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Legislation authored by Ben Barnes

Includes legislation with Ben Barnes as the primary author for the 57th through 60th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

60th Regular Session
HR 148 Caption: Congratulating Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith on his Birthday.
59th Regular Session
HCR 131 Caption: In memory of the Honorable Ed J. Carpenter of Coahoma.
58th Regular Session
HB 136 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Banking Code of 1943 to change the composition of the State Banking Board and broaden its powers.
HB 155 Caption: Relating to the Texas Aeronautics Commission.
HB 476 Caption: Relating to providing that the Attorney General shall not accept or use any money offered by any person, firm, partnership, corporation or association for the purpose of investigating or prosecuting any matter whatsoever.
HB 611 Caption: Relating to providing that Water Improvement Districts may collect delinquent taxes, and bring suit for the collection of delinquent taxes, by foreclosure and otherwise, after the bonds, and the interest on said bonds, for which such taxes have been levied and assessed, have been paid, and to provide for the use of the funds so collected; and the use of any surplus in "Interest and Sinking Fund".
HB 742 Caption: Relating to authorizing the producers of any agricultural commodity to conduct a referendum, either on an area or statewide basis, on the proposition of whether or not such producers shall levy an assessment upon themselves, to finance programs of research, education, and promotion, designed to encourage the production, marketing, and use of such agricultural commodity; providing for the effective date of this Act.
HB 743 Caption: Relating to liability of the owner or operator of premises designated as a fall-out shelter or bomb shelter.
HB 1022 Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of the Juvenile and Probation Officer of Runnels County by the Juvenile Board.
HB 1072 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Miscellaneous Corporations Laws Act governing circumstances under which an affiliated corporation may assume liabilities of a parent, subsidiary or affiliated company.
HCR 3 Caption: Relating to paying for the expenses incurred by the inauguration of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor out of the Contingent Expense Fund of the 58th Legislature upon authority of the Chairman of the Joint Committee, and with the approval of the respective Charimen of the Contingent Expenses Committees of the two Houses.
HCR 48 Caption: Granting permission to Elgean Shield to sue the State of Texas and the Adjutant General of the State of Texas
HCR 64 Caption: Granting Tectonic Oil, Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas, the Land Commissioner of Texas and members of the School Land Board of the State of Texas.
HJR 45 Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the abolition of the justice courts in any county by the vote of qualified electors or act of the Legislature and providing for the transfer of jurisdiction of any Justice Courts so abolished.
HJR 64 Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to permit the producers of any agricultural commodity to develop, carry out, and participate in, programs of research, education, and promotion, designed to encourage the production, marketing and use of such commodity; authorizing the Legislature to permit the producers of any agricultural commodity to levy an assessment upon themselves, to finance the purposes herein stated.
57th Regular Session
HB 435 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, to increase the salary of district attorneys in all judicial districts to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).
HB 587 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to a Hospital District within the boundaries of County Commissioners Precinct No. 4 of Comanche County, to enable the Hospital District to issue bonds for the purpose of purchasing or acquiring, equipping, maintaining, and operating a hospital system.
HB 720 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to elective County Superintendents, salaries, office and traveling expenses; to provide office and traveling expenses for Counselors as well Supervisors.
HB 1106 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district to be known as Brown County Water Control and Improvement District-Holiday Hills.
HB 1115 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the creation, administration and financing of the Hospital District co-extensive with County Commissioners Precinct No. 4 of Comanche County.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 70 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to increase the salary of district attorneys in all judicial districts to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).
HB 131 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to require the State Board of Control to establish from the appropriations of the State agencies a revolving or working capital fund to permit bulk purchasing, warehousing and central and area distribution by requisition in instances that may best serve the requirements of the State agencies.
HR 81 Caption: In memory of Owen H. Yarborough of Goldthwaite.
HR 148 Caption: In memory of W. Marcus Weatherred of Coleman.
57th 3rd Called Session
HCR 35 Caption: Granting Pierce Brothers, Inc. permission to sue the State of Texas.
HR 31 Caption: Honoring Wendell Mayes for his 26 years of service on the State Parks Board.
HR 61 Caption: In memory of Thomas Hendricks Taylor of Brownwood.