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Legislation authored by William Meshech Jones

Includes legislation with William Meshech Jones as the primary author for the 56th through 57th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

57th Regular Session
HB 79 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending The Securities Act, to exempt sales to certain institutional and similar investors, and changing certain procedures.
HB 98 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the procedure and periods of time allowed before hearing in a divorce suit and the granting of a final decree.
HB 109 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act requiring that certain applicants for registration as a securities dealer or salesman pass a written examination; declaring a date after which said provision shall apply and the manner of its application.
HB 322 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure fixing fees allowed to the Sheriff, Constable and other peace officers in criminal matters.
HB 323 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute fixing fees of the Sheriff, Constable and other peace officers in civil matters.
HB 324 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that when a county furnishes the sheriff or his deputies with motor vehicles that the Sheriff or his deputies shall be compensated at a rate not to exceed six cents (6) per mile, while engaged in the performance of their official duties.
HB 348 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending Article 1994 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, to provide that in certain suits by minors, lunatics, idiots or non compos mentis when they are represented by next friend where a judgment is recovered not exceeding Fifteen Hundred Dollars ($1500), the court may order, and upon the posting of bond, authorize such next friend to take charge of such money for the use and benefit of plaintiff.
HB 502 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute compensating constables and deputy constables for transportation or furnishing adequate transportation within the State.
HB 581 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Revised Civil Statutes providing that tools, apparatus and books belonging to any trade or profession are exempt only to the extent of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).
HB 636 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to establishing certain criteria for the awarding of a franchise or authorization to provide electric power service in any city, town or village in this State.
HB 732 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending the Securities Act so as to make the exemption in Subsection O of Section 5 thereof applicable without regard to the domicile of the issuer.
HB 857 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to making a second offense under the Article a felony with confinement of two (2) to five (5) years in the State Penitentiary and a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1000); relates to immoral publications, motion pictures, penny arcade machine pictures, and indecent objects.
HB 1124 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing all competent jurors are liable to jury service except as excused by the judge.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 81 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the conditions upon which State banks may make loans upon security of real estate or invest funds in obligations secured by real estate, so as to liberalize the limitation of percentage of appraised value of "residential real estate" which may be included in the total "net balance" owing upon the indebtedness secured by such lien.
HB 83 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to provide for a Voluntary Payroll Investment Plan by officers and employees of the State of Texas or of any county or other political subdivision or municipal corporation therein in Credit Unions organized by said officers and employees; creating an Employee Credit Union Investment Account.
56th Regular Session
HB 91 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that when a child or children shall have been born of the marriage, or a child is in gestation, the divorce decree shall not become final until on year after the original petition is filed; excepting suits which are pending on the effective date of this Act.
HB 527 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code to provide that all public officers of this State and all Executors, Administrators, Guardians, Receivers, and Trustees appointed by any court, whose bonds have been executed by a corporate surety, shall be subject to suit in the proper court of the county wherein said bond is filed.
HJR 9 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Proposing an amendment requiring that all bills for raising revenue must receive a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 72 Author: Jones, William M. "Bill"
Caption: Relating to the requirement of consent of parent or guardian of certain parties before said parties may marry or a marriage license be issued to them and relating further to the issuance of marriage licenses by the county clerk after a prescribed period of three (3) days from the date of the filing of the application.