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Legislation authored by Ross Hardin

Includes legislation with Ross Hardin as the primary author for the 44th through 46th 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.

46th Regular Session
HB 93 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing on the last day of each month, there shall hereafter be paid to each bona fide citizen of the State over the age of sixty-five years the sum of Fifteen ($15.00) dollars per moth as old age assistance.
HB 172 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating Ten Million Six Hundred Seventy-three Thousand Three Hundred Forty-three ($10,647,343.00) Dollars per year beginning September 1, 1939 and ending August 31, 1941, for the purpose of promoting public school interest and equalizing educational opportunities afforded by the State to all children of scholastic age.
HB 261 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the term "saloon", and prohibiting the operation of an open saloon; regulating the traffic in alcoholic liquors; prescribing penalties.
HB 289 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing that Rural United States Post roads be defined; providing for a new division to be known and designated as United States Rural Post Roads Division.
HB 550 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) Dollars for the relief of the Prairie Hill Independent School District of Limestone County, Texas, to aid said district in the rebuilding of their school building, which was totally destroyed by fire on November 11, 1938.
HB 619 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing for the organization and regulation of Burial Associations furnishing funeral or burial benefits where funds are provided by assessments on members; prescribing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 984 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to conferring additional powers on school districts having a relatively large percentage of delinquent taxes including power to borrow money and issue obligations secured by such taxes and to make supplementary pledges of taxes hereafter becoming delinquent to secure the release of funds pledged for such obligations.
HB 1048 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to remitting State ad valorem taxes to certain school districts in this State, fixing the terms of such remission.
HB 1082 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing revenues for the purpose of paying social security revenues.
HJR 23 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment raising the assessed taxable valuation of all residence homesteads exempt from taxation for State purposes to $5000.00.
HJR 24 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment upon graduated land acreage tax based upon the number of acres of land owned.
HJR 27 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment levying a three per cent (3%) Sales Tax for the creation of a fund to pay old age pensions and benefits and to be used and disbursed for such other things and purposes.
HJR 31 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the payment of Old Age Assistance subject to certain limitations, and fixing the qualifications of recipients of old age assistance and fixing the maximum amount of assistance; levying and providing for the collection of a transaction tax of one and six-tenths (1.6%) per cent on the amount of actual value passing by each transaction and providing for the payment of such tax.
45th Regular Session
HB 185 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation for John Tarleton Agricultural College, a branch of Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, for the purpose of erecting a water tower in the campus of said college to be used by it.
HB 204 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing relief for the Oletha Consolidated District, No. 45, of Limestone County, Texas, in order to aid said school to complete its building program.
HB 218 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act making it unlawful to take or kill any mourning doves or quail in certain counties by providing that Limestone, Robertson and Milam Counties be excepted from the provisions of said Act.
HB 241 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to creating a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the County Rural School Bus Route Fund, providing that the revenue from gasoline tax shall be allocated one-fourth to the Available School Fund, one-fourth to the County and Road District Highway Fund and one cent of the remainder to the County Rural School Bus Route Fund.
HB 295 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of $334,637.35, out of any funds in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to pay the apportionment to certain Counties in which the Criminal District Attorney or the County Attorney performing the duties of District Attorney are partially compensated on the basis of salary as provided for in certain Act.
HB 362 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an income tax upon natural persons and corporations for the purpose of reducing the State ad valorem tax and the ad valorem tax of the several counties upon property; defining certain terms; providing that first tax shall be assessed in 1937 on net income for 1936; prescribing certain penalties, additional taxes and interest for violation of the provisions of this Act, and the manner of collecting same.
HB 474 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute providing qualifications prerequisite to exemption from taxation for institutions, except those owned by the State of Texas, the function of which in the care of, or ministration to sick or infirm humans, by adding thereto another section wherein it is provided that this class of institutions, to claim exemption from taxation, must allow all reputable licensed physicians and/or surgeons the use of its facilities.
