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Legislation authored by Franklin Scott Spears

Includes legislation with Franklin Scott Spears as the primary author for the 34th through 59th 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.

49th Regular Session
SB 1 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to declaring the policy of this State with reference to citizens of the Americas, declaring that public places catering to the public for business and profit are public utilities, defining the term "Mexican or Latin-American origin", providing for the elimination of discrimination by pubic utilities against persons of Mexican or Latin-American origin, prescribing penalties and civil damages, repealing all laws in conflict.
SB 18 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to protecting the right to enter into sale contracts relating to commodities bearing the trade mark, brand or name of its producer or owner.
SB 46 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Control to acquire and/or construct and/or recondition and equip a State Training School for dependent and delinquent colored girls at a cost of not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00); appropriating One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) for such purpose, and further appropriating Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) for the maintenance and operation of said institution for the year ending August 31, 1947.
SB 60 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to eliminate the requirement that candidates for presidential electors shall have their names printed on the ticket, and to provide in lieu thereof that the names of the candidates for President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Political Parties shall appear on the official ballot at the heads of their respective tickets.
SB 81 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to promoting the public health; providing for methods of control and prevention of preventable diseases; repealing all laws, articles, sections, and subdivisions of laws which conflict or are inconsistent with this Act; prescribing a penalty; providing a saving clause.
SB 111 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of certain designated District and County Officers in counties having a population in excess of three hundred thousand (300,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census.
SB 121 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Recreation Board; fixing the method of appointment, qualifications and terms of the members thereof.
SB 130 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the transportation of persons or property for hire in interstate commerce by aircraft.
SB 131 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to prescribing the salary of the Chief Deputy and the salaries and number of assistants and department heads in the office of the County Tax Assessor-Collector in all counties having a population in excess of three hundred and thirty-eight (338,000) thousand by the last Federal Census; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 205 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing municipalities to organize and create a Planning Commission and providing such Planning Commission with the function and duty of making and adopting a master city plan; providing that insofar as the provisions of this Act are inconsistent with the provisions of any other Act, this Act shall control.
SB 206 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the filing and recording of instruments of writing, maps, and plats, so as to provide the prerequisites for filing, recording and approving maps and plats subdividing real estate.
SB 222 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending statute relative to severability of sweet gas, sour gas, etc.; providing a constitutional severability clause.
SB 245 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending statute to provide additional methods of enforcement of bedding law; defining bedding; requiring certain labeling.
SB 246 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of certain county officials in counties with a population of not less than 300,000, nor more than 500,000, according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing for a fifteen (15%) per cent increase in salaries of the employees, deputies, and assistants of said county officials, based on March,1945 payroll; providing for two assistants to the County Treasurer at stated salaries, and to be appointed by him; providing that salaries of employees, deputies and assistants of the named officials may not be decreased; providing the method and means by which said officers and employees shall be compensated.
SB 306 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article relative to conservation of gas and oil, further defining waste of oil and gas, restricting production of gas from oil well, etc.; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 311 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the state to accept from the City of Laredo, and from the Webb County Tuberculosis Association, a corporation, title to and conveyance of all lands, buildings, and equipment of the City-County Tuberculosis Hospital for a Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
SB 331 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to making appropriations to pay miscellaneous claims out of the General Revenue Fund, or such other funds as may be designated herein for each item, not otherwise appropriated.
SB 339 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by lowering the minimum of population and raising the limit of tax that can be levied; and authorizing a joint program of tuberculosis control in the cities and counties affected by the provisions of said Acts; providing for the creation of City-County Tuberculosis Control Boards therein, and for the appointment of members thereof.
48th Regular Session
SB 161 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to certain officers and employees of the State of Texas and all political sub-divisions thereof.
SB 211 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relative to disposition of fees collected for certificates of title.
47th Regular Session
SB 9 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to protecting trade-mark owners, distributors, and the general public against injurious and unecominc practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade-mark, brand, or name, and to facilitate fair trade; providing a penalty.
SB 21 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to creating a fireman's Civil Service law in certain cities; providing for a Civil Service Commission; providing a penalty.
