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Legislation authored by Benjamin Homer Sharpe

Includes legislation with Benjamin Homer Sharpe 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
HB 19 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating an additional Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($800,000) monthly for old age assistance, repealing all conflicting laws.
HB 796 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to repealing all local or special laws governing the taking or trapping of wild fox in Lamar County, in so far as they apply to Lamar County.
HB 832 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Articles by providing for continuous terms of court for the 6th Judicial District of Texas.
HJR 13 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an Amendment to provide that the Legislature shall have the power to provide, under such limitations and restrictions and regulations as may be deemed by the Legislature to be expedient, for old age assistance and for the payment of same not to exceed Twenty Dollars ($20) per month each to actual bona fide citizens of Texas over the age of sixty-five (65) years, who are not habitual criminals, not habitual drunkards and not inmates of any state supported institution.
48th Regular Session
HB 159 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating all unexpended and unappropriated balances on hand in the Old Age Assistance Fund to the State Department of Public Welfare for the purposes for which such Old Age Assistance Fund is authorized by law to be expended.
HB 197 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts in regard to birth certificates.
HB 213 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending statutes relating to persons employed in mines; providing for a penalty; providing for the repeal of conflicting laws.
HB 361 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending law relative to teachers and school employees.
HB 429 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the killing, capturing, or taking possession of any wild fox in Lamar County, Texas, for a period of five (5) years from and after the passage of this Act; prescribing a penalty for violation.
HB 577 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to providing that when the Chairman of the Board of Insurance Commissioners shall become convinced that there is or has been gross mismanagement of the affairs of domestic fraternal benefit societies, he shall have the privilege and duty of summoning a meeting of the members of the society or the governing body directorate, or officers thereof, or any part of any of such, and of disclosing to them his findings with respect to the affairs of such society, and allowing then an opportunity to replace the persons guilty of such mismanagement; providing severability.
HJR 2 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an Amendment to Article III of the Constitution of Texas to provide that the Legislature shall have the power to provide, under such limitations and restrictions and regulations as may be deemed by the Legislature to be expedient, for old-age assistance and for the payment of same not to exceed Twenty Dollars ($20) per month each to actual bona fide citizens of Texas over the age of sixty-five (65) years, who are not habitual criminals, not habitual drunkards, nor inmates in any state supported institutions.
HJR 6 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, fixing a four year term of office for State Representatives, and fixing the term of office for County Commissioners at four years.
47th Regular Session
HB 45 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a Texas Defense Guard during such time as any part of the National Guard is in active Federal service; to provide for the organization, maintenance, training, and discipline thereof and rules and regulations necessary thereto.
HB 46 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to levying and appropriating the proceeds of a certain tax upon gross fire insurance premium receipts, less reinsurance and return premiums paid policyholders, to the Fireman's Relief and Retirement Fund.
HB 47 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to discounts for advance payments of ad valorem taxes so as to make the discount mandatory by the State and all its political subdivisions.
HB 48 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to the monthly payment of occupation tax on oil produced in this State; providing for monthly payment of ten cents per barrel of forty-two standard gallons of oil.
HB 49 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing for the payment of a quarterly occupation tax of Four Dollars ($4.00) per long ton of all sulphur produced within the state of Texas, providing for the manner and conditions of payment, the penalties for nonpayment, and the disposition of said funds.
HB 54 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain acts of the Revised Civil and Criminal Statutes relative to providing certain safety regulations for persons employed in mines; placing enforcement under the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; providing for certain penalties.
HB 57 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Boards of School Trustees of Independent School Districts and County Boards of School Trustees to employ visiting teachers and school psychologists; prescribing their qualifications, duties, and pay.
HB 96 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to providing for the establishment of the State Prison Psychopathic Hospital as a part of the Prison System of the State of Texas; providing for proceedings for commitment and admission of certain dangerous inmates of State Hospitals; providing for the appointment of a Medical Director and regulation by the Board of Prison Managers.
