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Legislation authored by Wright Patman

Includes legislation with Wright Patman as the primary author for the 37th 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 30th.

38th Regular Session
HB 101 Caption: Relating to authorizing Cass county, Texas, or any political subdivision or defined district thereof, to issue road bonds under the provisions of the general law; validating bond election heretofore held in district in said county.
HB 102 Caption: Relating to providing for revising, digesting, annotating and publishing the civil and criminal laws of the State of Texas, and requiring the commissioners appointed to revise the statutes to prepare two bills, one providing a civil and one a criminal code of practice in the courts of this State, and report the same to the Governor, who shall submit the same to the Legislature.
HB 151 Caption: Relating to amending statutes relative to the taxation of the intangible assets of certain corporations, associations and individuals, and providing for the creation of a State tax board for the valuation of such intangible assets.
HB 152 Caption: Relating to amending statutes relative to taxation of the intangible assets of certain individuals, corporations and associations, so as to provide that other and additional individuals, companies, corporations and associations be included and made subject to the provisions thereof.
HB 298 Caption: Relating to appropriating five million dollars ($5,000,000) out of the general funds of the State to aid all the public schools for the scholastic year beginning September 1, 1923, and ending August 31, 1924, and five million dollars ($5,000,000) out of the general funds of the State to aid all the public schools for the scholastic year beginning September 1, 1924, and ending August 31, 1925, the same to be distributed as the available school fund is now distributed.
HB 299 Caption: Relating to promoting the public school interests of rural schools and those of small towns, of aiding the people to provide adequate school facilities for the education of their children, by appropriation of three million dollars per year, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the next two fiscal years, ending August 31, 1924, and August 31, 1925, respectively.
HB 326 Caption: Relating to amending statutes pertaining to the valuation, rendition and assessment of property for taxes to and by the county tax assessor.
HB 333 Caption: Relating to amending statutes which relate to the Live Stock Sanitary Commission by providing that under certain conditions and regulations, cattle may be shipped from one point to another within the State of Texas.
HB 525 Caption: Relating to prescribing the method for preparing transcripts in appeals cases.
HB 527 Caption: Relating to prescribing the manner in which Clerks of the Court of Civil Appeals shall furnish copies of the opinion of the Court to every party to the suit desiring it.
HB 590 Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of Notaries Public.
HB 595 Caption: Relating to providing that individuals, companies corporations and associations pursuing the occupation of business of wholesale dealers of certain mineral oils refined from petroleum, shall pay a tax upon their gross receipts.
HB 690 Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of a commission to revise and digest the General Laws of Texas, defining their powers and duties, and fixing the compensation of said commission.
HJR 20 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas limiting the power of the Legislature to thirty-five cents on the one hundred dollars valuation for such taxation purposes, and five cents for pension purposes providing for the equalization of taxable values for state purposes.
HJR 22 Caption: Relating to submitting an amendment to the constitution limiting the power of the legislature to levy an ad valorem tax not to exceed thirty-five cents on the one hundred dollar valuation for school purposes.
38th 2nd Called Session
HB 8 Caption: Relating to providing for uniformity and equality in taxation; providing for equalization of values for State purposes as between the different counties through a central state agency.
HB 15 Caption: Relating to amending certain Articles relative to the taxation of intangible assets of certain corporations, associations and individuals and providing for the creation of a State Tax Board for the valuation of such intangible assets and for the distribution of said values for local taxation and for the assessment of said assets and the levy and collection of taxes thereon.
HB 26 Caption: Relating to amending Articles of certain Chapter of statutes relative to the levying of occupation taxes upon individuals, companies, corporations and associations pursuing certain occupations so as to provide for an increase of the gross receipts tax to be paid by said companies.
HB 43 Caption: Relating to levying in behalf of the State and providing for the collection of an income tax derived from personal services.
HB 50 Caption: Relating to procedure in criminal cases; giving counsel for the prosecution in the criminal cases the right to argue the fact that defendant failed to testify in his own behalf.