SB 22 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of grand jury baliffs by the judges of criminal district courts; providing certain expenses to be allowed for travel.
SB 24 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article exempting all Civil Service employees of the Federal Government from Jury Service, when engaged in the regular and actual discharge of their duties.
SB 36 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Governor of the State of Texas to lease and demise to the United States, the tract of land known as Camp Hulen at or near Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, now owned and held in trust by the State of Texas for the use and benefit of the 36th Division, Texas National Guard.
SB 44 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Health Officer to define and fix the specifications and standards for certain meat and meat food products; providing penalties.
SB 48 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the employment of two rural school supervisors in certain counties.
SB 56 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing that all property owned and used exclusively by institutions of purely public charity, not leased or used for profit shall be exempt from taxation.
SB 57 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing for and making admissible certain evidence in suits for delinquent taxes.
SB 58 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing that in certain counties the District Judge may appoint an Assignment Clerk to serve under the Presiding Judge in setting and disposing of civil cases on the general docket.
SB 59 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act affecting the appointment and salaries of deputies in the offices of the District Clerks in certain counties.
SB 60 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the re-classification and re-appraisement by the Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas of 480 acres of land in Coke County, Texas, sold under contract to Rev. Father Joseph Manz.
SB 64 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to declaring policy to promote and protect the public welfare, health and safety in its control and supervision of the barber business and barber profession as a public necessity; granting power and authority upon the State Board of Barber Examiners to make all necessary rules and regulations.
SB 76 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to making the Texas Unemployment Compensation Law conform to amendments made by the Congress of the United States in 1939 to the Federal Social Security Act.
SB 90 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Governor of the State of Texas to lease and demise to the United States, the tract of land known as Camp Wolters, at or near Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas.
SB 91 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to declaring and recognizing for certain tax purposes post, camp or unit exchanges established and operated within the State of Texas, by or in conjunction with the United States Military, Naval, or Marine Forces, instrumentalities and agencies of the United States; providing taxes on sale of cigarettes shall not apply to sales to or by such post, camp or unit exchanges; providing a penalty.
SB 106 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the use of the San Antonio River Canal and Conservatory District.
SB 150 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to creating Policemen, Firemen, and Fire Alarm Operators' Pension System for cities in the State of Texas having a certain population.
SB 184 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of an official court reporter in and for each District Court, Criminal District Court, and County Court at Law, of Bexar County.
SB 203 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article of the Penal Code relating to work and vacation of firemen and policemen in certain cities; fixing the hours that shall constitute a legal day's work in fire and police departments in cities with certain population; providing penalties.
SB 226 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that in all counties in the State having County Courts at Law, the Judges of such Courts may act for the County Judge in Probate or Guardianship proceedings or matters, also in Juvenile and Lunacy cases.
SB 256 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that in all sales of property, either real estate or personal property under foreclosure in suits for delinquent taxes, where the amount is not over Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, notice shall be posted at three public places in the County where such property is located.
SB 257 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that the Commissioners' Court at any meeting may cancel the assessment of ad valorem taxes by appropriate order where it is shown that the assessment is erroneous and collection cannot be enforced for certain reasons.
SB 258 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing that in all suits for delinquent taxes where the amount of taxes sued for is not over Five Hundred ($500) Dollars, copy of citation or notice shall be posted on Courthouse door in the County where suit is pending for four consecutive weeks.
SB 259 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that the Assessor-Collector of Taxes of any County or other taxing units may file a certified statement of any ad valorem tax assessed on personal property at any time within two years after such tax becomes due and not afterwards.
SB 286 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that the Commissioners' Courts in all Counties shall have the authority to direct, control, employ and discharge certain courthouse personnel.
SB 287 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of a County Police Force in counties with certain population; whose duty it shall be to patrol that part of the county lying outside of the corporate limits of the county seat.
SB 288 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that the Commissioners' Court in certain counties shall have the authority to direct, control, employ and discharge certain courthouse personnel.
SB 321 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to establishing and creating a Domestic Relations Court of Bexar County; providing for the jurisdiction of and procedure in said Court; providing for the election, tenure, qualifications, and duties of a Judge in said Court; providing the effective date of this Act.
