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Legislation authored by Joseph Abner Dodd

Includes legislation with Joseph Abner Dodd as the primary author for the 34th through 42nd 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.

42nd Regular Session
HB 223 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to providing for the levying and collection of income taxes, upon individuals, firms, corporations, joint stock companies and associations residing or doing business within the State of Texas; making an appropriation.
HB 334 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to increase the number of members on the Board of Nurse Examiners from five to six.
HB 527 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by omitting the prohibition therein contained with reference to searching under a search warrant private dwellings.
HB 970 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to providing for the designation of same bank, in the City of New York, as the fiscal agency for the payment of bonds and coupons issued by the State of Texas; providing a penalty.
38th Regular Session
HB 24 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and furnish to the clerks to whom they apply for license to marry a certificate from a reputable physician that they are free from venereal disease; prescribing penalties.
HB 50 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to defining self-rising flour, and the ingredients thereof, prescribing the weight of available carbon dioxide gas, and the percentage of chemical leavening ingredients, providing that the package or container in which it is sold shall be labeled.
HB 103 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the interest of maternity and infancy welfare and hygiene; accepting provisions of an Act of the United States Congress approved November 23, 1921, entitled "An Act for the promotion of the welfare and hygiene of maternity and infancy and for other purposes", commonly known as the Sheppard-Tower Act.
HB 138 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to limiting and regulating the length of freight train which may be run or operated over railroads in the State of Texas, prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof.
HB 246 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a court of record in Bowie county, Texas, to be called and known as the Texarkana Court at Law.
HB 568 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to providing that the State Bureau of Vital Statistics shall keep a record of all marriages and divorces in this State.
HB 613 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring the male juniperus sabinoives, or pollen bearing mountain cedar tree, a public nuisance and menace to the public health, and especially to the health of those in the State educational and eleemosynary institutions.
36th Regular Session
HB 38 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and furnish to the clerks to whom they apply for license to marry, a certificate from a reputable physician that they are free from venereal disease; prescribing penalties.
36th 2nd Called Session
HB 12 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to making it the duty of the Superintendents of every State Institution where men, women or children are kept at the expense of the state to report annually to the State Health Officer; providing a penalty.
HB 25 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and to produce a certificate that they are free from venereal disease when applying for license to marry; prescribing penalties.
36th 3rd Called Session
HB 60 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to validating charters and amendments thereto of certain cities of more than 5000 inhabitants.
HB 73 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to the State Board of Medical Examiners; making it their duty to cancel the license of any licensed practitioner who has been convicted of a crime of the grade of felony, or one which involved moral turpitude, or aiding or abetting the procuring of a criminal abortion.
35th Regular Session
HB 254 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to defining the jurisdiction of the county court of Marion county.
HB 412 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to creating the Jefferson Independent School District, in Marion county.
HB 473 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to requiring all male persons entering into matrimony contacts to under physical examination to certify freedom from venereal diseases.
35th 4th Called Session
HB 56 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to establishing and creating a criminal district court for Bowie County.
30th Regular Session
HB 129 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to providing a more efficient and effective manner of disbursing the available school fund of organized counties in the State of Texas.
HB 130 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to providing for the election of school trustees and prescribing their qualifications and duties.
HB 132 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act prohibiting the taking of fish from the fresh waters and streams of this State otherwise than by means of the ordinary hook and line and trot line, by fixing a penalty for the use of poison, dynamite or other explosives in killing, catching and taking fish.
HB 220 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to creating the Sixth Supreme Judicial District of Texas, and providing for the organization of a Court of Civil Appeals within and for the Sixth Supreme Judicial District of Texas.
HB 230 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to incorporating Grandview School District in Johnson County, Texas, and othr lands and territories adjacent thereto as an independent school district.
HB 259 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Bowie County, Texas, and making the county commissioners of said county ex-officio road commissioners, and prescribing their duties as such, and providing for their compensation as such road commissioners; and fixing a penalty for the violation of this act.
HB 408 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to reorganizing the Fifth Judicial District of Texas, and conforming the Seventh and Eighth Judicial Districts thereto, and prescribing the time of holding court in the counties composing said districts, and validating process.
HB 686 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Bowie County, authorizing the county commissioners court of Bowie County to create within said county, road districts, which may or may not include towns, villages or municipal corporations or portions thereof within said district; to build, construct and maintain macadamized, graveled or paved roads and streets.
HB 734 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to authorizing and permitting the territory within the bounds of the town of Maude in the county of Bowie and State of Texas and other land and territory adjacent thereto, to incorporate as an independent school district for free school purposes only, to be known as the Maude Independent School District, with all the powers, rights and duties of independent school districts formed by incorporations of towns and villages for free school purposes only.
HB 743 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to incorporating the city of Texarkana, Texas, as a city of the first class, as a city of ten thousand and over of inhabitants; granting to the said city a special charter.
29th Regular Session
HB 249 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to paying state witnesses and prescribe the manner in which they shall be summoned.
HB 250 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to creating the Sixth Supreme Judicial District.
HB 308 Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner
Caption: Relating to creating the Sixth Supreme Judicial District of the State of Texas and to provide for the transfer of cases.