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Legislation authored by Joseph Edwin Winfree

Includes legislation with Joseph Edwin Winfree as the primary author for the 34th through 56th 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.

56th Regular Session
HB 238 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to franchise taxes; providing for an additional franchise tax; providing a penalty; providing for an effective date.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 2 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for an additional franchise tax for the period beginning September 1, 1959, and ending April 30, 1960, to be paid on or before August 31, 1959.
55th Regular Session
HB 94 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes determining those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
HB 137 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts requiring all vehicles carrying explosive substances or flammable liquids to stop at railroad and grade crossings, with exceptions.
54th Regular Session
HB 290 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to encouraging discipline in county jails; authorizing a system of reward for good jailee conduct; providing for the commutation of time for good conduct, industry and obedience, and authorizing the sheriff to make such commutation; authorizing a deduction from the term or terms of sentences if no charge of misconduct has been sustained against an inmate, not to exceed one third the time of the original sentence.
HB 497 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by re-defining the offense of "Procuring" and making punishment therefor, a fine or imprisonment in the County jail or the female a competent witness to testify for or against the accused, notwithstanding the existence of the marriage relation, providing that the testimony so given shall not be used against any female in any criminal action, and further declaring an emergency and providing that the accused may be convicted under the uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice.
HB 514 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that the annexation of one or more common school districts or one or more independent school districts having less than two hundred fifty (250) scholastic population to a common school district having four hundred (400) or more scholastic population or to an independent school district having two hundred fifty (250) or more scholastic population shall not be authorized without the approval of the majority of the duly qualified voters of each district affected.
HB 524 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to exemptions of lodges, orders, societies, and associations from provisions of the Insurance Code; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict.
HB 715 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to forbidding employers to charge certain individuals fees for or the cost of medical examinations, records, reports or other information required by the employer as conditions precedent to employment or continuation of employment; fixing penalties for violations hereof; providing for separability of the parts hereof in case of partial unconstitutionality.
49th Regular Session
HB 167 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide for the payment of increased pensions to Confederate Veterans and their widows.
HB 386 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Attorney General of Texas shall be the legal representative of the state agencies created under Section 59, Article XVI, Constitution of Texas; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 387 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to provide that it shall be unlawful for any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, Constitution of Texas, to own or operate any facilities for the generating of electricity exempt by hydro plants; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 388 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any city, however incorporated, and any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, Constitution of Texas, to pay any person, firm, corporation or association of persons, and for any person, firm, corporation or association of persons to receive, accept or appropriate to his or their own use and benefit, any money or thing of value as a fee, bonus, brokerage or commission for the purchase or acquisition of any property, whether real, personal or mixed; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 389 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to provide that it shall hereafter be unlawful for any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, Constitution of Texas, to acquire any properties, other than movable personal property not affixed to the freehold, by purchase, lease or otherwise, outside the territorial limits of such agency as fixed by the Legislature; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 390 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to provide that it shall hereafter be unlawful for any state agency erected under Section 59, Article XVI, Constitution of Texas, to acquire any electric properties in the incorporated limits of any city however incorporated without first obtaining the consent of such city by ordinance duly passed by the governing body thereof; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 391 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to provide that it shall be unlawful for any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, to operate any properties, except those owned by such agency, or under lease to such agency, or to have or maintain discriminatory rates or to establish any rates except the published rates applicable to all falling within the classifications established in such published rates; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 392 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to provide that it shall be unlawful for governing board of any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, to transact any official business except at the principal office of such state agency as fixed by the Act creating such agency, in an open meeting; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 393 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any member of the governing board of any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, to receive any compensation from any such agency for any purpose whatsoever except the per diem and expenses allowed by the Act creating such agency; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 394 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that each state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, Constitution of Texas, shall create a special fund for flood control, levees, reclamation and drainage of overflowed lands and the conversation and development of forests within its territory as fixed by the Legislature, and shall deposit therein annually a sum equal to at least 15 per cent of its gross electric revenues for the preceding calendar year, to be expended only for such purpose; providing penalties.
HB 395 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to provide that it shall be unlawful for any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, to issue any bonds until the order issuing the same shall have been first submitted to and approved by the Legislature; providing penalties.
HB 396 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, Constitution of Texas, to pay any salary in excess of the salary fixed by the Legislature for the Chairman of the State Board of Water Engineers; providing penalties for the violation hereof.
HB 844 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Asylum for Colored Youths and Colored Orphans to be hereafter known as Texas Blind, Deaf and Orphan School.
HB 860 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing the qualifications of a Notary Public.
HJR 7 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to provide that persons in the armed services of the United States who are qualified, shall be allowed to vote without payment of a poll tax, etc.
48th Regular Session
HB 18 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes providing for an increase in the amounts of pensions paid Confederate Veterans and their widows.
HB 54 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending statute so as to annul the exceptions wherein no record need be kept by such persons of the narcotic drugs so administered, dispensed or professionally used.
HB 156 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts providing in counties having a population of more than five hundred thousand (500,000) for the extension for not to exceed ninety (90) days after the expiration of the term of the period during which the grand jury may sit to conclude its investigation.
HB 294 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that a mortuary warrant issued by the Comptroller shall not exceed Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars.
