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Legislation authored by Ben H. Lewis

Includes legislation with Ben H. Lewis 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.

59th Regular Session
HB 56 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to the information contained in operators', commercial operators', and chauffeurs' licenses.
HB 285 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to time allowed for filing objections to award decisions in eminent domain proceedings.
HB 510 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to increasing the penalty for driving without a valid license or while such license is cancelled, suspended or revoked.
HB 511 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to filing fees for judges of district and criminal district courts and for justices of courts of civil appeals; amending the Texas Election Code.
HB 556 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the doctrine of charitable and sovereign immunity from tort liability, with limitations, as applied to charitable institutions and cities.
HB 894 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to registration of voters; amending the Election Code.
57th Regular Session
HB 131 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act increasing the penalty for driving without a valid drivers license, or while such license is cancelled, suspended or revoked.
HB 132 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act relating to the deposit of security following certain accidents, the proof of financial responsibility in certain instances, the suspension of certain licenses, registrations and nonresident operating privileges and certain penalties.
HB 419 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating Criminal District Court No. 4 of Dallas County.
HB 436 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes providing that jury determination of child custody may not be contravened by judgment of the court upon granting a divorce.
HB 468 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Insurance Code permitting fire and marine insurance companies, casualty insurance companies, and life insurance companies, to hold mineral and royalty interests reserved upon the sale of land acquired under foreclosure of loans contracted or for money due or which shall have been conveyed to them in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the legitimate business of the company or for money due or such as was purchased at sale under judgments, decree, or mortgages obtained or made for such debts prior to January 1, 1942.
HB 473 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Congressional Districts; providing for the election of a Member of the Congress of the United State from each District.
HB 474 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Home Rule Charters validating certain proceedings of Home Rule Cities; validating the election proceedings whereby officials of such city have taken office; validating certain acts of such governing body of such city.
HB 489 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code relating to deposits of securities or lawful money of the United States or conveyance of real estate in trust in an amount equal to the legal reserve of all of the outstanding policies in force of any life insurance company; relating to the effect and value of deposits and amount of legal reserve; relating to fees for making deposits.
HB 490 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code providing for venue for prosecutions.
HB 491 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code relating to redefining the term "net assets" and providing for certain data processing systems to be considered as admitted assets of a life insurance company.
HB 670 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to specifically providing any husband and his wife with the power of creating out of their community property, joint estates, real, personal, or mixed, with rights of survivorship.
HB 693 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act abolishing the Motor Vehicle Inspection Fund and transferring all its funds to the General Revenue Fund of the State; providing an effective date.
HB 852 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to State property accountability and responsibility.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 152 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to more clearly define the elements to be included in the facilities to be constructed by an eligible city for final delivery of treated water to such city so as to include the provision of intermediate reservoirs to be used wholly or in part for storing water from the water supply project, and to provide pumping equipment and pipeline facilities to and from such intermediate reservoirs.
HB 154 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to grant certain powers and authorities to any political subdivision or municipal corporation which constructs a dam at Iron Bridge Crossing after January 1, 1958.
56th Regular Session
HB 366 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the business of giving bail in criminal and quasi-criminal cases, actions or proceedings; providing certain penalties.
HB 369 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for automatic suspension of driver's licenses upon conviction for operating a motor vehicle at an excessive rate of speed in certain instances.
HB 388 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the jury in capital cases shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 495 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing requirements for employment in public schools, public junior colleges, and state colleges and universities; setting out administrative procedures for filing and inspection, making violation an offense and prescribing the penalty therefor.
HB 613 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the extension of the Enforcement of Support Act to cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties of the state; providing for transfer of proceedings in certain cases from one district court where previous order had been entered to the responding county under this act and for jurisdiction in the responding county.
HB 754 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code of the State of Texas so as to permit the use after December 31, 1959, of the Commissioners 1958 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table with adjustments for female risks.
HB 810 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code so as to require every report, statement, certificate, affidavit or other document required by or under any provision of the Insurance Code or Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Insurance to be acknowledged, sworn to, or made under oath, and to be filed or deposited with the State Board of Insurance or the Commissioner of Insurance, to be verified by written declaration under penalties of perjury.
HB 811 Author: Lewis, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code relative to deposits of securities or lawful money of the United States or conveyance of real estate in trust in an amount equal to the legal reserve of all of the outstanding policies in force of any life insurance company.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 58 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing and making certain the amount of compensation to be paid District Judges from County Funds by counties which now have, or may hereafter have, a population of six hundred thousand (600,000) or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census, and having eight (8) Civil District Courts, three (3) Criminal District Courts, and at least one (1) Court of Domestic Relations and at least one (1) Juvenile Court.
56th 2nd Called Session
HB 50 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing and making certain the amount of compensation to be paid District Judges from County Funds by counties which now have, or may hereafter have, a population of six hundred thousand (600,000) or more.
56th 3rd Called Session
HB 5 Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring the purchase of a permit for the privilege of purchasing alcoholic beverages in the State of Texas; providing for administration, enforcement and penalties.