SB 322 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of Juvenile Officers and their assistants in certain counties; providing tenure of office, manner of appointment, and prescribing their salaries, qualifications, and duties; providing the effective date of this Act.
SB 323 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act authorizing the issuance of bonds by any city and/or county for the purchase and/or improvement of lands for park purposes.
SB 345 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for fees for Constables whose precincts lie in certain counties.
SB 346 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing Commissioners' Courts in certain counties to levy a direct tax of certain amount on all property in said counties, for the purpose of erecting buildings and other improvements.
SB 347 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing manner of expending and apportioning monies now on hand and coming into the Road and Bridge Fund of Bexar County; providing an effective date of this Act.
SB 353 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending the Workmen's Compensation Act by providing the amount of compensation and that an employee shall receive as much as and not in excess of 401 weeks compensation for total incapacity as a result of the injury resulting in incapacity.
SB 354 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article pertaining to salaries of the County Board of School Trustees in certain counties.
SB 366 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article by providing the method of appeal from adverse orders of the State Liquor Control Board.
46th Regular Session
SB 14 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing independent school districts to build or purchase buildings and grounds for the purpose of constructing gymnasia, stadia, other recreational facilities.
SB 37 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting all Civil Service employees of the Federal Government from Jury Service.
SB 39 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the election of Public Weighers in precincts located in counties having a population of not less than two hundred ninety thousand (290,000) and not more than three hundred twenty thousand (320,000) inhabitants.
SB 40 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to protecting trade mark owners, the distributors and the general public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade mark, brand or name, and to facilitate fair trade.
SB 45 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to regulating the election of judges and clerks and the appointment of supervisors, prescribing their number and rates of pay and the duties of supervisors in all elections in certain cities.
SB 79 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing a maximum amount allowable as compensation to a garnishee.
SB 80 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act fixing the terms and prescribing the jurisdiction of the District Courts of the 37th, 45th, 57th, and 73rd Judicial Districts, providing for the administration of the business of said Courts, providing for the election of Special Judges in case of absence, sickness or instability of the Regular Judges to act and preside in the Civil District Courts of Bexar County, Texas.
SB 82 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities to issue municipal bonds to fund the deficit in the wages of firemen and policemen of said cities.
SB 83 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Barber Examiners to approve agreements fixing minimum prices for barber services, and establishing opening and closing hours.
SB 120 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act fixing the terms of office of the Judges of the County Courts at Law, Nos. 1 and 2, of Bexar County, Texas, shall be four years; providing for the election of the Judges of said two courts every four years and prescribing their qualifications.
SB 121 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act affecting the appointment and salaries of deputies in the offices of District Clerks in certain counties; providing for the method of such appointments and salaries.
SB 137 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code, relating to assault with motor vehicle, by providing that if any driver or operator of a motor vehicle or motorcycle shall willfully or with negligence collide with or cause injury less than death to any other person he shall be guilty of aggravated assault; prescribing punishment upon conviction of such offense.
SB 159 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issued by any water improvement districts in this State for the improvement, repair, or rehabilitation of its irrigation system, or parts thereof.
SB 171 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for voluntary apprenticeship to open to young people the opportunity to obtain training that will equip them for profitable employment and citizenship.
SB 172 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for attorneys to aid cities and school districts in collecting delinquent taxes on a percentage basis.
SB 175 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing independent school districts and cities which have assumed the control of public schools situated therein to build or purchase buildings and grounds outside district for athletic purposes.
SB 176 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to aiding the Conservation Districts, Navigation Districts, Conservation and Reclamation Districts, Flood Control Districts, and River Authorities; granting and donating to such Districts and River Authorities for a period of ten (10) years, fifty (50%) per cent of all the State ad valorem taxes for general revenue purposes.
SB 188 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Treasurer and the State Comptroller to transfer certain moneys from the General Fund to the Settlement of Estates Fund.
SB 199 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code of the State of Texas relating to streetcars to include Junior College, College or University Students in the groups required to be provided half-fare.
