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Legislation authored by Keith Franklin Kelly

Includes legislation with Keith Franklin Kelly as the primary author for the 34th through 52nd 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.

52nd Regular Session
SB 37 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to assenting to the provisions of Congress entitled "An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in fish restoration and management projects," approved August 9, 1950.
SB 38 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts prescribing certain facts relating to petitioner and child to be included in petitions for the adoption of a minor child.
SB 62 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful, except under the provisions of this Act, for any person to take menhaden fish from the tidal salt waters of this State for the purpose of barter, sale or exchange; providing a penalty.
SB 104 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide that any bona fide common carrier of persons engaged in interstate commerce, upon payment of an annual license fee, may be authorized to store and transport in company stores liquor in containers of less than one-half (1/2) pint for sale by such carrier outside of the State of Texas.
SB 142 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Courts of certain counties having a population of not less than thirty thousand (30,000) nor more than three hundred and seventy-five thousand (375,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census to establish county law libraries; authorizing the collection of a fee in civil suits except suits for delinquent taxes for such purpose; prescribing certain duties of the clerks of the respective courts in certain counties; providing for the creation of a fund to be known as "County Law Library Fund".
SB 196 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending charters of private corporations so as to authorize amendments changing the original purpose of a corporation by a vote of eighty (80%) per cent of the outstanding voting stock at a meeting called for that purpose.
SB 197 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by providing for the compensation of the Assessor and Collector of Taxes in assessing and collecting state and county and other taxes and for issuing ad valorem tax certificates.
SB 200 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts authorizing commissioners courts to levy a tax for hospital purposes when an election is held for said purpose in certain counties.
SB 215 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts providing that a license as operator of a motor vehicle shall not be issued to any person who is under sixteen (16) years of age.
SB 232 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by making it unlawful to make or draw any check, draft or order upon any bank or upon any person, firm or corporation engaged in the banking business, with intent to defraud, if the person making or drawing such check, draft or order does not at the time of said check, craft or order is so made or drawn, and for a period of 15 days thereafter unless said check is sooner present to drawee for payment, have on deposit with such bank, person, firm or corporation, in the name of such maker or drawer, sufficient funds to pay such check.
SB 252 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that if it be alleged and shown on the trial of a felony case that the defendant has been before convicted of any felony, the punishment on such second conviction shall be double the punishment prescribed for such offense in ordinary cases.
SB 253 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that if it be alleged and shown on the trial of any felony case that the defendant has been twice or more than twice before convicted of any character of felony, the punishment on such third of subsequent conviction shall be either (1) four times the punishment prescribed for such offense in ordinary cases or (2) imprisonment in the penitentiary for life, or, (3) in cases where the law provides such punishment, death.
SB 254 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that where increased punishment is provided for by reason of any previous conviction of an offense, such previous conviction may be used for such purpose regardless of whether the same may have theretofore been used to enhance the punishment in any other case or cases.
SB 255 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to repealing Article 64 of the Penal Code relating to Second Conviction for Capital Offense.
SB 256 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that the rules as to increase or diminution of punishment have no application to the punishment of death, imprisonment in the penitentiary for life, or deprivation of civil or political rights.
SB 334 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes relative to any political party desiring to elect delegates to a National Convention so as to provide for setting the hour and place of County and Precinct Conventions and notice of the same; providing for a penalty.
SB 335 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide for the setting of the hour and place of County and Precinct Conventions and notice of same; providing for penalty.
SB 336 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes giving authority to any probation officer or peace officer to take into custody any child whose surroundings are such as to endanger his health, welfare or morals in connection with the law pertaining to the authority of Juvenile Courts in handling dependent and neglected children; providing a savings clause.
SB 370 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that no privy shall be constructed or maintained in any unincorporated village which shall hereafter come within the provisions of Article 4434-35 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas.
SB 412 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to the insuring of risks of sound construction, protected as required for the hazards of occupancy, construction and exposure, and subject to an inspection service acceptable to the Board of Insurance Commissioners.
51st Regular Session
SB 2 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to establishing the Texas State Development and Reserve Fund; providing a savings clause; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith.
SB 46 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, to remove taxes on radios, cosmetics and playing cards.
SB 83 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person in attendance at any football, baseball or other athletic contest or game to throw a bottle, cushion, rock or other missile; prescribing a penalty for violation of this Act.
SB 84 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for legal relationship between an adopted child and its parent or parents by adoption; providing a saving clause.
SB 85 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to making it a felony to enter any motor vehicle or remove and take anything of value therefrom or remove and take any parts of a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner of such vehicle; prescribing a penalty for violation.
