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Legislation authored by Jonas Alfred Benton

Includes legislation with Jonas Alfred Benton as the primary author for the 34th through 54th 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.

54th Regular Session
HB 50 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to providing for a closed season in Collin County upon quail until January 1, 1958; providing a penalty.
HB 146 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that vehicles carrying explosives or flammable liquids as principal cargo must stop at Railroad grade crossings.
HB 172 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the governing board of every incorporated city or town in this State from paying to any person, firm, corporation or association any money or compensation for work performed or service rendered in the improvement of any street or other property of such city unless the city has entered into a valid and lawful contract or agreement for such work or service prior to the performance of the work and prior to the rendering of the service; providing that the provisions of this Act shall not be construed as prohibiting the payment of any legal obligation of the city.
HB 356 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to the equipment of rail track motor cars used or furnished by common carriers by railroad for transporting employees; providing for the extension of necessary time in which to equip said cars; and penalizing those carriers who operate or furnish for operation such unequipped cars to their employees for transportation to or from their place or places of labor.
HB 446 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the sale of fish or minnows taken from Lake Lavon in Collin County; providing a penalty; repealing all laws in conflict.
51st Regular Session
HB 57 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous act so as to provide persons between he ages of twenty-one (21) to sixty-five (65) years who are not blind and who are victims of Spastic or epileptic attacks shall be given the benefit of the provisions of said Act.
HB 152 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to providing certain procedure for securing used car dealers' and used car salesman's licenses and for certain information to be supplied by applicants; providing a penalty for fraudulent action by any licensed person or any other person; providing that in the event any provision of this Act is declared void or unconstitutional that remain provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
HB 394 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to requiring all railroad companies or receivers of any railroad companies to equip cabooses or other cars used as cabooses with electric lights; prescribing a penalty for violation of Act; providing that if any section, sentence, or clause shall be declared invalid by the courts, that other sections or parts of this Act shall not be affected thereby.
HB 478 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the drinking of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles; prohibiting the possession or transportation of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles except in sealed containers; defining terms; providing a penalty; repealing all conflicting laws.
HB 650 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to preserving the faith and credit of the State and its Agency the Nevada Independent School District, to which State general fund ad valorem taxes have been donated or granted.
HJR 18 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing for an adjusted supplemental pay for War Veterans of Texas, under certain restrictions and requirements.
48th Regular Session
HB 91 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring employers to protect the contractual and/or seniority rights of employees entering military service, or seeking, or appointed to, or elected to public office; providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
HB 251 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the cost of transferring property of units of the Texas National Guard from the armories where now stored to storage at Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, by making available for the purpose money already appropriated to the Texas National Guard Armory under Item 7 of the appropriation to such Board set out in Chapter 571 on page 1205 of General and Special Laws of the 47th Legislature of Texas.
HB 357 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to providing that in each county there shall be elected at the General election a County Auditor and providing for his qualifications.
HB 370 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain"
Caption: Relating to providing that persons who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, or in one of the Reserves of the United States of America, or in one of the Auxiliaries thereto, who upon their return to Texas desire to attend one of the State educational institutions, may do so without paying a tuition fee.
HB 395 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for the collection of an occupation tax of Three ($3.00) Dollars per month on each domino table operated for a profit.
HB 585 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to stipulating that the State Guard, as well as the National Guard, is a component of the Military Forces and of the Active Militia of Texas.
47th Regular Session
HB 132 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relative to providing further safeguards for public educational funds; providing for the filing of affidavits swearing allegiance to the United States of America; pledging support and defense of the Constitution; providing any teachers or instructors in tax-supported schools, colleges, or universities in this State who shall expound doctrines which are in any way inimical to the Constitution of the United States to be dismissed from such service.
HB 222 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to prescribing additional requirements for the official ballot in general elections; and providing that certain persons shall not be permitted to have their names on the official ballot.
HB 664 Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Articles of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for an increase in the tax on sulphur, natural gas, and oil.