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Legislation authored by Welly Kennon Hopkins

Includes legislation with Welly Kennon Hopkins as the primary author for the 34th through 44th 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.

44th Regular Session
SB 93 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to insurance companies authorized to invest funds in certain securities insured by National Housing Act.
SB 94 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to loans on real estate insured under national housing act exempted from value provision of Texas Securities Act.
SB 95 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authority of savings banks to invest funds broadened so as to aid National Housing Act.
SB 96 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authority of life insurance companies to invest funds broadened so as to aid National Housing Act.
SB 97 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that Building and Loan associations organized under the laws of this State may hereafter reorganize, either under laws of this State or any Federal Act.
SB 98 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authority of general casualty companies to invest funds broadened so as to aid National Housing Act.
SB 99 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to investment of funds in debentures or mortgages issued under the terms of National Housing Act may be made by fiduciaries, guardians, trustees, banks and building and loan associations.
SB 143 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting any owner or person having control of any horse, mule, donkey, cow, bull, steer, hog, sheep, goat, or any other livestock upon the right-of-way of any designated State Highway of this State, where same is enclosed by fences, unattended; providing a penalty.
SB 263 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to expenses of sheriffs in certain counties.
SB 375 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be a misdemeanor for one to enter upon lands of the other without the consent of the owner, his agent or person in possession thereof, where said lands in one inclosure is less than two thousand acres, and to hunt therein with firearms, or fish in any pond, lake, tank, stream or other salt or fresh water, or otherwise depredate on same; providing a penalty.
SB 376 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to the conservation and development of lands in the State of Texas, pursuant to Section 59 of Article 16 of the State Constitution declaring and providing that the growth of cedar upon lands is injurious to the value of such lands and the use thereof and benefits to be described therefrom and is, and constitutes a public nuisance and that the eradication of such growths of cedar constitutes a public benefit and use.
SB 390 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing compensation for temporary county clerks in certain counties.
SB 391 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to execute a quitclaim deed of such rights or titles as the State of Texas may have in and to certain missions located in Bexar County, Texas, to the Government of the United States of America upon condition that they be used as national monuments, and that such Federal Government shall accept same within two years from the date of such quitclaim, otherwise the property shall revert to the State of Texas.
SB 448 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of Five Hundred Seventy-five Dollars ($8,575.00) for materials to repair and construct buildings.
SB 451 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending the "Bond and Warrant Law of 1931," by adding a new Section, to provide that the provisions of Section 4 of said Bond and Warrant Law shall not apply to the issuance of warrants for building, construction, reconstruction and/or repair of a court house and/or jail in any county where the court house has been torn down or demolished, and where notice was given under Section 2 of said Bond and Warrant Law prior to the taking effect of this Act, and there was no county court house at the time such notice was published.
SB 470 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing that no warrant shall be issued by the Comptroller to any person indebted to the State, or to his agent or assignee, if such indebtedness is made known to the Comptroller before the issuance of the warrant in certain circumstances.
SB 479 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Gulf Water Supply District," consisting of that part of the State included within the Counties of Wilson, Karnes, Bee, San Patricio and Nueces, for fresh water supply purposes, including the power and authority to furnish a water supply to towns, cities, private corporations and individuals.
SB 500 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to permitting State Educational institutions to pledge revenues.
44th 1st Called Session
SB 15 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to authorizing the formation of corporations for purpose of manufacturing and selling denatured alcohol and its by-products.
SB 33 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for constituting the district judges, judges of the criminal district courts, and county judges of certain counties, juvenile boards for such counties.
43rd Regular Session
SB 73 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to requiring all candidates for State, district, county and precinct offices in primary elections, in addition to the requirements now provided by law, to include in said request for place on primary ballot, a statement signed and acknowledged by the candidate, that the candidate supported and voted for all candidates of the party (naming the political party) at the next preceding general election in Texas.
SB 74 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing that official ballots for primary elections shall have no symbol or device or any printed matter, except a uniform primary test, stating the test and to be signed by the voter offering to vote the ballot, and providing that any ballot which shall not contain such printed test above the names of the candidates on said ballot, and signed by the voter shall not be counted.
