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Legislation authored by Robert Emmett Morse

Includes legislation with Robert Emmett Morse as the primary author for the 40th through 48th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.
Please note author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

48th Regular Session
HB 33 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to redistricting the State into Representative Districts.
HB 83 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State of Texas to institute suit to enjoin any person, firm or corporation, or their officers, agents or employees from receiving and collecting interest in excess of that authorized by law and from engaging in business of making loans whereon usurious interest is charged; providing a saving clause.
HB 278 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Dental College of The University of Texas to be located in the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas, provided the Texas Dental College, Houston, Texas, shall donate its property to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas to be used for said purpose, free of all debt or other encumbrances.
HB 410 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statues relating to the employment or use of the stock, means, assets and other property of corporations and declaring for what purposes the same may be used.
47th Regular Session
HB 3 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to making a specific appropriation to pay a judgment obtained by Trinity Portland Cement Company against the State of Texas for the recovery of filing fees and franchise taxes which the Courts of the State of Texas held to have been illegally collected.
HB 5 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to defining industrial life insurance; forbidding the delivery or issuance for delivery of any policy of industrial life insurance, unless it shall contain certain provisions, and making said provisions subject to certain exceptions.
HB 6 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to defining, licensing, and regulating the business of making loans or advancements in the amount or of the value of five hundred ($500.00) dollars or less; making findings of fact and statement of policy; providing certain exemptions; and providing penalties for violation of certain provisions.
HB 13 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the deposit of monies to the credit of the State Accumulation Fund of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 18 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to providing for the proration of wet gas and/or wet gas and distillate wells in the same manner as is now provided for oil wells.
HB 72 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that when a person is charged by indictment or information with driving while intoxicated, that evidence as to the amount of alcohol in the defendant's blood shall be admissible in evidence upon the issue of intoxication.
HB 238 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to declaring the policy of the State with reference to financing the constructing of county lateral roads; creating the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness and prescribing its powers and duties.
HB 1016 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts which established the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; providing for the creation, management, and distribution of the Teacher Saving Fund, the State Membership Accumulation Fund, the Membership Annuity Reserve Fund, the Interest Fund, the Permanent Retirement Fund, the Expense Fund, and the Prior Service Annuity Reserve Fund of said System; providing for retirement of members and the method and manner of computing and paying retirement benefits and return of contributions.
45th Regular Session
HB 5 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the term "open saloon"; regulating the manufacture, sale, importation, transportation and possession of alcoholic liquors; prescribing rules and regulations and the right of local option; prescribing penalties for violations.
HB 17 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to the composition of Representative Districts in certain counties.
HB 23 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to allowing 5 years for exploration under leases on prison lands.
HB 51 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to providing for pay of judges and clerks at elections.
HB 122 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to authorizing any private corporation organized under certain statute, subject to a finding by the Secretary of State after proper investigation that such corporation is solvent and its capital unimpaired, to extend its charter.
HB 166 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making certain emergency appropriations for the State Department of Agriculture for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1937.
HB 234 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Harris County Flood Control District, declaring it to be a governmental agency for reclamation and flood control in Harris County, defining its powers, authorizing it to acquire and dispose of property, to sue and be sued, to adopt a seal, to appoint a general manager and other officers, agents and employees, and counsel, to fix compensation and to prescribe their duties, providing for surveys, authorizing the devising of plans and the construction of works for flood control and reclamation, to prevent the deposit of silt in navigable streams, authorizing the removal of obstructions, permitting cooperation and contracting with the United States of America and its agencies and the acceptance of grants, loans and advancements, the cooperation with Harris County and adjacent political subdivisions.
HB 520 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to increasing the powers and duties of the State Board of Embalming.
HB 629 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to declaring the islands in Galveston Bay, known as Vingt et Un Islands, as a wildlife sanctuary and prohibiting the molestation of any birds found on said Islands; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 893 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing for an adequate and efficient examination of statewide mutual assessment insurance associations by exempting from the provisions thereof associations which are not operated for profit and which pay no commissions to anyone, and whose operating expense does not exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100) per month, and which limit their membership to employees and the families of employees of any designated firm, corporation, or individual.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 20 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying additional taxes upon the sale of alcoholic beverages in this State; levying a gross proceeds tax of ten percent (10%) upon sales of liquor under a Dispenser's Permit; fixing penalties for failure to pay the State the taxes due thereon.
