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Legislation authored by Houghton Brownlee

Includes legislation with Houghton Brownlee as the primary author for the 34th through 48th 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.

48th Regular Session
SB 62 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to providing for the registration for exclusive use by owners of livestock in this State of tattoo marks; fixing violations of this Act and providing penalties therefor.
SB 193 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to extend the time in which the development of projects may be initiated thereunder.
SB 261 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to duties of local Health Officers in regard to persons released from confinement for venereal diseases; prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof.
SB 268 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the bedding law by adding a new section relative to bedding sold to United States Government.
SB 287 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to prescribing the procedure for extension or renewal of oil, gas and mineral leases granted by the State of Texas on University lands where Federal or State restrictions were in effect one hundred twenty (120) days before the expiration of the primary term prohibiting the owner of such lease from drilling or completion of a well; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 288 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that the Commissioner shall not promulgate or put in force any order,rule, regulation, or rate without notice and hearing, and providing the procedure therefor, and providing for appeals from the action of the Commissioner to the District Courts of Travis County, Texas, and to the Appellate Courts, prescribing the method of trial and appeal.
47th Regular Session
SB 34 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act by increasing the general Speed Limit.
SB 35 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to exempting private carrier trucks from regulation by Railroad Commission.
SB 37 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to creating a Texas Defense Guard during such time as any part of the National Guard is in active Federal Service.
SB 46 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article permitting separate poll tax blank books to be sent to various precincts for tax payment.
SB 47 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article liberalizing law to permit payment of poll taxes for others.
SB 53 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to creating the County Court at Law of Travis County.
SB 61 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to providing that in certain counties the County Judge shall receive an additional annual salary of Fifteen Hundred ($1500.00) Dollars for serving as a member of the Juvenile Board.
SB 100 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to compensation of Sheriffs, and their Deputies, of the State of Texas, for certain designated duties and providing method, means and sums which such officers shall be paid.
SB 102 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to fixing the time within which any person having a claim against the State of Texas based on any disbursing order issued, prior to October, 1936, for general or transient relief purposes, shall present the same to the State Department of Public Welfare for approval and payment, or such claim shall be forever barred.
SB 103 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to authorizing housing authorities to undertake the development or administration of projects to assure the availability of safe and sanitary dwellings for persons engaged in national defense activities, who would not otherwise be able to secure such dwellings within the vicinity thereof.
SB 107 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act by providing for an appropriation fund to pay salaries, compensation, and other expenses of the Board of the Architects Registration Fund.
SB 108 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to exempting from all City, County, and State ad valorem and occupation taxes, office or headquarters buildings, and lots purchased for the erection of office or headquarters buildings, in the State of Texas, property owned by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
SB 115 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to appropriating Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-one and 62/100 ($8,861.62) Dollars out of the State Treasury to pay the claim of the American National Bank of Austin for moneys advanced for the construction of the Auditorium Building at A. & M. College.
SB 118 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to appropriating Three Thousand Two Hundred Fifty ($3,250) Dollars to pay a final judgment in favor of Caledonia Steel Company payable out of the State Highway Funds for highway materials.
SB 185 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act permitting mutual insurance companies organized or licensed in Texas to write fidelity and surety bonds and providing for the amount of surplus such companies shall possess.
SB 193 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act authorizing district attorneys in certain counties, with the consent of the district or county judge, to appoint investigators.
SB 194 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to relinquishing, quitclaiming and granting unto all incorporated cities and towns with certain population all of the abandoned river beds and channels within the present or future limits of such cities and towns.
SB 237 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to the compensation of Sheriffs in counties with certain population, providing the sums of monies which such officers shall be paid for official services; providing the effective date.
SB 247 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing that certain public buildings may be constructed only when plans have been prepared by, and the construction supervised by a registered architect; providing penalties.
SB 261 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing for the lease or development of oil and gas in river beds, which areas are embraced within the field notes of lands heretofore patented; excepting river beds within certain distance of the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 265 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the registration for exclusive use by owners of livestock in this State of brands, tattoo marks, and/or ear marks; providing for administration through the Department of Public Safety; providing penalties.
SB 268 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to making certain appropriation for the purpose of paying for plans and specifications for an office building for the State, and of purchasing a site in the City of Austin therefor; providing that not more than Fifty Thousand ($50,000) Dollars shall be expended by the Board of Control for plans and specifications.
SB 269 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Articles of the Revised Civil Statutes regarding District Clerks-Fees; providing for disposition of such fees.
SB 282 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to regulating fishing in or on Lake Travis in Travis County and Lake Austin in Travis County, and defining such lakes.