SB 75 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to regulating the occupation and practice of cosmetology; creating a State Board of Cosmetologists for the licensing of persons, firms, co-partnerships, associations or corporations to carry on and/or to teach such practice, to insure the better education of such practitioners; providing rules regulating the proper conduct and sanitation of cosmetologists establishments and schools for the protection of the public health, and providing penalties for violation thereof.
SB 133 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment by the district judge of the 25th Judicial District of Texas, composed of the counties of Guadalupe, Gonzales, Colorado and Lavaca, or the judge of the judicial district of whic the counties of Guadalupe, Gonzales, Colorado and Lavaca are a part thereof, of an official shorthand reporter for such district.
SB 148 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to the creation of corporations for the purpose of dealing in agricultural commodities, poultry, dairy products and livestock produced in the United States; enumerating the power and authority of such corporations.
SB 149 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing that the ocunting judge, who reads or announces (or claims to read or announce) from a ballot the name of a candidate voted for on or by such ballot, shall personally endorse his or her name (in his or her own handwriting) on the back of such ballot before he permits such ballot to be deposited in ballot box "No. 3".
SB 150 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing that lawful rate of "conventional interest" shall not exceed six per centum per annum and providing penalties for contracting for and/or receiving interest at a rate higher than six per centum per annum.
SB 236 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to authorizing savings banks, banking institutions, trust companies, insurance companies and building and loan associations organized under the laws of this State and any person acting as executor, administrator, guardian or trustee to invest in the bonds, debentures or other obligations issued by any Federal Home Loan Bank organized pursuant to the Federal Home Loan Bank Act.
SB 237 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to prohibiting any owner or person having control of horses, mules, donkeys, cows, bulls, steers, hogs, sheep, goats or any other livestock from permitting or allowing the same to traverse or roam at large upon any designated State highway of this State unattended, providing a penalty.
SB 238 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing that no commissioners court or governing body of any city or town shall make contracts calling for or requiring the expenditure or payment of $2,000.00 or more, without first submitting such proposed contract to competitive bids.
SB 257 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to the investment of sinking funds created for the purpose of paying the bonds of any county, city, town, school district, or improvement district; requiring the treasurer or other depository of any such county, city, town, or district to report to the State Comptroller each purchase of bonds as investments for such sinking funds, and the amount paid therefor; prescribing penalty for failure to make such report, and the method of recovering such penalty.
SB 284 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing that any banking corporation , association or individual banker (other than a national bank) designated as a county depository or as a city depository, and having on deposit any county or city funds or funds of any political subdivision of the State, shall be subject to control and examination by the Banking commissioner of the State of Texas in all respects, as is provided for state banks and trust companies under the provisions of certain statute.
SB 320 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing for conventions to pass on amendments to the Constitutino of the United States which may be now or may be hereafter proposed by the Congress of the United States for ratification by conventions in the several states.
SB 321 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to requiring Courts of Civil Appeals to certify to the Supreme Court for its decision any question of law involved in a case of which the Supreme Court cannot take jurisdiction by writ of error, and which is important to the jurisprudence of the State, and has not been previously decided by the Supreme Court.
SB 322 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to giving the Supreme Court jurisdiction of cases involving revenues of the State, cases in which the Railroad Commission is a party, and in cases in which it is made to appear that an error of substantive law has been committed by a Court of Civil Appeals which affects the judgment in the case.
SB 393 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to primary elections.
SB 394 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to requiring all counties, cities, towns, school districts and improvement districts to file annual reports with the State Comptroller relating to their finances, debts, obligations, sinking funds, taxable values and other resources.
SB 416 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Banking Commissioner of the State of Texas, with the approval of the Governor of Texas, from and after the passage of this Act, be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to declare financial moratoriums for and invoke a uniform limitation withdrawal, coextensive with the boundaries of the State, of deposits from all State Banks, National Banks, State Banks and Trust Companies, Trust Companies, Private Banks, Building and Loan Associations, and all other banking and financial institutions in the State of Texas, or both such moratoriums and limitations of withdrawal of deposits, and to promulgate any and all orders and decrees necessary to enforce such powers herein delegated; providing penalties for violations.
