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Legislation authored by William Carey Graves

Includes legislation with William Carey Graves as the primary author for the 34th through 49th 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.

49th Regular Session
SB 59 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing for additional statute relative to the exemption of nurses, members of the Army, Navy, and other branches of the Armed Forces from payment of the poll tax while actually in such service.
SB 76 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of Two Hundred and Ninety-Nine ($299.00) Dollars from the State's General Revenue Fund for the purpose of reimbursing the Virgina Building Company, of Dallas, Texas, for payment of corporation franchise tax in error.
SB 82 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of Seven Hundred Fifty ($750.00) Dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of the State Highway Fund, to pay a judgment rendered September 17, 1942 in Cause No. 65866--C, William Trakas vs. State of Texas, et al, in the 68th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas.
SB 174 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to appropriating the sum of six hundred forty-eight dollars and fifty-nine cents ($648.59) out of the General Revenue Funds of the State of Texas in order to pay the Lone Star Gas Company, a corporation, the sum of six hundred forty-eight dollars and fifty-nine cents ($648.59) which was erroneously demanded of it and required to be paid because of a misunderstanding by the taxing officials of the State of Texas.
SB 175 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts providing that when any incorporated city containing the number of inhabitants provided in said Act is consolidated with any other municipality maintaining Fire and Police Departments, all duly appointed members of such departments shall be entitled to membership in the fund who file written application within sixty days after becoming members of such department of the consolidated city, pass a physical examination and pay into the fund within a year a sum of money equal to the salary deductions he would have paid had he been eligible for membership from the beginning and allowing the deduction from his current salary as provided in the Act.
SB 186 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts conferring the powers necessary to enable the acquisition, clearance, and replanning of blighted areas in cities of the State.
SB 187 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the creation of corporations for the redevelopment of blighted areas in cities.
SB 210 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to removal of disabilities of minors so as to provide that minors above the age of eighteen years of age can have their disabilities of minority removed.
SB 211 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Banking Code of 1943 to prescribe the terms under which State Banks can make loans upon the security of real estate.
SB 212 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing method for consolidation of a municipal corporation of less than 5,000 population with an adjoining and contiguous city, etc; providing a saving clause.
SB 247 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to permit insurance companies in lieu of filing a bond or depositing securities to present a certificate showing that they have on deposit in any state of the United States or in the District of Columbia in trust Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000) Dollars for the benefit of all of such company's policyholders in the United States.
SB 248 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending statute relating to refunding bonds of levee improvement districts, by making provision that such refunding bonds may be issued by levee improvement districts payable serially or otherwise, not exceeding seventy-five years from the date thereof.
SB 280 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to authorizing legislative bodies of any city having a population of more than 290,000, which has adopted a comprehensive zoning ordinance to divide the city into neighborhood zoning areas.
SB 281 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing for the refunding of certain monies paid in good faith by purchasers and lessees or prospective purchasers and prospective lessees of public lands, minerals or timber, or paid in good faith on transactions in connection with such public lands, minerals and timber in instances where the funds to which such payments are accredited are not entitled to such monies.
SB 328 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts authorizing the State Board of Education to purchase text books and recorded Spanish exercises for teaching the Spanish language in such grades or sections of grades as may be designated by Board of Trustees in Independent and Common School Districts of the state.
SB 346 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts authorizing the Commissioners Court of Dallas County to appoint a purchasing agent for said county, and to fix his duties, official bond, and compensation.
SJR 4 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 2, Article VI of the Constitution by providing that every person who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years, and not otherwise disqualified, shall be deemed a qualified elector.
48th Regular Session
SB 6 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending Article relating to reports of insurance companies.
SB 7 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to Texas securities for insurance companies.
SB 8 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative deposits for benefit of insured by insurance companies.
SB 9 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative securities in which investments may be made by insurance companies.
SB 95 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing that in all incorporated cities and towns containing more than two hundred ninety-three thousand (293,000) inhabitants and less than three hundred seventy-five thousand (375,000), according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census, the governing body shall have power to lay out, acquire and/or construct any section or portion of any street within its jurisdiction as a freeway under certain circumstances.
SB 173 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to establishing procedure for arbitration of certain matters and for stay of court proceedings pending arbitration.
SB 229 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to authorizing joint control by a principal and his sureties of moneys and other assets and properties, deposited in and held by banks, savings banks, safe deposits or trust companies, or other depositories.
SB 269 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain regulations governing erection of power lines.
SB 321 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing for clearing at par of checks drawn on any bank.
SB 336 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to fixing the maximum amount of bonds which may be issued by, and fixing the maximum rate of tax to be levied for school purposes in, all independent school districts having a population of more than 200,000 and less than 260,000, according to the Federal Census of 1940 or any subsequent legally authorized Census, whether under General or Special Law.
47th Regular Session
SB 14 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article providing for the authorization of the issuance of free passes on carriers to the members of families of furloughed, pensioned, and superannuated employees; the widows of deceased former superannuated and/or pensioned employees; the remains of any persons killed or who may have died in the employment of a common carrier; providing the Act shall take effect from and after its passage.
SB 19 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing a seven-member board for incorporated cities of more than two hundred and ninety thousand (290,000) inhabitants.
SB 85 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article relating to limited capital stock, life, accident and health insurance companies, removing the restriction that such companies shall have power only to transact business within this State.