HB 80 Caption: Relating to levying and providing for the payment of an occupation tax on all persons, firms, companies, corporations, common law trusts, associations operating under a declaration of trust, or any other association or concern, of whatever name known, or howsoever organized, formed or created, owning, managing or operating any pipeline or pipelines within this State, based upon gross receipts derived from business done within this State in intrastate commerce.
HB 98 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of jewelry and jewelry supplies.
HB 99 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of tobacco, cigars and cigarettes.
HB 100 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of moving picture films and moving picture equipment and supplies.
HB 101 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations dealing in stocks of mining companies (including oil, gas, petroleum, sulphur and all other minerals).
HB 102 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for slaughtering, refrigerating, canning, curing and packing of meats.
HB 103 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations engaged in and pursuing the business of brokers, factors, commission merchants or manufacturer's agents.
HB 104 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of musical instruments.
HB 105 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of soda water, coca cola, soft drinks and beverages.
HB 106 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of candy, confectionery, cakes, crackers and ice cream.
HB 121 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of plumbing material or plumbers' equipment and supplies.
HB 122 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of well drilling rigs or oil well supplies and equipment.
HB 123 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of casings, tires, tubes, parts, accessories and supplies for motor vehicles.
HB 124 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of drugs and druggist sundries.
HB 125 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations, owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of stationery, office furniture and office supplies.
38th 3rd Called Session
HB 1 Caption: Relating to levying and providing for the payment of an occupation tax on all persons, firms, companies, corporations, common law trusts, associations operating under a declaration of trust or any other association or concern, of whatever name known, or howsoever organized, formed or created, owning, managing or operating any pipe line or pipe lines within this State, based upon gross receipts derived from business done within this State in intrastate commerce.
HB 2 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relative to the levying of occupation taxes upon individuals, companies, corporation and associations pursuing any of the occupations, that is viz: express companies, gas, electric light, power or water works, collecting or commissions agencies, car companies, interurban and electric railway companies and telephone companies.
HB 3 Caption: Relating to levying and providing for the collection of an occupation tax on those selling at retail within this State (except sales made in interstate commerce) musical instruments or musical supplies.
HB 4 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts by extending the provisions of said statute so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of soda water, Coca-Cola, soft drinks and beverages.
HB 5 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts by extending the provisions of said statute so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of tobacco, cigar and cigarettes.
HB 6 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts by extending the provisions of said statute so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations engaged in and pursuing the business of broker, factors, commission merchants or manufacturer's agents.
HB 7 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts by extending the provisions of said statute so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of casings, tires, tubes, parts, accessories and supplies for motor vehicles.
HB 8 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relative to the levy of occupation taxes based on gross receipts by extending the provisions of said statute so as to include individuals, companies, associations or corporations owning, operating or controlling an establishment in this State for the manufacture or distribution, at wholesale, of coal oil, fuel oil, naphtha, benzene, or any other mineral oils refined from petroleum.
37th Regular Session
HB 82 Caption: Relating to repeal a certain Act creating a more efficient road law for Cass County.
HB 419 Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of road districts including one or more existing road districts and other territory in addition thereto, and for the issuance of bonds by such districts.
HB 474 Caption: Relating to amend a certain Act regarding swindling or obtaining money by false pretenses.
HB 505 Caption: Relating to creating the Atlanta Independent School District known as Common School District in Cass County, Texas, and including within its limits the municipal corporation of the town of Atlanta, and defining its boundaries.
HB 521 Caption: Relating to creating the Bloomburg Independent School District in Cass County, Texas.
HB 522 Caption: Relating to fixing time of holding court in Fifth Judicial District.
HB 583 Caption: Relating to providing for revising criminal and civil laws.
HJR 24 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that no county shall have more than four Representatives.
37th 1st Called Session
HB 47 Caption: Relating to fixing the time of holding the courts in the Fifth Judicial District of Texas to validate all process, bonds and recognizances heretofore taken in the courts of said district, and all judgments therein rendered, or to be rendered.
HB 77 Caption: Relating to making it an offense for persons to conspire together and disguise themselves for the purpose of inflicting injury upon another.
HB 107 Caption: Relating to the desertion of a wife by her husband.
HB 108 Caption: Relating to making it an offense for a white person and a negro to have intercourse with each other; providing a penalty.