SB 439 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas and other State officials to recognize assignments of salary due or to become due each month to any and every employee of any department of the State of Texas, to any life insurance company licensed to transact business in the State of Texas, for the purpose of paying premiums on policies of insurance on the life of the assignor or members of the assignor's immediate family.
SB 440 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing for the liquidation of solvent banks through the Banking Commissioner of Texas.
SB 465 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to penalty for failure to pay road tax.
SB 505 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Banking Commissioner of Texas to borrow money from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for banks in liquidation.
SJR 15 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of Texas by adopting a new section, to be known as Section 11, and which shall provide that counties, cities and towns may by a majority vote of the qualified voters thereof, at an election held for that purpose, adopt public debt limits in lieu of the ad valorem tax rate limits now prescribed for such subdivisions.
43rd 1st Called Session
SB 91 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to testamentary letters.
SB 92 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to wards or minors.
SB 97 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to creating a water conservation and reclamation district as a public corporation, to be known as "The Guadalupe River Authority."
43rd 2nd Called Session
SB 34 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to the navigation districts of the State of Texas.
SB 35 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the sale of unproductive real property by inserting the word "ward" in place of the word "minor."
SB 36 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to permitting municipal corporations whose fiscal year runs otherwise than the calendar year to require assessment inventory to cover property possessed or controlled on the first day of the fiscal year, such inventory to be handed to the city assessor and collector within the first three months of the fiscal year.
SB 72 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to fixing the time of deducting certain office expenses after approval by the county auditor.
43rd 3rd Called Session
SB 6 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to wills and letters testamentary by inserting the words "testamentary or" after the words "letters" in the last sentence thereof.
SB 7 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to sale of real estate by guardian by inserting the word "ward" in place of the word "minor."
SB 8 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to permitting municipal corporations whose fiscal year runs otherwise than the calendar year to require assessment inventory to cover property possessed or controlled on the first day of the fiscal year, such inventory to be handed to the city assessor and collector within the first three months of the fiscal year.
42nd Regular Session
SB 211 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relative to primary elections.
SB 235 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to declaring the public policy of this State with respect to provisions in deeds of trust, indentures, mortgages, assignments and transfers of property, executed to secure the payment of bonds, debentures or other obligations issued thereunder.
SB 257 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending certain statues relating to process and returns so as to provide additional circumstances under which citations may be served by publication.
SB 284 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by making it unlawful for any person to fish for or attempt to catch any fish in the fresh waters of San Saba, Gillespie, Blanco, Kendell, Kerr, Llano, Maosn, and Kimble and Val Verde counties.
SB 296 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to fixing the traveling expenses of District Judges and District Attorneys in certain districts.
SB 297 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to authorizing and permitting certain persons to sue the State of Texas in the District Court of Travis County.
SB 573 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to giving to the Lee Moore Contracting Company consent of the Legislature to sue the State of Texas and the State Highway Commission, suit to be brought in either El Paso or Travis Counties, growing out of the construction of a twenty mile strip of State Highway No. 130.
42nd 3rd Called Session
SB 28 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to validating all road bonds heretofore voted by any political subdivision or road district.
41st Regular Session
HB 12 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting estates from Inheritance Taxes have been levied within five years from date of second passage of said estates.
HB 276 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing for the payment of actual and necessary expenses of official and deputy official shorthand reporters while actually engaged in the discharge of their duties.
HB 556 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to providing for changing and prescribing terms and times of holding Courts in the 25th Judicial District of Texas.
41st 1st Called Session
HB 118 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute; providing for service of process by a constable in suits in which the sheriff is a part to, or interested in, said suit.
HB 209 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to extending Oil and Gas Permits No. 8845 and 8861.
41st 2nd Called Session
HB 123 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the compensation of the Tax Commissioner of the State of Texas shall be such amount as may be provided for by the legislature in appropriation bills.
HB 150 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of District Attorneys in certain districts.
HB 182 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Governor to deposit certain funds held by him as Trustee for the National Guard of Texas with the State Treasurer, and authorizing the expenditure of such fund by the Adjutant General and authorizing the issuance of warrants against said fund.
41st 4th Called Session
HB 18 Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to fixing and regulating the compensation of county auditors.