SB 86 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, making it unlawful to operate a motor boat while under the influence of intoxicants, or with an open exhaust, or in a reckless manner; providing a penalty.
SB 93 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, changing the name of the North Texas Junior Agricultural, Mechanical and Industrial College.
SB 97 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing Texas Prison Board to approve its own building plans.
SB 105 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for legal relationship between an adopted child and its parent or parents by adoption, clearly defining the status of an adopted child for all purposes, recognizing the validity of adoptions of other States on children residing in the State of Texas as to the effect of the adoption and rights of inheritance.
SB 147 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to providing for the payment by every co-operative or fraternal association or corporation, domestic or foreign, doing business of any kind or nature whatsoever in Texas, of the same license fees and taxes paid by any other association or corporation engaged in doing the same or similar business under the laws of this State; providing exceptions.
SB 161 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, pertaining to the sterilization of dishes, etc., by establishments serving food and drink.
SB 175 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, regulating the maximum length of motor buses; requiring certain motor buses to be equipped with air brakes and to have a minimum of four (4) tires on the rear axle.
SB 223 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to providing for a secret ballot in all elections in Texas; amending a previous Act; providing for a savings clause; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act to the extent of such conflict only.
SB 352 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that subscribers to Workmen's Compensation Law shall keep a record of all injuries, fatal or otherwise, sustained by employees.
SB 353 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to forgery of negotiable instruments.
SB 430 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to provide for the safe operation of stationary power plants and the better protection of life and property and the prevention of disastrous accidents in the operation of same; providing penalties; providing a savings clause.
SB 450 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to providing that corporations may be created to, or after being created may amend their charters so as to engage in the business of operating terminals for aircraft; providing for additional powers.
SB 474 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to set a maximum allowance for campaign expenditures for candidates in Primary elections; providing a penalty; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict only; providing for a severability clause.
SB 475 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to change the date on which electors shall meet to cast their votes for President and Vice-President; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict only; providing for a severability clause.
SB 484 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to appropriating Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for the Live Stock Sanitary Commission to pay traveling and subsistence expenses supplementing the appropriation for traveling expenses made for the biennium ending August 31, 1949.
SB 485 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the Adjutant General's Department, State of Texas, for the remainder of the current fiscal year ending August 31, 1949.
51st 1st Called Session
SB 21 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to providing that the Commissioners' Court of Tarrant County may pay emergency flood relief claims out of the Flood Control Fund which was created under House Bill No. 940, Acts of the 51st Legislature, Regular Session.
SB 39 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to the transfer of funds from the Clearance Fund to the Farm to Market Road Fund; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
50th Regular Session
SB 116 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to providing a ten (10) year period of limitation for the bringing of suits to recover land or to enforce an implied vendor's lien growing out of an exchange of property.
SB 169 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the adoption of minors, establishing legal relations between the children and parents by adoption, establishing and protecting adopted children's right to inherit; providing a severance or a saving clause.
SB 183 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to include other forms of insurance; providing for the classification and recording of insurance losses for the indication of the insurance loss cost.
SB 336 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the construction, acquisition and operation of automotive parking stations by certain cities and towns; containing a severability provision; enacting other provisions relating to the subject.
SB 362 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to creating the appointive office of Assistant to the County Judge in certain counties.
SB 379 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for appointment of assistant probation officers in certain counties.
SB 398 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to fixing the rate of tax to be levied for school purposes in all independent districts in which now levy a total tax of $1.50 per $100 assessed valuation of taxable property for maintenance purposes and bond interest and sinking fund purposes, wherein a public free school building may have burned or may burn or be destroyed by fire, whether such independent school district was organized under general or special laws; repealing all laws in conflict herewith, both general and special.
SB 420 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to creating an additional Criminal District Court for the County of Tarrant; and to provide the date upon which this Act shall become effective; providing a saving clause.
SB 426 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to providing for the apportionment of Federal Estate Tax in those cases where the tax is measured in part by the interest of the surviving spouse in community properly.
SB 436 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Relating to regulating boxing and wrestling, creating the office of State Commissioner of Boxing and Wrestling for the licensing and regulating of said sports; making appropriations and directing a penalty; providing a saving clause; repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
SJR 4 Author: Kelly, Keith F. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing a method of payment for the construction and equipment of buildings and other permanent improvements at state institutions of higher learning.
SJR 13 Author: Kelly, Keith F.
Caption: Proposing an amendment authorizing counties to levy a special hospital tax.