44th Regular Session
HB 72 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to regulating petitions in suits for divorce, to require such petitions to state whether there are children under sixteen years of age and if so, to give full information as to such minors, making it the duty of the courts having jurisdiction of such suits to inquire into the status of such children.
HB 383 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to providing for the appointment of the members of the State Board of Embalming, so as to create a rotating board and to enlarge the term of office to six (6) years.
HB 384 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to increasing the powers and duties of the State Board of Embalming so as to prescribe and maintain a standard of proficiency as to the qualifications of those engaged, and who may engage, in the practice of funeral directing in connection with the care and disposition of dead human bodies by providing that siad State Board of Embalming shall adopt rules, regulations, and by-laws for the examination and licensing of funeral directors and the practice of funeral direction.
HB 438 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prescribing the fees required of and paid by candidates in primary elections for State Senators and State Representatives in certain counties.
HB 548 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for compensation of county officiers in certain counties.
HB 773 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to authorizing the governing body of any incorporated city or town having a population of two hundred and ninety thousand (290,000) or more according to the preceding Federal Census to formulate and devise a pension plan, said pension plan before becoming effective to be approved by the qualified electors of such city or town.
HB 872 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring the existence of a gambling house or gaming paraphernalia to be against public policy and a public nuisance; providing that in a case thereof referred to the justice of the peace, county judge or district judge, any gaming table or bank or gambling device used for gaming purposes that was seized, the same shall be destroyed.
HB 957 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to protecting the public health and morals by preventing the renting out by landlords and occupying by tenants of insanitary houses, and defining same, and providing for the carrying out of the provisions of the law, and providing penalties.
HJR 1 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing for a local option on the question of the sale of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.
44th 1st Called Session
HB 1 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating the manufacture, sale, importation, transportation and possession of alcoholic liquors; levying taxes; prescribing penalties for violations.
HB 4 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to authorizing the creation of corporations to engage in the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic liquors.
HB 13 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to taxation on all beer sold, stored or distributed in this State.
HB 14 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the manufacture and sale of beer in Texas so as to make it unlawful for any manufacturer or distributor of beer, directly or indirectly or through a subsidiary or affiliate, and agent or employee, or by any officer, director or firm member, to own any interest upon or under which beer is sold for consumption on the premises.
44th 2nd Called Session
HB 79 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the term "open saloon"; regulating the manufacture, sale, importation, transportation and possession of alcoholic liquors; prescribing penalties for violations.
43rd Regular Session
HB 10 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative Districts; fixing the number of Representatives thereof; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 13 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that private corporations may be formed for any lawful purpose or purposes, except as specified in this Act; providing that nothing in this Act shall be held to repeal or amend any general law of this State other than Article 1302, pertaining to the creation of corporations, the powers and duties thereof or limitations thereon.
HB 20 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to safeguarding against the irresponsible practice of the profession of architecture; defining and regulating the practice of architecture; creating a Board of Architectural Examiners; fixing the terms of office.
HB 26 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute providing for the distribution and apportionment of collections of license fees and for reports thereof.
HB 47 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the wilful taking, injury, or destruction of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and moss on certain lands.
HB 203 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to a franchise tax so as to provide that the franchise tax mentioned therein shall not apply to any bonds and notes of any corporation, which are secured by a lien upon real estate of the State of Texas.
HB 262 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to marriage rights by striking out the words "after the death of her mother" immediately following the words "her mother's husband"; and by striking out the words "after the death of her daughter" immediately following the words "her daughter's husband."
HB 928 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making for provisions for the submission and adoption of the proposed constitutional amendment to provide for the adoption of a home rule charter by any county in Texas, upon a vote of the qualified resident electors of any county, all as proposed in the pending Senate Resolution No. 3, reference to said proposed amendment to the Constitution in the exact form for submission to the electors of the State here is made to the same effect as though it were embodied herein.
HJR 1 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas by adding to Article IX thereof a new section, to be numbered 3, so as to authorize any county having more than 60,000 population to adopt a home rule charter for the establishment and regulation of its establishment and regulation of its government, which may provide that the commissioners court of such counties may serve as the governing body, or some other body shall act in lieu thereof.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 35 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making provision for the adopt of a home rule charter by counties in Texas, upon a vote of the qualified resident electors of such counties, all as provided in Section 3, Article IX, of the Constitution of the State of Texas.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 6 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for form of application for registration of motor vehicles; providing any owner of a vehicle previously registered in any State for the preceding or current year may, in lieu of filing an application, present license receipt and transfer receipts.