SB 86 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing that death shall not be presumed from mere absence of a person; that such a person has been exposed to specific peril of death shall be considered by the Court or jury.
SB 87 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing for the disposition of property and insurance where there is no sufficient evidence that persons have died otherwise than simultaneously.
SB 109 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to payment of interest on school district warrants and ultimate payment of the warrants; providing a penalty.
SB 201 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing for a merit system of personnel administration for the State Department of Health.
SB 202 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing for a compensation plan for determining salaries of positions in the State Department of Health.
SB 227 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to repealing certain Article of the Penal Code prohibiting the willful and malicious burning of any insured property owned by himself, or of any personal property belonging to another; prescribing a penalty.
SB 250 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing for the assumption, by incorporated cities or towns with certain population, of the proportionate part of the bonded indebtedness of any fresh water supply district.
SB 251 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing for elections upon the question or exclusion of lands from certain water districts, where the lands to be excluded have theretofore been annexed to a city or town.
SB 367 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act authorizing housing authorities to acquire by the exercise of the power of eminent domain any interest in real property; to create housing authorities for counties.
SB 368 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by changing residency requirements of petitioner, and redefining venue; prescribing duties of the Division of Child Welfare or its agent in respect to investigation for the Courts in adoption proceedings.
SB 369 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article empowering and authorizing certain counties to establish, own and operate a parental home and school for the training of dependent and delinquent youth resident of that county or city.
SB 370 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful to take or kill a Roadrunner; providing a suitable penalty.
SB 399 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act exempting religious book stores from the tax therein provided.
SB 413 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for books and records to be kept by credit unions, for supervision and examination of credit unions by competent person or persons designated by the Banking Commissioner.
SB 452 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to granting Fresh Water Supply Districts heretofore or hereafter created in counties having a certain population additional powers relating to sanitary sewer systems, fire fighting facilities and equipment, etc.
SB 467 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Commissioners Court in certain counties with a certain population to purchase fire trucks and other fire-fighting equipment for the protection and preservation of bridges, warehouses, shops, and other property located without the limits of any incorporated city or town.
SB 506 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act empowering and authorizing certain counties, containing a city of certain population, jointly with such city to establish, own and operate a parental home and school for the training of dependent and delinquent youth resident of that county or city.
SJR 8 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that cities and towns in this State shall have the power and authority to provide a system of retirement and disability pensions for its employees, provided, however, that no pension system shall be set up in any city until it has been approved at an election of qualified voters entitled to vote on the question of issuance of tax supported bonds.
SJR 9 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for the relief of all persons or families in dependent and needy circumstances.
46th Regular Session
SB 129 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for the length of terms which directors may be elected to and serve for corporations formed under Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3, of Chapter 1, Title 32, Revised Civil Statutes of 1925.
SB 147 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to fix the time for filing the Transcript and Statement of Facts in the Court of Civil Appeals and providing for an extension of such time for cause shown.
SB 148 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing the manner in which claims shall be presented to executors or administrators.
SB 157 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to authorizing the adoption and enforcement of county zoning regulations; prescribing for the creation of a Planning Board.
SB 177 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the equal representation of men and women on State conventions and executive committees.
SB 184 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to ratifying, confirming and validating all acts and orders relating to the laying out, establishing, combining, abolishing of school district boundaries.
SB 194 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for the manner and place in which fire insurance companies and casualty insurance companies incorporated under the laws of this State shall render their property for taxation.
SB 195 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to permitting insurance companies to declare dividends at any regular or special meeting instead of annually.
SB 200 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to defining bedding to include mattresses, pillows, bolsters, feather beds, etc., requiring the labeling of bedding as to whether new or second-hand materials are used; prohibiting the use of materials from dump-grounds, junk yards and hospitals; providing for a penalty.
SB 201 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to authorizing the transfer of causes from the County Criminal Court of Dallas County, Texas, to the County Courts at Law of Dallas County, Texas.
SB 225 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that every sale or contract of sale of any security in violation of any provision of Chapter 100 of the General Laws of Texas 1935 shall be voidable at the election of the purchaser.
SB 238 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that the County Commissioners' Court of a county which has adopted voting machines shall provide voting machines for each voting precinct designated.
SB 279 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by permitting certain incorporated cities and towns to pay firemen and policemen full pension benefits on retirement; creating a Board of Firemen, Policemen, and Fire Alarm Operators Pension Fund Trustees.
SB 289 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute making May 30th, as Memorial Day, a legal holiday.
SB 293 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Highway Commission to issue a third plate, tag, sticker, or device, to certain motor vehicles and authorizing the Commission to make rules and regulations governing the manner, time, and location that such device be attached; providing for the violation of such rules and regulations be a misdemeanor, and providing the penalty therefor.
SB 313 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to providing for taxing the premium receipts of foreign assessment life and casualty companies now admitted to do business in Texas under a certain Statute.
SB 348 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to better safeguarding the health of the people of the State of Texas by making it unlawful to serve food in improperly cleaned or unsterilized dishes or utensils; providing penalties.
SB 393 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act by permitting the obtaining of funds by the several named governing boards of State educational institutions from sources other than the United States, or agencies thereof.
SB 421 Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for the length of terms which directors may be elected to and serve for corporations formed under certain Subdivision.