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Legislation authored by Benjamin Franklin Cathey

Includes legislation with Benjamin Franklin Cathey as the primary author for the 34th through 45th 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.

45th Regular Session
HB 70 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to defining certain terms, levying a tax upon persons, firms, and corporations transacting business as security and/or commodity brokers.
HB 71 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining, licensing and regulating loan brokers, and the business of loan brokers in amounts of from $50.00 to $500.00, secured or unsecured; providing for a license fee; declaring usurious contracts within the scope of this Act to be unlawful and against public policy and void as to interest only; providing additional penalty for usury collected or paid.
HB 318 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating mutual life insurance companies or associations; providing a penalty for failure to comply with the provisions of this Act.
HB 418 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the local Bar Association in each county, or the District Judge in any county where no Bar Association is organized, may make exceptions to the rules of the Supreme Court of this State relating to Educational requirements and the period of registration required of persons applying to take the State Bar Examination.
HB 481 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to imposing a tax on first sale of cigars; defining certain words, terms, phrases; providing for sale of stamps; requiring Treasurer to exchange stamps when design is changed and providing a felony penalty for possession of old stamps after sixty (60) days from date of issue of a new design.
HB 524 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to limiting the number of persons which any State Official, either elected or appointed, may employ in the office under his jurisdiction from any one county; fixing the penalty.
HB 550 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to the anti-nepotism law.
HB 577 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to defining "Marble Machines", Owner" and "Exhibitor" thereof; levying an occupation tax on "Marble Machine"; prescribing penalties for the violation of this Act.
HB 684 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to providing that when either the husband or the wife shall have abandoned the other, without any of the ground for divorce set forth in certain statute, and the one who so abandons the other shall thereafter become of unsound mind, he or she may nevertheless be sued for divorce and in such case the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to represent such party defendant.
HB 815 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of each county in Texas to fix the rate of wages to be paid county convicts committed to workhouse, county farm or public improvements at an amount per day not less than $1.00 nor more than $3.00.
HB 1035 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating providing that it shall be unlawful to kill quail in Wood County, Texas, except on certain days; providing penalty for violation of this Act.
45th 1st Called Session
HB 45 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioner's Court of certain counties in Texas to fix the wages to be paid county convicts committed to workhouse, county farm or public improvements at an amount per day not less than $1.00 (1) nor more than $3.00 (3).
43rd Regular Session
HB 178 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to extending the time of all loans, or supposed loans, on homesteads, and preventing foreclosure of same.
HB 428 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the issuance of number plates for motorcycles, road tractors, trailers, semi-trailer, or other vehicles so as to provide for the issuance of only one number plate.
HB 444 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to providing that all counties in Texas shall use jury wheels in selecting jurors for service in district and county courts.
HB 459 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of license number plates; providing that said plates shall be manufactured and produced in the State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas.
HB 599 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to regulating the taking of certain wild fur-bearing animals; providing a penalty for violation thereof.
HB 604 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the gross production tax on oil so as to increase the amount of such tax.
HB 742 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to providing for an occupation tax on dealers in oleomargarine, margarine, oleo, or other butter substitutes, by whatever name known; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HJR 15 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, amending Section 2, Article III, changing the number of Members in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 134 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of twelve hundred and fifty dollars with which to purchase the building used and occupied by James Stephen Hogg in his early public career.
43rd 4th Called Session
HB 44 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to defining license tax, regulating, and controlling recreation establishments, fixing penalties for violation of this Act.
32nd Regular Session
HB 82 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining and prohibiting usury; providing penalties.
HB 115 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to incorporating the Winnsboro Independent School District in Wood and Franklin Counties, Texas, for free school purposes only, divesting the city of Winnsboro of control of its public schools and title to school property and vesting the same in said School District.
HB 140 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to the pay of jurors in criminal cases.
HB 141 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to fees of jurors in justices' courts.
HB 334 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Treasurer to pay J.H. Beavers for loss sustained by virtue of two patents having been issued by the State to the same tract of land.
HB 335 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to creating a state text book board and defining certain duties of said board.
HB 442 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to creating a road system for Wood County.
HB 475 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to regulating the occupation of Public Weighers in precincts where public weighers are appointed or elected; providing penalties.
HB 488 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to incorporating the Winnsboro Independent School District in Wood and Franklin counties, Texas, for free school purposes only, defining its boundaries, and providing for a board of trustees, divesting the city of Winnsboro of the control of its public schools, and title to school property and vesting the same in said Winnesboro Independent School District, and its Board of Trustees, prescribing the right, powers, privileges and duties of said Winnsboro Independent School District and its Board of Trustees.
HB 523 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to creating the Pleasant Grove Independent School District, in Wood County, Texas, and defining its boundaries, and investing said District with all the powers, rights and duties of independent school districts formed for free school purposes only.
HB 573 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to incorporating the Mineola Independent School District in Wood county, Texas, for free school purposes only, defining its boundaries, and providing for a Board of Trustees; divesting the city of Mineola of the control of its public schools, and title to school property, and vesting the same in said Mineola Independent School District, and its Board of Trustees.
32nd 1st Called Session
HB 56 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Wood County and making the County Commissioners ex officio road commissioners; providing for the working of county convicts and delinquent poll taxpayers on the public roads; providing for condemnation of lands for public road purposes.
31st Regular Session
HB 78 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to amending Section 23 of "An Act relating to State and county finances of cities incorporated under the general laws of this State, providing for a system of State, county and city depositories of the State, county and city funds, for the selection and designation of such depositories; to provide penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act," relating to bonds to be executed by depositories.
HB 280 Author: Cathey, Ben F. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the duties of the Attorney General with reference to the examination and approval of articles of incorporation of proposed corporations and applications of foreign corporations for a permit to do business within this State.
HB 455 Author: Cathey, Ben F.
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Wood County and making the county commissioners ex-officio road commissioners, and prescribing their duties; providing for condemnation of land for public road purposes.