HB 123 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the revision and compilation of the abstracts of patented, titled, and surveyed land by the Commissioner of the General Land Office; making an appropriation for the printing and binding of same; providing for the distribution and sale of same by the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
HB 306 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing an open season for doves in Lamar and Red River Counties.
HB 322 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Social Security Account in the office of the State Treasury; providing for the deposit and allocation of funds.
HB 433 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to the business of abstracting land titles, requiring abstract plants, issuance of certificates of authority, providing for regulation and appeal, and providing for issuance of a limited certificate of authority and penalty.
HB 463 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing additional revenue for the State of Texas by levying certain taxes upon every person, firm, association or corporation engaged in gathering gas produced in this State; to define the meaning of "gas" and "gathering gas"; providing for penalties.
HB 535 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by increasing the tax on liquor and beer; providing for the necessary means, methods, and power of collection of taxes herein levied, establishing the fund to which said revenue shall go.
HJR 16 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment fixing a four year term of Office for State Representatives, and fixing the term of office for County Commissioners at four years.
45th Regular Session
HB 80 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating, confirming, approving and legalizing all proceedings had by cities and towns, including home rule cities, in the issuance and sale of bonds, and in holding elections passing orders, ordinances and resolutions authorizing the issuance of such bonds, and further validating all proceedings in voting and authorizing the issuance of bonds heretofore authorized, but not yet issued and sold.
HB 235 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to directing the State Highway Commission to construct and maintain within the corporate limits of any city or town all designated State highways, providing that the State Highway Commission shall have no power to purchase or condemn the right-of-way for such purposes that such right-of-way shall be acquired heretofore.
HB 236 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for tax on certain coin operated vending machines.
HB 237 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on domino tables operated for profit, allocating the revenues derived from taxes raised thereby.
HB 285 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute to public weighers by omitting the following, to wit: "provided the provisions of this Article shall not apply to any owner, manager, agent or employee of any compress or any public or private warehouse in their operations as a warehouseman. This law shall not apply in any manner to any Texas port."
HB 286 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that public weigher's bond be made payable to the State of Texas; providing for the certification by the County Clerk, to the Commissioner of Agriculture, the election and approval of bonds of public weighers.
HB 455 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the licensing of passenger motor vehicles, motorcycles and side cars; fixing the effective date of this Act.
HB 515 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the killing, capturing, or taking possession of any wild fox in Lamar, Fannin, Smith, and Red River Counties for a period of five (5) years from and after the passage of this Act; prescribing a penalty for violation.
HB 1164 Author: Sharpe, Ben H.
Caption: Relating to validating, ratifying, and approving and confirming all bonds heretofore authorized by the qualified taxpaying voters of any water control and improvement district or any water improvement district of this State, which bonds have not been sold, and which were authorized for purpose of financing or aiding in the financing of any work, undertaking, or project or for refinancing of its indebtedness by any such district to which any loan or grant has heretofore been made by the United States of America through the Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works or through any instrumentality or agency of the United States of America for the purpose of financing or aiding in the financing of such work, undertaking, or project, or for refinancing its indebtedness, including all proceedings for the calling and holding of elections and the authorization and issuance of such bonds, and the sale, execution, and delivery thereof.
HB 1187 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the amount that may be allowed by County Boards of Trustees to the County Superintendents of Public Instruction for expenditures for office and traveling expenses in certain counties according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HJR 23 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to be known as Article VIII, Section 20, providing that ad valorem taxes shall be assessed and levied in such way as to permit the payment during the months of October, November and December of the year for which such taxes are assessed, of certain percentages of the amount that such taxes would be if paid after the expiration of the year and providing that the Legislature shall never remit any interest or penalties.
45th 1st Called Session
HB 15 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring it unlawful to buy pools or otherwise wager any money or anything of value or to offer to buy pools or otherwise wager anything of value upon any dog race or upon result of any race, speed, skill or endurance contest in this State; providing a penalty.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 7 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the levying, collecting and paying of taxes on incomes; providing for rules and regulations and prescribing penalties.
HB 43 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying a tax upon persons, firms, and corporations who produce sulphur.
HB 61 Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of County Auditors in certain counties.