SB 304 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person, with exceptions, to open and refill or re-use the container, can, tank, or other distributing device of any manufacturer for the purpose of selling lubricating oils and greases when said container bears the trade mark or symbol of said manufacturer; prescribing penalties.
SB 305 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article by exempting women engaged in bona fide executive or managerial positions, who earn Thirty-five ($35.00) Dollars or more per week, from wages and hours law.
SB 306 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to defining Dieto-therapy; prescribing the schooling required of those who practice Dieto-therapy or call themselves Dieto-paths; providing for the enforcement of this Act.
SB 307 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing for the opening of roads in certain circumstances where said land is adjacent or contiguous to public rivers, lakes or bays in the county of Burnet.
SB 308 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to creating a special agency to supervise historical and historical educational activities to the State.
SB 329 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to providing that the Attorney General of Texas may enter into a contract employing a party to furnish information as to any property, land or money that the State of Texas has lost to fraud, forgery, or other illegal act.
SB 333 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act fixing appropriations for educational institutions of higher learning for the biennium beginning September 1, 1939, and ending August 31, 1941.
SB 338 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing a Three ($3.00) Dollar filing fee to be charged in every civil case, including tax suits filed in the district court.
SB 440 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to creating a Special Road Law for Burnet County, Texas.
SB 451 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the last preceding Federal census shall be the population in fixing precinct officer's salaries where such are compensated on an annual salary basis.
SJR 5 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to appropriate not to exceed the sum of Five Hundred Thousand ($500,000.00) Dollars, per year for a period of five (5) years for the purpose of bringing tourists, immigrants and industries into this State.
46th Regular Session
SB 15 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to promoting and making practical the conservation and timely utilization of the natural resources of the State, and to promote the civic, agricultural, forestry, industrial, and all other commercial industries and the general welfare of the citizens of this State, by creating a governmental agency to be known as the State Planning and Industrial Development Commission.
SB 16 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Texas Planning Board shall hereafter be known as the "State Planning and Industrial Development Commission."
SB 76 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to transport minnows beyond the limits of Williamson County or Travis County that are taken from any water in Williamson County or Travis County for the purpose of barter and sale and fixing the penalty.
SB 78 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in the State of Texas, providing that said home shall be operated in conjunction with the Confederate Home at Austin, Texas, and placing the operation thereof under the supervision of the State Board of Control.
SB 133 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to compensation of County Commissioners in certain counties.
SB 174 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to regulating and controlling the business or occupation, and those engaged in the business or occupation of Painting, Decorating or Paperhanging, providing for the registration of persons engaged in such business or occupation; providing for the creation of the State Board of Contracting Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers Examiners.
SB 240 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to regulating fishing in Burnet, Llano, San Saba, Lampasas and Travis Counties; providing for a closed season and providing a penalty.
SB 253 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to laws governing adoption of children.
SB 286 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to authorizing any incorporated city in this State having a population of not less than 53,000 and not more than 57,000, according to the last preceding Federal Census, to create by ordinance a Municipal Retirement Board, and to adopt a plan to pay retirement allowances to retire city employees; describing this Act as the "Municipal Retirement Law."
SB 345 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide that the right of the State shall not be barred by any of the provisions of this title, and to provide that no person shall ever acquire, by occupancy or adverse possession, any right or title to any part or portion of any road, street, alley, sidewalk or grounds belonging to any town, city, or county, or which has been donated or dedicated for public use.
SB 346 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Bill authorizing the Lower Colorado River Authority to issue bonds for any corporate purpose providing that the aggregate principal amount of such bonds outstanding at any time shall not exceed Twenty-five Million ($25,000,000.00) Dollars.; eliminating certain provisions with reference to purchase of property of Central Texas Hydro-Electric Company.
SB 347 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to acquire, build and construct parkways, roads, bridges and trails to park-sites on Buchanan and Inks Lakes in Burnet, Travis, Llano, Lampasas, Williamson and San Saba Counties; authorizing the Board to cooperate and match funds with other State and Federal agencies; making an appropriation to carry out the terms of this Act.
SB 436 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing method of filling vacancies in Georgetown School District directors.
SB 445 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to fixing salaries and compensation of County Commissioners in certain counties.
SB 463 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the salary of County Auditors in certain counties.
SB 479 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending Section 1, Chapter 494, of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Forty-fifth Legislature adding the County of San Saba to the list of counties affected by said Act.
45th Regular Session
SB 21 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to salaries of district judges so as to make the same applicable to counties having three or more district courts.
SB 68 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to empowering the State Textbook Commission to adopt a multiple list of textbooks in German, Czech and French Languages for use in high schools.