SB 233 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for compensation of Probation Officers in certain counties.
SB 234 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of Counties having a population of not less than 290,000 inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census to appoint a County Building Inspector and Assistants; prescribing penalties for failure to secure permits.
SB 235 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for a salary for the special judge, elected or appointed, to serve in place of the regular judge.
SB 236 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for a salary for special judge in probate matters.
SB 237 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that every Fraternal Benefit Society, organized or licensed under a certain Statute is declared to be charitable and benevolent institution.
SB 257 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to making unlawful to operate a freight train consisting of more than seventy (70) cars or to operate a passenger train consisting of more than fourteen (14) cars over any railroad line; providing a penalty for a violation of this Act.
SB 258 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting graduates of certain law schools from the Bar Examinations.
SB 268 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute making Morris Plan banks eligible for Federal Deposit Insurance.
SB 284 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to providing that the judges of the several district courts and criminal district courts, the judges of the county courts at law, and the county judge, in any county of this State having a population of not less than 290,000 nor more than 320,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census shall constitute a juvenile board for such county.
SB 302 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by providing that the two Judges of the County Courts at Law, Nos.1 and 2, of Bexar County, Texas shall take the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution of Texas; providing that no bond shall be required and providing salaries of said Judges.
SB 303 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to creating a Conservation and Reclamation District composed of Kerr County, to be known as the Upper Guadalupe River Authority.
SB 325 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to establishing a system of civil service in all cities of this State with not less than 200,000 population and not more than 260,000 population according to the last and any future Federal Census applying to and covering all officers and employees, with certain exceptions, in the Fire and Police Departments in said cities; providing that all officers and employees thus placed under such civil service system shall be de jure and not de facto officers and employees.
SB 326 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act creating the Texas National Guard Armory Board and defining its powers and duties as amended by Chapter 366 of the Regular Session of the Forty-fifth Legislature.
SB 341 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing for the issuance of attachments in suits founded in tort or upon liquidated or un-liquidated class against foreign corporations without a license to do business in this State.
SB 342 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to prevent delinquent taxpayers from pleading statute of limitations by way of defense against the payment of any taxes due from him or her to the State, or any county, city, town, navigation district, drainage district, road district, levee district, reclamation district, irrigation district, improvement district, school district, and all other districts.
SB 426 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute by defining the assistance which Counties, Cities, and Towns may render to the National Guard, validating certain donations heretofore made.
SB 459 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' County of certain counties, to rent or let to any landowner any tractor, grader, machinery or equipment belonging to said County to be used exclusively upon land belonging to such owner situated in said County, in the construction of terraces, dikes and ditches for the purpose of said conservation and soil erosion prevention and for the purpose of constructing water tanks and reservoirs.
SB 486 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the use of the San Antonio River Canal and Conservancy District, providing that it shall be repaid to the State of Texas.
SJR 10 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the number of Justices of the Peace and Constables of Precincts to three for each County.
45th Regular Session
SB 24 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to protecting trademark owners, distributors and the general public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trademark, brand or name, and facilitating fair trade, defining certain terms.
SB 25 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to regulating the practice of pharmacy; creating a State Board of Pharmacy.
SB 26 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the issuance of Poll Tax Exemption Certificates, prescribing the form, the time of issuing, and the method of transferring same.
SB 62 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that all private corporations which have heretofore been incorporated and are now authorized by their charters and the statues of this State to operate street and interurban railways with power to distribute and sell gas and electricity to the public and which have heretofore abandoned or discontinued or may hereafter abandon or discontinue the operation of street and interurban railways and substitute motor buses therefor are hereby authorized to continue to distribute and sell electricity and gas during the unexpired period or their corporate charters just as though the continued the operation of said street and interurban railways or motor buses, or both.
SB 89 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to work and vacation of firemen and policemen in cities of more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) inhabitants and in cities of more than thirty thousand (30,000) inhabitants.
SB 104 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to creating the County Courts at Law of Bexar County, Texas, by providing, by this Act, that the Judges of said courts may exchange benches and sit and act for and with each other in any case, matter or proceeding now or hereafter pending in said courts.
