.
HB 29 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on all individuals, companies, corporations, or associations engaged in the business of severing natural resources from the soil or water, except oil, within this State.
HB 53 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the collection of delinquent taxes or levee improvement districts; providing a method of procedure therefor.
HB 88 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and the Weights and Measures Department and conferring all authority, powers, duties, functions, rights and liabilities upon the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 89 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Live Stock Sanitary Commission of the State of Texas and the office of each and every member thereof; conferring the authority, power, duties and functions of said Commission and the members thereof upon the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas.
HB 92 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the fiscal affairs of the State Government; providing for regular audits of the books, records and accounts of the State Government through the Comptroller's Department and for special audits by the Governor.
HB 93 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Industrial Accident Board, and vesting its powers, duties, functions and authority and those of its members in the State Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
HB 94 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of the State of Texas and the offices of members of said board, and conferring the authority, powers, duties and functions of said board and members upon the State Reclamation Engineer of Texas.
HB 111 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the reckless driving and operation of motor vehicles on the public highways of the State of Texas, and prescribing penalties therefor, and defining reckless driving and operation.
HB 167 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Live Stock Sanitary Commission of the State of Texas and the office of each and every member thereof.
HB 168 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and the Weights and Measures Department and conferring all authority, powers, duties, functions, rights and liabilities of the Commissioner of Markets and Warehouses upon the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 169 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to changing the method of managing the business affairs of the State; abolishing the State Board of Control; repealing all laws relating thereto, except as herein specially provided, and reviving any and all laws which now stand repealed by reason of the acts relating to such Board of Control so as to impose the duties, functions, powers and authority of the Board of Control and its members on the proper officials, boards and agencies.
HB 170 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to reapportioning certain authority, powers and functions as between the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas and the Agricultural and Mechanical College and its agencies.
HB 171 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the fiscal affairs of the State government; providing for regular audits of the books, records and accounts of the State government through the Comptroller's Department and for special audits by the Governor.
HB 185 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to the creation of a State Tax Board; fixing the annual salary of the State Tax Commissioner; providing that the provisions hereof with respect to such salary shall be superior to those of any other statute of this State conflicting therewith.
HB 217 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating an Illiteracy Commission for Texas, defining the powers and duties of said commission, and making an appropriation for the work to be carried on under the direction of said commission.
HB 234 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to creating and providing for a Department of Insurance for the State of Texas, separate and distinct from the Department of Banking of this State.
38th 3rd Called Session
HB 20 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax upon the right and privilege of producing gas in this State by taking same from the earth; defining the word "person," "market value" and "gas"; levying such tax against those engaged in such production.
HB 44 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on all individuals, companies, corporations or associations, engaged in the business of severing natural resources from the soil or water, except oil, within this State.
HB 45 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to repealing certain Act requiring the Board of Water Engineers and the State Reclamation Engineer to make and cause to made and report to the Governor an adequate topographic and hydrographic survey of the stream watersheds of the State, to the end of flood control.
HB 78 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing the method of managing the business affairs of the State; abolishing the State Board of Control; repealing all laws relating thereto, except as herein specially provided, and reviving any and all laws which now stand repealed by reason of the Acts relating to such Board of Control.
HB 79 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of the State of Texas, and the offices of the members thereof; conferring the authority, powers, duties and functions of said board and members upon the State Reclamation Engineer of Texas.
HB 80 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to reapportioning certain authority, powers and functions as between the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas and the Agricultural and Mechanical College and its agencies, relative to concentrated feed stuffs, commercial fertilizers, farmers' institutes, forestry protection, management and replacement, protection of honey bees against foul brood and other contagious diseases, and money collected by said commissioner or college or its agencies.
HB 84 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the State Mining Board, and vesting its powers, duties, functions and authority and those of it members in the State Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
37th Regular Session
HB 15 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act to abolish the Board of Water Engineers.
HB 16 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to a certain Act to create the office of county auditor in certain counties.
HB 17 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to a certain Act to repeal the suspended sentence law.
HB 75 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to a certain Act regarding issuance of distress warrants.
HB 177 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to a certain Act regarding the issuance of distress warrants.
HB 183 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to a certain Act establishing common county line school district No. 2 in Hopkins and Franklin counties.
HB 206 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to a certain Act providing conviction for violation of the act upon the unsupported evidence of an accomplice, etc.
HB 255 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act providing an effective system of public school administration.
HB 296 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Industrial Welfare Commission.
HB 297 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to amend a certain Act regarding applications of deficiencies in appropriations.
HB 315 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Industrial Welfare Commission, and conferring the authority, duties, etc., to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics of the State of Texas.
HB 361 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to appropriating three million dollars out of the general funds of the State to aid all the public schools for the scholastic year beginning September 1, 1921 and ending August 31, 1922, the same to be distributed as the available school fund is now distributed.
HB 370 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the State Tax Board and State Tax Commissioner.
HB 377 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to the manufacture and sale of ice-cream.
HB 379 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to conferring certain powers upon board of directors of Agricultural and Mechanical College.
HB 495 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salary of the court report of the Eight Judicial District.
HB 503 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amend a certain Act prescribing the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 509 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to providing that canning demonstration, etc., work shall be conducted by the Industrial Institute and College for girls.
HB 539 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to creating a state board of censors for moving pictures.
HB 540 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to providing disposition of funds when certain banks suspend business, etc.
HJR 18 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act abolishing the office of County Treasurer.
37th 1st Called Session
HB 2 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and the Weights and Measures Department.
HB 3 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repeal the law relating to suspension of sentence in felony cases.
HB 4 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to transfer the duties of regulating traffic in petroleum products to Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 5 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolish Industrial Welfare Commission.
HB 6 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to abolishing the board governing sub-experiment stations and to confer duties upon Board of Directors of Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
HB 13 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to conferring the duties of the Industrial Welfare Commission upon Commissioner Labor Statistics.
HB 17 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to appropriation in aid of rural schools.
HB 33 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to special appropriation for State Superintendent Public Instruction for taking scholastic census.
HB 36 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to special appropriation for Educational Department for expenses taking scholastic census.
HB 39 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to levy occupation tax on the business of severing natural resources from soil or water, except oil.
HB 41 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to occupation tax on admissions to places of amusement.
HB 61 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to amending the law regarding levy and collection of occupation taxes.
HB 79 Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the law providing for State depositories.
HB 124 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to making it possible for the State Text Book Commission to renew contracts wherever advantageous to the interest of the State and to grant to the said Commission the power to take such action in the adoption of textbooks for the public schools as may be necessary in the interests of economy and of an efficient school system.
HB 150 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to amending the law relating to submission of bond issues to elections.
HB 169 Author: Melson, John McCullough
Caption: Relating to creating the Cooper Independent School District in Delta County, Texas; defining its boundaries.