HB 132 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing a more efficient system for the appointment of Deputy District Clerks serving in certain counties, in which counties there are more than one District Court, including Criminal District Courts, by providing that the Clerk of the District Court may appoint a Deputy for each District Court or Criminal District Court in his county when directed so to do by the Judge of any such court; fixing the salaries of such deputies, and providing a method for their payment.
HB 133 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the amending certain statute relating to the appointment, authority, duties, and qualifications of deputy sheriffs, limiting the number of such deputies in any county, and providing for the payment of their compensation, by adding a clause thereto excepting counties of over 355,000 population from the provisions of said statute, in so far as the same relates to the number of deputies to be appointed by the sheriff in said counties.
42nd Regular Session
HB 38 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to defining abstracters of land titles.
HB 311 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating assessment of ordinances in certain cities.
HB 385 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to new school districts created at Eleemosynary Institutions.
HB 721 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes to provide that the Board may, upon receiving such bodies, deliver to the State Board of Embalming such number as may be necessary for the use of said State Board of Embalming in conducting its semi-annual examinations.
HB 731 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes to provide that any person engaged or desiring to engage in the practice of embalming in connection with the care and disposition of dead human bodies within this State shall make a written application to the State Board of Embalming for a license.
HB 732 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to taxes paid by corporations.
HB 753 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to defining and providing for the registration and licensing of motor vehicle and aircraft mechanics; prescribing penalties.
HB 789 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the support of children under 16 years of age.
42nd 1st Called Session
HB 54 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative Districts, to fix the number of Representatives thereof.
HB 60 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending the Bond and Warrant Law of 1931 by adding thereto a new section providing that nothing contained in said Act shall be construed as requiring any city to give any notice as a condition precedent to issuing warrants payable out of current funds of such city.
HB 68 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing the way and manner in which cities, towns, and villages shall take bids for depositories of funds of such cities, towns, and villages and providing for the way and manner in which said funds shall be secured.
42nd 2nd Called Session
HB 4 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative Districts, to fix the number of Representatives thereof.
42nd 3rd Called Session
HB 91 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative Districts.
41st Regular Session
HB 48 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the payment of salary to the County Judge by the Commissioner's Court for presiding over said court, ordering elections, making returns thereof, hearing and determining civil causes, and transacting all the official business, by providing that in counties having $290,000,000.00 assessed valuation, or more, and which have established therein institutions for the care of dependent and delinquent boys and girls, the County Judge shall receive the further sum of $3,000.00 per annum which shall be ex officio and not to be accounted for as fees of office, but in addition to all amounts allowed under the maximum fee bill.
HB 149 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to validating the charters and amendments to charters of all cities of more than 5,000 inhabitants in this State which have adopted charters or attempted to adopt or amend charters since the adoption of the home rule enabling act in 1913 and validating and approving all orders, acts and proceedings had by city councils, city commissions or other governing authorities of said cities in regard to the matter of the adoption of charters or amendments to charters.
HB 577 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to conferring upon all cities and towns in Texas and also upon certain independent school districts the right and power by the exercise of the right of eminent domain to acquire the fee simple title to real property for certain purposes.
HB 666 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of deputies and assistants of certain Departments and County Officers.
HJR 23 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that members of the Legislature shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be entitled to mileage as may be provided by law.
41st 1st Called Session
HB 96 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute; providing for the discharge of convicts from the penitentiary in the county in which they were indicted.
41st 2nd Called Session
HB 145 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing methods by which certain cities may extend their boundaries and annex additional territory adjacent or contiguous to such city; amending a certain Statute.
41st 3rd Called Session
HB 15 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting the Trinity Valley & Northern Railway Company to take up and remove that portion of its roadbed lying between Fullerton and Lumm and to remove all tracks, interlockers, bridges, culverts, and other materials and equipment belonging to said Company within that area.
41st 5th Called Session
HB 4 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to occupation tax on the production of sulphur; providing penalties.
HB 75 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for filing with County Clerks notices of special assessment proceedings for improvement of streets, avenues, alleys, highways, boulevards, drives, public places, squares and any portion or portions thereof by cities, towns, and villages, providing for the recording of such notices and the contents thereof and the time at which special assessment and re-assessment liens for such improvements shall take effect.
HB 92 Author: Morse, Robert Emmett
Caption: Relating to pay of judges and clerks of general and special elections.