SB 105 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to making certain emergency appropriations out of the General Revenue Fund of the State of Texas for the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Kerrville for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1937, for the purpose of paying salaries and maintenance.
SB 153 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the election of sixty-two members to the State Executive Committee of any political party; one man and one woman from each senatorial district, and providing for meetings of all party State conventions for this purpose.
SB 186 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for a Juvenile Board and the appointment of a Chief Probation Officer and Assistant Probation Officers and Superintendents of certain institutions in counties having a population of not more than three hundred and twenty thousand (320,000) inhabitants, and not less than two hundred and twenty thousand (220,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census.
SB 187 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to regulating mutual life insurance companies or associations; providing a penalty for failure to comply with the provisions of this Act.
SB 199 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing the San Antonio Independent School District to borrow money and to pledge its delinquent taxes levied for maintenance and operation expenses as security for such loans, ratifying and confirming such actions heretofore taken by the district and its governing board.
SB 225 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to creating an additional criminal district court for the County of Bexar, to be known as Criminal District Court No. 2, of Bexar County.
SB 265 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to cities having more than one hundred sixty thousand (160,000) inhabitants, who have heretofore acquired, or may hereafter acquire, any water system, in accords with any law where the deferred purchase price for such water system is payable out of the revenues of such water system, and is not payable out of any funds raised or to be raised, by taxation, and, where the possession, management and control of such water system, during the time the same is incumbered, is by the terms of the deed of trust, or other incumbrance, placed in the hands of a Board of Trustees named, or to be named, such incumbrances.
SB 266 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to aliens and their rights, limitations, and exceptions in respect to the ownership, possession, control and management of lands in Texas.
SB 300 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of Bowie County, Texas, to issue refunding bonds for the purpose of refunding road bonds that have been or may hereafter be issued and authorizing the said Commissioners' Court to issue refunding bonds for the purpose of refunding any outstanding matured interest on any such road bonds, for and on behalf of political subdivisions, defined districts and consolidated districts in such county, and authorizing the Commissioners' Court to pass all appropriate orders to carry out such refunding without the necessity of any notice or right to a referendum vote.
SB 378 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to certificates of title upon automobiles.
SB 395 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to repealing certain statutes relating to examining jurors.
SB 396 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to testimony of defendants.
SB 397 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that in all counties having therein a city of two hundred thirty-one thousand five hundred (231,500), and not more than two hundred fifty thousand (250,000) population, as shown by the last preceding Federal Census, the Judge of the Court having jurisdiction of a capital case in which a motion for special venire has been made, shall grant or refuse such motion at his discretion, and upon his refusal to grant same, require the case to be tried by the regular jurors summoned for service, and such additional talesman as may be ordered in the courts of such county, where as many as one hundred (100) jurors have been so summoned for regular service for the week in which such capital case is set for trial, and providing that the clerk of such court shall furnish defendant or his counsel a list of such persons summoned for jury service upon application therefor.
SB 398 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to severance of trials of defendants in criminal cases.
SB 424 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to the compensation and annual report of the County Judge, Sheriff, District Attorney or Criminal District Attorney, as the case may be, the Assessor and Collector of Taxes, County Clerk, and District Clerk, and the County Commissioners in all counties having a population in excess of two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants and also relating to the compensation of County Auditors in all Counties having a population in excess of two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants and less than three hundred twenty-five thousand (325,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding, or any future, Federal Census.
SB 426 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to guardianship of persons of unsound mind and habitual drunkards by extending the provisions thereof to persons mentally incompetent to manage their own property.
SB 427 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment and qualification of non-resident guardians of the estates of non-resident wards, in the State of Texas, and prescribing the procedure in such cases.
SB 436 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to declaring the floods of Bexar County, Texas, to be a public calamity.
SB 454 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of grand jury bailiffs by the Judge of the Criminal District Court in any county having a population of not less than two hundred and ninety thousand (290,000) inhabitants and not more than three hundred and twenty thousand (320,000) inhabitants, according to the United States Census of 1930 and all future Federal Census; providing for the salaries of said grand jury bailiffs, the method of payment, and the removal of said grand jury bailiffs.