HB 335 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to providing that where a defendant in the course of a criminal action, gives a bail bond or enters into recognizance before any court or person authorized by law to take same, for his personal appearance before a court or magistrate, to answer a charge against him, the said bond or recognizance shall be valid and binding upon the defendant and his sureties thereon, for the defendant's personal appearance before the court or magistrate designated therein, and for any and all subsequent proceedings had relative to the charge, and that each such bail bond or recognizance shall be so conditioned except as further provided in the Act.
47th Regular Session
HB 35 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appraisal of property, real and personal, when sold under execution, or other judicial order of sale, or certain contract liens; providing for the appointment of appraisers; providing certain necessary conditions for consummation of sale.
HB 267 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to providing for the exemption for prescribing, administering, dispensing, or selling at retail certain specified medicinal preparations containing small amounts of codeine or an of its salts; amending the General and Special Laws relative to providing that persons authorized to administer or professionally use narcotic drugs shall keep a record and providing for certain exceptions.
HB 505 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Chapter of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for the recovery of penalties and attorney's fees where the insurer under a fire policy, in the event of a loss, fails to pay the same within sixty days after demand therefor.
HB 592 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to adopting the provisions of the Uniform Trusts Act; defining certain terms; providing for suits in contract and tort against the trustee in his representational capacity; providing certain penalties if a trustee violates any provision of this Act.
47th 1st Called Session
HB 5 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act declaring the policy of the State with reference to building, maintaining and financing State designated roads; declaring the policy of the State with reference to financing the construction of county lateral roads; creating the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness and creating a County and Road District Highway Fund and a Lateral Road Account; making an appropriation.
46th Regular Session
HB 288 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting graduates of certain law schools from the Bar Examinations.
HB 329 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to declaring the policy of the Legislature to provide for the general welfare with reference to authorizing local milk Industry Boards and authorizing the setting up of a code; providing penalties for violation of such codes.
HB 630 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for voluntary apprenticeship to open to young people the opportunity to obtain training that will equip them for profitable employment and citizenship.
45th Regular Session
HB 82 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to compensation for workplace injuries.
HB 161 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to the formation of private corporations to organize laborers, working men, wage earners, and farmers to protect themselves in their various pursuits; vesting authority in the Commissioner of Labor Statistics to make investigation concerning applications for charters and amendments to charters for such purposes.
HB 216 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to the capital structure and interest charges of mutual loan corporations.
HB 242 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to declaring it unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association of persons to discriminate against an employee because of age; providing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 284 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to giving the Commissioner of agriculture authority to make specific regulations with reference to Specifications and Tolerances for weighing and measuring devices and their use.
HB 319 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining and providing for the registration and licensing of motor vehicle and aircraft mechanics; prescribing certain penalties.
HB 445 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to providing for the assessment of a penalty against life insurance, accident insurance, life and accident, health and accident, or life, health and accident insurance companies in case of failure to pay any loss within thirty days after the demand therefor, and providing for twelve percent damages on the amount of such loss, together with reasonable attorney fees, for the prosecution and collection of such loss.
HB 631 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to empowering certain cities to build and purchase, mortgage and encumber exposition and convention halls or either and the income thereof and to evidence the obligations therefor by bonds, notes or warrants and to secure the payment of funds to purchase same or to remodel, renovate or repair same.
HB 644 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to defining and limiting jurisdiction of the courts in matters affecting employers and employees.
HB 1001 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to providing that the Sheriff of any county of this State shall, with the approval of the Criminal District Judges of such county, or district, or, if there be no district courts of exclusively criminal jurisdiction, then with the approval of the District Judges of said county or district, notify the Governor of the State of Texas of any person charged with an offense in said county who has fled to another state or territory.
HB 1131 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Harris County Flood Control District in Harris County, Texas, and defining its powers.
45th 1st Called Session
HB 7 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain Act empowering the Racing Commission to license the racing of horses, and re-enacting certain Article of the Penal Code of the State of Texas, prohibiting the buying and selling of pools or receiving or making bets on horse racing and providing a penalty for its violation, fixing the time of taking effect of this Act.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 39 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Racing Commission, prescribing its powers and duties.
38th Regular Session
HB 5 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to regulating district courts in judicial districts composed of more than one county and having terms of court fixed by law at four weeks each in certain counties, by providing for the extension of the terms thereof in such counties, and the conducting of such extended terms while a new term thereof is open, and by providing procedure in such courts in the issuance, service and return of citations by publications issued out of said courts.
HB 93 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to making appropriation to pay off that certain note executed by the Prison Commission to Bassett Blakely for the purchase of certain mules.
HB 153 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to fixing and establishing a legal rate for the publication of all proclamations, advertising or notices of all kinds, except tabulated work, required by law to be published in newspapers in this State for State, counties, municipalities, districts or other subdivisions of the State, counties or municipalities, or in any legal proceeding.
HB 329 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing Bassett Blakeley to sue the State of Texas and the Prison commission on account of note for $39,000 executed by the Prison Commission and payable to Bassett Blakeley.
HB 348 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al.
Caption: Relating to empowering municipal corporation and county commissioners courts licensing and regulating public indoor recreating places.
HB 441 Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin
Caption: Relating to preventing confessions from being procured of defendants while in jail or under arrest, by force or by third degree of fraudulent means.