SB 76 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making a supplemental appropriation for the Department of Agriculture for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1937, supplementing appropriation found in certain statute, covering the following items: furniture, fixtures, postage, printing, telephone, telegraph and contingent; equipment for the Weights and Measures Division; traveling expenses; and certain other necessary expenses.
SB 102 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to empowering and directing the State Board of Control to acquire by purchase certain needed lands for the State within the City of Austin, making an appropriation for that purpose.
SB 157 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
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.
SB 160 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to providing for emergency relief for certain school districts in Texas to aid certain districts in the payment of teachers salaries and in equipping certain school buildings in certain districts in which there has been an influx of children within scholastic age since the last scholastic enumeration in the State.
SB 168 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to creating a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in the State of Texas, providing that said home shall be operated in conjunction with the Confederate Home at Austin, Texas, and placing the operation thereof under the supervision of the State Board of Control.
SB 176 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to providing that no person shall ever acquire, by occupancy or adverse possession, any right or title to any part or portion of any road, street, alley, sidewalk or grounds belonging to any town, city, or county, or which has been denoted or dedicated for public user in any such town, city or county by the owner thereof, or which has been laid out or dedicated in any manner to public use in any town, city or county in this State.
SB 242 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to exempting nursery stock from taxation.
SB 256 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to prescribing the time of meeting of the county board of school trustees in counties containing 10,000 scholastic population or more according to the last preceding scholastic census.
SB 257 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to arbitration of contracts made by the State Highway Department.
SB 264 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to providing that the governing boards of all institutions of collegiate rank supported in whole or in part by funds of the State of Texas shall exempt all citizens of Texas who are the children of men and women who died in active service during the World War or from disability incurred in the line of duty during said war from the payment of all dues, fees and charges whatsoever for tuition.
SB 277 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation to pay court costs accrued in the case of State of Texas versus Atlantic Oil Producing Company, et al. No. 53453, which case was tried in the District Court of Travis County and is now on appeal in the Court of Civil Appeals.
SB 286 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to providing for declaratory judgments; specifying the situations to which this Act applies; providing for construction of contracts before breach.
SB 303 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to creating a special law for San Saba County, Texas, providing that said County may fund certain warrants outstanding against its Road and Bridge Fund as of February 15, 1937 by the issuance of funding bonds, and setting forth the method of issuing same.
SB 321 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining Livestock Auction Commission Merchants, prescribing their duties as such Livestock Auction Commission Merchants, requiring them to give bond in a solvent surety company authorized to do business in this State, with a capital stock of not less than $500,000, such bond to be approved by the County Judge of such county; providing penalties.
SB 322 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to granting to Tom J. Taylor of Burnet County, Texas, the right, or permission, to bring suit against the State of Texas and/or the State Highway Department, in any Court of competent jurisdiction in Travis County, Texas.
SB 358 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to persons subject to poll tax and exemptions therefrom.
SB 379 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the State Board of Dental Examiners out of the Dental Registration Fund.
SB 428 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient Road Law for Burnet County, providing the payment of a tax on Three Dollars ($3.00) by all persons in said county, subject to road duty under the General Laws, or the performance of certain manual labor on the road, in the discharge of said road duty.
SB 497 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending the "Lower Colorado River Authority Act" providing that nothing in Section 14 or elsewhere in said Act shall prohibit the District from acquiring property from or selling property to the City of Austin upon such terms and conditions, and entering into such contractual relations thereto, as the District and the City may mutually agree upon.
SB 503 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute prohibiting transportation of minnows of any and all species outside of the counties wherein such minnows are caught, seined, or taken, by adding thereto the County of Williamson and Burnet.
SB 518 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to granting unto the Municipal Authorities of the City of Austin, Texas, the right to establish, erect, operate and maintain a Public Municipal Auditorium and Fire Station upon the tract of land bounded on the north by Fifth Street, on the east by Guadalupe Street and on the west by San Antonio Street in the City of Austin.
SJR 13 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article 16, Section 56, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that the Legislature is authorized to appropriate not to exceed the sum of One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars, per year for a period of five (5) successive years and commencing at any time within two 92) years after adoption hereof, for the purpose of brining tourists, immigrants and industries into this State.
SJR 14 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas by amending Article 8 by adding "Section 59" providing the Legislature shall be vested with the power and directed to exempt from all ad valorem taxes certain mills and manufacturers for seven years after their establishment within the State of Texas.
45th 2nd Called Session
SB 25 Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton
Caption: Relating to fixing an open season for taking fish in the waters impounded by the Buchanan Dam and the Roy Inks Dam and covering certain portions of Lampasas, San Saba, Burnet and Llano Counties; providing a suitable penalty for violation of any provision of this Act.