SB 471 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to empowering and authorizing Cities and Towns in the State of Texas having a population in excess of 230,000 and not exceeding 232,000, according the the last preceding or any future Federal Census, to enact ordinances governing operation of all motor vehicles upon the public thoroughfares of such Cities.
SB 490 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to appropriating any and all unexpended balances remaining of that certain appropriations made by certain Act, for the location, establishment, erection, equipment and completion of a tuberculosis sanatorium for Negroes to be known as the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium for Negroes.
SB 498 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for certain fees of office for justices of the peace.
45th 1st Called Session
SB 21 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to extending to all private corporations the right to extend their charters.
44th Regular Session
HB 73 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the operation of, or permitting the operation of, any freight train consisting of more than seventy (70) freight cars or other cars exclusive of caboose, and prohibiting the operation of any passenger train consisting of more than fourteen (14) cars on any line or road or any portion thereof in the State of Texas by any person, firm, association, company or corporation operating any railroad in the State of Texas.
HB 98 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the reinsuring of the liability of a company not licensed to transact business in the state of Texas, by a company licensed to transact business in the State of Texas.
HB 99 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act relating to Local Recording Agents, authorized to act as writers or solicitors of insurance by an Insurance Company or Insurance Carrier, so as to include agents of Fidelity and Surety Companies in the definitions contained in said Act, and to make the same apply to such agents and so as to redefine the term "solicitor" as used in said Act and prescribing a solicitor's qualifications.
HB 100 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the issuing, signing, countersigning, or delivering of certain insurance policies except through regularly licensed local recording agents as the term is defined in certain statute, and requiring notice of liability to insure to be filed with the Board of Insurance Commissioners, but exempting companies not operating through local recording agents.
HB 129 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that the court may hear evidence and may grant a new trial for misconduct of the jury or improper argument, or improper communications or statements received by the jury, and providing that no case shall be reversed upon appeal by reason of any such ground.
HB 130 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to the submission to the jury in the trial of civil cases of special issues, and of explanations and definitions of legal terms, and providing the time and manner of requesting explanations and definitions of legal terms and providing what issues may be raised upon appeal in reference thereto.
HB 131 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to the submission of civil case upon special issues to the jury.
HB 245 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to levying a tax upon persons, firms, or corporations who produce sulfur.
HB 346 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain statute relating to the present method of election and tenure of office of school trustees in the San Antonio Independent School District in Bexar County, Texas.
HB 350 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for fees to sheriffs and constables in criminal cases, in case of acquittal or dismissal.
HB 437 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to creating for a period of time beginning when this Act shall become effective and ending December 31, 1938, Criminal District Court No. 2 of Bexar County, Texas.
HB 449 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to certificates of title upon automobiles; defining the terms set forth in this Act; defining the vehicles to which same is applicable.
HB 453 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that any rooming house, boarding house, or restaurant, social club, country club, pool room, garage, rent car stand, or other place to which people commonly resort for board or lodging or commonly congregate for business or pleasure and which repeatedly permits employees or guests to make, sell, or give away intoxicating liquor, or permits parties to drink intoxicating liquors to excess, or permits betting, wagering, gambling, or prostitution, or permits repeated commission of any other act prohibited by the Penal Court, shall be declared a nuisance to be abated by the courts.
HB 528 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the election of sixty-two members to the State Executive Committee of any political party, one man and one woman from each senatorial district, and providing for meetings of all party State conventions for this purpose.
HB 529 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for any person appointed by any district judge to fill temporarily the office of county clerk in certain counties, upon the temporary suspension of such clerks, at the rate provided by law for such clerks, and for the compensation to such person in an amount so allowed by law to the person so removed form service less than one year in the proportion which the fraction of the year he serves bears to the whole year.
HB 545 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing ground for the appointment of receivers for foreign corporations, providing for the appointment of a receiver for a foreign corporation, and all property situated in Texas of such foreign corporation upon the application of five percent of the preferred stockholders or upon the application of ten persons owning or holding preferred stock, or either, when the stated dividends under any class of preferred stock, held by the applicants, shall be in arrears in an aggregate amount equal to the annual stated divided due under such preferred stock.