HB 510 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing that a divorce may be granted in case either of the spouses has been an inmate of one of the State Hospitals for the Insane for a period of five years upon the certificate of the Superintendent of such hospital where such person is permanently insane and has no chance of recovery.
HB 530 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to placing a tax upon Certificates of Convenience and Necessity issued to Common Carrier Motor Carriers and motor bus companies operating over the public highways of Texas.
HB 796 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to validating the creation and organization of all school districts, including common school districts, and validating all of the actions of any County Board of Trustees with reference to annexation of territory to school districts or detachment of territory from school districts or any type of annexation whatsoever.
HB 834 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing a method for the foreclosure of vendor liens or mortgage liens on motor vehicles purchased on contract of conditional sale of mortgage.
HB 852 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to promoting the welfare of the dairy industry of the State of Texas; providing for the establishment of a State Dairy Commission; providing penalties for violations of this Act and for the suspension and cancellation of permits and licenses.
HB 1029 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing that in counties of a population bracket of not less than thirty-nine thousand, four hundred and ninety-six (39,496) and not more than forty thousand (40,000), first assistant county attorneys shall receive a salary of from Sixteen Hundred and Twenty Dollars ($1620) to Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Dollars ($1920) per annum, to be determined by the Commissioners Court.
HB 1040 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person or persons to remain on the premises where employed for a period of more than three hours after said employment has been terminated, and after notice in writing has been served by the employer or his authorized agent upon said person or persons, whose employment has been terminated, and prescribing a penalty therefor.
HB 1099 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing relief for the Prairie Hill Independent School District of Limestone County, Texas, in replacing buildings and equipment that have become dilapidated and unfit for use.
HB 1136 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing that Limestone County, Texas, may fund or refund the indebtedness outstanding against its Permanent Improvement Fund as of May 1, 1937.
45th 1st Called Session
HB 9 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the offense of bookmaking and the occupation of bookmaking; making unlawful the use of real property for purpose of bookmaking; prescribing punishment therefor.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 5 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to levying an annual occupation tax upon coin-operated vending machines.
44th Regular Session
HB 160 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to creating an administrative board, to be known as The State Highway Commission, consisting of five members, to be appointed by the Governor of Texas, with advice and consent of the Senate of Texas, one from each State Highway District (defined and created in the Act) and to serve for terms of two years, and, thereafter, one of each members to be elected by the qualified voters of each such Highway District for terms as provided for in this Act.
HB 446 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to providing for the imposition of an occupation tax on all persons who are local agents for, and selling as such, life insurance policies or contracts for old line legal reserves; prescribing offenses, fines, penalties, and punishments.
HB 503 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person, firm, or corporation operating a public warehouse in any county in the State of Texas to charge a fee for weighing cotton, grain, or other produce unless the person in charge of such weighing shall be duly appointed deputy of local public weigher, making each day of violation a separate offense, fixing penalties.
HB 679 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the practice of shorthand reporting; creating a State Board of Shorthand Reporting, defining its powers, providing for fees and their disbursement, and for the examination and certification of shorthand reports, with the designation of "Certified Shorthand Reporter."
HB 680 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to regulating the use of State-owned motor vehicles by employees of State departments, bureaus, commissions, institutions, and agencies in political campaigns; fixing penalties.
HB 799 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Eighty-seventh Judicial District of Texas, composed of Limestone and Freestone Counties; providing that this Act shall become effective on and after January 1, 1937.
44th 2nd Called Session
HB 136 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to take or kill mourning doves or quail in Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Lee, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, San Jacinto or Washington Counties at any time other than during the period December 1st to January 16th; providing a penalty.
44th 3rd Called Session
HB 24 Author: Hardin, Ross | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that taxes on real property shall be assessed against the legal title holder thereof and against the holder of any notes secured by a vendor's lien thereon; providing the ration in which such taxes shall be assessed and providing the penalty for failure to pay such taxes.
HB 64 Author: Hardin, Ross
Caption: Relating to amending certain Bill making it unlawful to kill any mourning doves or quail in certain counties by providing that Limestone County be excepted from the provisions of said Bill.