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Legislation authored by Morris Roberts

Includes legislation with Morris Roberts as the primary author for the 34th through 46th 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.

46th Regular Session
SB 18 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) to pay the contingent expenses and to pay the mileage and per diem of members and the per diem of officers and employees of the Regular Session of the Forty-sixth Legislature.
SB 23 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to amending the "Motor Carrier Act of Texas," providing that said act shall not apply to a private carrier; permitting the operation of private carrier without the Railroad Commission restrictions; making it unlawful and providing a penalty for the operation of vehicles by private carriers without a private carrier's permit.
SB 24 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act repealing tax on notes held by State banks.
SB 36 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a State Department of Public Welfare.
SB 46 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing Jackson County Road District No.10 in Jackson County for the purpose of construction, operation, and maintenance of said road.
SB 119 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statutes by placing the Attorney General on the State Tax Board in place of the Tax Commissioner; providing that the Comptroller shall be ex officio Tax Commissioners and shall discharge the duties of such office.
SB 168 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to creating a Special Road Law for DeWitt County, Texas, providing that said County may fund or refund the indebtedness outstanding against its Road and Bridge Fund as of January 31st, 1939, by the issuance of funding bonds.
SB 178 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to providing that in certain counties any elementary school district in a grouped high school district may by majority vote of its people create an independent school district.
SB 218 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring the purpose of the Legislature in matters affecting the collection of State taxes, fees and other moneys, establishing a centralized tax administration in the office of the State Comptroller of Public Accounts; creating a State Revenue Tax Stamp Board; establishing in the office of State Treasury a simplified system of accounts by abolishing certain special funds and providing for a system of classified funds; providing penalties for violation of this Act; making an appropriation.
SB 219 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to school district tax collections.
SB 273 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of Two Hundred and Seventy-five Thousand ($275,000) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the contingent expenses and to pay the per diem of members and the per diem of officers and employees of the Regular Session of the Forty-sixth Legislature.
SB 281 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the office of State Reclamation Engineer; transferring to and vesting the functions in the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 402 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to granting to all taxpayers in this State discounts for the advance payment of ad valorem taxes due to State and all governmental and political sub-divisions and taxing districts.
SB 403 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1939, and ending August 31, 1941.
SB 405 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for the support, maintenance and improvement of the Eleemosynary Institutions of the State of Texas for the two year period beginning September 1, 1939, and ending August 31, 1941.
SB 408 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing Jackson County Road District Number Eleven in Jackson County, Texas, under Article III, Section 52 of the Constitution for the purpose of the construction, operation, and maintenance of macadamized, graveled, or paved roads or turnpikes, or in aid thereof.
SB 409 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to fixing and determining a method of per capita appropriations for educational institutions of higher learning, beginning September 1, 1939, and ending August 31, 1941.
SB 427 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for the support and maintenance of the executive and administrative departments and agencies of the State Government for the two-year period beginning September 1, 1939, and ending August 31, 1941, and for other purposes; making it unlawful to use any State-owned automobile in connection with any campaign relating to any measures in which the particular department by which the employee is directly interested and/or in behalf of the election of re-election of any person as head of such department; prescribing procedure and penalties for violation of this Act.
SB 430 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the contingent expenses and to pay the per diem of members and the per diem of officers and employees of the Regular Session of the Forty-sixth Legislature.
SB 431 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to the salaries of all State officers except those Constitutional State officers whose salaries are specifically fixed by the Constitution; specifically providing that the Legislature shall fix the amount of compensation to be paid clerks of the Court of Civil Appeals, the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals out of fees of office.
SB 450 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to appropriating Twelve Thousand ($12,000) Dollars, for the month of June, 1939, and Twenty-one Thousand ($21,000) Dollars, for the month of August 1939, to defray the administrative expenses of the Texas Relief Commission incurred in connection with the distribution of surplus commodities, the investigation and certification of clients to Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and National Youth Administration, and administration and liquidation of federal programs in Texas.
45th Regular Session
SB 69 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to providing in addition to the cases wherein citation by publication may be had in delinquent tax suits for citation by publication of transient persons, unknown heirs, unknown spouses, partners, directors, stockholders, trustees, executors, administrators, successors in trust, or beneficiaries of record owners of lands and lots, and persons whose residence is unknown, and amplifying form of notice and fix duty of causing of publication, providing an additional method of service by posting in certain cases
SB 302 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to creating a Special Road Law for San Patricio County, Texas, providing that said County may fund or refund the indebtedness outstanding against its Road and Bridge fund prior to May 21, 1931.
SB 330 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to creating a Special Road Law for Karnes County, Texas, providing that said County may fund or refund the indebtedness outstanding against its Road and Bridge Fund as of February 8, 1937, setting forth the method of operation.
SB 450 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to eligible obligations of the counties or Road Districts of the State to participate in County and Road District Highway Fund.
SB 455 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to validating the detachment of certain territory from Orangedale Common School District No. 23 of Bee County and the annexation of same to the Beeville Independent School District of said County.
SB 478 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of County Auditors in certain counties.
45th 1st Called Session
SB 17 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to validating bonds of Kenedy County.
45th 2nd Called Session
SB 5 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to declaring the policy and making appropriation for the support, maintenance, operation, and improvement of the several state institutions of higher learning for the two fiscal years, beginning September 1, 1937, and ending August 31, 1939, both dates inclusive, and for certain other educational agencies of the State.
44th Regular Session
HB 6 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring a resident hunting license of residents of this State who hunt with a gund and providing certain exemptions; requiring a hunting license of non-residents hunting in this State with a gun; providing the fees for such licenses and the fees to be retained by the collecting officer; providing a penalty for any violation of this Act.
HB 218 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any owner to permit his horses, mules, jacks, jennets, cattle, sheep, goats, or hogs to run at large upon and along the enclosed right of way of any designated State highway of this State.
HB 427 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for filing of itemized, sworn statement of all actual and necessary expenses incurred by certain officers.
HB 723 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to fixing the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in each county in Texas having a population of not less than fifteen thousand, seven hundred and twenty (15,720) nor more than fifteen thousand, seven hundred and thirty (15,720), according to latest Federal Census.
HB 803 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to penalties for foreign corporations convicted of violating the Antitrust laws of the State of Texas.
43rd Regular Session
HB 611 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the purposes for which private corporations may be formed; prohibiting a corporation, join stock association, and association of persons engaged in the production or refining of crude petroleum from owning or owning stock or other interest in common carrier pipelines or pipeline companies, and fixing a time for conforming to the provision of this Act, and declaring that the ownership of stock in common carrier pipelines by corporations, joint stock associations of persons engaged in the production or refining of crude petroleum oil tends to create a monopoly, and is in conflict with the anti-trust laws of the State of Texas, and declaring same to be unlawful.
HB 634 Author: Roberts, Morris | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the judge of a county in which wild birds, wild fowls, or other wild animals, are depredating upon crops or domestic animals, may issue permits to the owners of such crops, or domestic animals, to kill such depredating wild animals; prescribing the conditions under which such permits may be granted.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 25 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to reports of certain life insurance companies; providing for an occupation tax.
HB 134 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to validating all bonds heretofore issued by the City of Aransas Pass for the purpose of constructing and maintaining sea walls, breakwaters, and shore protection out into Red Fish Bay.
43rd 3rd Called Session
HB 76 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation for county commissioners in certain counties.
43rd 4th Called Session
HB 70 Author: Roberts, Morris
Caption: Relating to authorizing Independent School Districts located partly in three (3) or more counties of this State to issue refunding warrants in lieu of and in extension of eligible vouchers.