HB 546 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that any corporation operating and doing business in the State of Texas shall, upon demand therefor, deliver to any common or preferred stockholder of such corporation a complete list of all of the common and/or preferred stockholders of such corporation within a period of fifteen days after demand therefor.
HB 550 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to licensing, bonding, and regulating the business of private detectives, investigators, and detective agencies.
HB 562 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for the fraudulent taking of any chicken, turkey, duck, goose, guinea, or other domestic fowl, making such offense a misdemeanor, prescribing punishment therefor.
HB 563 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it a felony to pursue occupation or business of stealing chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas, or other domestic fowls; prescribing punishment for violation of this Act, defining such business or pursuit, and providing rules of evidence in prosecutions arising thereunder.
HB 571 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that in any action by any officer removed under the authority of such article upon bond given by the person temporarily appointed to fill the office of the person so removed, it shall be necessary to allege and prove that the person so appointed actively aided and instigated the filing and prosecution of the removal suit.
HB 572 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing compensation for any person appointed by any District Judge to fill temporarily the office of County Clerk in certain counties.
HB 610 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the granting and giving of bail in all criminal cases of the grade of felony, leaving the question of bail pending appeal discretionary with the trial judge.
HB 910 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing that when any Judge of any District Court or Criminal District Court of this State shall reach the age of sixty-eight (68) years, and who has served as a District Judge and/or Judge of a Criminal District Court for fifteen (15) consecutive years next preceding the date upon which said judge reaches the said age of sixty-eight years, then such District Judge and/or Judge of Criminal District Court may retire from their respective office and shall thereafter be paid the same salary and in the same manner as District Judges received or were receiving at the time of such retirement and such salary shall continue to be paid during life.
HB 968 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of an official Court Reporter in and for each County Court at Law, of Bexar County, Texas, Civil and Criminal, by the Judge of each County Court of Law, of Bexar County, Texas.
HB 979 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the district courts of Bexar County, so as to make such statute apply only to the district courts of the Thirty-seventh, Forty-fifth, Fifty-seventh and Seventy-third Judicial Districts, and so as to provide an additional term for each of said courts.
HJR 15 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Providing for a constitutional convention to frame a new Constitution for the State of Texas.
44th 1st Called Session
HB 34 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying a tax upon persons, firms, and corporations who produce sulphur; providing for the making of sworn quarterly reports to the Comptroller; providing that the occupation tax on sulphur be Two Dollars and Twenty-five cents ($2.25) per long ton, and for the collection of same.
HB 97 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating the organization of Water Control and Improvement Districts and validating all acts of the officials in creating such Districts; and validating all bonds issued and all bonds voted but not yet issued by such districts; validating all acts of the officials of said District.
HB 150 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the use of the Secretary of State in paying the expenses connected with the publication of Constitutional Amendments.
HB 151 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to declaring it to be the policy of the State to give to the producers, consumers and dealers of the State of Texas, intensive distribution of information concerning market conditions and prices of farm products, including livestock, and to obtain information for distribution to the important consuming and distributing markets of the United States.
44th 2nd Called Session
HB 22 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to levying a tax upon persons, firms and corporations who produce sulphur.
HB 41 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to aliens and their rights, limitations and exceptions in respect to the ownership, possession, control and management of lands in Texas.
HB 107 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing the terms of Court of the Criminal District Court of Bexar County, Texas.
HB 109 Author: Spears, J. Franklin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to empowering certain cities to build, maintain and encumber health and recreational establishments.
HB 133 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to authorizing State public bodies, Federal agencies and authorized corporations (as herein defined) to acquire property by the exercise of the power of eminent domain for public works projects financed in whole or in part by such public bodies or by the United States of America.
44th 3rd Called Session
HB 2 Author: Spears, J. Franklin
Caption: Relating to levying a tax upon persons, firms, and corporations, who provide sulphur; providing for the making of sworn quarterly reports to the Comptroller, providing that the occupation tax on sulphur be Two ($2.00) Dollars per long ton, and for the collection of same.